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Pass Your First Microsoft Certification Exam With These Resources and Tips

Posted by Brooke Appe on 01.07.21

Microsoft certification exams are a great way to test your knowledge in the latest Microsoft offerings while also showing others that you know your stuff. There are a wide range of certifications, ranging from broad fundamental knowledge to advanced mastery of a certain skill. Once you have identified an exam you want to take, follow the these study hacks to learn and practice your knowledge and skills.

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Topics: Microsoft Certification, Microsoft Exam

Key considerations when building a company intranet with SharePoint

Posted by Brooke Appe on 09.04.20

Building a new intranet may seem daunting at first. Companies have many moving parts, and consolidating them into one intranet that is easily navigable for employees to quickly find what they need requires planning.

Even more, building an intranet that employees want to visit and use is also challenge. Maintenance and updates can become convoluted. Employees may not have proper training in its use. Admins may get confused in how the thing actually works. The list goes on. All of this leads to an intranet no one wants to visit or update.

But DO NOT WORRY. We have summarized all the considerations you should make while planning, building, and implementing your new intranet to ensure its success. 

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Topics: SharePoint, Intranet, SharePoint Intranet, Corporate Intranet, SharePoint Intranets, Modernization, Hub Sites

SharePoint 2010 Workflows are being retired. Here's what to do.

Posted by Brooke Appe on 07.31.20

As you may have read, SharePoint 2010 Workflows are being retired. With their focus on newer tools and technology like Power Automate, Microsoft is encouraging their users to follow suit and adopt these tools quickly. Their statement read:

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Topics: SharePoint, Workflow, Flow, Power Automate, Modernization, SharePoint Workflows

Top 3 things you didn't know about Microsoft Teams (And 2 extras)

Posted by Brooke Appe on 07.15.20

Microsoft Teams is a feature-rich collaboration tool that's adding new users and organizations every day. Here at Aerie, Teams is the foundation of our day-to-day communication and collaboration. With so many features built into this robust application, we thought we would share some of our favorite features, tips, and tricks to get the most out of Teams.

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Topics: Microsoft Teams, Collaboration

Create a Microsoft Power App to track inventory or equipment

Posted by Brooke Appe on 05.08.20

Power Apps is an incredible tool allowing you to rapidly build low-code apps quickly and easily. In this demo, I will show you how to build an equipment tracking solution with SharePoint lists as a data source and a Power App user interface for ease of use on mobile devices.

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Topics: SharePoint, data management, Power Apps, Power Platform

How to Embed a YouTube Video in a Power App

Posted by Brooke Appe on 04.09.20

The time might come when you’re building a Power App and you need to embed a video from YouTube or another source to easily play when clicked on. For instance, you are creating an app for employees to track maintenance and you need to add a quick demonstration video to pop up on the interface along with the line item. Or, you’re creating a physical therapy application for your clients with a checklist of exercises, and you want to provide an instructional video to make sure they are doing the exercise correctly. The options are limitless. 

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Topics: Power Apps, Power Platform, YouTube

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