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Exploring the Different Types of Microsoft Copilot and Their Uses

In the ever-evolving world of technology, Microsoft Copilot stands at the forefront of AI-powered productivity tools. This suite of intelligent assistants is designed to enhance workflows, streamline tasks, and revolutionize how we approach our daily professional activities. From coding to customer service, Microsoft Copilot offers a diverse range of applications...

Free Webinar on SharePoint Online End User Training

SharePoint is a web-based intranet that helps businesses become more efficient by improving data management. Microsoft aims to enhance its SharePoint users' productivity by enabling them to view and interact with their digital assets through the system. SharePoint Online is used for securely storing, organizing, sharing, and accessing information from...

Streamlining Operations with Effective Database Integration and Organizational Change Management

Why Change Management is Essential for Business Success Organizational change management is pivotal for the successful implementation of any new system, process, or business modification. Many business changes fall short due to inadequate communication—either the purpose of the changes is not effectively communicated, or employees are reluctant to adapt due to...

Project Recovery: How Custom Software Can Get You Back on Track

In the dynamic world of software development, not all projects go according to plan. Whether due to shifting market demands, unforeseen technical challenges, or issues with the existing provider, projects can derail and leave stakeholders worried about missed deadlines and squandered investments. This is where the concept of project recovery...

Integrating Legacy Systems with Modern Apps: Navigating the Digital Evolution

Businesses often find themselves caught between the rock of their growth ambitions and the hard place of outdated software systems. Legacy systems, once the backbone of many organizations, now pose significant challenges in terms of flexibility, scalability, and integration with modern technologies.  If the following scenarios sound all too familiar, consider...

Navigating the Transition from SharePoint 2013

Microsoft has recently announced a significant update that underscores its commitment to innovation and modernization. Starting April 2, 2024, the creation of new SharePoint 2013 workflows will be phased out for all new Microsoft 365 tenants. This decision paves the way for a future where modern workflow automation tools, such...

Navigating Microsoft 365 Migrations: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Moving to Microsoft 365 is a strategic step for businesses seeking modernization, improved collaboration, and enhanced productivity. However, the path to a successful M365 migration can be fraught with challenges and pitfalls. At Spot Solutions, we specialize in helping organizations smoothly transition to Microsoft 365 from on-premises to hybrid solutions....

7 Steps to Assessing Your Software Needs: A 2024 Guide for Smarter Business Solutions

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, it's crucial for growing organizations, particularly those grappling with outdated systems, to reassess their software requirements periodically. This guide provides a structured approach to evaluating your software needs, ensuring that your solutions are aligned with your organizational goals and challenges. Step 1: Identify Your Unique...

Maximizing Business Potential: Custom Software Development Services

In today's post-COVID business environment, it has become increasingly evident that technology plays a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of any organization. The last few years have truly highlighted the need for effective solutions that can streamline operations for businesses, whether you are working remotely or not. From startups looking...

Navigating Viva Engage: The Evolution of Workplace Collaboration

In the ever-evolving landscape of modern work, networking transcends personal circles, weaving its way into the fabric of professional collaboration. Enter Viva Engage—a transformative platform seamlessly blending the vibrancy of social networks with the intricacies of the workplace. This innovative tool, formerly known as Yammer, is reshaping the way organizations...

SharePoint vs. OneDrive: Unraveling the Differences and Use Cases

SharePoint and OneDrive are both part of Microsoft's suite of productivity tools, but they serve different functions and have distinct use cases.  Here's a comparison of their functions: SharePoint: Collaboration: SharePoint is primarily designed for team collaboration, allowing users to create and manage team sites where they can collaborate on documents, share information,...

Navigating Azure Active Directory B2C: A Comprehensive Guide for Success

In today's digital landscape, managing and securing user identities is paramount for organizations. Azure Active Directory B2C (Azure B2C) provides a cloud-based identity and access management service, empowering businesses to handle user identities for applications and services effectively. In this blog post, we will explore some invaluable tips to enhance...

Streamline Content Management Within Your Microsoft 365.

Introduction: In today's digital landscape, businesses generate vast amounts of content daily. Managing this content effectively is crucial for compliance, risk mitigation, and ensuring users have access to relevant and current information. At Spot Solutions, we understand organizations' challenges in handling increasing content within their Microsoft 365 (M365) tenant. This blog...

Is SharePoint Migration on Your Mind? Know Before You Go.

The world and technology are constantly changing and evolving, and as a company, you need to keep up with current changes to provide better and more efficient services or products. One way of achieving this is by improving your existing management system. Don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry, we...

What Are The Benefits of Using SharePoint Online?

There are plenty of collaboration and content management platforms in the market, why should we choose SharePoint Online? Costs SharePoint Online is more cost-effective in the long run compared to other platforms. It is available on a subscription basis and follows a pay-as-you-use payment model that charges based on usage. This means...

Microsoft Customer Relationship Management Data Migration

Microsoft’s customer relationship management system, better known as Microsoft CRM, is a tool used by companies to organize, track, and maintain healthy relationships with its clientele. It’s not unusual for businesses to be a few updates behind the newest software. In order to migrate a CRM server to a newer...

User Centred Design at Spot Solutions

User Centered Design (Human Centered Design) is a design and development approach that keeps users' needs and goals as the focus of the design process. Solutions begin and end with the end user in mind. By involving human perspective in all phases of the process, a product is produced that...

Creating your first Phonegap (Cordova) application

Before starting, it’s worth knowing the difference between Cordova and Phonegap: Apache Cordova is mobile application development framework. In 2011 Cordova was purchase by Adobe and rebranded to PhoneGap. The open source version of PhoneGap continues to be released as Apache Cordova. Apache enables software developers to build mobile applications using HTML5,...

Build or Buy: Deciding between Custom Software or COTS

You need software to run your business effectively.  It is a core tool of your business operations and your people depend on it.  So when should you buy Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software and configure it for your needs; and when should you consider a custom software solution? The reason I started...

SharePoint Saturday – A Hacker’s Dream: SharePoint Talk

A recent study shows two-thirds of SharePoint users have no security policy !! Ian Naumenko is the Director of IT and Security Operations at Spot Solutions. He has worked with SharePoint since its inception (Taho). He is also an expert and certified as an Information Security professional. The combination of the...

How to prepare for Custom Software Development

At Spot Solutions, we make sure that your quality custom software is delivered on time and on budget. To achieve that, we have to build a productivity tool that tailors to your business needs. Here’s a guide to how you can help us achieve the business purpose of the software.  General...

Automated Tests Use Case with CMC

Working on the CMC Sensor Monitoring project, we found the test utilities in Visual Studio to be very helpful. One of the components of the CMC system, web service, was utilized by gateways in the local network. The gateways relayed data from a series of sensors, this data was then...