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Technology Unwrapped

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

5 Simple Ways To Customize Your Microsoft Teams Interface

Derek Warak
With the current pandemic forcing many to work from home, it means we have to rely on technology to keep everyone communicating and informed about what is going on with your organization. Microsoft Teams is a great way to accomplish this enormous task. While Teams offers numerous functions for communication and collaboration, you still may want to customize the application so it feels a little more personal. Listed below are five capabilities to personalize your workspace.
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Is Microsoft Teams HIPAA Compliant?

Kaitlin Schneider
Like many other businesses, healthcare organizations continue to search for ways to work with employees and customers through enhanced mobility and collaboration. While working through the cloud provides greater reach and access, connecting online puts these businesses at greater risk for exposure, data leaks and targeted attacks from cyber criminals, particularly if employees are using their own personal devices. And healthcare organizations must remain HIPAA compliant throughout this sharing ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Network Security, Health Care

Microsoft Teams, A Complete Collaboration Hub for Your Business

Aaron Wagner
Microsoft Teams has found new life during the pandemic, as organizations scramble to find ways to work together while socially distancing.   At first glance, Teams seems to be just like every other messaging platform you have used before, but it is actually filled to the brim with features as a powerful collaborative workspace. 
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products

Microsoft Teams is Becoming the Standard in Video Conferencing—Here’s Why

Kaitlin Schneider
Whether it’s to touch base with your team or follow up with a manager—or even just to check in with family members—much of our lives today revolve around video calls and applications.   But not every video conferencing solution is built the same, and there are some clear go-to choices for businesses. The top contender today is Microsoft Teams, and it is quickly becoming the standard for video calling in the realm of business.  
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Trends

6 Benefits of Microsoft Teams for Scheduling and Preparing for Meetings

Kaitlin Schneider
Imagine this: you’re making steady progress on your to-do list, crossing another completed project off for the week, but you have a big meeting to coordinate before you can start tackling the rest. That means gathering information from previous conversations, and to find all that information, you might have to go back quite a bit in your email inbox to find the right thread of the right email chain. You’ll be pleased to know that Microsoft offers a much better way of handling workplace ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Streamline Your Organization’s Use of Microsoft Teams with Connectors

Ryan Aiken
Like many organizations, you’re likely using Microsoft Teams to chat, call and collaborate with employees in the “new normal,” but did you know that there are applications and bots that you can use within Microsoft Teams? Known as Microsoft Teams connectors, these applications and bots make Microsoft Teams even more of a productivity powerhouse.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Trends, Technology Planning

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.   According to Microsoft, the application will be retired on June 15, 2022. So, you still have some time to start using a new browser, such as Edge or Chrome.
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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

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

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