It’s story first in this entertaining IT and Microsoft 365 focused podcast. Host Dux Raymond Sy talks with the industry’s brightest stars about their most challenging modern workplace or digital transformation project. #ShiftHappens highlights the players, organizational hurdles, and last-minute surprises that inevitably arise when ambitious people try to impact their workspace.
The Uptake with Anna Chu is a new show on all things tech and community. Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community building. You will meet inspiring people in the community of tech and get inspired to be a part of a vast and expanding community in your ...
The Stories of Modern Work Podcast, an interview show discussing how regular business users and IT professionals use Modern Workplace tools such as Microsoft Office 365 in their day to day work. In the show covers topics on technologies like SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, PowerApps, Flow, Forms and PowerBI. The podcast is hosted by Jag Kakarlapudi from ModernWork.cloud. Modern Work Group helps businesses boost Office 365 adoption through tailored training, change management and custom a ...
More than 100 million Americans do not use the Internet at broadband speeds, according to Microsoft. Which is why the company’s Airband initiative strives to bring robust connections and training to underserved areas. Learn about the effort’s origins and tech takeaways to benefit your own organization.…
Did you know more than 300 new features have been added to Microsoft Teams in the past year (yes, you read that right!) Tune in to hear about some of Dux’s favorite tools and how they can make Teams use easier and more productive.By AvePoint, Inc.
Learn how a local government in Tasmania shed a reliance on outdated technology to obtain self-service and cloud-hosted solutions for efficiency and public safety. You’ll also get tips to change internal culture to move progressive IT projects forward.By AvePoint, Inc.
It pays to know where your data lives. And for some industries and countries, it’s mandatory. Get the scoop on how GDPR and other regulations underscore the value of keeping your data close to home — and the related benefits that go beyond compliance.By AvePoint, Inc.
Join us for a flavorful discussion about life, work, and family. The spouses and co-authors of Mind the Beet, a new blog, are also Microsoft veterans with a wealth of advice about using workplace technology to the fullest during a time of big change.By AvePoint, Inc.
Do you miss scribbling on the walls? Discover how the Microsoft Whiteboard tool is bringing new value to the hybrid workplace — and best practices to enable creative collaboration with touchscreen tablets and other devices.By AvePoint, Inc.
Discover how the legendary brewer is using Microsoft Power Platform to automate and expedite core business functions. Get tips for making your own processes more efficient, and learn effective ways to integrate Power Platform within projects of any size or industry.By AvePoint, Inc.
Recent workplace disruptions have changed the ways we meet (hint: we’re huddling more often, and many participants are less than enthused to be there). Tune in to discover 5 tips that can elevate any meeting, whether it's virtual, in-person or hybrid.By AvePoint, Inc.
Without guiderails to help employees work smarter and more safely, collaboration tools can become unwieldy (or worse, a liability). Learn how the kitchen and bath giant deployed a governance plan for 20,000 licensed users in Microsoft 365 — and tips for doing the same.By AvePoint, Inc.
The idea of a hybrid office may seem simple, but finding balance takes work. Most employees want to split their time for the long term –– but is your team prepared? Get insights on collaboration needs, new technologies, and personal strategies to navigate the months ahead.By AvePoint, Inc.
Disruption from digital giants hasn’t just sped up the pace of business; it’s made things more cutthroat than ever. What can companies to do survive and thrive at a time when upstarts and unknowns are making big moves? Consultant and author R. “Ray” Wang offers foresight and advice.By AvePoint, Inc.
There’s a lot to unpack in this new employee experience platform. Get a breakdown of all four Microsoft Viva components designed to support a smarter workplace –– as well as Dux’s insights on how each one could benefit your users.By AvePoint, Inc.
Find out how leading egg producer Vital Farms has shifted to a fully remote corporate workforce. Follow their flight path by surveying your staff needs, developing a plan to stay engaged from afar, and deploying collaboration tools to keep everyone on task and connected.By AvePoint, Inc.
Keeping track of your Microsoft 365 licenses is a tricky and time-consuming task. Does your organization have a plan? Dux shares common pain points, the big value of license management, and how AvePoint’s new Cense solution can help.By AvePoint, Inc.
Learn how a volunteer-based nonprofit uses Microsoft 365 to support and evolve its longtime mission: helping communities in need. Get strategies to tailor your digital transformation based on the job at hand — and discover why consolidating collaboration solutions makes teamwork easier.By AvePoint, Inc.
Coming off the recent virtual conference, Dux explains what Microsoft partners should know about new solutions, educational opportunities, and discounted pricing models unveiled at the event — as well as the debut of AvePoint’s Global Partner Program.By AvePoint, Inc.
More companies are deploying hybrid models for employees as COVID-19 cases decline. Tune in to hear about extensive Microsoft research on the issue — and get advice to successfully implement a hybrid workspace.By AvePoint, Inc.
When two organizations merge, there’s a lot to consider — especially when it comes to technology. Get best practices from Paul Butticaz, who is helping streamline collaboration needs for employees at Truist, an American bank formed from the 2019 merger of BB&T and SunTrust.By AvePoint, Inc.
Requesting municipal services isn’t always easy. Who do you call, and how can you make sure the job is completed? Learn how Richmond, Virginia, has automated these requests with RVA311, an online portal and a mobile app that allows residents to reach city government 24/7 with a tap or a click.By AvePoint, Inc.
Corporate intranets haven’t always gotten their due, and employee adoption may have been low in the past. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has made these centralized digital hubs a critical tool. Learn how an award-winning intranet project came together and get tips to create your own.By AvePoint, Inc.
M365 solutions became pivotal during the pandemic, and they’re likely to support long-term collaboration an industry that has long relied on paper and email. Mike Ferrara, the director of legal management consulting at Kroll, offers thought leadership on the past year and what’s next.By AvePoint, Inc.
SharePoint is turning 20! Join Microsoft’s Jeff Teper, also known as “the father of SharePoint,” to discuss key milestones of the past two decades, to learn how SharePoint has been essential for supporting remote work, and to explore what’s next for the collaborative platform.By AvePoint, Inc.
Learn why monitoring user access and content generation in the cloud is key to stronger compliance and security. Kevin Byrne, a senior vice president at Bank of Hawaii, will share his experience with these important efforts.By AvePoint, Inc.
Make no mistake: Your IT employees are much more than a help desk. Author and IT executive leader Chris Laping explains how a popular restaurant chain worked to leverage and nurture this valuable human asset –– and why all companies will benefit from this approach.By AvePoint, Inc.
Discover how collaboration tools helped Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business enable successful online learning for its MBA students. Associate dean Shelly Heinrich also shares tips for taking recruitment efforts and alumni functions virtual.By AvePoint, Inc.
Learn how Air University CIO Jeff Lush deployed Microsoft Planner to assign action-oriented tasks to his IT team. We discuss the effort’s positive impact on efficiency and teamwork.By AvePoint, Inc.
Find out how Tanya Hannah and the 15,000 employees of King County, Washington use Microsoft Teams and other tools to support remote work, online self-service and customer safety. Tanya will also discuss how recent pandemic pivots have long-term benefits for county operations and innovation.By AvePoint, Inc.
Abadesi started the Hustle Crew to help organizations examine and overcome their biases to become higher performing and more inclusive. We talk about where the tech industry is doing well and where it still needs some work to foster more diversity.By AvePoint, Inc.
Jo lead a project team of 20 people to combine two M365 tenants with 2,000 users and 12 TB. Hear how they justified, executed, and measured the success of the project.By AvePoint, Inc.
Joe Gasper and Dewayne Hyatt have driven 5,600 miles across the state of Florida to work with 15 academic departments, 90 research centers and 67 county governments on their Teams adoption. Hear their strategies for connecting with users and why their Jurassic County project was a big hit.By AvePoint, Inc.
Hear how Helen moved from spending most of her day pointing employees to information to empowering them to access it through a SharePoint intranet portal and Yammer. She brings a unique HR perspective that will benefit anyone working on modern workplace projects.By AvePoint, Inc.
We talk to Dan Lewis about his journey from Microsoft to the City of Seattle where he and Robb Landis accelerated their Microsoft 365 and Teams deployment across 39 departments from financial to fire and police.By AvePoint, Inc.
After careful consideration on whether she was living her “best product market fit,” Clarice Chan transitioned from a successful career at Microsoft to working as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs where she made an incredible impact to how Veterans communicate with the department.…
Eric went from a career in law enforcement to driving digital transformation at FDACS. Hear how this agency has successfully adopted Teams, how they collaborate with other agencies that have separate tenants, and how he is thinking about cloud consolidation.By AvePoint, Inc.
Bala started on its Teams journey a month before COVID and had to accelerate adoption overnight. Learn how Matt handled the scramble, resulting Teams surge and why for him, digital transformation now is about consolidation and cleaning the environment.By AvePoint, Inc.
"Big events cause big changes,” says Steve. Hear how Trek Bikes’s modern workplace has evolved over the last decade as a serial early adopter. Steve also dives into how the company has been successful with PowerBi and PowerPlatform.By AvePoint, Inc.
Vanessa and a team of two are supporting 100 agencies and 36,000 users within a central Office 365 tenant. Learn how she prepped the migration, is looking to scale support and thinks about crucial concepts like guest access.By AvePoint, Inc.
IT Director Matt Pugh talks about the “mega-church’s” journey to adopting Teams and private channels for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating the humanitarian response to COVID-19.By AvePoint, Inc.
Hear how Dr. Kellerman created such an impressive “relentlessly collaborative” environment across Teams and Office 365 that he found himself presenting to Satya Nadella and on the keynote stage for Inspire. His experiences and lessons learned are relevant for every type of organization thinking about knowledge management.…
In this episode, Anna talks with two powerhouse women at Microsoft and in the Tech Community, Dona Sarkar and April Speight. Both Dona and April are passionate about empowering others, whether in the workplace or in the community - and both have extensive experience working in fashion and tech. We talk about changing careers, re-evaluating ourselve…
Jakob is the lead cloud architect at H&M, and his team is helping the global retailer innovate faster with the power of the cloud. Hear how his team has helped scale 100 devops projects in 3 months at H&M and making the shift to a cloud first mindset.By AvePoint, Inc.
Jeff was able to move his local government entity to the cloud and into Microsoft Teams right before the COVID pandemic. He talks about the challenges they are tackling around adoption, records, first-line workers and more!By AvePoint, Inc.
Rob discusses how Deloitte manages the pace of change, creates accountability through charge-back models, and his teams’ best practices for overseeing a large, advanced deployment of Office 365.By AvePoint, Inc.
In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we discuss hidden accessibility needs and unexpected benefits for all when accessibility is made a priority in software development. Guests include two of our champion MVPS, Bill Ayers, Microsoft 365 solution architect and developer, and Andy Talbot, Microsoft 365 consultant. "If your applicatio…
In episode 4 of season 2, we have Chander Ramanathan, Intelligent Workplace Lead from SXiQ based in Melbourne, Victoria back on the show to share his experiences using Microsoft Teams during Remote Work. Episode Summary Here is the summary of what we discussed in the episode: Both Chander and I got carried away with the custom backgrounds in MS Tea…
Jamie played a key role in helping one of the largest companies in the world adopt Microsoft Teams. Hear the strategies that worked, the challenges she faced, and the insights she developed from user engagement. Note: This was recorded prior to the COVID pandemic.By AvePoint, Inc.
Anna talks with neurodiversity advocates, Chris Gill and Paul Warren, about the relevance and value of being vulnerable and authentic, mentorship, self-advocacy in the workplace, sharing personal experiences, following orders when you're voluntold to do something, letting your kids teach you, and so much more. Learn tips about talking with your cow…
In 2015, Vincent and his team realized that terrorists and criminals had access to mobile technology and cloud tools so their police force should too. Listen to his story of how he successfully implemented Office 365 and how officers are using Yammer and Teams to actually catch criminals faster.By AvePoint, Inc.
Christy has been leading the shift from a SharePoint 2010 based intranet to a modern portal with a .Net architecture with microservices leveraging SharePoint 2016. Hear the insights she derived from a year-long user research and prototype project as well as the innovative solutions that derived from that process that are currently driving company c…
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