Solution Briefings

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Most of Blue Net’s customers are just scratching the surface of leveraging the powerful set of Office 365 tools they own. That is why Blue Net’s solution experts deliver free, regularly scheduled solution briefings highlighting some of the many ways Blue Net and our customers utilize Office 365 to be more efficient and competitive. Whether you currently own 365 or are planning your move to it, these solution briefings will help you get the most out of your investment.


Play it Safe and Secure with Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication

Basic authentication with an email address and password is simply not secure enough. Your email address is public and even a strong password can be compromised even if you personally are very careful with it. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is easy to set up and use and can be enabled on a case-by-case basis. You can start with the individuals with the most sensitive information to protect and make sure they’re covered, then move to other groups as prioritized. Attend this seminar to learn how to make your organization safer and more secure.

Be a Better Manager with Office 365 Delve and My Analytics

Office 365 keeps track of what’s going with documents, calendars, email messages and the rest of Office, and performs sophisticated mappings and visualizations that every manager can use to stay on top of what your team is doing – without having to bother them with requests for status updates and progress reports. When you do need to reach out, you’ll already know the context and be able to zero in on a productive conversation. Who collaborates with who? How many hours each week are spent in meetings? Is email a giant time sink? Are people getting interrupted constantly when they’re trying to focus? Attend this seminar see how to take advantage of the wealth of information available to you.

Become a Time Management Master with Office 365 Tasks, To Do and Planner

Both Outlook and SharePoint have had a task list feature forever. They work well and consequently it’s easy to miss the fact that Office 365 has several other options that might work even better for different needs. Attend this seminar to see how Tasks, To Do and Planner might be a better alternative to whatever your currently using for time and task management.

Leverage the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center

What’s your organization’s “Secure Score”? Never heard of it? Attend this session to learn how to leverage the many security-related features of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center. It’s easy to use and absolutely packed with insights into your organization’s security footing. It only takes a few clicks of the mouse to improve your score and get on the road to more security. Attend this seminar to get up to speed, quickly, on the features you really need to know about.

Live Collaboration with Office 365 Online Documents

Multiple people can safely and securely modify the same document at the same time. It’s easy to do and Office 365 offers numerous features for keeping track of what you might think would be chaos – but it really works and makes your day much more productive. No more emailing files back and forth, copy and pasting suggested changes from email messages or comparing versions. Attend this seminar to see it in action and learn how start using this amazing feature.

Quick and Easy Polls Surveys, Quizzes and More with Office 365 Forms

With Microsoft Forms, you can create surveys, quizzes and polls, invite others to respond using almost any web browser or mobile device, see real-time results as they’re submitted, use built-in analytics to evaluate responses, and export results to Excel for additional analysis or grading. Attend this seminar to see how you can get started in just minutes.

Future Events

The Office 365 Admin Portal for Busy Managers

How often do you visit the Office 365 Admin Portal? Rarely? Possibly never? This seminar is for you! Even busy, non-technical managers should be checking the Admin Portal on a regular basis. You are the first line of defense for catching security problems before they get out of control and making sure your team is using the products and services you’ve purchased for them. Attend this seminar to learn what you can accomplish in a matter of minutes with the Admin Portal.

No more email attachments! Secure file sharing with Office 365

Sending files as email attachments is possibly the worst way to communicate. You lose control of the file and if collaboration is expected, you end up with multiple copies. Attend this seminar to see how Office 365 file sharing works, and the terrific level of control you have over who has access and for how long.

Getting Started Right with Office 365 Teams

Nearly every Office 365 subscription includes Teams, but in our experience the product is often either not used at all or it has become a giant mess that nobody understands. That’s a shame because done right, Teams makes collaboration so much easier and more efficient. You’ll send and receive far fewer emails and wasted attempts at locating co-workers. Managers will find it easier to stay on top of what’s going on with projects and processes. All it takes is a little advance planning and an understanding of how Teams can help. Attend this seminar to see it in action and discuss how to apply product features to your organization.

So many options – Office 365 file storage in OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams

Office 365 offers numerous places to save, share and collaborate on documents. Savvy people use all three because each has unique characteristics that cover different scenarios. Once you understand file storage in Office 365, you’ll see that it is superior to your local drive as well as local network file shares. Files in Office 365 can be more secure and better able to handle compliance requirements because the storage system is specifically designed that way. Attend this seminar to learn about your options and when to use them.

Tame your Inbox with Outlook – Tips and Tricks for Efficient Email Management

Are you totally on top of your inbox and feeling confident about managing messages? Feeling efficient and productive whenever you’re dealing with email? Considering the importance of email in modern offices, you should be! Attend this seminar to learn the top tricks and tips that make Outlook your ally in taming your inbox.

Still using Project Tracking spreadsheets? You can do much better with Office 365!

Excel spreadsheets are ubiquitous for keeping track of things but have many shortcomings. With Office 365 you have numerous options that do a much better job. Attend this session to see how built-in tools like Planner and SharePoint task lists make teams more productive and status updates timelier and more visible. Attend this seminar and watch in real time as a tracking spreadsheet converted to a SharePoint list.

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