Microsoft Ignite’s Hybrid Office Recap
Microsoft Ignite 2022 was full of exciting updates and inspiring stories, leaving us with a lot to digest! If you didn't get the chance to attend or still reeling from information overload, put your worries aside because this recap will deliver you all the essential [...]
Prevent Microsoft 365 Teams Sprawl
Microsoft Teams is an intuitive, user-friendly chat-based app within Microsoft 365 that makes digital collaboration a breeze. In fact, it’s so user-friendly that anyone can create a new Team and get a group of users working together in no time. While creative freedom seems promising, we’ve found this [...]
The State of Microsoft Viva & the Digital Workspace | Webinar
Walk away with practical applications to configure and architect your Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva-empowered digital workspace.
Viva Engage: What Is It?
Microsoft Viva is Microsoft 365's Employee Experience Platform with a goal to unite communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights in the flow of work. Viva modules are accessed through Teams so that employees are encouraged to be their best selves from anywhere! The latest module [...]
Viva Dashboard | What is it? How to use it. How to make it your own.
The Viva Dashboard is one of Viva Connections' most powerful yet misunderstood components. The Dashboard pulls the tools your employees need in a quick and easily consumable dashboard that they can access in the office or on the go. Dynamic interactive dashboard cards allow employees to complete simple tasks or review critical data right in the flow of their work.
Microsoft Teams Essential vs Microsoft 365
How do I know which Microsoft product is right for my organization? With different, yet similar products like Microsoft Teams (free), Microsoft Teams Essential, Microsoft 365 Business, and Microsoft 365 Enterprise, it’s no wonder we can get lost in deciding which product is right for us. [...]
The Dos and Don’ts of Scheduling Microsoft Teams Meetings
Over 500,000 organizations use Microsoft Teams as their primary messaging platform and Microsoft Teams meetings have become a daily occurrence. Whether it is an interview, a conference call, or catching up with a friend, virtual meetings are here to stay. With this comes the expectation [...]
Templates in Microsoft Teams: An Easy Way to Customize Teams in your Organization
Now that workplaces are increasing their online and work-from-home capabilities, Microsoft Teams is an important tool for ensuring information is delivered efficiently and effectively, and your people stay connected. It is hard for some users to understand their tasks, ask questions, and stay focused while [...]
Foster empathy in your team by ending your Teams meetings 5 minutes earlier
Since the move to the cloud and the adoption of a hybrid office for remote work, we have found that there are days where we get back to back to back to back meetings. This leaves no time for washroom breaks, snack breaks, catch up [...]
How to Invite Hotmail and Gmail Users to a Microsoft Teams Meeting
Working remotely has been such a pleasure, right? Telecommuting as a concept has had a positive impact on the business environment, allowing organizations and their employees to be productive in remote locations. While the benefits of telecommuting are unprecedented and significant, working remotely has also [...]
Hybrid office, process transformation and secure cloud: what it means at Creospark
If you’ve been keeping up with us for a while, you probably know what we’re all about. If you don’t - that’s ok, we’ll cut you some slack (just this one time). At Creospark, we like to think of ourselves as an organization that [...]
Microsoft Viva Learning: your new study buddy
Whether you’re an expert in your field or have just switched professions or maybe you’re just a curious being, there are always more opportunities to learn. The great part about the world we live in today is the extreme innovation that is constantly taking place. As a result, there is an abundance of information shared across the internet [...]
Microsoft Viva Topics demystified
Artificial intelligence is taking over the world. Time to stop fearing SkyNet and embrace Johnny 5, friends! Whether we like it or not, the way business gets done is changing. According to Gartner, in the past four years, the number of businesses adopting artificial intelligence [...]
Microsoft Viva Connections: What is it, exactly?
One of the more obvious challenges presented by a remote work environment is the lack of social connection. It can be easy to feel isolated and disconnected when you’re working behind a screen all day alone in your living room. Having social connections has been [...]
Viva Insights: what is it and what are the benefits?
Every single day that you show up to work, whether virtually or in the office, you’re releasing data. And for better or for worse, technology usually captures this data. Your work patterns, habits, and tendencies are valuable insights that can be analyzed to improve the [...]
Microsoft 365 Office features to empower your hybrid office
Let’s start by thinking back on the massive shifts that have hit the work environment in the last year and a half and forced us all into a business transformation frenzy that we call the hybrid office, shall we? Traditional work habits were put [...]
What is Microsoft Viva – The Viva Platforms Explained
As an organization, you’re constantly looking for the best tools, processes, and applications available to better yourself and your employees. The employment world is all about employee experience and growth lately, after all! And in theory, this is a great concept. However, one issue is [...]
4 non-meeting related communication tips for Microsoft Teams
When you think about Microsoft Teams, the first thing that comes to mind is probably something along the lines of hosting meetings or chatting with co-workers – but there's so much more to it. Microsoft Teams promotes efficiency and productivity within your workspace through a variety of features – no meetings required! Let’s take a [...]
Improve Your Remote Leadership with Microsoft Teams
Leadership is not always an easy skill to acquire. For some, it comes naturally but for many, it must be taught. The tricky part about leadership, however, is that remote leadership is completely different. A manager can't just walk by to get a quick update [...]
Team engagement in a remote environment using Microsoft Teams
We now know that we’re capable of working remotely, and I think it’s fair to say that we have gotten pretty used to it, whether we wanted to or not! It has been such a long time! Seeing so many organizations adopt remote work simultaneously surely brought a lot of questions: are you [...]