News & Blogs

Welcome. Within this section you can find all of the latest news from CPS, along with Blogs to guide you though your Digital Transformation journey with Microsoft technologies.

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    How to Create a Task from a Microsoft Teams Message
    • 29 October,2020

    Oh, how I have been waiting for this!  As I successfully get more communications in Teams,  I unfortunately pick up more tasks from Teams messages, but as Planner morphs to Tasks, I see more of my To Do tasks in Teams so yet again, I have less reasons to leave Teams.

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    Know where your organisations knowledge is stored with Viva Topics
    • 10 August,2021

    Starting a knowledge management journey can be frustrating with so many methods in place, but which one suits your organisation’s needs? Microsoft Viva Topics helps sort the wood from the trees by starting in one specific area of your organisation, focusing on key stakeholders or building a business case for

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    Making things personal with Viva Connections
    • 10 August,2021

    Viva Connections is designed for employees in your organisation to build connections to one another, get access to the tools they need daily and connect to the organisation itself. To make that happen, they need an intranet landing page to be all about them and their needs, Viva Connections can

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    CEO Stephen Adams describes what Employee Experience means to CPS
    • 29 July,2021

    Former COO, and recently appointed CEO, Stephen Adams, sits down and speaks on the subject of employee experience and his never-ending pursuit to create an organisation that delivers success to his colleagues, by creating the right conditions for engagement and empowerment. Stephen believes this is necessary in delivering sustained success

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    What is Microsoft Viva Connections?
    • 28 July,2021

    In February 2021, we saw Microsoft launch Microsoft Viva ,a platform focused on the Employee Experience - a topic that has been in organisations’ discussions for some time. Now, due to the pandemic, the employee experience has been pushed to the forefront. The Viva platform is built on core services

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    Why you should migrate to SharePoint Online and how to successfully adopt the change.
    • 27 July,2021

    There are many reasons for migrating to SharePoint Online, one of the driving factors in the decision making process can be acknowledging that “something” is amiss in the current environment. There are other factors and situations that can bring forth the need to change such as: your organisation is using

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    Why do PMO’s grow old?
    • 07 July,2021

    Your PMO is best-in-class, the team are high achieving professionals, they command respect and help drive both organisational excellence and the company strategy. So how come more and more projects are ‘non-compliant’?  Why are decisions being made about projects and programmes that do not follow the process?  Why are projects

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    Microsoft Viva Topics, what can it do for your organisation?
    • 24 June,2021

    Organisations across the world are seeing an ever-growing pool of knowledge that employees are creating but, in many cases, this is not being supported with processes to access that knowledge. This is why Microsoft has developed Viva Topics: one of the four pillars within the employee experience platform, which uses

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    CPS partners with Code Software
    • 15 June,2021

    At CPS we pride ourselves on partnering with a select group of leading organisations to deliver a choice of exceptional, cost effective solutions to you. We are pleased to announce our most recent partnership with Code Software. Code Software have been delivering innovation Unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions to

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    What more can Microsoft 365 do for your organisation?
    • 11 June,2021

    Your organisation has already invested in the Microsoft 365 platform, begun the journey of implementation or already started using the services: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams and Office 365. Is your organisation aware of the other services that could help employees be more efficient, boost productivity and maximise your

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    Press Releases
    CPS Launch Corporate Volunteer Partnership With onHand
    • 02 June,2021

    CPS Launch Corporate Volunteer Partnership With onHand On-demand employee volunteering - making a difference locally   Marlow, UK – CPS, the award-wining Microsoft Gold Partner, today announced its partnership with onHand, the world’s first on-demand employee volunteering solution. “Our employee volunteering app offers a great way to support those in

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    How Employee Experience is supported by technology
    • 01 June,2021

    In a world of enterprise software, the requested need from organisations is for their employees to be more productive and work in an effective and efficient manner. Work has become more complex, and employees want more. They want help with transitions, and ongoing development throughout their career; ‘people change roles

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    What’s next with Microsoft Teams in Education?
    • 27 May,2021

    How about Teams Unified Communications, Voice and External Calling? As one of our Education Clients said: “We had to stop talking about it, and had to do it for real!”.  For many, Teams was on the roadmap to be deployed as part of their Digital Transformation for some point in

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    Why Employee Experience should be at the heart of your organisation
    • 14 May,2021

    Every employee wants to have a great day at work. Generally, they all want to belong to a company where they can be themselves and contribute to the overall strategy and success of the company they work for. An important, but often overlooked question for a business to ask is,

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    Following the pandemic, how do Local Authorities ensure service continuity following such an accelerated pace of change?
    • 08 March,2021

    The pandemic has shown us just how flexible and resilient our council staff are in keeping things moving. Finding new ways to ensure service continuity is not easy and could now be described as being in a ‘steady interim state’. Larger councils with powerful IT platform have led the way

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    An introduction to Microsoft Viva
    • 19 February,2021

    Microsoft Viva is an Employee Experience Platform (EXP) that puts in place everything an employee will need; from being onboarded, getting the latest information and learning key knowledge for your role. The services announced by Satya Nadella had mostly been mentioned before but the beauty of Viva is the simplicity

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    Press Releases
    Omnia Intranet, a CPS Partner, is awarded Intranet Choice – Europe for 2021
    • 17 February,2021

    Marlow, 17th February 2021 – CPS, today announced that ClearBox Consulting awarded its Intranet Choices – Europe for 2021 badge to their Partner, Omnia. Since 2016, UK based ClearBox Consulting has published a comprehensive report on intranet in a box-products for Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft 365.  In 2020 they also released

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    CPS Awarded ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management (EMS)
    • 13 January,2021

    Marlow, 13th January 2021 – CPS, a leading Microsoft Gold Partner, today announced that it has been awarded for the first time a new ISO accreditation for Environmental Management - ISO 14001:2015 The ISO standard 14001 is the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems and is the most important standard

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    How to drive Yammer adoption through strong community management
    • 26 November,2020

    With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, organisations are striving to ensure business continuity whilst transitioning to a remote working environment and more and more companies are turning to enterprise social networks such as Yammer to stay engaged and connect their employees. At CPS we have seen a growing trend of clients

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    CPS Demonstrates IT Service Excellence with Successful ISO 20000-1:2018 (ITSM) Certification Renewal
    • 25 November,2020

    Marlow, 20th May 2020 - CPS, as a leading Microsoft Gold Partner, today announced the successful renewal of its ISO 20000-1:2018 certification demonstrating best practices of ITSM processes through the delivery of its Managed IT Support Services. The ISO 20000-1:2018 standard allows businesses to document the design, transition, delivery and

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    Advice for Graduates – Ceremonies for Productive Work
    • 20 November,2020

    At CPS, we have been extremely lucky to have been able to adjust our ways of working to accommodate the restrictions that have resulted from the Covid 19 pandemic.  As a consultancy with staff located all over England, we have worked and collaborated remotely for many years and so for

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    ISO 9001:2015 Certification Renewal Success for CPS
    • 27 October,2020

    Marlow, 20th May 2020 - CPS, as a leading Microsoft Solutions Partner, today announced the successful renewal of its ISO 9001:2015 certification after demonstrating continued compliance within the robust quality requirements. The ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) is designed to help organisations streamline their processes, reduce errors, free up

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    CPS implements edison365ideas for First Rail, delivering innovation management and operational efficiencies
    • 14 October,2020

    Marlow, UK – CPS, the award-winning Microsoft Gold Partner, has been selected by FirstGroup’s rail division to implement their UK partner’s (edison365) solution - edison365ideas. This new implementation will source employee driven innovation. First Rail is one of the UK’s most experienced rail operators, carrying more than 340 million passengers across four franchises and their open access operation. They are continually

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    CPS awarded UK’s Best Workplaces™ 2020, in Tech!
    • 07 October,2020

    Marlow, 7th October 2020 – The open-door policy to all levels of management to facilitate trust, honesty and transparency to all colleagues is just one of the reasons why CPS ’employees feel that theirs is truly a ‘great place to work’. The 2020 UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech list was

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    Is adoption the silver bullet for Office 365 transformation projects?
    • 01 October,2020

    Once Peter Drucker said, “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” I completely agree with this management guru and would also add that we need to understand what drives the desire for change of today’s people to make

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    CPS Expands its Portfolio of Services onto the G-Cloud 12 Framework
    • 24 September,2020

    Marlow, 24th September 2020 UK - CPS a leading provider of business solutions based on Microsoft Cloud technology, today announced it has once again been approved as a strategic government supplier on the G-Cloud 12 framework. Ash Turner, Public Sector Sales Director at CPS said: “Our inclusion on G-Cloud 12 reinforces

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    What is DevOps and why should you consider it for your organisation?
    • 22 September,2020

    Software development projects are complex and risky, involving many teams in an organisation to help ensure that the project a success. Product owners from the business provide the business need for the new software, developers write new features, testers make sure that the features written by the development team satisfy

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    How to Build a Microsoft Teams Telephony Platform for the Future
    • 11 September,2020

    For over the past 15 years Microsoft has been on a journey in the Unified Communications space to create and develop a telephone solution that is the best in the industry. Let’s fast track to today and the Microsoft Teams product. Building on the technology of its predecessors (OCS, Lync

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    What is Microsoft Teams and why is it the perfect solution?
    • 11 September,2020

    I think we can all agree that Microsoft Teams has been around for long enough to know what its capable of, but for the avoidance of doubt and for those who might be hearing of or using Microsoft Teams for the first time, in a nutshell Teams is made up

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    Using innovation to maintain your competitive edge
    • 09 September,2020

    Organisations are putting more and more emphasis and focus into their innovation efforts, especially in these challenging times – but how are they managing this?  Innovation has always been seen as a way for organisations to stay competitive and grow in an ever-changing market, but if it is not being

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    CPS gains its third Microsoft Advanced Specialization. This one is awarded for Meetings and Meeting Rooms for Microsoft Teams
    • 26 August,2020

    Marlow, 26th August 2020 – CPS, a leading Microsoft Solutions Partner, today announced it has earned the Microsoft Meetings and Meeting Rooms for Microsoft Teams Microsoft Advanced Specialization, confirming its expertise to deliver high quality services in this specialist area. The Advanced Specialization for Meetings and Meeting Rooms for Microsoft

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    ESCAPE WITH NO STRESS
    • 22 July,2020

    Going on holiday is something we all look forward to.  With the school holidays now upon us, making sure that you have no stress when you are away is sometimes a challenge. It always feels like preparing to be out of the office with no communications can be the most