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Using Microsoft Office 365 to Power Tesla Automation

Picture This… Imagine it’s a cold, frosty winter morning, much like they are here in Victoria, BC Canada from November through March. You get up, get dressed, throw back a coffee, and scramble out the door to find your car parked in the driveway covered in frost. You pry open the frozen car door, fire …

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Do Better than Passwords in the Cloud

Do better with cloud. Be productive at work. Get into it. Stay with it. Sometimes I finish composing an email to someone and think… gosh, maybe others will benefit. So I’m sharing this one right here… Hey Mike,Good chatting with you this morning. Here’s a quick note as it was a timely discussion and I …

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Important Change to Chrome Browser That May Break Stuff

Heads up friends… What If you start experiencing strange behaviour with websites you visit in Google Chrome or Edge Chromium, you’re not alone!  Google is changing the way websites and browser cookies work in version 80 of Google Chrome (rolling out now). This also impacts the new version of Edge Chromium. So What Websites you visit in these Internet browsers may not work as expected from …

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Navo App and Teams Layout Options at a Glance – Q1 2020

A friend and colleague of Regroove gave us some fair feedback today regarding the Navo Web App (and display in Teams). He pointed out that end users might not want the rounded grid display in the Navo app (and Microsoft Teams) if they have a large navigation set. And he’s right. What he didn’t know …

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Press Release – Regroove Releases First of its Kind Universal Bookmark Service to Increase Business Productivity

Organizations can use Navo to consolidate all organizational links, including SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, into a single experience getnavo.com Victoria, BC – January 28, 2020 – REGROOVE, innovators in cloud technology, has launched its new productivity efficiency app Navo, a first of its kind universal bookmark application that provides links to tools that teams need to succeed. …

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Meet Pear – Regroove’s Fictional Company

If you have ever attended Microsoft training in the past or worked with sample content while working within Microsoft systems, you are probably familiar with ‘Northwind Traders’, or “Contoso’. They have others of these ‘example’ or ‘fictional’ companies in fact (Volcano Coffee, World Wide Importers and Blue Yonder Airplines comes to mind). We wanted one …

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RIP Microsoft Access (6 years ago). Hello Cloud Alternatives

Access to Office 365 and Azure – The future of Business is now Moving/#migrating to the #cloud starts (and sadly typically ends) with #Email. But really, if you are all in (and in support of #CHANGE – because if you aren’t changing, you’re failing), is that you should have ZERO servers to babysit and no …

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I know my purpose. Do you know yours?

About this time last year, a dear friend of mine helped me (redefine, and then further refine) my “Purpose“. While the results of it reads longer than this, Tom pushed me to get it down to ’10 words or less’ so you could ‘say it to yourself, like a mantra’. While my purpose in life …

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My gallbladder’s name is Curtis. And he’s got to go…

As I sit in bed, here in Victoria, browsing through Navo, and contemplating my purpose pushing through my 4th Gallbladder attack (3rd in 8 days), I thought I’d share what I’ve learned in case it helps others in the future. I am NOT a doctor so this is not medical advice, just some awareness as …

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Process Perfection: Navo + SharePoint + Sintel Forms

With amazing tooling comes amazing options and solutions. Today’s example is brought to you by good ‘ole SharePoint Online (free with your Office 365 business subscription), Microsoft Teams, Power Automate, Sintel Forms and Navo and I’ll spell out for you what they each bring to the table. The Background At Regroove, we’ve produced a SaaS …

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