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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

Quick Tip: Are Your Documents Auto-saving to OneDrive?

Chris Vilim
Microsoft strives to make it easier for you to save Office 365 files and documents to the cloud, simplifying your storage solutions and making your data available from anywhere with a reliable Internet connection. Microsoft does this through OneDrive, their integrated cloud storage solution. And while it can be a handy tool, using OneDrive can sometimes inadvertently change some of your default settings. Are your documents not saving where you would like them to? You can easily change your ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

5 Ways Sway Hits the Refresh Button on Making Presentations

Kaitlin Schneider
Since 1987, people have used PowerPoint to create pristine presentations for a variety of purposes, including strategic overviews, year-end wrap ups, project proposals and photo slideshows, welcome screens and so much more. But did you know that Microsoft has another presentation tool?
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products

What to Know About Windows 7 and Server 2008 End of Life

Damon Hagerty
Launched on July 22, 2009, Windows 7 quickly became a popular operating system for both personal and business use. It is so popular, in fact, that 39% of all PCs are still running Windows 7 today — a decade later. However, Microsoft has announced that the company stopped supporting Windows 7 on January 14 and Server 2008 on January 20, 2020.  Is your business still using Windows 7? Then it’s important for you to understand what end of life means for your IT security, and how you can upgrade ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

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