Microsoft

Level up your Microsoft 365 skills

Technical employee empowerment For decades the average professional has been able to get away with basic technology skills. If they could access the shared network drive and use Microsoft applications like Outlook, Word, and Excel, they would be able to perform their...

Working from anywhere, safely

The year 2022 is bringing yet another wave of challenges as we continue our parade of working from the office, working from home, or working while travelling. Now, many of us have been doing this for quite a while, thanks to our laptops, docks, home Wi-Fi etc. We are...

Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience

Microsoft is making two significant changes which are getting conflated: price changes to Microsoft 365 seat-based subscriptions and the launching of the New Commerce Experience (NCE). Effective March 1, subscriptions will increase on average 15 per cent (depending on...

My flexible work experience

During a typical week at Smart Dolphins, I work from home three to four days and go to the office one or two days. I wake up early, and after attending to a few personal priorities (exercise, tea, breakfast, etc.), I will work for an hour before waking my daughter....

Email Security

Email is not secure. It has never been secure, and little has changed since its invention by Ray Tomlinson back in 1971.   Fast forward to 2022 and most business leaders and end users are aware of the risks of email phishing. Most also know that it is a primary way...

Recruiting with Microsoft Teams

We share a lot of resources on how technology enables better business, but we have not shared a lot about how we use technology in specific business processes. At Smart Dolphins, we use Microsoft 365 apps to enhance our efficiency during recruitment. We are growing...

Managing Microsoft Teams

How you set up Microsoft Teams will affect the benefits provided Once the pandemic was officially declared, the demand for training that we had already been providing to professionals — especially on Microsoft Teams — greatly increased. Many businesses are now...

Conditional Access

In today’s modern workplaces, employees are accessing more and more company resources from remote locations creating a greater need for enhanced security. In response to these workplace shifts, Microsoft added Conditional Access to business premium licensing in 2019....