Office 365

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Why Businesses Are Switching to Microsoft’s Modern Desktop

In the age of remote work, people are looking to simplify their IT. In line with this desire to simplify, Microsoft rebranded Office 365 to be called Microsoft 365 in April of this year. Microsoft’s Modern Desktop is essentially what runs these apps and other Microsoft tools from Windows 10. Modern Desktop keeps systems more secure and more easily manageable.

Running your business using the Windows 10 operating system Microsoft 365 on the cloud can improve cost, productivity, and security, in addition to the many other benefits businesses gain from using Microsoft’s productivity tools and systems.

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Improve Your Business With Office 365 Forms

Forms are a very common business practice for many organization, both SMBs and Enterprises. Forms can facilitate collecting data, save time, reduce mistakes and helps in creating a systematic recording of information. The problem is that they are not easy to create and once the data is collected, it is not easy to analyze.

Office 365 Forms is an easy-to-use tool that helps businesses create surveys, quizzes and polls and see results as they become available.

You can create forms in minutes, send and collect data and use their built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Forms can be private (only internal users with an Office 365 account) or public. Once the form is crated, it can be embedded in your website or simply sent in an email with a link; it even gives you the option to generate a QR code. Forms are also mobile friendly, so they can be filled out from mobile devices as well.

Office 365 Forms also gives you the option to collaborate and share this form with colleagues so that they can also make changes to the forms or use them as templates.

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Office 365 – How to manage user accounts

We all know Office 365 is the way to go for both SMBs and Enterprises, but deciding how to manage the users and accounting for the overhead it takes, are important things to consider. Organizations will usually have an on-premise Active Directory (server) with a list of all the users, first name, last name, usernames, and most important PASSWORD.

When you create a new Office 365 account (tenant), your out of the box option is to replicate the list of users you have on-premise to the cloud, you can do this by creating one by one or by importing a list. One of the biggest headaches we face as Network Administrators is the management of these accounts, if you make one change on-premise, you have to replicate the change in Office 365, not not mention the fact that sometimes the passwords can be different from on-premise (the password you use for your computer) and for Office 365, so now users have to remember 2 passwords instead of one.

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