Productivity

Microsoft Teams Essentials Most Affordable Collaboration Solution for Small Business

by Russell Smith

December 1st, 2021, Microsoft announced the availability of Teams Essentials, a new product built for small businesses. In this article, you'll learn what is Microsoft Teams Essentials, how it compares to other editions of Teams, and about pricing and availability. What is Microsoft Teams Essentials? Microsoft Teams Essentials provides small businesses with unlimited group calls… Read More

How to Create a Team in Microsoft Teams

by Michael Reinders

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace that groups people and enables them to share and collaborate on ideas and information. Here's how to create a team and manage team members. Teams vs chats What is the difference between a team and a chat in Teams? Basically, teams are meant to convey information using collaboration tools… Read More

Microsoft Loop is Rebrand of Fluid Framework

by Russell Smith

At its Ignite conference yesterday, Microsoft announced that some parts of its Fluid Framework are being rebranded as Microsoft Loop. Or at least some parts of it. First announced in 2019, the Fluid Framework provides users with what Microsoft describes as 'atomic units of productivity' that can be shared and worked on independently of a… Read More

Windows 10 Version 2004 (20H1) – Cortana

by Russell Smith

Most of the changes in Windows 10 version 2004, which is due to land in the first half of 2020, are under-the-hood. And the Windows 10 November 2019 Update got some of the changes that were in development as part of 20H1, like enhancements to search in File Explorer. This second article in a two-part series looks at the new Cortana experience that is coming as part of Windows 10 version 2004.

FindTime – An Underappreciated Gem in the Office 365 World

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft's FindTime service helps Office 365 users find the right time to schedule a meeting with people inside and outside their tenant. It's an underappreciated gem. And the good news is that an even better service called Calendar.Help is on the way. Well, it's better if you like asking Cortana to find the right meeting dates for you rather than the more-hands on approach taken by FindTime. Whichever way you cut it, help is always appreciated when setting up meetings, so it's nice that these tools are available.