Smart business process automation with AI and Power Automate

Here’s a chance to see our popular webinar from 2021 on Microsoft Power Automate. Discover how AI can take the tedium out of repetitive business tasks, freeing your team up to deliver higher-value work and get more done.

In this expert-led webinar, we introduce Microsoft Power Platform’s robotic process automation functionality. Live demos show you how easy it is to automate tasks with Power Automate and AI Builder.

Watch the full session recording below and don’t forget to check out our upcoming webinars for more Microsoft 365 insight throughout the year.

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Microsoft Loop brings real-time collaboration to the desktop

Microsoft has announced a new product, Microsoft Loop, which will allow users to create highly-interactive pages in a collaborative way.

Loop will be the first significant use of the hotly-anticipated Fluid Framework, which treats data in Office 365 apps as ‘live’. That means data remains linked to its original source when copied into Loop.

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CompanyNet celebrates 25 years in business

A group of CompanyNet staff sitting around a table

CompanyNet staff met for a special lunch at the George Hotel in Edinburgh to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The business was founded in August 1996, originally delivering websites and applications during the early days of the web. We soon broadened out to be pioneers in the nascent market for SharePoint intranets and Dynamics CRM systems. …

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Advisory Panel appointed by CompanyNet

As a technology company, CompanyNet is always looking forward. Our team’s constant innovation means we keep pace with the way people work – as well as the continual stream of changes from Microsoft.

However, even in the IT world, it’s vital that innovation is backed by hard-won experience and real-world perspective. To that end, we have benefited from working with our advisors individually and now we are creating our new CompanyNet Advisory Panel.

Who are the Advisory Panel?

Made up of four business experts bringing independent expertise, members of the Advisory Panel have helped us build and grow CompanyNet consistently and will help us do even more in the coming years.

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Embedded CompanyNet staff win Scottish Water iGEM award

CompanyNet colleagues Mandy Pattison and Cheryl Leonard have been named winners of Scottish Water’s iGEM award for exceptional performance. They are currently working as part of the business’s Corporate Data and Compliance team, and were among four people chosen to receive the iGEM award in July, from an organisation of more than 4,000 employees. The …

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How to roll out Microsoft 365

It is now a simple truth that the Microsoft 365 platform is mature, secure, stable, and here to stay. While it is clearly desirable to move away from the costs and constraints of on-premises infrastructure, the journey to Microsoft 365 is one that can be tricky to navigate by yourself. Whether your organisation is making …

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Emoji reactions in Microsoft Teams video calls and meetings

One of the challenges of working from home with Microsoft Teams is that it’s much harder to gauge how those in a meeting feel about what someone is saying. In person, we intuitively pick up on what people are thinking about what’s being said, based on their body language. On a screen during a video call, it’s not quite as easy 😭.

A new feature, being introduced over the next month, aims to restore the ability to show how you feel about what’s being said, without interrupting the speaker. Borrowing somewhat from social networks like Facebook, Microsoft are adding emoji-based ‘reactions’ to the video meeting experience.

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History Menu in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams History menu

It’s a common problem – you’re happily using Teams, when you get distracted by some activity, or a colleague messages you. You switch to another area of Teams to address the task at hand. Moments later, though, you want to go back to what you were originally working on… but where did it go?

Never fear. Much like the back button in popular browsers, Teams is now gaining a ‘History’ menu, which will let you retrace your footsteps through Microsoft Teams.

Retrace your steps in Teams

Thanks to the new History menu, it will be a piece of cake to navigate to previous locations. By simply hovering over the ‘back’ and ‘forward’ buttons at the top of the Teams window, you will be able to see all the tabs, conversations, teams and files you recently looked at.

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