AMTRA SOLUTIONS BLOG

Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

Modern Desktop | What exactly is it? Part II

July 29, 2020
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Two years ago, we wrote about The Modern Desktop. Since then, the buzz around the modern workplace has gained momentum. But why are people still talking about it and why does it continue to be such a hot topic.

At its core, the modern workplace is about a change in culture, developing strategies in which to better leverage the latest, greatest technologies in alignment with business processes, and with the input from your people.

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Conducting Successful Meetings with Microsoft Teams

July 17, 2020
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Meetings have always been the foundation of teamwork. In fact, meetings are so vital that 37 percent of employee time is spent in meetings and many people attend more than 60 meetings a month.* Yikes!

With all that time spent in meetings, it's important to make sure you get the most out of them … before, during and after. To help you be a ‘superstar’ at conducting Microsoft Teams meetings, we’ve compiled a list of our 8 best tips.

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SOS | Is your resume in need of an overhaul?

July 9, 2020
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Looking for a new job? Time for a career change? Wellthen it might also be time for a resume update. More specifically, a resume overhaul to get you noticed and land that elusive job.    

But how do you get your resume to stand out from the crowd, or in today's world, get it to leap to the top of a massive resume database

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Windows 10 Poll Results

June 23, 2020
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We took an informal poll of some of our clients and contacts, the results were interesting and confirmed a few things we have been wondering about for a while. Here is what we asked people:

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Drive Teams Adoption and Move Towards a New Modern Workplace with Teams Boost

June 9, 2020
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With all the buzz around a new modern workplace, we thought it was important to talk about how you can get the most out of a productivity tool like Teams.  

We know you are likely at some point in your Teams journey. Maybe you’ve already deployed and are looking to maximize your use. Or … maybe you’ve been told that Teams will make you more productive, but don’t know how. Or … maybe you want to be a super star collaborator but have no idea how to make that happen.    

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Boost your skills. Tech courses to make you remarkable.

June 4, 2020
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 Are you looking to beef up your resume? Learn new skills? Land a better job?   
 
There are plenty of free online courses to help you brush up on your IT skills and make you a better employee or candidate for that elusive dream job. All you need is an Internet connection and a laptop.
 
 

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SharePoint: The Importance of a Tidy House 

June 2, 2020
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As we talked about in our last blog, there are some guidelines and best practices for when to use SharePoint vs OneDrive vs Teams, but when it comes down to it, SharePoint is the engine behind all three. So, does it really matter where you put your documents? 

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What’s the Difference Between OneDrive, SharePoint & Microsoft Teams?

May 26, 2020
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As a leader, it’s important to put the right tools in your team’s hands so they can communicate and collaborate effectively. However, its easy to get confused with so many options on the market.

For instance, when and where would you use OneDrive for Business, SharePoint and/or Teams?

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7 Things To Do While Job Hunting During These Uncertain Times

April 27, 2020
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As companies move to remote work, an increasing number of workers are being laid off or given leave. So what does this mean for those searching for jobs?

Well, it means you should continue to network and send out resumes. Even though no one is hiring today, they will most likely be hiring in the future. We believe that those who continue to relationship-build and share their ideas will be in a better position when companies start hiring. Our advice is to keep networking and applying … but with a bit of a twist. Here's what we have in mind. 

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Understanding the Why? Guidance for following Teams best practices.

April 23, 2020
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Many service providers will tell you they can help you get Teams turned on (so can we), and many service providers will tell you they can support training on how to use Teams (so can we). However, many service providers will not tell you “Why using Teams” is better than alternative solutions (we can).

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