Microsoft Teams Essentials for Small Businesses

Earlier this month Microsoft announced a new flavor of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Essentials, targeted for small businesses. The Microsoft Teams Essentials standalone offering is the first of its’ kind and has a lower per-user price point than the Microsoft Teams offered in Microsoft 365. At only $4.00 per user per month, it includes the primary features and functionality including group chat, calendaring, file sharing, and unlimited group video calls, for up to 30 hours, all which are essential for small business working with your customers. Microsoft Teams Essentials does have some capabilities specific to its’ offering which include Extended meeting time (up to 30 hours) Large meeting capacity (host up… Read More

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Microsoft announces first Microsoft 365 price increase in a decade

We knew it was going to happen, but just didn’t know when. With Microsoft adding so many new apps, features, and capabilities it was long overdue. In the decade prior to this price increase, Microsoft has enhanced the online offering significantly. Let me provide a high-level overview of what has changed since the initial release of Office 365. Microsoft 365 was introduced, which not only includes Office, but also Windows, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) Microsoft 365 has since added 24 new apps including Microsoft Teams, the Power trio (Apps, BI, Automate), Stream, Planner, and OneDrive Released over 1,400 new features and capabilities falling into three primary functional categories:… Read More

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Preparing for the MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security Exam

Information about the MS-101 exam including its prerequisites, intended audience, and skills measured can be found on this Microsoft Web Site. This exam is used to obtain the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator role and the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification. After discovering more about the MS-101 exam, you will want to prepare for the exam with some guidance provided in my seven Pluralsight courses specific to the MS-101 exam, which you can locate using the following Pluralsight’s Web Site link. I built the seven courses in a specific order, and some of courses are built on previous courses so it is best to watch them in the order… Read More

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Preparing for the MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services Exam

Information about this exam including its prerequisites, intended audience, and skills measured can be found on this Microsoft Web Site. This exam is used to obtain the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator role and the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification. After visiting the Microsoft MS-100 exam Web Site, and deciding you want to take the exam, you’ll want to take the time to prepare for the exam. To provide you some guidance I have designed and created nine Pluralsight courses specific to the MS-100 exam. These four courses can be located using the following Pluralsight’s Web Site link. I built the four MS-100 exam courses in a specific order,… Read More

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