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Top announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020
October 1, 2020

In a year full of lockdowns and quarantines, taking Microsoft Ignite virtual rather than cancelling altogether made for a refreshing change. The conference opened with a keynote from CEO Satya Nadella about “Building Digital Resiliency.” Throughout the keynote, in between the announcements, Nadella focused on consumer trust and finding ways to enhance business resilience in […]


Many businesses are utilizing online meeting tools now more than ever. Microsoft Teams has become the first choice for organizations that care about security, privacy, and productivity. Once you are in Microsoft Teams, you can create meetings and invite anyone from your team or someone outside your organization. Managing video/audio conferences isn’t difficult, but sometimes […]

We are living in unpredictable times. Due to COVID-19, cities are enforcing lockdowns, countries are closing their borders, and businesses are shut down—all to flatten the curve. Every day, more and more employees are starting to work from home, and to do so, they often need to access company assets from remote locations. IT systems […]

Ten Tips for Working from Home (WFH)
March 17, 2020

I’ve had the pleasure of running my own company for the last 6 years, and long ago made the decision to hire from anywhere – focusing on the best and brightest. This meant that our team has had plenty of experience working from home and I wanted to take a few minutes to share some […]

Upon joining Olive + Goose, my goal was to create a value driven, impactful Support Service to our consulting customers. In my view, O+G’s strength was its depth and experience as a Microsoft partner: a majority of O+G’s consultants are Microsoft Alumni, with a wealth of relevant insights and expertise. This background lends itself well […]

Earlier this month, Microsoft held its annual Ignite conference for tech leaders and practitioners in Orlando, FL. This year’s vision keynote by Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, came loaded with some of the biggest software and services announcements, touching on Azure, Office, Cortana, and Microsoft Edge, among others. In this recap, I will cover some relatively […]


On June 28, 2018, the California State Assembly and Senate passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), or Assembly Bill 375 (AB 375). Effective on January 1, 2020, the bill will impose new privacy obligations on certain businesses that collect personal information of consumers in California. At present, the bill is intended to […]


This article is the third in our series on the Challenger sale. If you haven’t already, you can read the first two parts of this series here:  How can Challenger sales methodology help your marketing?  The Importance of Aligning Your Marketing and Sales Organizations: the Challenger Sale  When done right, sales and marketing should set […]


Our first post on applying Challenger Sales methodology in your marketing outlined how to change and shape your marketing materials. However going through that process without ensuring alignment between your sales organization and your marketing organization will result in failure almost every time. As sales organizations train their employees in Challenger Sales best practices, it […]

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