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March Webinar – “How to Become a Microsoft Teams Rockstar in the COVID-19 Era”
If you did not get the opportunity to tune in to our webinar on Friday, March 27th, we got you covered. Klarinet Solutions teamed up with Valo to help organizations learn to continue operating “business as usual” despite having to deal with this COVID-19 crisis. Microsoft Regional Director & MVP,
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Tech Talk : Create a Power App from Scratch
In our February Tech Talk, Michelle Williard, SharePoint architect and PowerApps expert, dives deeper into how to build a basic Power App with no prior knowledge. Below is a step-by-step guide that anyone could follow to create a Power App from scratch: Case Example We are a grooming salon for
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Klarinet Solutions: COVID-19 Resource Center?
What is our COVID-19 Resource Center? Last week we helped several clients implement crisis communication portals, which allow internal communications teams to provide ongoing and up to date news, announcements, and resources during this health crisis.     In the past few days, our team has remotely regrouped and realized
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Remote Workforce: How Organizations Can Stay Connected During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Can Employers Do? There are various questions right now about the Coronavirus — whether it can be contained, how lethal it is, how easy it can be transmitted. This has undoubtedly become an issue that organizations need to deal with in real-time and ask themselves: “What will we do if it spreads? How can we protect our people? Is there a possibility we need
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How to Choose the Best Intranet Software for Your Business?
In recent years, big corporations and small businesses have increasingly invested in an intranet software. This sky-rocketing demand for digital workplace tools is no coincidence! Modern Intranets are no longer a future trend but rather a mandatory strategy for companies to learn and stay competitive in today’s markets.   What is
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Creating an Effective Corporate Communications Plan
By spending 40+ hours a week at work, it is inevitable that work-life will affect our physical and mental health. With that being said, there is a huge responsibility for HR, Communications, and other leaders within an organization to develop and deploy an effective corporate communication and collaboration strategy. Too
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3 Great Examples of SharePoint Intranet Homepages to Inspire You
A SharePoint Intranet? Do you ever question, how your company could benefit from a central internal communication and collaboration platform that engages employees, improves business processes, and cultivates culture? Every organization has a unique personality with different backgrounds, values, services, people, and purpose. Similar to organizations, modern intranets are made to be exclusive and tailored,
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sharepoint modern experience
Your Guide to SharePoint Modern Experience
What is Modern SharePoint?  Modern SharePoint is a collaborative, flexible, and user-friendly solution to the demands of today’s digital workplace.   What might those demands be?   Rapidly evolving organizations  Prevalence of virtual collaboration  Ubiquity of Mobile     The SharePoint modern experience empowers end-users to create, edit, and customize sites to their preference. The goal is
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Tech Talk : A guide to Power Apps
Tech Talk: A Guide to Power Apps
Microsoft Power Platform When Daniel asked me to conduct a Tech Talk on Power Apps, I simply said: “finally.” Essentially, Power Apps is an incredible tool that any person, from any educational background, any prior experience, can hop into and start learning and contributing. You may already know all about
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Parent Child Lists in SharePoint
I'm going to keep this simple. I have a request and I have an approver task list. In the Approver task list I create a column called RequestID. When the task is created I write the ID of the Request to the Task Column RequestID.
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Approving Expenses or Document Control
Whether its approving expenses or document control, approval steps can be more complicated than clicking an approve/deny button. I have had several instances where approvers need to do more than click and Approve/Deny button.
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Tech Tip: Leverage a People Finder in your Organization
Modern Digital Workplace? Let’s say that you work for a company that has offices in multiple locations and cities. Those offices span many floors and each floor has seemingly endless cubicles. How do you really know where a person’s desk is? More so, how can you find any information related
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Microsoft Ignite 2019 Conference Summary
  Tech Talk – Ignite Updates For those who don’t know, Microsoft hosts its annual Ignite conference for developers, IT professionals, and Microsoft enthusiasts. Ignite is an enterprise application conference that focuses on improving and rolling out cloud, data management, and business solutions. In addition, some of the best Microsoft
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Tech Talk: Elevating Microsoft Teams Experience using Private Channels
Klarinet Solutions hosts monthly Tech Talks for our clients, which cover a variety of topics around Microsoft 365 and the modern digital workplaces. In our latest Tech Talk, Matt Fishman, Lead Architect at Klarinet Solutions, led a discussion on an exciting new update in Microsoft Teams: Private Channels. Here are
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Example of Column Formatting
Column Formatting on SharePoint Online (The Easy Way)
Column formatting on SharePoint Online is an awesome way to make your list or document library more visually appealing by manipulating how your data is displayed. This can help you do things like conditional formatting or key performance indicators in your lists and libraries. Modern SharePoint leverages simple JSON (JavaScript
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How can you build a strong company culture through technology? 
Company Culture? “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford . It’s time to readjust our thinking. A lot of leaders push back on investing in organizational culture because they get caught up having to deal with other responsibilities or quite frankly, don’t
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Tech Talk: How to Protect and Secure Your Company’s Data
Protect Your Data According to the U.S National Cyber Security Alliance, it is known that “nearly 60 percent of small companies who have been victims of a cyber security attack are unable to sustain their businesses after 6 months.” Ironically, more than two-thirds of those business who overcame a cyber-attack
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Office 365 - September Updates
September 2019 Office 365 GA Updates
Although minor in scale, there are a lot of cool features on Microsoft platforms that everyone should know about. Let’s take a look at them in this blog post recapping some of Office 365’s updates  in September 2019. Dark Mode  Dark mode allows you to look at Office 365 under
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Using Pop-Up Messages in Power Apps
In this blog post, we are looking at building a custom application in Power Apps using Overlays. Our goal is to mirror a process on other digital platforms and bring it to our digital workplace. Two things are true. We often make mistakes, and we love second chances.   When you’re navigating
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Office365 Overload – Confused About Which Collaboration Tool To Use?
Do you get analysis paralysis every time you open up your organization’s Microsoft Office 365 platform? You are not alone! As a Microsoft corporate user, it becomes very easy to get lost in the mess with the abundance of application tools and Microsoft’s constant updates. Instead of letting these tools dictate
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