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Mark Rackley

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What are Power Virtual Agents?

Power Virtual Agents (PVA) allow you to create dynamic, powerful chat bots for your organization like never before, often without having to write a line of code.

 

 

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Using Teams Live Events for your Virtual Events

As part of Microsoft Teams in Microsoft 365 you also get Teams Live Events. With Teams Live Events you can broadcast video and content to a very large audience of up 10,000 attendees and Microsoft announced support for up to 100,000 attendees through October 1, 2020.

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Is Time for Planning your Microsoft Teams Deployment over?

You’ve been told time and time again… Plan your Microsoft Teams deployment or it will not go well. Research all the features and security features. Prevent users from running amok and creating thousands of Teams. Or else! 

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Transitioning off InfoPath Forms, try-out these steps with StratusForms

Recently I wrote a blog post urging all of you fine folks to stop creating new forms in InfoPath.  It’s time to start taking the InfoPath end of life seriously and start looking at what the future of your forms in SharePoint looks like.

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Why it is Time to Give PowerApps a Second Chance

I admit, the first time I took a look at PowerApps I was quick to dismiss it. The anointed InfoPath replacement tool had a less intuitive interface than InfoPath, you couldn’t really do anything to style the forms, and the formula language was just something I wasn’t prepared to deal with.

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Chat Bots… Marketing Hype or Essential Tool?

If you’ve been paying attention at all to Microsoft conferences or marketing blogs you’ve probably heard a lot of noise around bots and AI. We’ve seen basic demos where a bot can respond to a user’s question in a chat environment and we’ve seen more advanced demos were AI determines if an uploaded picture to a SharePoint list was a picture of cake or a muffin…

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