[1/5] – Work smarter, not harder: The Pomodoro Technique

On your path toward building a practice, there are many opportunities to be more productive. Everyone in the technology industry is expected to do more with less, and ultimately work smarter. In fact, that’s exactly what we’re working to help our partners and customers achieve, with the ultimate goal of digital transformation and moving to the cloud.

Intelligent Communications takes the next step with calling in Teams

In September, Microsoft introduces a new vision for intelligent communications including plans to evolve Microsoft Teams into the primary client for calling and meetings in Office 365. As part of this, we are bringing comprehensive calling and meetings capabilities into Microsoft Teams, along with data and insights from the Microsoft Graph, and a strong roadmap of innovation to empower teams to achieve more.

How to use Microsoft Teams ?

We are pleased to share in this blog our webinar of March 2nd on "How to use Microsoft Teams?".

Microsoft Teams is a new solution specifically designed for team collaboration. Although it shares some of the features of Yammer and Skype, Teams brings unique and great new features to your applications.

Empowering Connected Societies

From cities as large as Mumbai to the smaller community of Tucson, Arizona and everywhere in between, citizens around the world are flocking to city centers at historic rates. More than 50 percent of the world’s population can now be found living in urban areas, and by 2050, nearly 70 percent of the global population—more than 6 billion people—will live in cities.

Measure and grow engagement with group insights in Yammer

Yammer helps you engage employees across organizational groups, form communities and run cross-company initiatives. Community managers play a large role in creating and nurturing groups for these purposes. We want to empower community managers to make better decisions around their efforts on Yammer by helping them better understand the activity happening in their groups.

OneDrive Files on Demand

We’ll admit, at Cloud-It, we are heavy user of OneDrive. We were a tough pill to swallow when Windows 10 launched and removed the support for OneDrive placeholders that arrived with Windows 8.1. Placeholders allowed you to see your entire OneDrive collection, even if it wasn’t downloaded to your PC, and then if you needed a file, you could double click it to download and open.

PowerBots – Creating smart apps with PowerApps and Microsoft Bots

 There are three pieces to building the smart app:

Build the bot service: Create the QnA bot service that can answer questions
Create a custom API: A connection from PowerApps to the bot service to interface the questions and answers
Build the app: The app that can present and input information from the user


Let’s explore each of these steps in detail.

Cloud Productivity in Healthcare: Executives

This week, our blog series focuses on Cloud Productivity in the Healthcare system. Todays blog will focus specifically on CxOs (Executives), but be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming blog on healthcare IT professionals.

Executives in the healthcare industry face many challenges, including reducing costs, increasing revenue, and streamlining services and operations on small and large scales.