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 […]

Xgility's CEO Chris Hornbecker and Chief Strategy Officer Joe Brown.

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 […]

Custom Development: The Evolution to Agile and DevOps

Custom Development: The Evolution to Agile and DevOps

The word “custom” sounds expensive—custom cabinets, custom-built homes, custom closets. That reputation is in part deserved, especially if you don’t do your homework up front to know who you were working with and how the project will be managed to ensure there are no “surprises.” It’s really not too different in the world of custom […]

Unlock the Power of Office 365 with a Strategic Approach.

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 […]

Cloud Optimization and Management.

What Forrester and Customers Say About Cloud Cost Optimization and Management

This is Part 3 of our 3-Part series on Best Practices for Cloud Management. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Forrester Wave is a rigorous vendor evaluation conducted over several months by the Forrester Research team. It’s meant to help enterprises put together a short list of vendors for them to evaluate. In […]

Learn how to optimize your cloud costs and usage.

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 […]

Azure Automation: Infrastructure as Code

Automation is Key to Getting the Most Out of the Cloud The cloud offers many benefits to companies that move their infrastructure there or develop applications using cloud native services, but automation is the key to making the cloud efficient and cost-effective. We have to get into the “way back” machine for a second to […]

Microsoft Teams.

Roundup of Key Microsoft Team Features Announced at Microsoft Ignite

At the Ignite 2018 conference last week, Microsoft revealed that Microsoft Teams is now the fastest growing business app in Microsoft’s history and announced several powerful new capabilities to foster teamwork and collaboration. As we help more of our clients strategically rollout and adopt Microsoft Teams, it is exciting to learn that many of the […]

New Microsoft Teams Features for Meetings

Microsoft Ignite 2018 is underway! There are loads of announcements coming out each day about new capabilities and features in Office 365, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Azure, and more. Our team is currently gathering top takeaways – stay tuned for upcoming blog posts! In the meantime, here are two of my favorite features now available in Microsoft […]

Six Myths About Moving to the Cloud: What You Really Need to Know About Moving to Office 365

Most organizations that choose to move to the cloud do so because they have decided they need it for business agility and want the cost savings that come with it. If your organization is considering Microsoft Office 365 as your first step in moving applications to hosted solutions, you may have found similar inconsistencies in […]