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[On-Demand Webinar] What’s New in M365 Governance?

January 11th, 2024

Thriving digital workspaces are built on solid governance. In this session, we highlight how Powell Software enhances your Microsoft 365 governance and solves the complexities of the digital workspace landscape. ...

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[On-Demand Webinar] Filling the SharePoint Intranet Gaps

October 13th, 2023

Filling the SharePoint Intranet Gaps: When SharePoint’s Out-of-the-Box Intranet Isn’t Enough Are you a SharePoint user, yet you feel like you’re barely scratching the surface of its full potential? Do you find yourself often grappling with its inherent limitations? That’s ...

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Unbreakable Security for Powell Software Solutions

September 15th, 2023

At Powell Software, our unwavering commitment to security is evidenced by our recent B grade certification, achieved two years running after a rigorous independent assessment. This grade is not only an honor, but also proof of the trust you place in us. Find out how we build trust, maintain our comm...

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Enhancing Team Collaboration in Healthcare with Intranets

September 6th, 2023

In the constantly evolving world of healthcare, patient-centric care is the beacon guiding every innovation. As technology intertwines more deeply with healthcare, platforms like Powell Software’s intranet are heralding a new age, transforming collaboration, data management, and patient engage...

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Solve Your Intranet Woes: 12 Problems Powell Can Fix

August 31st, 2023

Today, the intranet is crucial for businesses that want to be effective and connected. It’s the backbone that helps teams work better, simplifies tasks, and builds an inclusive company culture. But choosing the right intranet isn’t easy. ...

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[On-Demand Webinar] Fireside Chat with Bass Coast Council

August 29th, 2023

Join us with Prometix & Crayon for a transformative webinar on intranets in the hybrid workplace. Acquire strategies to build a thriving intranet, fostering collaboration & productivity between remote & in-office teams. Gain insights from our recent success story with Bass Coast Shire Co...

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[On-Demand Webinar] Taming the Microsoft Teams Beast

July 4th, 2023

This webinar explores Teams governance and why it is crucial for the success of your implementation. Our experts share 5 governance rules that any organization should implement to get on the right track with Microsoft Teams. ...

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Protecting Your Information in Microsoft Teams: A Comprehensive Guide for IT Departments

May 22nd, 2023

The use of Microsoft Teams has significantly increased in recent years, owing to the rise of remote working. Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace application that allows team members to share documents, collaborate in real time, hold online meetings, and communicate with one another. Organizati...

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AI-Driven Intranets: how Artificial Intelligence is reshaping the Digital Workplace?

April 19th, 2023

We previously wrote about the potential integration of Open AI (ChatGPT) into Powell Software’s digital workplace solutions. Developments have been faster than expected, and we are even more excited about the possibilities. This article presents our vision for the AI intranet and augmented dig...

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Effective Intranet Governance: Best Practices for Successful Intranet Management

April 17th, 2023

In this article, we’ll take you through the essential steps to creating a comprehensive intranet governance plan.   ...

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The Benefits of a Cloud Based Intranet for Companies & Employees

April 6th, 2023

A cloud-based intranet system is crucial for companies to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced business environment. It offers improved communication, collaboration, productivity, and security. This blog post explores the benefits of a cloud-based intranet and provides a guide on choosing an...

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[Webinar] Maximize SharePoint & Viva Connections: How to Build a Successful Intranet

April 4th, 2023

In today’s digital age, it’s essential for companies to have an effective and engaging intranet. An intranet is a private network used by organizations to communicate and collaborate within the company. Microsoft’s SharePoint and Viva Connections are popular intranet solutions, but...

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Adding External Users to Microsoft Teams: Tips and Tricks for Successful Collaboration

April 4th, 2023

Top Tips for Adding External Users to Your Microsoft Teams Account Microsoft Teams is a powerful collaboration platform that allows you to bring together teams from all over the world. Adding external users to your Microsoft Teams account can open new opportunities for collaboration and enable you t...

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Intranet Security : Best Practices for Protecting Your Digital Workplace

March 30th, 2023

With the average cost of a data breach in the U.S. being $9.44 million in 2022, the stakes have never been higher for companies to prioritize Intranet Security. In a world where cyber threats are evolving at an alarming rate, the security of your organization’s digital workplace is paramount t...

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10 Ingenious Ways to Use Microsoft Teams Channels for Maximum Productivity

March 30th, 2023

Are you looking for a way to increase the productivity of your team? Microsoft Teams Channels is a great tool to help your team collaborate more efficiently. From creating group chat channels to setting up notifications and alerts, Microsoft Teams Channels offers a variety of features and benefits t...

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11 Expert Tips for Intranet Management Success

March 28th, 2023

In today’s increasingly digital world, having a successful intranet management system is essential to staying organized in the workplace. A well-run intranet can help streamline communication, keep everyone on the same page, and save time in the long run. However, managing an intranet can be c...

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Modernization vs Digital Transformation

March 24th, 2023

In the wake of remote work, digital transformation has gained momentum in companies, particularly in their communication and collaboration solutions. However, there is a significant difference between modernizing tools and a true transformation of processes. In this article, we explore this distinct...

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The Security Features of Microsoft 365

March 16th, 2023

In today’s digital age, the security of your information is more important than ever. The rise of remote work and cloud computing has made protecting your data from cyber threats essential. Microsoft 365 is a popular suite of cloud-based services that offer a range of productivity and collabor...

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[On-Demand Webinar] Why do Microsoft 365 Admins Need To Worry about Governance and Life Cycle Management of Teams and M365 Workspaces?

March 16th, 2023

Microsoft 365 is a powerful tool for collaboration and productivity. Still, it also requires proper governance and life cycle management to ensure that workspaces are used effectively and securely. Gartner’s recent study, “Assessing Workplaces Governance and Life Cycle Controls in Microsoft 36...

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Effortless Clean Up of your Microsoft Teams space with Powell Teams

March 15th, 2023

Digital cleanup is essential in reducing the digital carbon footprint and preventing electronic waste. It can also benefit your organization by improving productivity, data security, and compliance. If you’re using Microsoft Teams for collaboration and communication, you may have noticed that ...

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Microsoft Teams Security: Is Your Data Secure?

February 28th, 2023

Microsoft Teams is the most widely used collaboration app globally, boasting more than 270 million daily users in 2022. With the global pandemic changing how organizations work, Microsoft Teams has been a savior to hybrid remote teams. It has helped foster collaboration among distributed workforces,...

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How to build an intranet? A Step-by-Step Guide

February 28th, 2023

An intranet is essential for businesses to communicate internally, share resources, and promote collaboration. But knowing where to start when building your intranet can be difficult. This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to build an intranet, including the available tools and software, ...

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The Rise of Microsoft Teams: A Comprehensive Guide

February 24th, 2023

As the world continues to recover from the global pandemic, remote work has become more common than ever before. In response to this trend, Microsoft Teams has emerged as one of the most popular collaboration tools for remote teams. Powell Software, a Microsoft Gold Partner, conducted a survey to un...

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How to Set Up Microsoft Teams: A Step-by-Step Guide

February 23rd, 2023

Microsoft Teams is a tool that organizations can use for collaboration. Within Microsoft Teams, members of your workspace can communicate through chat, video conferencing, and file-sharing features. There are various subscription options to best suit your business. After choosing the subscription th...

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Microsoft Teams Permissions: understanding & managing Access

February 23rd, 2023

Microsoft Teams has become one of the most popular tools for businesses, teams, and organizations to collaborate on projects. Within the Microsoft Teams framework, organizations can engage in group chat, hold virtual meetings, store, and share documents, assign tasks, and more. When an organization ...

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How Much Does it Cost to Build an Intranet?

February 23rd, 2023

Businesses today are looking for cost-effective ways to manage their internal operations better. One of the solutions they can explore is setting up an intranet – a dedicated and secure network that can be accessed only by authorized personnel. But how much will it cost to build an intranet? R...

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Viva Connections and Powell Intranet Better Together

February 14th, 2023

In this article, we’ll explore what the new Viva Connections app offers and how Powell Intranet can help you get even more out of it. ...

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Onboarding, offboarding and guest management with Powell Teams

February 13th, 2023

Discover how the Powell Teams User Management page, with its robust capabilities, streamlines the processes of employee onboarding, offboarding, and guest management, making them effortless and simple to manage. (Article 2/2) ...

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Manage Users with Powell Teams

February 13th, 2023

Gain an in-depth understanding of Powell Teams User Management and its capabilities and discover how this user-focused approach to Microsoft Teams governance can enhance the overall user experience. (Article 1/2) ...

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Streamlining Your Microsoft Teams Settings for Optimal Collaboration

February 9th, 2023

Microsoft Teams can be an extremely powerful tool for collaboration and communication in today’s digital workplace. By streamlining your Microsoft teams’ settings, you can get the most out of it and optimize its features for increased productivity. Whether you are a small business or a large e...

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7 Things to Consider Before Rolling Out Microsoft Teams

February 8th, 2023

Microsoft Teams has become one of the most popular collaboration platforms in the market, providing a wide range of tools for teams to stay connected and organized. Since its launch, Teams has seen widespread adoption, with 270 million users (Q1 2022) relying on the platform for their daily work. ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Office 365 Environment with Ease

February 7th, 2023

Microsoft Office 365 all-in-one cloud productivity and collaboration suite are quickly becoming the de facto standard for businesses of all sizes. However, managing Office 365 can be a complex and time-consuming task. To make it easier, we have created this comprehensive guide to managing your Offic...

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Discover February Product News for Powell Intranet and Powell Teams

February 7th, 2023

Find out the new great features that came out. ...

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Microsoft 365 Administration: Mastering the Essentials of Managing Your Microsoft 365 Environment

February 7th, 2023

As an IT professional, it’s up to you to ensure your company’s data stays protected and your systems are effectively managed. If the company you serve relies on the Microsoft 365 environment in any respect, this article is for you. Our comprehensive guide will outline best practices for Microsoft 36...

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Powell Manager, the SharePoint sites factory behind the scene of Powell Intranet

January 30th, 2023

Create and deploy templates and easily update your sites and pages with Powell Manager   ...

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Capture the collective intelligence contained in Teams in a structured knowledge base in your Intranet

January 19th, 2023

Multiply the power of your Powell Software Digital Workplace using Microsoft’s Power Platform (article 3): Capture the collective intelligence contained in Teams in a structured knowledge base in your Intranet.   ...

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Manage Notifications and subscriptions to feeds with the Power Platform

December 23rd, 2022

Multiply the power of your Powell Software digital workplace using Microsoft’s Power Platform (article 2): Notifications and subscriptions to feeds ...

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Multiply the power of your Powell Software digital workplace

December 23rd, 2022

Through a series of our blog articles, find out how you can multiply the power of your Powell Software digital workplace using Microsoft’s Power Platform. (Article 1)   ...

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Microsoft Teams Governance: 6 Secrets for Success

November 17th, 2022

So your company has decided to implement Microsoft Teams, and now is the crucial time during which you need to outline what role this tool will play in your organization. One of the most important conversations you should have during the implementation process is about Microsoft Teams governance. Th...

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What is SharePoint? A Comprehensive Guide to Microsoft SharePoint

November 8th, 2022

Microsoft SharePoint is a solution that offers a myriad of benefits for organizations of all shapes and sizes, especially ones that already use Microsoft Office applications. ...

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Is it a good idea to apply a naming convention on a team?

October 24th, 2022

Is the Naming convention the only solution for organizing teams? In this article, we want to discuss how you can categorize your teams and whether it is a good idea to apply a naming convention to a team. Published by: Frederic LE PORS    ...

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4 Key Considerations for Your Intranet Built on SharePoint Online

October 13th, 2022

So, you’ve decided to get an intranet built on SharePoint Online. Now what? First, you need to consider which features of SharePoint will be most beneficial to your needs. After all, you want to ensure your company dollars are well spent, right? ...

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How to apply sensitivity labels on your teams?

October 5th, 2022

Sensitivity labels are a Microsoft Purview Information protection allowing classification and protection over your organization’s data. It has been available first for documents, emails, and apps and the option is now associable with containers (teams, groups, and SharePoint sites). Team privacy and...

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Microsoft Teams Survey Report- What you need to know

October 4th, 2022

As organizations continue to expand their use of Microsoft Teams, challenges around lifecycle management, administration, reporting, and governance will evolve. ...

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How to Use Sharepoint as an Intranet

September 22nd, 2022

SharePoint is a popular Microsoft program used by millions of business organizations globally. Its popularity is thanks to SharePoint’s superior features, such as Microsoft 365 integrations, collaboration, and document management. This is why organizations looking for an internal communications tool...

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How to Set Up & Improve Audience Targeting in SharePoint

September 20th, 2022

SharePoint audience targeting helps get the right content to the right people. However, it can be tricky to set up natively. Here’s a step-by-step guide. ...

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Is SharePoint Obsolete?

September 1st, 2022

Despite the growing belief that SharePoint is outdated, we are here to tell you that’s far from the case. Microsoft continues to roll out new solutions and features for the web-based, collaborative platform. ...

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How Health & Pharma Companies Can Master Microsoft Teams

September 1st, 2022

Unlocking provider efficiency to improve care coordination and patient outcomes with Microsoft Teams.  The health and pharmaceutical industries are dynamic, demanding, and ever-changing. With new and complex patient and provider expectations, health and pharma companies are looking for digital tools...

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What are Sharepoint Online and Sharepoint On-premise?

August 23rd, 2022

SharePoint is a Microsoft 365 service primarily used by organizations to create websites for internal communications, document management, and knowledge sharing. It was first launched in 2001 while SharePoint Online became available in 2013. As of December 2020, SharePoint has over 200 million users...

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How to Create a SharePoint Site Both IT & Employees Will Love?

August 18th, 2022

Creating a SharePoint site that employees love using and IT teams can easily manage is a challenge. While end-users want an attractive, easy-to-use intranet, IT teams can’t always achieve this because of SharePoint limitations. ...

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Is It Time to Retire Your SharePoint On-Premise Intranet?

August 16th, 2022

SharePoint on-premise is slowly becoming a thing of the past as organizations move to the cloud and Microsoft ends support for on-premise intranets. ...

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Governance Rules Every Organization Should Implement on Microsoft Teams

August 12th, 2022

Governance in Microsoft Teams involves making sure that your team members can only do what they’re supposed to do. When you set up governance, you’ll specify things like who can join your team, whether guests can join the team, and how teams should be classified. You should also be sure ...

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[On-Demand Webinar] How Opaa! Built an Effective Intranet on SharePoint Online

August 9th, 2022

In this watch-anytime webinar, we speak to Opaa! Food Management about their intranet journey. From outdated on-premises to SharePoint online and modern experience – Cody Null and Jonathan King talk us through all the steps in between. ...

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Are You Prepared For SharePoint 2013’s End of Life?

August 2nd, 2022

The deadline for the SharePoint 2013 end of life has come and gone (April 11, 2023). Users with an existing on-premises SharePoint 2013 intranet should make plans to migrate over to SharePoint Online as soon as possible. ...

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Why Securing and Governing Microsoft Teams Is Critical and How to Do It

June 17th, 2022

Microsoft Teams is a tool that facilitates collaboration among end users, providing chat, voice, and document collaboration capabilities and other management controls such as a security group for securing permissions and access. Combining these multiple tools into a single entry point is fantastic, ...

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Why is SharePoint Not a Complete Intranet Solution?

June 10th, 2022

Intranets have been around for a few decades but have evolved significantly. What started as a space to display corporate communications has become a single source of information and centralized document management. The modern intranet is a “virtual front door” to your business. For many, it’s a com...

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How to Build a Better Intranet While you Migrate to SharePoint Online

June 8th, 2022

Is now the right moment to migrate to SharePoint Online? And if you do make the move, how can you build a better intranet at the same time? ...

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5 Reasons to Move from Classic to Modern SharePoint

May 6th, 2022

Have you made the move to modern SharePoint? If you haven’t yet, here are 5 reasons why you should consider it. ...

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Microsoft Teams Health Check Powered by Powell Teams Admin Dashboard

April 19th, 2022

Administering a Microsoft Teams has become an important matter for most organizations. With the growing adoption of Teams, IT departments are facing day-to-day issues. This is why it is essential for organizations to set up good practices for Microsoft teams. After all, it’s the only way to im...

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Microsoft Teams Lifecycle Management in 3 Simple Steps

March 17th, 2022

As the number of tasks we complete in Microsoft Teams grows, so does the number of teams we create and does their evolutions during their life cycle. But since the tool is adopted – how can organizations deal with its management? A Microsoft Team is a collaborative space evolving over time – contain...

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What is Microsoft Viva, Can it Replace Your SharePoint Intranet?

March 10th, 2022

The release of Microsoft Viva paved the way for a revolution in the digital employee experience. But what exactly is Microsoft Viva? Will it replac your  SharePoint intranet, or is it the perfect complement to the digital workplace? ...

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Why Intranets Fail & How To Make Sure Yours Won’t 

February 21st, 2022

If you’re agonizing over your intranet project, don’t despair. In this article, we share the top reasons why intranets fail and how to ensure yours won’t. We’ll help make your intranet deployment a success.  ...

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Is a SharePoint Intranet-in-a-Box the Right Solution for You?

January 28th, 2022

The intranet in a box is becoming popular for companies wanting to develop and deploy a complete SharePoint intranet in minimal time. But what exactly is a ‘SharePoint intranet-in-a-box,’ and is it right for your business? ...

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Workplace of the Future – Is it the End of the Office?

January 12th, 2022

The 20s have been a historic decade and caused a revolution in the way people work. As employees thrive in remote work the question arises – is it the end of the office? ...

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Webinar: Discover the Powell Teams Bot and Automate Governance

September 30th, 2021

Microsoft Teams governance is a topic facing IT departments globally. A small issue at the beginning, lack of control can quickly lead to chaos. During this on-demand webinar discover how to save time and take charge of your Microsoft Teams governance with the new Powell Teams Bot. ...

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It’s time to digitalize business processes and improve teamwork

September 9th, 2021

What’s the secret to team efficiency? The digitalization of businesses processes. The idea is to optimize work processes so everyone can be more productive, agile, and collaborative. ...

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Don’t let your Microsoft Teams workspace become the Wild West

July 26th, 2021

Lawless, free for all, out of control. When there are no rules, mayhem prevails. If this sounds more like your Microsoft Teams workspace than a Western film, it’s time to introduce some law and order and bring in the Sheriff. ...

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How to remove a Microsoft Teams wiki tab?

July 19th, 2021

If you have ever created, or been added to a Microsoft Teams, you will have seen a ‘Wiki tab’ at the top of every channel. Many of us have no use for this tab, yet it is automatically added in. So how can you easily remove a Microsoft Teams wiki tab? We asked our Product Manager Paul Lefevre for his...

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Go Beyond Microsoft Teams Templates with Powell Teams

May 10th, 2021

In a hybrid workplace, effective collaboration relies on Microsoft Teams. However, creating a Team can be a time-consuming task and if not done right can cause headaches down the line. Microsoft Teams templates improve the process while a fully optimized template from Powell Teams can do so much mor...

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How to avoid wiki tabs being provisioned in your teams?

April 7th, 2021

By default, a Wiki tab is added for each channel in the team. Don’t need those tabs and are tired of deleting every tab on your Teams channel? Learn about our advice and how we at Powell Software solve this problem.   ...

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8 Microsoft Teams problems Powell Teams solves

March 18th, 2021

The adoption of Microsoft Teams has been growing significantly for several years, and the Microsoft 365 teamwork platform is now widely implemented. Microsoft Teams is becoming a space where teamwork, repetitive tasks involving employee collaboration, and communication occur. However, the sudden ado...

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Azure AD Conditional Access Authentication Context in the Digital Workplace

March 4th, 2021

With the newly announced Conditional Access authentication context feature from Azure AD, and Powell Software, IT can add an additional layer of security to the digital workplace. ...

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Microsoft Teams Governance: Top 10 best practices to implement

January 21st, 2021

An ever-increasing number of companies are using Microsoft Teams as a hub for collaboration and communication. As they do so it’s crucial to define and implement a Microsoft Teams governance strategy that ensures control without disrupting the user experience. ...

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Digital Workplace Governance for a Hybrid Work World

January 14th, 2021

In a hybrid work world, the digital workplace becomes the ultimate tool for keeping employees engaged and connected. However, finding the right balance between end-user freedom and digital workplace governance can be tough. ...

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5 Key Technologies for Accelerating Digital Transformation in Business

September 17th, 2020

Digital transformation was once viewed as an aspirational goal for companies that performed well and could afford to dedicate resources to futuristic initiatives. But in light of recent global events, it’s clear that this is no longer just a nice to have. Companies need a long-term digital transform...

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When to Use Yammer vs. Teams: 5 Common Scenarios

August 25th, 2020

If your company uses the Microsoft 365 workplace productivity suite, chances are you turn to Teams for most of your daily internal communication needs. But Teams is far from the only way to have conversations with your coworkers. Another app within Microsoft 365, Yammer, facilitates larger-scale con...

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17 Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks You Didn’t Know You Needed

August 18th, 2020

So you’ve learned the ropes of Microsoft Teams and overcome the hurdles of staying in touch with your coworkers from afar. But are you really making the most out of your Teams experience? This single app is in fact a workplace productivity hub that can help you achieve everyday tasks in less time. W...

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There’s More to Microsoft 365 Than Just Microsoft Teams!

June 30th, 2020

In April 2020, Microsoft announced that the number of daily Microsoft Teams users had more than doubled to 75 million in less than two months. While this rapid increase was brought on by COVID-19, it wasn’t a new trend; Teams users had been on the rise long before the pandemic, with numbers growing ...

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It’s Time to Switch from Skype to Teams -Here’s How to Do It

June 16th, 2020

It’s official: Skype for Business is dead. In multiple 2020 announcements, Microsoft disclosed that it had initiated an end of life program for Skype’s enterprise-oriented software. The platform will be effectively retired as of July 31, 2021, and all remaining business customers should migrate from...

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10 Intranet Security Best Practices for Remote Workers

June 9th, 2020

Remote working is laden with benefits for companies and employees alike. But employing a remote workforce isn’t immune to its own set of problems, and intranet security is among the top concerns. Corporate security is enough of a challenge when company secrets remain, for the most part, confined wit...

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Shadow IT: How to Win Back Control Over Your Company’s IT

May 5th, 2020

As business software becomes more and more user friendly, employees and managers are finding that they no longer need to seek help from the IT department before downloading and installing their own solutions. This phenomenon, known as shadow IT, poses obvious risks to company security and productivi...

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How to Drive Microsoft Teams Adoption While Working Remotely

April 21st, 2020

Working remotely is only possible with the intervention of technologies like video conferencing, live chats, and virtual collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams. Traditionally, companies have had the opportunity to train employees on these tools in the office before transitioning to working from...

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Why Change Management Is Crucial to Office 365 Adoption

April 14th, 2020

Each day, we witness firsthand the countless benefits that companies get from migrating to a digital workplace. A successful Office 365 adoption is statistically proven to generate better engagement and productivity among employees. But the path to a digital workplace isn’t as simple as deploying th...

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Powell Teams enhances adoption and user-experience of Microsoft Teams

March 17th, 2020

Powell Softwares Microsoft Teams app, Powell Teams, transforms Microsoft Teams usage through an enhanced user experience and comprehensive governance features. ...

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How to Organize Microsoft Teams: Tips and Best Practices

March 11th, 2020

Although it’s a fantastic collaborative tool, maintaining Microsoft Teams organization is a challenge for many businesses. As employees are added to more and more teams over time, and those teams share high volumes of information, locating items becomes a challenge. Information gets lost in a tangle...

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Cloud Platform Competency

December 10th, 2019

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