Year-end reflection: Use MyAnalytics to discover your digital work habits and set goals for the new year
Many of us found ourselves working virtually this year more than ever before, and our reliance on digital tools and workspaces increased along with that change. You may have found yourself using Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and other M365 apps and services for the first time or perhaps just more than usual.
One unique Microsoft 365 (M365) tool you may not have heard of is MyAnalytics. MyAnalytics is constantly working in the background analyzing your digital work habits and providing you a personalized view into how you spend your time.
MyAnalytics can help you reflect on your virtual collaboration and work habits, such as how much of your week you spend in meetings, as well as provide ideas for improving your digital work life, such as blocking focus time each day when you’re most productive. MyAnalytics is private and specific to you as an individual user and serves exclusively as an information resource for your own consumption.
Strengthen your skills from home
As COVID continues to alter the workplace, organizations are understanding that the “work from home” evolution requires not just improved technical skills but also improved “soft skills” such as more efficient communication, effective project management as new processes are implemented and even greater time management. Here are some of the most popular classes Centriq customers are taking this fall to close “soft skills gaps” as we adjust to the new workplace environment.
Save 40% on Microsoft training this summer
This month you can purchase any two 5-day Microsoft classes for only $3,500! That’s a 40% savings on training for technologies like: PowerShell, Azure, SQL, System Center, M365, Windows 10, and more. You have until October 31, 2020 to attend the classes. So, you have the entire summer to enroll and save! Buy your two classes today and start saving!
Office 365 is now Microsoft 365
Until April 21, 2020, Office 365 and Microsoft 365 were separate but overlapping Microsoft productivity tools or products. (See our blog recently revised blog Office 365 vs Microsoft 365: What’s the Difference? Are They the Same?). But on that date, Microsoft announced that the group of productivity apps formerly known as Office 365 would now be branded “Microsoft 365”.
Centriq Responds to COVID-19
With the health and safety of our students, our employees and their families being of utmost importance Centriq Training began preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic in early March.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Certification Path
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8) Certification Path – Centriq Training
Are you ready for the new Red Hat? The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system has gone under a facelift, creating a total platform change for the first time in almost 5 years. These system changes bring new learning paths for users, upgrading all certifications to follow the path to RHEL 8 to eventually achieve the status of Red Hat Certified Engineer and Certified Specialist.
2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap Summary
2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap Summary: Upcoming Products & Dates
(Quoted content provided by Gladys Rama/Redmond Channel Partner)
Each year, Redmond Channel Partner publishes their highly-anticipated Microsoft Product Roadmap, which takes an in-depth look at what Microsoft releases and updates are on the immediate horizon. Once again, 2019 will be a busy year, with major updates to Windows 10, Dynamics 365, and System Center on tap, to name just a few. Below is a condensed summary of the Roadmap, which provides a snapshot of new and upcoming releases, version updates, and anticipated release dates.
Centriq Training Moves to New Facility to Accommodate Growth
KANSAS CITY, MO. (January 11, 2019) — Centriq Training, the Midwest’s largest technology training company, announced the opening of its new education facility in Kansas City, Missouri this week. The new campus at 92nd and State Line Road is located just five blocks from Centriq’s previous location in Leawood, Kansas.
New Microsoft 365 & Office 365 Role-Based Certifications
With the retirement of the MCSA: Office 365 certifications on March 31, 2019 and the release of the new Microsoft 365 certifications, the next generation of Microsoft certifications is here. And, it is truly a new generation. For the first time, Microsoft certifications will focus on building the skills required for actual job roles rather than focusing on features and services of the Microsoft software product itself. As a result, Microsoft is calling these new certs “role-based” certifications.
Django Girls… the D is Silent
Every year, we rave about how much we admire Django Girls and everything they do for our tech community. And, every year, we get blank stares and questions like, “what the heck is a Django Girl?” No worries— it’s a fair question! We had to ask ourselves the same thing before we started teaming up with the incredible organization.