Entries by Tony Lusiba

Microsoft 365 User License Deactivation

It’s important to deactivate your employees or contractors user accounts when they leave your organization.  It’s good IT Governance and will save you on monthly license subscription costs.  Follow this guide on how to deactivate a users Microsoft 365 license or a particular application for example SharePoint Online within Microsoft 365.

Stay Connected with Teams

As more and more employees are working at home, it’s crucial to help them feel connected. With Microsoft Teams, your team can easily connect and collaborate—all while social distancing and staying safe. Get an overview of the features and learn more.

Remote Work Checklist

While some people have worked remotely for years, many employees are, for the first time, grappling with where to create a workspace in their home. There’s more than just figuring out how to blur the background; check out this infographic of the nine best tips for a healthy remote working experience. View it here.

Responding to COVID-19 together

It’s promising to see people step forward to help during the COVID-19 scare. Microsoft determined four areas to focus response efforts: remote working, education, community support, and technical support. Have a look at “Responding to COVID-19 together” both for ideas and inspiration—and to check out resources that might support your needs right now.

Promoting Workplace Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19

There’s been a lot of information disseminated about how to avoid coming in contact with the COVID-19. What we haven’t seen as much is communication on helping people handle the mental and emotional issues that arise with a health scare such as this. Elizabeth Bille and Erin McClintock, in their blog for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), share expert strategies designed to support mental wellness efforts in the workplace—while also maintaining physical health and productivity of employees. Read this article and consider ways you can support your employees’ mental health.

Professional Invoices with Office 365

Upvant knows how important it is for small companies to look utterly professional–right down to their business documents. The right tools can help them seem a lot bigger than they actually are.

Entrepreneur Trevor Cressey and his team take advantage of more than 100 customizable invoice templates in #Office365 to show their customers a polished, professional look. They can easily customize their invoices using built-in themes and colors. And they can add their own logo and business information for a “pro” appearance that’s on a par with any global corporation.

Upvant can help you show the world a professional face too. Contact us to find out how.

Top e-retailer ASOS bets big on Azure

In this clip, Upvant® looks behind the scenes at how Microsoft Azure powers online retailers like ASOS, a leading fashion destination, in providing stellar customer service. By delivering massive scalability and globally consistent experiences, Azure helps ensure that the 12-million-plus ASOS customers can find and purchase what they need in record time. Let us show you Azure can help you create and maintain happy customers too. After all, the competition is only a click away.

Move your data to the cloud with Azure

What matters more than data protection? Nothing. With your customers’ data in the #Azure cloud, they gain not only agility, cost savings (up to 50 percent), and competitive advantage–but also the benefits of built-in backup, disaster recovery, and security.

GEICO turbocharges insurance innovation with Microsoft Azure

In this new clip, Upvant® shows you how auto insurance giant GEICO is adopting a DevOps strategy and transitioning development to Microsoft Azure. With the Microsoft technology stack and ecosystem behind it, GEICO is moving to the cloud with a focus on greater efficiency, superior application availability, and lower costs.