MS Teams: From Corporate Messenger to Digital Workplace

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Over the past few months, Microsoft Teams has helped many companies to switch to remote work. Such functions as video conferencing, chats and team collaboration are essential while working remotely. At Digital Design, we try to test the most interesting solutions ourselves, so some of our teammates have been using MS Teams for more than a year. Today, Teams is a platform where over 400 employees exchange thousands of messages and hold hundreds of meetings every month. But we want to showcase a broader view on platform’s capabilities and ways for every employee to use it for different purposes.

Making Healthcare More Efficient with Office 365

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Developing a technology solution for the healthcare industry is no easy task due to the high expectations in terms of security and functionality. And although different countries have different government regulations when it comes to privacy policies and medical identities, the underlying issues stay the same. Doctor-patient confidentiality must be maintained, while at the same time productivity of medical institutions must benefit from new technologies.

Office 365 Admin: Overview of Capabilities

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Office 365 is a cloud-based service from Microsoft aimed at replacing old on-premise solutions with SaaS (software as a service) policy. The newest platform turned out to be one of the fastest-selling products for the company as the new solution is applicable to small and medium sized businesses and large companies alike. Among the key features of Office 365, a few are especially worth mentioning, like scalability, flexibility and administration simplicity. Today we will focus on the last one to see how you can utilize the Office 365 Admin application.

Migration to Office 365: Check List

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Most of the internet operates on Exchange Servers. This system has proven itself as a reliable and multifunctional solution for small and large businesses alike. However, with the rise of cloud computing, the balance slowly but steadily started to shift. More and more organizations recognize the benefits of Office 365 and this newest Microsoft solution is one of the fastest selling products in the company’s history.

Office 365 and Exchange Security Comparison

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With the launch of Office 365 many people started to wonder whether the new Microsoft product is here to replace Exchange. Despite the fact that Office 365 is the most fast-selling product for the company in years and more organizations are switching to the cloud-based solution, Exchange remains the most common platform in the world. In fact about 85% of all websites operate on this technology in one way or another. Even if Office 365 is here to take the ancestor’s place, it’s going to take a while.

Why Large Enterprises are Migrating to Office 365

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Though cloud-based environments are not fully embraced by large enterprises, there is no denying that in the past few years the use of cloud solutions like Office 365 had a significant rise on the market. Still, most enterprises have their own server facilities. And most businesses of such scale either have already built data centers or they are planning on doing so, because unlike small businesses enterprises can afford it. But is this really the best decision? In order to answer this question let’s draw the comparison between server and cloud-based environments.

Yammer as an Office 365 App

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Back in 2012 Microsoft acquired Yammer for a tidy sum – $1.2 bln. It gave rise to many discussions about what changes the acquisition would bring along. By now we’ve got enough experience using the tool to answer these questions.

Office 365 – Government and Education plans

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Today many organizations are switching from server-based applications to cloud computing. Why? Well, because it provides companies with multiple advantages, notably mobility and ease of maintenance. And though governmental and academic institutions seem to belong to the conservative type of organizations that stick to more traditional software, the most forward-looking of them adapt to the cloudification trend too.