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Technology Unwrapped

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

Top 5 Features of Microsoft Office 365

Angela Wight
Many small and midsize businesses are using Microsoft Office 365 to work more effectively across teams and offices. Office 365 is a suite of cloud-based applications that bring together all of Microsoft’s existing online applications (Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher,Sway, and Word) into cloud services alongside Microsoft Teams.
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products, Trends

Benefits of Using Microsoft Teams

Alyssa Sisco
Teams is Microsoft's cloud-based communication platform that offers chat, video and audio calling, file sharing, and collaborative file editing. Since it's hosted in the cloud, you can access it on any device, from anywhere you have an internet connection. This communication tool is great for businesses of any size, and assists in facilitating effective communication between teammates, whether they're in the next cubical over, or across the country.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Trends

5 ways Office 365 makes collaboration easy

Alyssa Sisco
Gone are the days where you needed to email revised copy after revised copy, only to be told, “Wait, I have one more change.” Whether you're in the same building, or across the globe, Office 365 makes it easy to work seamlessly with others. Office 365 is the subscription-based version of the Office suite and it receives new features and updates as they become available. With Office 365, you can be productive from anywhere, on any device. But more than just being able to work on documents, ...
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products, The Workplace

Microsoft’s push for Businesses to upgrade from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Alyssa Sisco
No official End-of-Life date has been announced for Skype for Business thus far, but that doesn’t mean it’s not being phased out. Microsoft is confident that Microsoft Teams will be able to meet the messaging, meeting, and calling needs of businesses with 500 users or less. So, as of November 2018, if Microsoft believes a Skype for Business user would be better served by Microsoft Teams, they will push them to upgrade from Skype to Teams. New organizations looking for a Microsoft communication ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Trends

Why We Recommend OneDrive for Small Business Cloud Storage

Angela Wight
As a growing small business, you need your data accessible at any time and from anywhere. With so many irons in the fire, there’s no time or budget to invest in equipment, storage maintenance, or associated hardware maintenance — and this is where cloud services enter the picture. Cloud computing is an increasingly popular solution for small businesses that want to run on internet-based solutions rather than on-site storage hardware. With cloud services, all of your computing services and needs ...
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products

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: Microsoft Products, Network Security

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 ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Network Security, Alert

How to use 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 ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

How to stay organized and save time with 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