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What does the Accelerated Busisness look like? From sales to  HR, here’s our take.


 

10.16.18 by Bernie Thibeault

Types of PowerApps: Canvas Apps vs Model-Driven Apps

 

There has been a lot of buzz about PowerApps lately, some of which has involved a new type of app available for creation called a Model-Driven App. This post will explain the benefits and differences between canvas-based and model-driven apps.

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10.11.18 by Bernie Thibeault

How To Get Rid of the GUID in PowerApps Forms

This is a common problem with PowerApps that isn’t immediately evident to someone who may be a citizen developer. You want to create an app to view or edit the data you have stored in SharePoint, Dynamics or some other connection that you have made. But why do the Lookup columns or fields display the GUID?

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10.03.18 by Bernie Thibeault

How to Create a Flow - Auto Texting

 

Your boss may be a busy person. They may be out of pocket some days but still want to stay up to date on the sales process. This flow is an example of how to send text messages with Flow using Twilio. (Before you use Twilio in your Flow, you should create an account on their website and sign up for a trial).

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09.17.18 by Molly Roy

Making Meetings Matter with MS Teams

Meetings without these key elements are time wasters.  Learn how to keep your audience engaged and accomplish your objectives by running productive and efficient meetings. 

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09.13.18 by Bernie Thibeault

Bring Your Forms to Life with PowerApps

 

With Microsoft Office 365 and PowerApps, there is no longer a reason to make your employees fill out a paper, PDF, or email template form.

There are 3 main reasons you should use PowerApps for your employees to fill out forms:

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09.11.18 by Syndicated News

How to Survive a Data Disaster


Can you find your way back if you take a wrong turn on the road to disaster? If disaster strikes, recovering from it could cost you thousands of dollars, plus lose your customer's good faith. 

Having a plan to save your business from bad things will help you get back on track. 

Most businesses rely on technology to run their day-to-day processes.  Think email, Word docs, customer information and ordering systems, inventory, accounting.  Other companies are all about the tech.  Think Uber, Airbnb, Constant Contact and many others. 

So if something disastrous happens, your business could grind to a halt, whether tech is your main business or 'just' how you get your work done every day.

 

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09.10.18 by Bernie Thibeault

4 Mistakes Manufacturers Make Regarding Document Management

In the manufacturing industry, we all know production is king. Maximizing productivity is the focal point, and safety, quality, and supply chain/vendor management are all well-known components to ensure the lowest cost, and highest efficiency. Oftentimes document management is too far down the line to get much notice, and gets overlooked as an important opportunity for maximizing efficiency.

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09.07.18 by Beau Cameron

How to Link to a Planner Task Using Microsoft Flow


Microsoft Flow and Microsoft Planner are both relatively new technologies in the world of Office 365. If you've spent some time with the Microsoft Planner connector, you may have noticed there are some pieces of functionality that are missing. After looking in the support forums, I found that a lot of people have been looking to use Flow to direct link to a Planner task (similar to when you get the over due notifications out of the box). There is a lot of confusion about having to use the Group ID to link to a task, but in fact there is another way. The method proposed below is similar to what is used in the SharePoint Starter Kit personal tasks web part. With this in mind, here is a method I use to direct link to a planner task in flow.

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09.04.18 by Bernie Thibeault

PowerApps Checklist: 10 Things you need to know

As you are getting ready to build your first PowerApp? Here is a list of what you should know before you begin:

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08.28.18 by Ben Peterman

Support for Windows Server 2008 Ends in 2020.  Are You Prepared?

It may seem like eons from now but you should be thinking about your future plans with the discontinuation of support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008R2.  It's never too soon to start planning - and you'll need to in order to avoid any business disruptions.  Why not embrace the change? 

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