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Hide groups synced by Azure AD Connect (O365)

When you are syncing local Active Directory groups to Microsoft Office365 using Azure AD Connect, you can hide groups from Outlook’s Global Address List (GAL) by setting “Hide group from Exchange address lists”. This method works, but it requires that the Exchange schema is added to your Active Directory. If you migrated all your mail servers out to O365, you probably prefer an Active Directory without the Exchange schema. If that’s your situation, you are stuck. But I have an “Azure AD Connect trickery” to solve it.

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From Meeting Madness to Meeting Effectiveness

Meetings are extremely valuable for organizational life. Despite being so important, recent studies confirm that today business leaders spend more time in meetings than in the past and this trend is even expected to increase in the future. But does actually having so many meetings lead to concrete benefits for the organization? Hold more productive meetings that save time and are outcome-focused is the only way to escape the meeting madness.

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Change is the New Normal

Today, change has become the new normal, also in the business world. Transformation in the technologies, business practices and strategies are mandatory for organizations in every sector to keep the economy’s pace. But transformations are highly risky, above all when it comes to new technologies and management strategies.
Leaders are confronted with an increasing rate of change and complexity and need to find ways to deal with it. Change is needed, but how do organizations deal with it?

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The Silverside shop just landed on our website!

We’re proud to announce a new entry in our Silverside website. We have created our e-shop! The Silverside Shop is the place where to get the latest products and content to make change easier and increase user adoption of your Microsoft Office 365 or IBM Connections environment. Indeed, all our knowledge, the expertise of our consultants and our great experience is stored in one single place. Content, materials, and workshops are directly available for everyone with just one click.

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Use your email to stand out from the crowd ! Crossware reference story

Emails may be considered old fashioned, but in reality, they’re still the most widely used and successful marketing channel. Email marketing today recognizes the value of building your brand – emails should share your company branding, look consistent, be personalized, and display equally well on every device (mobile especially, since everyone is checking their inboxes on their phone). At the Engage event that took place in Rotterdam on May 2018, I had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Abbitt, Sales Support Manager for EMEA at Crossware, an international leader in company email signature management. Crossware’s flagship product, Crossware Mail Signature, gives users complete control over their company email signatures.

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Make Change Management happen!

What happens in an organization when IT managers say: ”From next week on, we are going to use Microsoft Office 365”? Microsoft Office 365 has more than 20 apps at the user disposal. How can employees know which app is the best for planning, collaborating, communicating, working in their daily practice? Which app fits the best for the working method and the culture of the organization? How to manage all these changes in a constructive and effective way?
The PACE methodology has an answer for all these questions. With the four phases Plan, Acquire, Change, Enhance, managing the organizational changes in the method of working and in technologies is just easier for managers, consults and end users.

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PACE Experience Workshop

Register now for the PACE Experience workshop Wednesday 17th of October 2018! We help Office 365 consultants with a more structured approach to manage change for the Office 365 collaboration platform. In our PACE Experience workshop, we summarize the possible culture types of an organisation, provide possible adoption strategies and learn you the ‘tricks’ to make change easier.

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