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Save time with these new Teams and Dynamics 365 features

2021-09-07T14:47:17-06:00By |

Teams and Dynamics 365 just got better. That’s because they work better together than ever before. What do I mean by that? Read on. The power of teamwork Microsoft’s flagship collaboration platform, Teams, hit 145 million daily active users earlier this year. It’s proved an indispensable part of the digital workplace for organizations, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Meanwhile, their ERP and CRM solution Dynamics 365 has long been a favorite due to its powerful capabilities and leading flexibility. There are many reasons why businesses choose Dynamics 365 – including its seamless integration with the rest of Microsoft’s [...]

Back to the office? You need to see these benefits of Power Apps portals

2021-05-10T07:16:51-06:00By |

Many organizations have turned to Microsoft’s Power Apps to build, host, and maintain custom applications. The popular tool makes it easier, quicker, and more cost-effective than ever to roll out digital solutions for almost any business requirement imaginable. However, the benefits of Power Apps portals are perhaps lesser-known. As businesses return to the office after the pandemic, this feature of Power Apps could make a big difference. What are Power Apps portals? Power Apps portals are user-facing hubs that allow customers or employees to interact digitally with the organization, its data, and its various applications. With Power Apps portals, [...]

The fastest growing companies, Microsoft Power BI, and business growth

2021-04-30T09:41:14-06:00By |

Innovation is at the heart of every business success story. From empowering staff and streamlining operations to launching a ground-breaking new product—it’s innovation that drives growth at the most exciting companies in the world.  If your organization is struggling to achieve the kind of success you’ve set out for yourself, it may come from a failure to establish a deeply engrained organization-wide “culture of innovation” across your processes.   What’s more, technology must play a role in establishing a culture of innovation, and this is often overlooked. In this blog, we explore the role of technology in innovation, and how Microsoft Power BI and business growth are like two peas in a pod.  Reasons for innovation today  For many businesses, 2020 was a year for hunkering down and prioritizing business continuity. Many were forced to act reactively to unexpected changes rather than proactively engage in driving innovation. Although life might not [...]

The benefits of Microsoft Power Platform tools used together

2021-04-25T17:37:55-06:00By |

You may be aware of the benefits of Microsoft Power Platform in terms of its individual tools: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. Many organizations don’t use all four. Or if they do use the entire suite, they use each app in isolation. However, the Microsoft Power Platform benefits you most when several or all of its elements are used in unison. In the article I’ll show you how the Power Platform is far greater than the sum of its parts. An overview of the three Power Platform apps The Microsoft Power Platform is made [...]

Easily Build Intelligent Chatbots with Microsoft Power Virtual Agents

2021-02-12T15:17:57-07:00By |

By now, you may have heard of Microsoft Virtual Agents, the incredible little bots that have transformed customer service. Still, you may not have heard of Microsoft's Power Virtual Agents, the bots that are easier to use for customer service and beyond. These powerfully smart and ever learning bots change how you interact with customers on every platform, allowing anyone on your team to build their bot of choice no matter their skill level. Let us explore how you can use Power Virtual Agents to create sophisticated, AI-power chatbots for your business, solving common issues and answering questions around [...]

New Power Apps integration makes Teams a powerful productivity platform

2021-01-28T21:51:52-07:00By |

Since Teams’ beginnings as a communication tool, Microsoft’s ambitions for its collaboration hub have greatly expanded. The tech titan knows the more business users can do within Teams, the less likely they are to click off to a third-party tool – and the more central and valuable Teams becomes to organizations everywhere as their go-to, all-in-one productivity platform.   Teams has now become the place where work gets done – all your work. And such is Microsoft’s new drive to push “Teams as a Platform” (or, rather, the platform) that now they’ve even integrated Power Apps seamlessly into Teams.  Let’s look at what that means for you.    Microsoft Teams gets a Power boost   Core pillars of the Microsoft ecosystem such as the Office suite of apps and the Outlook [...]

Reading the Room: Microsoft’s New Patent to Score Meetings

2021-01-28T13:28:24-07:00By |

Imagine being able to 'score' a meeting based on attendees' body language and facial expressions? Well, Microsoft is making this concept a reality and filed a patent application for an "insight computer system" that can score meetings based on body language, facial expressions, the number of attendees, and ambient conditions like the time of day and temperature. To better understand how this technology will shape the future of communication, it is essential to identify what is missing from the current virtual layout and immediate concerns. What is Missing from Virtual Meetings? Nodding when a colleague speaks, smiling, and looking [...]

Advancing Government and Our Nation with Microsoft

2021-01-28T13:30:38-07:00By |

Suppose this year has taught us anything as individuals, businesses, organizations, and governments. In that case, we can make it to the other side of just about everything by working together. Responding to the various challenges this year gave us has been difficult, but it is a defining moment as we reimagine a future of transformation and innovation. In particular, the United States government has had to respond to the global pandemic's health and economic crisis, a social and racial justice movement, an unprecedented fire season, and more. To help lead the population through this turbulent time, Microsoft formed [...]

Remote Learning: Tips and Tricks to Reimagine Education

2021-01-08T06:14:47-07:00By |

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

2021-06-09T09:15:10-06:00By |

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 [...]

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