In the years leading up to COVID-19, Centriq Training stood apart from other training companies because we offered a true classroom experience, in-person, with a live instructor. Although we have offered the option for learners to attend most of our classes virtually since 2012, Centriq has generally encouraged in-person attendance for optimal learner experience. And the new M365 user courses we developed weren’t available virtually for public audiences. But in March 2020, the pandemic created an immediate need for every Centriq course to be offered virtually with optimal student experience.
Let’s reflect on how our daily work lives have changed over the past year or so. By now, many of you have likely set up a good home office space. Mine personally took over my kitchen table and I’m continuing to make improvements, including a new desk soon. While many of us were making the shift to working from home more, Microsoft Teams was also evolving to close the gap between working virtually and being at the office, giving you the most effective and efficient work environment. Teams is built on a foundation of collaborative tools and application integrations with sharing abilities and communication features throughout. But many underutilize all Teams has to offer when it comes to running effective meetings.
Have you ever needed other people to upload files directly to your OneDrive? Obviously, you could share an entire folder with them, but what if you didn’t want them to see the existing contents of the folder? For example, sometimes it isn’t always appropriate for everyone to view certain files (HR documents, certain forms/requests/paperwork, photo contest submissions, award nominations, etc.).
tell us about yourself.
Hi! I’m Alex Adamek and I grew up in Platte City, MO. Shortly after graduating high school I enlisted in the United States Air Force and moved around the country for the next few years. Now that I am separating from the military, my family and I have decided to move back to our home of KC and closer to our extended family.
tell us about yourself.
Hello! I’m Danielle Smalley. I’ve lived in Missouri almost all my life and will be moving to the KC area soon! Before Centriq, I worked 9 years in client-facing roles such as customer service and sales, mainly in the financial industry. In recent years, I’ve had colleagues suggest that I explore tech roles due to my analytical & detail-oriented nature, and curiosity for technology. I dove into my research, landed here at Centriq as a Full Stack Web Developer student, and feel like I have finally found my niche!
Just like in any leadership role, whether it’s for a sports team, corporate role, or mentorship, being a Microsoft Teams team owner comes with responsibilities and demands. Being a team owner can also be fulfilling as you see your co-workers achieve success by working more effectively using the Teams application. Let’s first define your role as a team owner.
Meet Julie Cantwell, one of Centriq’s Microsoft 365 Training Specialists. Julie came to Centriq in 2019 with experience as a SharePoint admin. Julie helps organizations find success with their M365 adoption efforts by training users on fundamentals, incorporating change with new technology and instilling best practice methods in M365 apps and services.
As you dive deeper into Microsoft 365 (M365), you’ll hear the word “Champion” thrown around quite frequently. But what exactly is an M365 Champion and how can they help you drive adoption of M365/Teams?
If Microsoft Teams was deployed to users without any governance or policies configured, your users have likely already found the convenient “Join or create a team” link and are creating sometimes business-related and sometimes fun or social teams. In this post, we’re going to cover a number of important topics you should work through with your team:
• Finding inactive teams
• Deleting or archiving (soft-deleting) teams
• Renaming teams
I am a father of 3 boys who eat everything. I’m also a supportive husband to a stay-at-home mom. Before coming to Centriq Training, I worked for Charter/Spectrum where I worked with both commercial and residential customers before going to work on the mainline. I am the head coach for my 6-year-old’s soccer team through Sporting KC.