June 2020 Update: Microsoft Teams is your hub for remote meetings

Jun 11, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Product Updates

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Since mid-March, Microsoft Teams usage has surpassed 75 million daily active users, according to Microsoft. This is an increase of 70 percent. Microsoft continues to release new features for Teams that enable better remote meetings. Here are a few of the most recent announcements that you might have missed. 

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Six ways to effectively run large virtual meetings

May 5, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Tips

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Virtual meetings can be a challenge – participants are more easily distracted, technology does not always work like you need it to and it can generally be difficult to find a rhythm. These problems are amplified as the size of the meeting increases.

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Decisions unveils Vote Now: secure voting for Microsoft Teams

Apr 27, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Product Updates

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Government agencies, boards of directors and similar governing bodies are now running formal, virtual meetings inside Microsoft Teams. The nature of their meetings requires a secure and organized way to issue votes on important topics.

With Vote Now from Decisions, these organizations can run official voting directly from Microsoft Teams through a secure and orderly process.

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Introducing Speak Now for Microsoft Teams: Raise your virtual hand

Apr 17, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Product Updates

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During in-person meetings, informal and non-verbal cues keep people from talking over one another. That's much more difficult in virtual meetings. Speak Now builds on the "virtual hand raise" with an ordered speaker list, and allowances for short remarks to the current speaker and requests for recess.

Eliminate the chaos of people talking over one another or one person dominating the conversation, and keep virtual meetings moving forward.

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Five must-read articles for better virtual meetings

Apr 1, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Tips

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Organizations around the world are enabling remote and virtual teamwork. This has been a growing trend for years, though it accelerated out of necessity over these last two weeks.

Here are five articles that offer great advice for better virtual meetings.

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How to run a great virtual meeting

Mar 25, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Tips

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Whether you’re new to working from home or have been a remote employee for years, virtual meetings can be a challenge. We gathered seven of our best tips to help you run a productive virtual meeting.

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Decisions available for free to organizations on the front lines of COVID-19

Mar 17, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Company News

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The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is forcing organizations around the world to rethink how they work as more teams move to virtual environments. Decisions is no different. Our first step was to ensure the health and safety of our employees by transitioning the entire Decisions team to work-from-home. Like many others, we also want to do our part – however small – to support our communities. 

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How to write great meeting minutes

Jan 30, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Tips

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How many times have you found meeting tasks were forgotten almost as soon as everyone left the room? Writing meeting minutes can feel like an unimportant task but without them, participants may leave a meeting with different versions of what was decided and unclear directions.

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Combine Decisions and Power Automate for powerful meeting productivity

Jan 23, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Product Updates

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Decisions is the only meeting management solution to be recognized by Microsoft as one of the top three global applications within the 365 ecosystem. With Decisions, users have collaborative, productive meetings, leveraging the Office 365 tools they use every day.

Now, you can combine Decisions with Microsoft Power Automate to drive greater workplace productivity. Microsoft Power Automate, formerly called Microsoft Flow, allows you to automate business processes across your entire organization.

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8 tips to build an effective meeting agenda

Jan 9, '2020 / by Decisions posted in Meeting Tips

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Did you know that more than 60 percent of meetings don’t have an agenda? 

Well-organized agendas are the foundation to productive meetings. They increase meeting preparation, engagement and energy. 

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