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May M365 Monthly Updates
23May

May M365 Monthly Updates

May is filled with plenty of updated rollout timelines for upcoming features – many which have been mentioned in our earlier monthly updates! Continue reading this month’s M365 updates because Microsoft have added some additional features alongside their delayed releases.

April M365 Monthly Updates
26Apr

April M365 Monthly Updates

We’re back highlighting our top 10 M365 updates and whilst there are many new features rolling out this month, keep an eye out for some exciting updates in the Microsoft Viva Insights space.

Engage Squared 2022 showcase day recap
30Mar

Engage Squared 2022 showcase day recap

Last week we hosted our second ‘Engage Squared showcase day’ for our friends at Microsoft where we shared some exciting company announcements and provided our insights on what we think are the key trends this year. Once again, it was a fantastic session, with plenty of insights and customer stories shared.

March M365 Monthly Updates
25Mar

March M365 Monthly Updates

With changes across the entire Microsoft 365 suite, March M365 monthly updates are sure to improve your user and admin experiences!

Microsoft Graph connector for Atlassian Jira
23Mar

Microsoft Graph connector for Atlassian Jira

Learn how to bring content from Jira into the flow of work with the Microsoft Graph connector.

International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias by Rabia Williams
09Mar

International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias by Rabia Williams

My journey into the male heavy industry of Information and Technology as a programmer started more than a decade ago. Throughout these years I have worked with many companies (including Engage Squared) and am currently working as a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. Unfortunately, in all these years I have faced my fair share of many […]

Enterprise Social Network: Yammer vs Workplace
01Mar

Enterprise Social Network: Yammer vs Workplace

With many organisations unaware of the free and secure communication tools that are already part of their M365 investment, we cover why Yammer is our Enterprise Social Network of choice and the considerations you need to make if moving from Facebook Workplace.

Microsoft Viva celebrates first birthday
24Feb

Microsoft Viva celebrates first birthday

This month, Microsoft Viva is celebrating its first birthday. With digital employee experience front and centre for industries of all sizes, we’re providing our thoughts on the opportunity of Viva and insights on what’s coming.

February M365 Monthly Update
23Feb

February M365 Monthly Update

February is a short month, but there is no shortage of updates to the M365 stack. We’re here to share the latest from Microsoft in our February M365 monthly update

What to expect from Microsoft Viva Insights
22Feb

What to expect from Microsoft Viva Insights

Viva Insights provides individuals, managers and leaders with insights and actionable recommendations to help everyone to focus, prioritise their time and to nurture individual wellbeing.

Community and Culture Programme
04Feb

Community and Culture Programme

Last year we initiated our Community and Culture programme with great success, so as we celebrate it’s first year we wanted to share some of the wonderful learning, fundraising, internal process improvement and community based activities we have done.

Quick win solutions with Microsoft
27Jan

Quick win solutions with Microsoft

Read on as we share our top 10, quick win solutions with Microsoft that reimagine what productivity and collaboration within the workplace looks like, helping you be your best self in 2022

Hyper-connectivity the key trend of 2022
27Jan

Hyper-connectivity the key trend of 2022

No matter where you turn, conversations about hybrid work seem to be everywhere. But how exactly do organisations fulfil the promise of a hybrid working culture? The answer lies in embracing hyper-connectivity, which we’re calling the biggest and most interesting trend of 2022.

January M365 Monthly Update
27Jan

January M365 Monthly Update

Acclimatising to the new year is a struggle, so we’re here to share the latest from Microsoft in our January M365 monthly update.

Microsoft 365 Updates: End of Year Special
17Dec

Microsoft 365 Updates: End of Year Special

For our Microsoft 365 updates special, we look back at the biggest M365 updates for 2021, as well as share 5 new updates announced in December

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 12: Room Check-In App
16Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 12: Room Check-In App

Our Room Check-In app is a Teams app that allows you and your team to check-in and record the details of any meeting attendees, including visitors, for a specific room.

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 11: Feedback Bot
15Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 11: Feedback Bot

Our Microsoft Teams feedback app allows users to request informal and confidential feedback from their peers using using a form on SharePoint. The best part is that people submit their feedback directly within Teams, without needing to switch into a different application or system!

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 10: Power Generator
14Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 10: Power Generator

Power Generator is a managed service allowing you to empower your staff to automate, simplify and streamline your business with the Microsoft Power Platform.

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 9: Shift Roster
13Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 9: Shift Roster

Shift Roster is a MS Teams app allowing medical staff to bypass the complex and inefficient switchboard systems and request specific roles rather than specific people. It’s a game changer for everyone involved.

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 8: ACM & Evergreen Services
10Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 8: ACM & Evergreen Services

Our ACM & Evergreen Service is a monthly offer designed to make it easier for IT professionals, Change Managers and Communicators to plan for what’s coming on the M365 roadmap

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 7: Briefing Management Platform
09Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 7: Briefing Management Platform

Our briefing management platform is a MS Teams app allowing users to create transparent and consistent briefs up to the Premier’s approval.

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 6: Find Me App
08Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 6: Find Me App

Find Me is a Microsoft Teams app that helps healthcare staff to track the location, manage and share current statuses, build reports.

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 5: Board Connect
07Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 5: Board Connect

Leveraging the power of M365, Board Connect is a third-party board management Microsoft Teams app, to meet all of your meeting requirements.

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 4: Intranet-as-a-Service
06Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 4: Intranet-as-a-Service

Our Intranet-as-a-Service offer is designed to change the way you build, support, and manage your intranet.

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 3: Company Communicator+ App
03Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 3: Company Communicator+ App

Company Communicator+ is a custom Teams app that enables corporate teams to create and send messages intended for multiple teams or large number of employees over chat allowing organization to reach employees right where they collaborate

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 2: Teams Address Book
02Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 2: Teams Address Book

The Address Book is a secure Teams app that helps you find the right people both within your business and externally across partner agencies

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 1: Incident Management App
01Dec

12 Gifts of Christmas Day 1: Incident Management App

The Incident Management App is designed specifically to help you and your team manage multiple crises at any hour of the day.