Entries by Diane Tira

Round Up of New Features & Functionality in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has been rapidly releasing a slew of new features and functionally in Microsoft Teams geared toward improving the remote workplace experience. From the ability to customize your background image in video calls (yahoo!) to the pop-out chat windows, these new features can help improve your meetings, calls, chats, and collaboration while using Microsoft Teams […]

Microsoft Teams Essentials Webinar Series: Watch Now

With the fast pivot to an all-remote work environment back in March, many organizations — including Xgility — turned to Microsoft Teams for business continuity so their workforce could remain productive and engaged as they work from home. In fact, Microsoft announced in April that Teams had more than 75 million daily active users — […]

How to Leverage Microsoft Teams For Your Remote Workforce

Empower Your Employees to Stay Protected & Engaged While Working From Home The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak has organizations rapidly ramping up to operate remotely and asking their employees to work from home. However, many organizations are faced with a sudden challenge — do they have the right systems in place to make this happen? […]

10 Tips for Employees Using Microsoft Teams While Working Remotely

In response to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak, organizations around the world are asking their employees to work from home and to use collaboration and meeting platforms like Microsoft Teams to stay connected for online meetings and chats. If your organization has already rolled out Microsoft teams for calls, meetings, online chats, and collaboration, that’s […]

ShiftHappens Video: Chris Hornbecker and Joe Brown On Cloud Adoption

Last week, our CEO Chris Hornbecker and Chief Strategy Officer, Joe Brown, had a chance to sit down with Brad Sams at AvePoint’s #ShiftHappens Conference in Washington DC. Watch as they discuss how Xgility’s federal and corporate clients are adopting Microsoft cloud technologies and the emergence of Microsoft Teams popularity. Plus, Brad shares a bit of […]

Unlock the Power of Office 365 with Strategic Planning

It’s not uncommon for organizations to use Microsoft’s Office 365 for just email and SharePoint for document storage and/or their intranet. Yet, Office 365 has a whole suite of powerful collaboration and teamwork solutions and tools too – including SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer. But rolling out the tools without a […]

Best Practices for Optimizing Cloud Usage and Costs: Part 2

This is Part 2 of our 3-Part series on Best Practices for Cloud Management. Our last blog post provided detailed insight on five tips for reducing your overall Azure spend. What’s clear is that gaining visibility across your entire organization’s cloud spend is imperative to making sure you get the most out of your cloud […]

Best Practices for Optimizing Cloud Usage and Costs: Part I

This is Part 1 of our 3-Part series on Best Practices for Cloud Management. The funny thing about developers is that once they get ahold of fancy new toys, there can be a tendency to play with them as much as possible. This may sound familiar if you are using Microsoft Azure or another public […]

[Infographic] 10 Ways to Reduce Your Azure Spend

Microsoft Azure adoption is on the rise. But many organizations have learned the hard way that moving to the public cloud doesn’t always guarantee cost savings. In fact, many have noticed cloud bills that are two to three times higher than expectations. Luckily, that doesn’t have to be the case. The first step to combatting […]