Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 3) – Tech Tip for September 19, 2017

Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 3) It's all about minimizing efforts and maximizing output these days! Today's Tech Tip explains how to make certain "auto" features work for you when crunching numbers and analyzing data. AutoSum and Quick Sum with the Status Bar To quickly get the Sum of a range of cells, all you need to do is select the range, and then click AutoSum—even quicker, select the range of cells and look in the lower right-hand side of the Excel window, the so-called Status Bar (more detail to follow).   …

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Important Alert – End of Microsoft Office 2007 Support Lifecycle

- Important Alert - End of Microsoft Office 2007 Support Lifecycle On October 10th, 2017 Microsoft Office 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle. This means that after this date, there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates. It is important to note that Outlook 2007 will stop working for customers already using Office 365. Customers who are using Office 2007 products and services should start planning to move to Office 365 or upgrade to supported versions…

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Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 2) – Tech Tip for September 12, 2017

Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 2) This Tech Tip is all about navigating through Excel. Keep reading to learn how to navigate quickly, easily, and efficiently in order to increase your productivity.   Navigating the Start Screen The Start screen provides quick access to your most recently used workbooks, or  allows you to open other workbooks from your local or cloud storage. You will also have instant access to various Excel templates, as well as the ability to search online for other templates that can help you start a new project quickly. Navigating the…

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Important Alert – Equifax Security Breach

Cyber Security Incident Involving Equifax Consumer Information TechWise Group has been receiving questions about the Equifax data breach. We are advising that you take action and determine if you have been impacted! More information can be found at the Equifax website; however, we are including the following instructions here for your convenience.   To determine if your personal information may have been impacted by this incident, please follow the below steps:   Click the “Check Potential Impact” button on the website  below, and provide your last name and the last six…

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Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 1) – Tech Tip for September 6, 2017

Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 1)   Many times using Excel can seem like a long and complicated project - even for tasks that (in theory) should be simple. What if we told you there are shortcuts that will simplify the process in order to increase your productivity? Well...there are! And throughout the month of September we will be giving you tips and tricks all around Excel, so stay tuned if you think this might help you speed up your day-to-day tasks! Quick Access Toolbar The Quick Access Toolbar is a customizable toolbar…

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Social Media Jargon – Tech Tip for August 29, 2017

Social Media Jargon There is so much going on in the world of social media, that many times we find ourselves having a hard time keeping up with even simple things such as the ever-evolving Lingo (“the dialect of social media”). Abbreviations and acronyms are tricky to decode, and deciphering a simple text message from a friend or your child may seem like they call for a translator. In order to protect your family, it is essential that you make yourself familiar with their “lingo.” Check out our Tech Tip to read about…

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Safe Social-Site Surfing – Tech Tip for August 22, 2017

  Safe Social-Site Surfing   Oh Social Media – It seems as if we can no longer live without you… Looking back, it may have started with just a few social networks; but in today’s high-tech world the number of social media sites and applications has grown astronomically! We can no longer even name how many times we are connected, added, friended, linked and followed on a weekly basis. Due to growing technological capabilities, you can now connect to networks either via your computer or your mobile device from anywhere…

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Back to School Special- Tech Tip for August 15, 2017

Back to School Special And just like that, the Summer break is almost over and school is about to start all over again. It's time to start preparing for the first day back: buy those art supplies, folders, backpacks, clothes,... and electronics! Luckily, a lot of stores offer Sales based all around the "BACK TO SCHOOL" theme - including Microsoft! Here are some of their best End-of-Summer/Back-to-School Sales for your kids (or yourself, for that matter) to take advantage from, available in store and online: Save up to $250 on select…

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Safety Tips for Public Wi-Fi Usage – Tech Tip for August 8, 2017

Safety Tips for Public Wi-Fi Usage   We are all grateful for the ability to use public Wi-Fi. You can work at the airport while waiting for your flight to take off, browse your social media profiles while sipping a cup of cappuccino at the local coffee shop, or simply save data by logging into one of them. Public Wi-Fi hotspots are growing and it is now easier than ever to connect to them. However, keep in mind that your device's default settings might no longer be enough to keep your information private…

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Keep your tech cool! – Tech Tip for August 1, 2017

Keep your tech cool!   ...and since Summer is still going strong, we decided that it might be helpful to keep the Summer-theme for our Tech Tips going as well. Specifically, today's Tech Tip will be all about how to keep your tech cool in the Summer heat, especially because extreme heat could harm your tech and potentially damage it.   1. Allow for proper air flow Make sure your devices have enough room to breath - not because they get claustrophobic, but because you don't want them to overheat!…

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Fun in the Sun Part #4 – Tech Tip for July 25, 2017

Traveling Abroad with Tech On Board   When traveling abroad and bringing your tech with the intention to actually use it: make sure to consider the differences in outlets and voltages. Lucky for you, there are a variety of international travel adapters out there just waiting for you to buy them. Not only are they small and fit in every carry-on, but they are also very affordable. To the right are just a few examples of outlets around the world. But as mentioned before: this is not a problem. There are many…

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Fun in the Sun Part #3 – Tech Tip for July 18, 2017

"So let me ask you this - What's in your...laptop bag?"   Some people's answers would be EVERYTHING! Their bags and purses are basically bottomless and contain everything from screwdrivers to make-up to phone chargers to food. It feels like a whole new world in there, and diving in to search for a particular item can be quite the challenge. However: we totally understand - things happen and you want to be prepared for EVERYTHING, especially when traveling to or from work. Here is a list of a few helpful items to carry with you in…

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Fun in the Sun Part #2 – Tech Tip for July 11, 2017

Carrying your Tech - Bags and Cases When you decide to bring your tech with you while traveling, there are quite a few things to consider when it comes to the perfect bag or case. Though fashion might be of essence to you, things like safety, organization, and size should be important as well. Let's take a look at a few things you might want to consider when purchasing a home for your tech:  Safety Make sure that whatever bag or case you buy provides enough security for your tech. Bags offering padded…

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Fun in the Sun Part #1 – Tech Tip for July 4, 2017

Protect your tech at the beach Clearly, Summer is finally here and everyone lucky enough to be able to go to the beach should definitely do so! However, we understand the need of being connected at all times, which means that going to the beach also requires you taking your technology with you. But how do you properly care for your smart phone or tablet while sticking your toes in the sand? This month's Tech Tips will cover a bunch of tips and tricks all around traveling with your tech devices, so if you are…

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Meeting Scheduling – Tech Tip for June 27, 2017

...and last but not least, we have a few more details, facts, and tips up our sleeve!   Scheduled Meetings from Outlook The Skype for Business desktop client includes an Outlook plug-in that provides users with single-click scheduling of online meetings in Outlook. Participants can join with a single click from the Outlook reminder, or through the Outlook meeting itself. Organizers can set up meetings using predefined conference properties, or can set meeting types and admission policies for specific needs. Details (such as meeting time, location, and attendees) follow the familiar Outlook template,…

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Skype for Business Polls – Tech Tip for June 20, 2017

Skype for Business Polls - Tech Tip for June 20, 2017 During our Free Office 365 Workshops in the beginning of June we had a lot of people ask about EVERYTHING Skype for Business can do. Well, one of the features we covered were Skype for Business Polls. Keep reading and you will find out what they are and how to use them.   Polling Polling is a great way to get people involved and interacting in your Skype for Business meeting, and find out what they think about the…

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Skype for Business Meeting Perks- Tech Tip for June 13, 2017

As we were saying before, Skype for Business is an essential part of TechWise Group's every-day life. Below you will find a bunch of really helpful tools within Skype for Business that allow you to have a productive meeting.   Dial-in Conferencing Services With the Dial-in Conferencing Services, it is possible for ANYONE to dial into a Skype for Business meeting or conference from a phone. For dial-in conferencing, you set up users to be able to use Microsoft or a third-party audio conferencing provider (ACP) as their dial-in conferencing…

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Skype for Business Meetings – Tech Tip for June 6, 2017

And here we are, almost half-way into the year 2017. This month's Tech Tips are going to be all about Skype for Business and how you can best use it. We  already posted a Skype for Business Tech Tip on March 28, 2017 which was all about how Skype for Business could help you be more efficient and determine whether or not it's the right solution for you. Our June Tech Tips will focus on the actual features of Skype for Business, specifically Online Meetings. Skype for Business is a…

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Our Free Microsoft Office 365 Hands-On Workshops Are Back!

Our Free Microsoft Office 365 Hands-On Workshops Are Back! Our Free Microsoft Office 365 Workshops offer you a hands-on environment where you can test-drive best-in-class technologies, including Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Skype for Business, Windows-based devices, and more. These hands-on engagements provide a chance to discover the full potential of Microsoft productivity solutions and see how they can help solve your business needs by: Enhancing mobile productivity Encouraging collaboration Boosting sales productivity Increasing accessibility to BI data and insights During your session, you’ll try out solutions to your…

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Smile for Windows Hello – Tech Tip for May 30, 2017

...and last but not least, here is our last Tech Tip for the month! So far, you have learned about the new Start screen and Action Center, the difference between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, and Windows Ink. This Tech Tip will be all about another new feature called "Windows Hello".   What is Windows Hello? Windows Hello is a more personal way to sign in to your Windows 10 devices with just a look or a touch. You’ll get enterprise-grade security without having to type in a password. Surface Pro 4, Surface…

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Aaaaaaand…Action! – Tech Tip for May 23, 2017

Today's Tech Tip is all about the new Action Center and how you can customize it to your liking, as we continue with the latest news and features of the Windows 10 Creators Update. What's new? The new Action Center has moved to a new location in the far right corner of the taskbar, and sports a new look that gives you the power to organize your notifications however you see fit. To open the Action Center from the taskbar, simply select the action center icon (see the image to the left).…

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Main Line Chamber of Commerce – Network at Noon

Network at Noon Join fellow Chamber members and non members for the Main Line Chamber of Commerce "Network at Noon"! Date: May 22, 2017 Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Location: The Radnor Hotel, 591 E Lancaster Ave, St Davids, PA 19087 Click below to learn more and sign up!

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Off to a new Start (screen) – Tech Tip for May 16, 2017

The Start Menu is the place to find all your apps and programs. The Windows 10 Creators Update allows you to personalize your Start screen to show you the apps, tiles, and layout you need to be your most productive self. Select the Start button, and then Settings > Personalization > Start to tinker with your Start screen and make it yours by pinning apps and programs, or moving and regrouping tiles. If you need more space, you are now able to resize your Start menu. Your apps and programs—right at your fingertips Open File…

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No need to think before you ink! – Tech Tip for May 9, 2017

We all know the feeling of trying to write a nice handwritten letter and everything is going great...until the last sentence! You made a spelling mistake and now you have to start over. Not with the Windows Ink Workspace! Windows Ink puts the power of Windows in the tip of your tablet pen, enabling you to write on your device just like you do on paper, create sticky notes, draw on a whiteboard, and easily share your analog thoughts in the digital world. Windows Ink is integrated into apps like…

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