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Windows Server 2008 end of support

Alyssa Sisco

Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is ending on January 14, 2020.

This means that no more security updates will be developed or released after January 14, 2020. Running unsupported software on your server can leave your business vulnerable to any number of cybersecurity attacks and may keep your business from meeting compliance requirements.

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Topics: Network Security, Microsoft Products

Office 365 Migration

Alyssa Sisco

Are you still working off an old in-house or hosted server for your email? If you haven’t already made the move to Office 365, it’s time you do. With the benefits far outweighing the costs, there’s no reason to keep your business in the past with outdated technology. Seriously – once you finally take the leap and make this change, your only regret will be not doing it sooner.

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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace

End of life for Windows 7

Alyssa Sisco

A constant drive to create new features, combined with limited resources, leaves software with an expiration date. Since the goal of most tech companies is to evolve and innovate, they can only lend so much time, money and energy on their old programs. So, software is given what's called an end of life date. On that day, the developer will no longer fix any issues found in the software. Not even Microsoft has the resources to keep software supported forever. So, it's coming time to say goodbye to Windows 7. Windows 7 will no longer receive patches for new bugs or holes discovered as of January 14, 2020.

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Topics: Alert, Microsoft Products, Network Security

Quick Tip: Using Microsoft templates to track your goals

Alyssa Sisco
Since the new year is right around the corner, you’re probably working on coming up with some resolutions to better yourself and/or your business. If you need help coming up with some solid goals, explore our post on writing SMART goals. Once you decide what to conquer in 2018, you'll need a way of tracking your progress. One fun and easy method is to use Office 365 templates. Whether you need a calendar or planner to keep you organized, or a workout log or finance tracker to measure your progress, Office has made it incredibly easy for you to use their products for all of your specific needs. Check out the Template section of Office.com and see which templates could work to help you fulfill your objective. I'll go over a couple examples below, so you can get a feel for how you might utilize these templates.
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Quick tip: Microsoft OneNote

Emily Moulder

OneNote provides users with a quick and efficient way to take notes, while still staying organized. Regardless of whether you want to write or type your notes, all is possible when using OneNote. Learn how to navigate the application and personalize it to what you need while also staying organized and saving time!

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Topics: Microsoft Products

Quick Tip: Cortana

Emily Moulder

Putting aside all the great features included in Windows 10, Cortana is one of the best reasons to upgrade to the new operating system. Microsoft's digital assistant, which was originally introduced on mobile devices, now has its own space in the taskbar. It's available to help you with a lot of everyday tasks that help you be more productive! Cortana is always at your fingertips ready to help you find anything on your PC, track your packages automatically, give you accurate weather information, and make sure you don't miss any important appointments. Read on and find out how Cortana works...

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Topics: Microsoft Products

What benefits does the Microsoft Surface bring to your business?

Emily Moulder

When it comes to technology, businesses are skeptical in aquiring the latest and greatest innovations. Why? It's difficult to integrate new technologies into their already existing processes and programs; however, businesses around the world are adopting the Microsoft Surface and making it a part of their daily work. The reason for this boom in the business marketplace is that the Microsoft Surface gives users the opportunity to efficiently multitask, and work from where ever they are. Will the Surface best fit your business needs? Read on and find out...

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Topics: Microsoft Products

Quick Tip: Windows Snipping Tool

Emily Moulder

Window’s Snipping tool offers users a quick and easy way to capture an image without having to take a screenshot of the entire screen. Users can decide which area, shape, and size they want to capture within seconds. This tool is useful for sending a clear image of something you want to share with others, or to keep for yourself.

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Topics: Microsoft Products

Microsoft Outlook quick tips

Lauren Hunter

Guess the average number of emails an office worker receives each day? According to DMR, the average office worker receives around 121 emails a day. That is a lot of emails for one work day, and some of you probably receive more! So let's take a look at how we may save some time sending emails and working in Microsoft Outlook. Below are a few quick tips: 

1. Write messages to be delivered at future times

If you have some information you don’t want to share immediately, Outlook has the capability to allow messages to be sent at future times. To do this, simply go to the options tab,

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Topics: Microsoft Products

Five quick tips for Microsoft Word

Lauren Hunter

Do you use Word frequently for your work? Then, don't miss out on these quick tips and features which will make you the Word Wizard of your office!

1. Move Around Faster

Are you working on a lengthy word document? Is it hard for you to navigate between pages? No need to worry, if you press the Shift+F5 keyboard shortcut it will cycle you through the spots you have edited most recently. Another fun tip, when you open an existing document inside word, the same shortcut of Shift+F5 will take you to where you left off when you last closed the document.

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Topics: Microsoft Products