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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...
Envisioning an Augmented Digital Workplace with Powell Software: Embracing Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace
April 19th, 2023
Three months have passed since our first article on 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. In this article, we present our vision for a...
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. ...
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...
[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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
[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...
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 ...
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,...
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, ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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. ...
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) ...
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) ...
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...
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. ...
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...
Discover February Product News for Powell Intranet and Powell Teams
February 7th, 2023
Find out the new great features that came out. ...
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...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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) ...
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...
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. ...
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 ...
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? ...
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...
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. ...
Can You 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...
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. ...
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. ...
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...
Why is SharePoint Online better than 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...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
[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. ...
Are You Prepared For SharePoint 2013’s End of Life?
August 2nd, 2022
The deadline is fast approaching for the SharePoint 2013 end of life. Users with an existing on-premises SharePoint 2013 intranet should make plans to migrate over to SharePoint Online before the end of life (EOL) date of April 11, 2023. ...
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, ...
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...
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? ...
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. ...
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...
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...
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? ...
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. ...
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? ...
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? ...
Learn the Building Blocks of Teams Governance with Powell Teams
September 30th, 2021
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. ...
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. ...
Leading Perspectives on Enterprise Digital Working: Panel Discussion
September 1st, 2021
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. ...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
Project Cortex, Microsoft 365, and the Future of AI
July 15th, 2020
Powell 365 New Release : Orion Intranet Design
July 1st, 2020
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 ...
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...
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...
Powell Teams is now available on the Microsoft Teams Store
May 21st, 2020
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...
Microsoft Teams Governance Strategies: Choosing the right approach
April 23rd, 2020
It’s no secret that Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing product, in terms of adoption, that Microsoft has ever released, and for good reason. The fact that you can combine effective communication and collaboration into a single user interface makes Microsoft Teams extremely attractive to large an...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
A Technical Review of Powell Manager for IT, HR, and SharePoint Admin Management
December 17th, 2019
Power Automate and Microsoft’s Power Platform
December 13th, 2019
Cloud Platform Competency
December 10th, 2019
Powell 365 transforms the Microsoft Teams Experience
September 16th, 2019
Intranet Strategy – Selecting an Intranet Platform
April 3rd, 2019
Microsoft Teams Adoption and Deployment with Powell 365
April 1st, 2019
The Problem with the Intranet-In-A-Box
October 15th, 2018
Top tips for a successful Digital Workplace development
April 10th, 2018
Digital Workplace: Accelerate your Digital Transformation
February 7th, 2018
Powell 365 integrates Site Design & Site Script
January 25th, 2018