We All Knew Tech Would Make Work Better

By 2025, 75% of the workforce will be comprised of Millennials. What are you doing to modernize your workplace? Today, the answers are increasingly nuanced, characterized by a cycle of changes in the workplace.

After a revolution in the workplace spurred by technology, companies are finding that a balanced approach may be the most effective. Explore this article to learn more.

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The best collaboration and communication solution empowers employees to express ideas and unlock creativity. Microsoft 365 offers a broad and deep array of apps and services to give you flexibility in how your team connects, shares and communicates.

With Microsoft Teams you get chat, meeting apps, calling, Office 365 productivity and collaboration tools all in one place -- everything you need to be productive. Connect seamlessly across geographic and organization boundaries for easy collaboration and file sharing. Use modern storytelling tools to build and reinforce your culture. Manage and deliver training content to keep your workforce current. And minimize security risk and management costs. Intrigued? Subscribe now and learn more!

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Employee empowerment bears fruit

Early adopters of Office 365, Fruit of the Loom uses Microsoft Teams to combine tools that allow 30,000 associates to collaborate across locations and countries around the world.

The video in this episode tells the Fruit of the Loom story -- showing that no company is too established to transform. Watch it to discover how Microsoft Teams empowers employees to effectively express ideas and unlock creativity by bringing together chat, meeting, calling, Office 365 apps and third-party tools -- all in one place. In a world where enterprise-grade security and compliance are non-negotiable, Microsoft Teams gives Fruit of the Loom the protection it needs to create a secure culture of knowledge sharing and creativity.

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Customer Story: Think Up Consulting Recap


With its global client base increasing, Think Up Consulting needed to improve its remote working capabilities. Its VPN-based system sometimes made it difficult for employees to remotely access files. And without a centralized platform, employees wasted time switching between disparate systems.

But with Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 Business, Think Up created a unified solution, increased productivity and security, improved efficacy, and reduced costs. Think Up Consulting empowers its employees to achieve more together.

We can help you increase your global client base. Contact us to learn more.

A Day in the Life of a Construction Pro with Microsoft Teams

Sofia is a construction company superintendent who works at multiple sites and uses Teams to keep her schedule and projects all in one place. View this infographic to get a glimpse of a day in Sofia's life -- and how she uses productivity, collaboration, BI and enterprise mobility tools in Teams to stay on track.

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New Teams Features!

5 New Teams Feature you need to know about

The lockdown limbo continues!

Many businesses working both at home and a reduce headcount in the office Microsoft Teams continues to play a pivotal role.

In this article, you will learn some of the most exciting features that are currently being added to Microsoft Teams.

1) Together Mode

Probably one of the most exciting updates is the ability to enable something Microsoft is calling together mode.

This places up to 49 attendees in a virtual room. Using AI segmentation technology, it will focus your eye on the active speaker.

2) Large Gallery View

Zoom is appealing to many due to the multiple headcount you can include on one screen. Microsoft has finally caught up, and the gallery mode allows up to 49 attendees on one screen. This is the same experience as Zoom.

If you are currently using both a combination of Teams and Zoom now may be the time to start planning a gradual migration to a Team only environment.

This will benefit your business in 2 ways. The first is that there will be one less system to manage and maintain. The second reason is that you could save a considerable amount of cost in reducing the software which you use to collaborate online. Teams is included as part of Office 365 at no additional charge.

3) Dynamic Stage

Dynamic Stage automatically lays out the video windows to make the best use of the screen. Auto resizing and head tracking meeting room attendees for the best results all on one screen.

4) Live Transcriptions

Have you ever attended a meeting and forgot to take your note pad? Well with this new feature, Microsoft Teams will automatically transcribe your meeting as people speak.

The saved transcription then becomes available for reference at a future date - very handy if you want to check what was said.

5) Clearer options when joining a meeting via link

When sending out, a teams invite it can be somewhat confusing for contacts that don't use teams.

Microsoft has been working on making the options to join a team via link clearer.

This includes a new webpage with updated graphics to make it easier for contact to join teams meetings.

Please note that not all of these new features have been rolled out and are available to everyone. There is a manual update process that may be required to turn on the new features. 

Contact your IT provider for assistance in the manual upgrade or better yet contact your local Microsoft Teams expert for help here.

The Importance of Teamwork and Collaboration

We live in a world of constant disruption where business models are undergoing constant change. This article explores the impact of these trends on collaboration and teamwork and the most important skills for the 2020 workplace.

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Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled by Windows 10 Security Features

$1.1 million was saved by those using Windows 10 as a result of reduced productivity impact of malware infections. This Forrester Consulting study, commissioned by Microsoft, examines the Total Economic Impact™ of Windows 10 security features. Windows 10 provides a completely integrated solution, which impacts overall security and minimizes use of system resources.

Check out the full study to learn more about Windows 10 features to better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment with Flood IT Support.

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Reduce costs with Windows and Office

70% of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) reinvest saved money into their business thanks to the cloud.

Simplify the process of keeping devices up to date while saving time, reducing costs, and gaining control. Check out this infographic--which shows industry trends, pain points, and proof points--to learn why and how.

And to find the right Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 Business solution for your business to reduce costs, contact our team at Flood IT Support.

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A Day in the Life - Compliance

Meet Diego, a Compliance Officer who works closely with his company's IT team to ensure employees abide by internal policies and regulations set by regulatory bodies. Check out this infographic to see how Diego uses productivity and collaboration tools in Teams across his devices throughout the day to review, define, enforce and report on compliance policies to prevent unethical, illegal, improper and under-use of resources.

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