Check out important blogs, team additions, upcoming events, and prizes in this months edition of our Newsletter.

Microsoft Teams is ready for you!

The Microsoft Inspire Conference was just a few weeks ago.  At this conference a great deal of time was spent talking about Teams, Power Suite and Azure.  This month I want to focus on the product called “Teams”.   Microsoft launched Teams in March of 2017.   At first it seemed like simply a replacement for Skype for Business.  Adoption was slow and features were slim.   Fast forward to July of 2019 and Teams has matured into an excellent communication and collaboration tool with over 13 million users.  Microsoft has made it easier to use Teams by bundling it with Office 365 and adding a free web version for people who don’t have Office 365.

So what makes it a great product?  As with all recent Microsoft products, Teams is cloud based.  The application can be run on a desktop, in a browser window or as an app on phones and tablets.  The integration to the entire Office Suite allows you to utilize Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and all other applications within Teams when collaborating.  While Skype for Business allowed for phone calls, IMs and screen shares, Teams provides all of that plus the ability to pull in data, reports, shared documents and video.  

In teams, you create a team and then create channels within each team.  Each team and channel can have different members, which provides for a level of security and control.  Each team and channel created then creates a folder in SharePoint to store all data and documents for collaboration.  Imagine creating a team for each project, working with both local and remote members, all sharing the documents, virtual white boards and to-do lists.  

If you haven’t looked at Teams yet, I highly recommend you do so.  This is collaboration for the future.  Talk with your Innovia Account Manager, about Teams and see how it can help your company.  

Alan Wyne, CEO

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Show Up!

First things first, so they say, and in the case of being an amazing person or admin, that would be showing up! I am grateful to my mother who was always in her seat ready for whatever was going on fifteen minutes early, not leaving the house fifteen minutes early but in her seat at the venue, ready to go fifteen minutes early. 

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Getting Started with PowerPoint: Using Presenter View

Are you familiar with Presenter View in PowerPoint? If you have 2 or more monitors then you can utilize a cool feature in PowerPoint called Presenter View. Presenter view enables you to control your slideshow in a separate menu that can’t be seen by your audience. This in-depth overview will teach you what you need to know about this key PowerPoint function.

Innovia Team News
Gary Harpenau
We are happy to announce Gary Harpenau has joined our team as a Customer Engagement Specialist. Gary has spent 29 years in manufacturing management for a large pharmaceutical company and 8 years of his career was spent building an external manufacturing organization across the world. Gary recently moved to the South Bend, IN area with his wife Jennifer of 32 years. They have 3 children and 1 grandson. He enjoys spending time outdoors, lawn-work, hunting and fishing.
Noah Waltz
We are also happy to share that Noah Waltz has joined our team as a Customer Engagement Specialist. Noah will be focusing on our Business Central Saas offerings. Noah is a recent graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Selling and Sales Management and a minor in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University. Noah previously worked with us as an Intern in Inside Sales. He is a Granger, IN native and enjoys both playing and watching sports with friends and family.
Bryce Menadue
We are also happy to share that Bryce Menadue has accepted the full-time position as one of our Development Consultants. For the past year, Bryce has been working with us as an Intern for our Development team. He has now received his Associate’s Degree in Software Development at Mid-State Technical College in Steven’s Point, Wisconsin which is also where he resides. Bryce will return to school in the Spring to pursue a four year degree in IT Management.
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Shiny New Gadget of the Month

Stranger Things Hawkins Rec Center Cooler

  • It's a Hawkins Rec Center Beach Cooler from Netflix' Stranger Things series
  • Officially licensed! 
  • A practical summer centerpiece for fans of all kinds
  • Perfect for the beach, pool, picnic, or watch party 
  • Stores flat for compact storage 

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Quick Quiz

This Month's Question

While in Presenter View, you have 3 options in the upper left of your screen. What is one option?

  1. Turn off animations
  2. Skip the next Slide 
  3. End Slide Show
  4. Use laser Pointer
Submit your answer(s) to
A winner will be chosen from the correct responses and receive the Shiny New Gadget.

Last Month's Answer

Users will obtain operational data on the shop floor or in the field, including feedback on the below areas.  True or False?

  1. Consumption
  2. Output
  3. Scrap 
  4. Quality

Answer: True

Congratulation goes to Angela Larson, Culver Franchising System,  who won the Sony XB01 Bluetooth Compact Portable Speaker.