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Tracking and Reporting Projects using Office 365 and Project Online

Did you know Office 365’s tools can make your PMO run more efficiently?

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  1. IT, Office 365

    Azure AD Connect – Take Action!

    What is it? Azure AD Connect is a Microsoft identity tool used by organizations with on-premise Active Directory infrastructure and Microsoft 365 environments. It makes sure that identity data such as passwords and user accounts are in sync – which generally improves your productivity all around! Your organization may be using this in a situation…

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  2. IT, Office 365

    MFA, is it enough?

    For as long as I can remember, “username and password” were a fundamental combo to everything in your digital life. You had a username for work, school, even your bank account. Simple passwords became complex passwords as security grew – but that only led to password reuse across platforms typically stored in plain text in…

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  3. IT, Office 365

    5 Microsoft Teams Features We Love

    Some of us have been using Microsoft Teams since its inception in 2017. Some started this year. Regardless, it is clear that the ease of collaboration and visibility afforded by Teams have secured this platform a rank at the top of the modern business tech stack. Forrester found that executives and decision makers improve their…

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  4. Development, IT

    Microsoft Teams Is Becoming More Powerful with Power BI

    Microsoft Teams provides several options for integrating popular services into tabs. One of these is a Power BI report tab. You can add a report from any workspace that you own or is shared with you as a tab on your team channel. This is awesome! We will show you how to start using this…

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  5. Cloud, IT

    How Can Microsoft Help Your HR Team?

    The onboarding and offboarding of employees is often complex and involves manual processes. It may require dependencies on external teams or even applications to complete. Typically, Human Resources department (HR) will interact with the IT department on an ad-hoc basis to either request application provisioning or de-provisioning. All this interaction requires time and resources, which…

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    IT, Office 365

    Best Practices for Organizing Teams

    In our day-to-day business lives, I think we could all enjoy the ability to make decisions more quickly!
    To do that, you need to eliminate organizational roadblocks such as analysis paralysis and disjointed workspace and create a modern and digital workspace that supports and fosters discussion and collaboration.
    Read more to learn how FMT Consultants is utilizing technology to align with Microsoft’s digital transformation both internally and for our clients in order to achieve faster decision making and growth from our very own Director of Consulting Services Zach Saltzman.

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    CRM, ERP, IT, Office 365

    SMB TechFest Spotlight – FMT Consultants

    Technology choices matter. Applying new technology tools, or revising existing ones, requires a significant effort and sustained commitment to transformation. All, while continuing to run a business at top speed. Whether you work in operations, finance, IT… or all of those (and more), creating lasting value takes real work from people committed to building better…

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  8. IT, Office 365

    Strengthen your Security Posture with Microsoft 365 Secure Score

    Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in July 2017. Content was updated in July 2020.  Do you use any of the myriad of services offered by Microsoft 365? If you do, then you should know about Microsoft Secure Score. Secure Score analyzes your Microsoft 365 environment to help articulate your current security posture and…

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  9. Cloud, IT

    5 Reasons to Upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2016

    If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re interested in using SQL 2016 for your databases but are adopting the “wait and see” approach before making the leap to a new software version. Whether you’re interested in trying SQL Server’s new free editions and reworked reports, or you’re trying to enhance your current working environment with high…

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  10. Cloud, IT

    Explore New Features and Stay Current with Windows Server 2016

    At the Ignite conference in September, Microsoft released an evaluation version for IT professionals to get a look at what the RTM or “Release to Manufacturing” version of Windows Server 2016 will look like. The final version was generally released on October 12th. Like many Microsoft releases, Windows Server 2016 brought a lot of new…

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  11. IT, Microsoft Dynamics GP

    Dynamics GP Disaster Recovery Planning

    While setting up and upgrading Dynamics GP for clients, I often find disaster recovery planning is something that is overlooked. Often, only the databases are backed up and newly created companies have not been added to the backup plan. In light of this, I want to walk you through what you’ll need to have ready…

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  12. Cloud, IT

    Is Your Redundancy Safe Enough?

    Redundancy is not a new concept, but not all redundancy is equal. The value of redundancy depends on how closely (or broadly) you look at it. Hardware Redundancy If you have five storage devices working in RAID 5 you may have one of those storage devices fail, but all of your data would remain intact…

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