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Stephanie Donahue

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Keynote: Embracing the Digital Workplace in the Age of COVID

Mark and I recently had the pleasure of keynoting the Lightup Virtual Conference supporting unicef. We were thrilled to not only be keynoting but to also have the opportunity to donate to unicef and in turn, support their COVID initiatives. Mark and I were asked to speak about some of the work we are doing to address COVID challenges with Microsoft technologies in the workplace and we thought this would be a great opportunity to share our work with all of you as well! Our slides and the full video are linked at the bottom of this article.

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Microsoft 365 Education Real-World Quarantine Edition

The end of the school has officially wrapped, and I thought that I would end the school year with a blog wrap up as well.  <<See THIS blog post if you missed Part 1 >> I had originally intended to do a series on this, but the reality is our transition into the virtual school world was really smooth. I truly didn’t have a whole lot to blog about.  I know we’re lucky – I saw a lot of posts with frustrated parents and frustrated students over the past few months.

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Can Microsoft Teams replace your SharePoint Intranet?

Short answer…Absolutely Not.

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WFH Series: 2020 is the Best Year of Innovation Yet.

I’m sitting here this weekend, watching virtual NASCAR.  First of all, please understand that we are not a NASCAR family, we are a sports family (football, basketball, lacrosse…doesn’t matter). However, it’s been weeks since live sports have been available on tv and so here we are.  My teenage boys are marveling at how cool the virtual NASCAR race is – you can see them race, much like you would watch a video game. They still wreck and have issues, so it’s pretty realistic to watch AND you’re getting the behind the scenes. You get to hear every word they say and let me tell you, their driving setup is pretty darn cool, it looks like the inside of their real car.  Typically, you can’t really see the drivers and their intense focus hidden inside their helmets, so that has also added a whole new element to the race too!

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WFH Series: Find immediate ROI in Microsoft 365 (by replacing third party tools)

One of the first things we do when we are running a discovery session with our customers, is talk about all of the third party tools they are using. Why is that?  Well, we know our customer has just invested in Microsoft 365, and they want to make the most of their investment.  It’s time to look for all of the band-aids that all of the different departments have put into place (watch webinar on shadow IT) and look for a better, more cohesive solution. Why pay for all of those tools when you already own them in Microsoft 365?

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WFH Series: Are you wasting your Microsoft Teams PSTN Minutes?

Today’s work from home series is for those that manage Microsoft Teams.  I have two questions for you:

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