Emily Houssier


Revolutionizing Microsoft Teams Management with the Tenant Health Check Snapshot Report

July 6th, 2023

In the dynamic realm of modern collaboration, staying ahead with real-time insights and data-driven decision-making is crucial. That’s why we proudly present our game-changing offering, the Snapshot Report, poised to transform the way you manage Microsoft Teams. This cutting-edge functionality...


10 Best Microsoft Teams alternatives for 2023

June 13th, 2023

In today’s digital era, organizations are constantly on the lookout for efficient collaboration tools that can streamline communication and productivity. Microsoft Teams has emerged as one of the leading platforms, but it may not suit every organization’s needs. In this guide, we’l...


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...


How to create and manage Microsoft Teams channels?

May 22nd, 2023

In today’s digital age, successful team collaboration plays a critical role in achieving organizational goals. Microsoft Teams is a platform that combines file sharing, chat, and video meetings, making it a valuable tool for promoting effective team communication. However, the true potential o...


Mastering Microsoft Teams Status Settings: A Comprehensive Guide on How to Manage Your Status in Teams

May 5th, 2023

As an IT Administrator in a large company with over 500 employees, you know how important it is to keep track of who is available and who is not. With Microsoft Teams, you can easily manage your status settings to ensure that your employees are always up-to-date on who is working and who is not. Thi...


How to give control in teams?

May 4th, 2023

As remote work becomes more prevalent, Microsoft Teams has emerged as a popular communication and collaboration tool for businesses. Teams meetings are a standard feature of the platform and have become an essential way for teams to connect virtually. During meetings, the ability to share screens, p...


How to set up a Microsoft Teams meeting?

May 4th, 2023

In today’s increasingly remote work environment, virtual meetings have become the new norm. Microsoft Teams is a popular platform that allows users to conduct audio and video conferences, chat with colleagues, and share files all in one place. If you’re new to using Microsoft Teams or ne...


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...


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 are a great tool to help your team collaborate more efficiently. From creating group chats to up notifications and alerts, channels offers a variety of features and benefits that can help streamline your te...


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...


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,...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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. ...


Press Release: Enlighten Designs & Powell Software announce their strategic partnership in New Zealand

September 30th, 2022

Enlighten Designs, a design and technical agency, and Powell Software are proud to announce their new partnership in the New Zealand market. ...


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...


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 ...


Powell Software wins two Microsoft awards!

July 18th, 2022

Powell Software win two Microsoft awards: The Modern Workplace 2022 and The Women Role Model Awards 2022! ...


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, ...


Press Release: Crayon and Powell Software announce their strategic partnership in Australia

June 9th, 2022

Crayon, a global leader in digital transformation and Powell Software’s suite of Digital Workplace solutions announced they are expanding their partnership to the Australian market. ...


[On-Demand Webinar] Teams Health Check: Understand how to Keep Your Microsoft Teams Under Control

May 12th, 2022

Since Microsoft Teams launched it has been adopted by millions. This has led to organizations facing a sprawl of evolving Teams with long-term impacts for both IT and employees. Some become inactive or expired which creates a haze of Teams in which end-users will be lost – some include externa...


Press Release: Microsoft discusses its partnership with Powell Software

May 6th, 2022

Paris, France: Thanks to Microsoft’s continued support around the world, Powell Software continues to deliver sustained growth month after month and plans to accelerate further in 2022 to better serve the many customers who want to evolve their digital workplace to connect their employees. ...


Microsoft Teams Health Check Powered by Powell Governance 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...


[On-Demand Webinar] Drowning in Teams? The Lifecycle Management Dashboard helps you reduce by 80% your Admin tasks

March 3rd, 2022

IT professionals have been asking us about how to manage governance in Microsoft Teams. Here are the details on what’s coming and when you can expect it to arrive, including the tools and capabilities that you need to take advantage of this functionality. ...


Best in Biz Awards 2021

December 1st, 2021

Powell Software has been named a Bronze winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year – HR Software category in Best in Biz Awards 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. ...


Discover the Virtual Coffee Machine for Remote Workers 

January 18th, 2021

As employees continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, Powell Software has been working on ways to bring the best of office life online.    ...


Improving Sales Processes with RFP Templates in Microsoft Teams

December 16th, 2020

Requests for Proposals (RFP) are a common sales process involving intense collaboration between sales, technical, and legal teams to identify the right opportunities and win business. It is business-critical as it allows organizations to quickly assess vendor alignment with customer requirements and...


5 Essential Microsoft Teams Apps and Integrations

October 20th, 2020

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform offering instant chat, video calls, and information sharing capabilities. However, many don’t realize its full potential, sticking to messaging, and not truly embracing its features. To get the most from the platform, Microsoft Teams apps can be integrated...


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...


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...


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...


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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