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Cool trick to customise your background in Microsoft Teams

A few days back, Microsoft launched a new feature for Teams called Background Effects which everybody seems to be loving and using.

How to return furloughed staff to work

By ClearPeople on April 27, 2020
I know that we’re only just getting used to working in an environment where we’re all working remotely and some of our colleagues are furloughed or working reduced hours, but for those of us in an operations planning role, we have to try and look beyond the present to a time when those missing colleagues return to the workplace.

Private Groups not appearing in SharePoint Search

By Luis Mañez on April 21, 2020 in SharePoint, Microsoft Office 365

One of the main steps when provision Teams, is calling Microsoft Graph API, to, well, provision the Team. Although the Team was provisioned correctly, we realised that the Team (and therefore all the content related to the Team, like files in the SharePoint library) was not surfaced in the Office 365 search (or SharePoint search if you will). So nothing at all was coming up for the Owner of the Team. Why was that?

Microsoft Teams features and updates – what’s new in Teams for 2020

By ClearPeople on April 7, 2020 in Microsoft Office 365, Hot topic

We have been using Teams from the very early days as well as constantly developing cool features for Microsoft Teams. We are so passionate about Teams that we thought we should share some of the new features that Microsoft have recently released as well as the ones they are currently working on.

ClearPeople Initiatives

By ClearPeople on April 6, 2020 in Best practice

People-first is one of our key values at ClearPeople. This means that we naturally want to help in the ways we can. So even as a small company we launched a number of initiatives to benefit our team, customers and the wider community.

Improve Customer Happiness and Loyalty through Customer Success

By Jenna Mitchell on April 6, 2020

"To effectively retain clients, technology product marketers need to embrace a customer success mindset that helps clients to achieve business outcomes and derive more value from their investment" – Ray Pun Senior Director Analyst, Gartner

The ever-evolving world of QA

By Iain Stuart on March 26, 2020 in User adoption, Best practice

When I started in “Testing”, it wasn’t thought of as a value add, or even Quality Assurance, it wasn’t even thought of as a necessity, it was more of ‘let’s drop a load of code over the wall and let the testers sort it out’, let them find a few bugs, give them no time to test it and then implicitly blame them when it all goes wrong in Production. Remember that? And “Doh - you gave us two days to test when I needed to run batch jobs over several days just to prove one Critical test and I need a minimum of a month to complete my 100s of tests, no wonder it went wrong in Production!”.

Some thoughts on working from home

By Barry Wakelin on March 26, 2020 in Digital workspace, Remote work

It’s an oft-repeated comment, but we really are having to learn to live our lives in ways that are as novel as Covid-19 itself. How long we’ll have to do so remains something of a mystery but with no vaccine in sight, we can assume that it’s going to be for longer than we might perhaps like. So, how am I managing my self-isolation and what might be the upsides?

We’re all remote workers now!

By Sarah Major on March 25, 2020 in Remote work

Like many people starting a new job, I had ‘first day of school’ nerves for the first few days. I spent time learning about my new workplace and getting to know my colleagues. I looked forward to the lunch breaks to be shared with the team and the getting-to-know-you moments with those who sit near me.

Remote workshopping – How to engage and interact successfully

As we are entering a new situation where working from home is becoming more and more needed, in some instances required, collaborating remotely is essential. Undertaking administrative work from home can be simple but how do you engage with groups of people that you require input from at the same time?

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