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Technology Unwrapped

The most important technology concepts, strategies and actions uncovered for your business.

Internet Explorer 11 Reaches End of Support in 2021 And What That Means for You

Kaitlin Schneider
On August 17, 2020, Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 11 would reach its end-of-support date a year later. The software company wants to give users plenty of time to switch over to the latest version of Edge before mainstream support ends for IE 11.   You can see the full timeline of Microsoft’s phase-out plan in the image below.  
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Simplify Your Use of Microsoft Outlook with These 7 Productivity Tips

Kaitlin Schneider
The massive shift to remote work may have instigated a rapid pivot to tools like Microsoft Teams for your organization’s communication, but sometimes, sending an email through Outlook is still necessary.   And, sometimes, your inbox can look a little overwhelming due to the scores of messages you receive every day.   Although none of us may ever reach true Inbox Zero, you can still master the Outlook application and use it more effectively with the help of these Outlook productivity tips. 
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Working from Home? We’ve Rounded Up Our 21 Best Blog Posts About Remote Work

Kaitlin Schneider
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve written an array of articles with ways for you to thrive in your new home office space. In addition, we’ve compiled information for business owners and IT managers which helps them consider what technology, policies and procedures might work best.  Now, we’ve compiled those articles together in this post, so you can easily refer back to them anytime you need some additional tips and advice to make remote work, well, work. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Our Company, Trends, Network Security, Phone Systems, Technology Planning

Best Cloud Computing Solutions for Small Business in 2020

Chris Vilim
Operating a business in the 21st century demands cutting-edge technology to keep up with an ever-changing work environment. Today’s cloud computing solutions for small businesses continue to become more sophisticated to meet user needs and accessibility.  To make the most of the benefits of cloud computing, consider incorporating these four cloud computing solutions into your day-to-day business operations. 
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products, Phone Systems

Latest Microsoft 365 Updates Boost Collaboration and Simplify Your Work Life

Waheed Bhatti
From increasing the grid view size on Teams to increased security features, Microsoft is rolling out an array of updates for users that will simplify both work and personal life. Read on to hear about the biggest changes coming to your favorite Microsoft 365 business applications.
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Take Productivity to the Next Level With These Keyboard Shortcuts

Derek Warak
If you are like most people, you probably dreaded switching from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  Just when you thought you had everything figured out, Microsoft announced that they were no longer providing manufacturer support for Windows 7.    The shift from 7 to 10 was a surprisingly painless experience.  Most of the settings stayed in the same location, and using the search box in the taskbar makes it easy for you to find what you need. And those aren’t the only things that helped simplify usage: ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

An Introduction to Microsoft Teams for Your Business

Kaitlin Schneider
Productivity in the workplace is an often-discussed subject, and no single solution exists for every situation or scenario. Luckily, there are numerous tools available to help your organization make work as straightforward and streamlined as necessary. And when working remotely, as many organizations currently are, clear, succinct information and processes should be at the top of everyone’s mind. That’s where Microsoft’s collaborative hub, Microsoft Teams, comes into the equation. 
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Skip the Email. 3 Modern Platforms Your Remote Workforce Needs Now

Kaitlin Schneider
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, numerous businesses, including several in the Omaha metro, have abandoned their physical office to work remotely. Not only does this protect employees and show that organizations are doing their part in flattening the curve, but it also changes the way many businesses are able to communicate and collaborate with their employees.   To help ease the transition to remote work, we have provided valuable information about three useful communication tools. ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Technology Planning

What is Microsoft Azure and what can it do for Your Business?

Waheed Bhatti
You may have heard Azure mentioned in the news or from an IT colleague, but what is it? And how does it benefit your business? Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform, and it is continually expanding its large set of cloud services that helps your organization meet current and future business challenges. It gives you the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive global network, using your favorite tools and frameworks.
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products

Are You Taking Advantage of All 365 Has to Offer?

Kaitlin Schneider
Many businesses use Microsoft Office 365 to simplify and improve the way their teams work both individually and together. But with so many apps and features, some teams may not be taking advantage of everything that 365 has to offer. The software provides numerous ways to increase productivity, but some of those features are well-hidden. 
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace