50 Percent of Emails and Texts are Misunderstood, But There’s an Easy Way to Change That

“The proper use of emojis helps people form relationships and understand one another,” according to a recent research that reviewed 50 studies on the use and impact of emojis in communication. Ryan Jenkins, in his article “50 Percent of Emails and Texts are Misunderstood, But There’s an Easy Way to Change That,” suggests that emojis at work are a no-brainer. Not only do they enhance relationships, but they can close the generational gap and help clarify emotional intent of messaging.

Digital communication is an integral component of the modern workplace—read this article to understand why emojis are likely here to stay—and why they benefit your organization 😊

Custom Air Products & Services manage HVAC manufacturing process using the Power Platform

Microsoft Power Platform transformed a 200-person company weighed down by disparate systems into a sleek, mobile system. Power Platform connects powerful tools to build end-to-end solutions. This company’s new app provides timely, accurate, and relevant data to reduce the time spent on daily tasks. This greater visibility encourages all employees to participate through all levels. Read their success story here:

NSW: Assisting assistive technologies

According to the World Health Organization, only one in ten people living with a disability has access to assistive technologies. Microsoft is committed to changing this, and over the years has built inclusion into its products and services. One example is the Disability Answer Desk (DAD), a free 24/7 technical support resource. For enterprise customers, there’s also eDAD.

@MicrosoftTeams supports students learning at their own pace with assistive technologies and devices for all learning types. View this video to see how students are benefitting in New South Wales, Australia.

Powerful alone, better together

Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents—meet the Microsoft Power Platform that is powerful alone, but better together. With this platform, your business can meet challenges effectively. Get started today and see how to boost your productivity and engage with your customers in new ways.

Building a Microsoft Teams Custom Solutions practice

@MicrosoftTeams is not only the hub for teamwork, but it’s also the headquarters for partner services. With its extensive platform capabilities, Teams can deliver custom solutions for your and your customers’ businesses.

Use this roadmap with recommended steps to build your Custom Solutions practice. Each step includes links to in-depth, additional insight to help you and your customer. Need guidance or have questions? Connect with Affordable IT

Airlines, among other major industries, confident with Teams as its hub

For many businesses, lost time is lost money. An Air Traffic Controller whose team utilizes Microsoft Teams acknowledged, “Every moment an aircraft is grounded is revenue loss for the company. My job is to keep the flights running on time.” Whether the task is to monitor and direct the aircraft on the ground and in the air, issue landing and take-off instructions to pilots, or alert airport response staff in case of emergencies—airport staff need to be confident in the tools they use. @MicrosoftTeams provides that confidence.

Manage apps in Power Apps

Microsoft Power Apps has got you covered. Whether you need to restore an old app version, update permissions, or manage security, this learning module can show you how. Manage your custom applications easily. Check out the learning module and get started today.

Join the community

Build your community and watch your apps grow. Join the Microsoft Power Apps community to meet thousands of Power Apps peers and professionals. Leverage support, discover valuable insights, and join the global discussion. Access hundreds of videos and blogs and get started today!

NSW: Preparing students for the future

To empower students to be ready for the future, Microsoft is focused on supporting educators to teach new technology concepts and educating students to be future-ready with technology skills. Watch this video to see how both goals are addressed in New South Wales, Australia. @MicrosoftTeams

Why Promoting Healthier Workplace Habits Will Boost Your Business

Does your organization value employees’ physical and mental health? Today’s best business leaders acknowledge the correlation between healthy employees and successful organizations. Read “Why Promoting Healthier Workplace Habits Will Boost Your Business” by Sam Corcos for excellent ideas on how to make sure your company isn’t quietly hurting its own workforce. Better yet, read it to understand some simple changes you can make to catapult your organization as a leader in the modern workplace. Connect with Affordable IT for more articles to help your business thrive.