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Remote Learning: Tips and Tricks to Reimagine Education

2020-09-12T09:46:13-06:00 By |

The back to school season is anything but ordinary this year. Amidst a global pandemic, school administrators, teachers, and parents are trying to decide the best way to continue education safely. A remote learning environment is becoming synonymous with the common classroom but with a significant learning curve. There are many resources out there that offer remote learning help, but at The Bauen Group, we want to lend a helping hand where we can. Below are five remote learning tips, tricks, and tools teachers and parents can use to help navigate the back to school season. One: Adapt and [...]

Reimagine Collaboration with Together Mode

2020-08-06T09:00:01-06:00 By |

Video calling and conferencing is not a new phenomenon. It is a tool used by the masses for day-to-day communication with loved ones or the office. But at the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing became the only way to communicate while keeping a distance. A tool once coined for its ability to increase productivity was suddenly a cause of poor performance due to fatigue. Out of necessity, the research team at Microsoft got to work and developed Microsoft Teams Together Mode, to create a more interactive and engaging video conference experience. Together Mode for COVID Era Conferences [...]

Don’t Sweat with Microsoft Dataflex

2020-08-29T17:32:49-06:00 By |

Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft Power Platform are continuing to shape the future of work with low-code apps to power your business. Low-code apps enable users to quickly respond to your ever-evolving business needs while creating custom solutions. The addition of Dataflex allows Teams users to have vital business data at their fingertips to build apps that address pressing problems. But what exactly does Dataflex and Dataflex Pro do, and why do some of its features sound so familiar? Microsoft Dataflex ecosystem has been rebranded as Project Oakdale by Microsoft. Read more about it here: Microsoft’s Project Oakdale: Your [...]

Turning Up the Heat with Microsoft’s Summer Releases

2020-07-08T16:04:48-06:00 By |

When we are not entirely on the heels of a global pandemic, digital transformation plays a massive role in pushing society forward when it seems like we are continuously taking ten steps back. New technologies and capabilities have kept many businesses afloat during a time where the probability of sinking is sky-high. Microsoft has not let change slow them down; rather, they have used this opportunity to reinvent their strategy and continue to provide customers with innovative solutions. Here we share a few of Microsoft's new releases for Summer 2020, so we may continue to blaze the trail of [...]

How Microsoft Is Powering the Rise of Telemedicine

2020-05-24T08:40:05-06:00 By |

The world, as we know it, has changed forever. The novel coronavirus continues to push, pull, twist, and transform what we have always done into something unfamiliar. Although change can be uncomfortable and uncertain, we can take comfort in knowing it is not always a bad thing, especially when talking about Telemedicine. The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating innovation and digital transformation across various industries, including, and especially healthcare. The pandemic is pushing telemedicine to the front of the line, making it easier for patients to get the care they need. The Rise of Telemedicine Amidst A Global Pandemic Telemedicine [...]

Build vs Buy: The When and The Why to building your own software

2020-03-29T14:27:51-06:00 By |

The cloud is an amazing place.  The amount of software options that are available to businesses are somewhat overwhelming and everything is as-a-Service today.  In this environment with so many options to choose from, why on earth would you ever build when you can so easily buy? Think of the processes that run your business.  You have to pay people, so that’s a must.  You’ve got to be able to perform general accounting tasks.  You really have little or no flexibility to do these processes “your way”.  There is no special sauce in your payroll process.  It’s a highly [...]

5 Practical Technology Projects Your Business Can Actually Do In 2020

2020-03-07T21:35:11-06:00 By |

I’ve read a lot of the tech trend articles in the last month attempting to predict the next big thing in 2020. I couldn't help but laugh at all the writers throwing out AI, deep learning, and automation, along with many other buzzwords. Unless your name is Musk or Bezos you probably are not building sentient robots this year. So for the rest of us, what practical technology project should we really be focusing in the next 12 months? I was struck by the number of articles that talked about 5G wireless technology. While there is a hot race [...]

Microsoft Teams: How to use the ultimate collaboration tool

2020-03-03T18:51:38-06:00 By |

Microsoft recently released its new collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams, as part of the Office 365 suite. March 14th Microsoft Teams was launched publicly and the tool is now widely available to Office 365 business and enterprise users. With all the collaboration tools on the market, what makes this new product so exciting? It’s a lot like Slack- except included for FREE with your Office 365 business or enterprise accounts. It has all the features that have made Slack such a hit in the past few years. To start with the user-friendly interface is very similar and it also uses [...]