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Tampa, Florida— August 18 2014 — Forceworks, is pleased to announce the addition of Jessica Mordue as Director of Client Services. Jessica brings 14 years of business process improvement and SaaS administration experience to the Forceworks team. Jessica will be overseeing deployments of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, and Forceworks’ RapidStartTM for clients nationwide. About Forceworks: Forceworks, a 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year, is headquartered in Tampa, FL, with an office in Nashville, TN. Forceworks supports Microsoft Cloud Solutions for customers globally. Forceworks holds Microsoft Competencies for “Customer Relationship Management”, “Portals and Collaboration (SharePoint)” and “Midmarket Solution Provider”. Forceworks’ Microsoft Certified Professionals are members of the Microsoft Cloud Deployment Partner Program and SMB Champions Club and is a member of... (more)

Office 365 – Surviving Migration

Office 365 is one of the best solutions Microsoft has ever produced. Organizations are exponentially better off once they are fully operational on the platform. However, getting from where you are today, over to this utopia, can range from simple and painless, to the most excruciating thing you have ever done with IT. So what’s wrong with Office 365? Nothing, nothing at all. It works flawlessly, the problem will be on your end. Forceworks has migrated thousands of seats to Office 365. When there are issues, and there frequently are, they boil down to the user’s existing hardware... (more)

Microsoft Software Asset Management Review

Have you received a notice from Microsoft about a Microsoft Software Asset Management Review? This is an ominous sounding undertaking. The minute you receive one of these letters from Microsoft, you already know whether you have a problem or not. This is really just a fancy title for an Audit to ensure that all Microsoft software in use has been paid for. For most organizations, this will not be a problem. Oh sure, there may be a few edge cases of software that was license crossed, but generally, if you have been playing it straight, this process should not present any more heada... (more)

Forceworks adds Microsoft SharePoint Online to RapidStart (Press Release)

Tampa, Florida— August 22 2014 — Forceworks, is pleased to announce the addition of RapidStartTM for SharePoint Online. Following the tremendous success of their RapidStartTM for Dynamics CRM Online, Forceworks has extended the model to include SharePoint Online. RapidStart is a fixed scope, fixed fee deployment model built around best practices and leveraging knowledge gained from hundreds of custom deployments. “What we found is that most customers, particularly in the SMB space, have similar SharePoint requirements”, said Steve Mordue, CEO of Forceworks, “this is the same rea... (more)

Damn you Microsoft!!!

I can hear it, can you? A popular podcaster, Jason Calacanis has advised companies in the past to be wary of launching a technology product on top of someone else’s platform. Many great Facebook and Twitter apps have simply been knocked off by the platforms, and subsequently knocked right out of business. Calacanis himself fell victim as his business at the time was largely dependent on YouTube, and while Google did not knock off his content, they simply made a change to the search which orphaned his content… same result. And now here we have Microsoft. Talk about being dependen... (more)