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Upcoming Webinar: You're Not Getting Your Money's Worth from Your Office 365 Subscription

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 11/16/20 3:34 PM

Wed. January 13th | 1:00 - 1:45pm | REGISTER NOW!  

Microsoft Office 365 is much more than the latest, online version of your Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook apps. Your subscription is jam packed with powerful applications and security tools that when implemented - provide a ton of business value without any additional costs. 

Almost every company we speak to is using less than one-third of their Office 365 subscription. It’s the other two-thirds of your license that provides meaningful value to your business. Let us show you how to get more from your O365 investment and not spend another penny more. 

Join ANP for a live webinar on Wednesday, January 13th at 1pm to learn how to unlock the real value of your Office 365 subscription so your employees can work better together, from anywhere, anytime and on any device. 

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Topics: Microsoft 365, Microsoft 365 collaboration, Office 365 security, office 365 migration, office 365 webinar, ANP webinars and events

Benefits of Migrating your Email to Exchange Online

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 10/20/20 10:05 AM

Exchange Online comes with your Office 365 or Microsoft 365 subscriptions, so if you’re already paying for the mail application, why not use it? By migrating to Exchange Online you will eliminate the need to ever buy or maintain a mail server again. As we discuss below, Exchange Online offers several advanced, enterprise-grade security features, and your employees will be more productive and responsive if they are able to communicate while on the go.

Here are a few more reasons why you should get rid of your on-premise mail server and migrate to Exchange Online.

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Topics: IT Strategy, Microsoft 365, Microsoft 365 collaboration, security features, office 365 migration, exchange online migration, secure cloud advantage

Stay Productive at Home with Microsoft Teams

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 6/3/20 6:40 PM

If you’re new to Teams, or looking for work from home productivity tools, here’s a quick rundown of how it works and how to navigate your way through the platform.

Teams

In the Teams application, you can create as many Teams as you’d like under this tab. I’ve heard the analogy that you can think of each Team as a house. Many companies create teams for various departments or for specific projects. For example, you can create a marketing team, HR team, executive team, finance team and so forth. You can assign specific members to each Team and provide access rights to each member. If you’re not on Team you won’t see it in your Teams list. You can even invite external members to join your Team with proper permissions.

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Topics: Microsoft 365, Microsoft Collaboration Tools, work from home, Microsoft 365 collaboration, microsoft 365 assessment, remote workforce

How Microsoft 365 Saved Our Business During COVID-19

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 5/28/20 10:01 AM

Two days before the Pennsylvania Governor closed most businesses in Pennsylvania, in response to controlling COVID-19, I asked our employees if they would prefer to work from home and almost everyone responded with a yes. I was happy to learn that ANP was considered an essential business because we supply IT services and the Governor likely knew once businesses were closed down IT support would be required to support employees working from home.

Fortunately ANP was ready, we had a new Cisco Next Gen Firewall with the latest VPN software, and we had multi-factor authentication deployed to ensure secure encrypted access. Plus every employee has a new Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop and two 27” HD monitors and a docking station with a Microsoft 365 subscription.

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Topics: Microsoft 365, work from home, Microsoft 365 collaboration

Two Years of Microsoft Teams Adoption in Two Months

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 5/28/20 9:23 AM

During Microsoft’s quarterly earnings report to Wall Street—(the first earnings report since COVID-19 lock down began), Microsoft stated they saw more than 200 million Microsoft Teams meeting participants in a single day. Teams now has more than 75 million daily active users, and two-thirds of them have shared, collaborated, or interacted with files on Teams as well.

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Topics: Unified collaboration, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Collaboration Tools, microsoft teams, video conferencing tools, virtual meetings

How to Get the Most from Microsoft Office 365 Collaboration Tools with ANP

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 4/30/20 10:05 AM

You have heard the expression “it takes a village” to get something accomplished. Likewise, it takes a team to run an efficient project, department or business. Yet many of us have been forced to quickly adapt to a new normal of working from home causing a number of challenges for employees. This abrupt physical separation can lead to miscommunication, poor execution and before you know it, your project can take a turn for the worse.

Microsoft understands this and has launched Microsoft Office 365 communication and collaboration solution that brings together people, information and content in a way that makes working online easier than ever before.

Let’s review some of the Microsoft 365 collaboration tools and how you can get the most from your Microsoft 365 subscription.

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Topics: Microsoft 365, Microsoft Collaboration Tools

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