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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

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