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John Rice

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Microsoft Viva - Retaining Employees through a Changing Workplace with Microsoft's Employee Experience Platform

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Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform, helping you create an environment that puts people first, to drive better business results.

Powered by the full breadth and depth of Microsoft 365, it is experienced through Microsoft Teams and other Microsoft 365 apps that people use every day. Viva brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights into an integrated experience that empowers people and teams to be their best from anywhere.

In this on-demand event, Interlink’s experts provide an in-depth overview of Microsoft Viva, and how your organization can get the most out of it.

Microsoft Viva On Demand Webinar

After viewing this event, you will have a good understanding of:

  • Viva Insights – Improve productivity and wellbeing with data-driven, privacy-protected insights and recommendations.
  • Viva Topics – Automatically organize content and expertise across your organization, making it easy for people to find information and put knowledge to work.
  • Viva Connections – A curated, company-branded experience that brings together relevant news, conversations, and resources in the apps and devices you use every day.
  • Viva Learning – Empower employees to discover and share professional training resources across your organization and track their learning progress.
  • Use Cases
  • Licensing
  • And more!

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PRESENTERS

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Mike Wilson
Vice President/CTO | Interlink Cloud Advisors

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Bryant Shumate
Collaboration Practice Lead, Interlink Cloud Advisors

 

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Microsoft Teams Governance and Automation Engine Engagement

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Many companies are finding that Microsoft Teams can cause a mess and slow business productivity if a proper process is not invested in.

Utilize the Power Platform to transform how your organization uses Microsoft Teams through Governance and Automation.
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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams provides a place for your team to collaborate on projects through unified communication, which increases user and business effectiveness. A lack of governance in Teams can cause a hindrance in business productivity, and ultimately become a mess to clean up. From lack of naming conventions to too many groups, investing in your organization's process will save your team headaches and enable users to be more productive.

Deploying and configuring Microsoft Teams is a process, and to be optimized and used well, demands both governance and user awareness of tools. Organizations need to have a clear vision of how Teams will benefit and serve their users. Additionally, using the Power Platform to bring automation and standardization of this process ensures that these tools can further increase productivity – which saves your organization time and money instead of adding clutter, confusion, and technical debt.

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Mark Dreyer

Top 6 Business Features of Microsoft Edge - Microsoft’s New Intranet Searching Browser

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Microsoft Edge has undergone a complete redesign with new browser technology and the ability to search intranet.

This has powerful business implications on how employees access their data and utilize their browsers.
Read on to learn more!
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Microsoft Edge Overview

Microsoft Edge is no longer Microsoft Edge you once knew. The old version has been scrapped and now is revamped with completely new web browser technology. Businesses can now empower their user’s productivity and improve data accessibility through intranet searching within Edge. This is a powerful new feature that unifies data and information, which employees regularly access. Edge is also now based on the Chromium technology, which brings a refreshing user experience, connections with Chrome’s extensions, and improved performance. These updates have quickly driven this new version of Edge to become the second most popular web browser today. With the ability to search intranet, see graphical displays of data, use of extensions, and increased security and usability – Microsoft Edge is a powerful tool to increase productivity and save time for any organization.

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Athena Barz

Opinion: Are SharePoint Spaces Worth Business Effort?

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SharePoint spaces can bring value to an organization.

In this blog, we analyze use cases of SharePoint Spaces and identify when we believe it’s worth the time and money and when it’s a headache best avoided.
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What are SharePoint Spaces?

Microsoft released new functionality for SharePoint Online to create pages (spaces) with web parts that can display content and images in “3D” or “Virtual Reality (VR)” format. 

This is a fascinating technology but thinking through how businesses would use this functionality is crucial. Does it make sense for non-technical “Power Users” to spend time learning to effectively create and display content in this method?   

SharePoint Spaces is essentially a new type of Modern Experience site page that displays content in web parts that support three-dimensional appearing formats. Microsoft recommends using Communication sites as the location for SharePoint Spaces. Here are a few possible use cases:

  • 3D content for customers, such as manufacturing processes, catalogs, etc. which are great for tradeshow/demo environments
  • Virtually showcase facilities or plants without having to travel
  • Advertise or recruit in an enhanced virtual environment

Getting the basic components in place is straightforward: 

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Mark Dreyer

Manage Microsoft Teams & Establish Security: Six Questions You Should Be Asking

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Managing Microsoft Teams enables your organization to optimize productive collaboration but requires thoughtful planning to do it well. Read on to consider what’s best for your organization!
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Overview of Teams

Microsoft Teams is a powerful platform that combines workplace chat, meetings, notes, and attachments. Teams integrates with your Office 365 subscription productivity suite and feature extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products as well. It provides a place for your team to collaborate on projects through unified communication, which increases business effectiveness.

Six Questions Your Organization Should Be Asking

Interlink has put together these six questions we believe all organizations should be asking themselves to ensure they are managing Teams well and have established appropriate security through governance and compliance.

  1. What data retention policies for Teams is best for your environment and industry?
  2. Who is allowed to create a Team? Should they all have those permissions?
  3. Should you archive or expire unused Teams?
  4. Do you know which of your Teams are public or private?
  5. Are you licensed correctly to fully utilize Data Loss Protection in Teams?
  6. Do you need to protect Teams from containing protected words or profanity in their names?
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