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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Philly Tech Week – Biz Tech 101

Join us for our presentation on Business Technology 101 during the Philly Tech Week 2017! When: Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST Where: Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, 1001 Baltimore Pike Ste. 9LL , Springfield, PA 19064 Click below for more information and to register for the event. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Microsoft Edge vs. Internet Explorer 11 – Tech Tip for May 2, 2017

The Windows 10 Creators Update brought a whole lot of new and improved features with it! Throughout the whole month of April, we covered one of the biggest ones: Cortana and what your truly personal assistant can do for you. During this month's Tech Tips, we will cover some of the other big ones and hope that after reading them, you will feel just as excited about them as us! Today, we will explore the differences between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer (IE) 11. Microsoft Edge takes you beyond just browsing!   Web Note. Microsoft…

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Your Personal Getaway Planner – Tech Tip for April 25, 2017

It finally really feels like Spring theses days, doesn't it? The beautiful weather makes our minds wander to the (hopefully) many vacations and day trips laying ahead of us. For some, however, this might mean a whole lot of work: Book flights. Pack clothes. Buy sunscreen. Remember the dog. Make lists. If you forget to do one of those, your vacation will be nothing but stress. We don't want that to happen. Instead, make Cortana work for you! We already covered how she can help you set reminders (click here for a "reminder"...ha).…

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Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce – Business Card Exchange

Business Card Exchange Join us for the Business Card Exchange at our office in Conshohocken! Network with familiar friends and new contacts, and make sure to bring plenty of business cards. Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm Location: 441 E Hector St, 3rd Floor, Conshohocken, PA 19428 (click here for directions) We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Cortana’s Voice Recognition – Tech Tip for April 18, 2017

Sometimes, changes are difficult to get used to. However, when the changes are for the better, they are easier to adapt to! That being said: did you get used to the Windows 10 Creators Update yet? For this month's Tech Tips, we will stick to our Cortana-theme and her role in the Windows 10 Creators Update. (Check out our previous April Tech Tips for more Cortana features!) Hey Cortana! “Hey Cortana” is a feature that lets you interact with Cortana hands-free so you can master multitasking. Setting it up is easy: Click on…

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Cortana will remind you. – Tech Tip for April 11, 2017

In our previous Tech Tip we explained how to get started with Cortana. Now that you are ready, let's take a look at how Cortana can help you remember! To get started, type a question in the search box in your taskbar, or select the microphone to the right of it to talk to Cortana. (Typing works for all types of PCs, but you need a microphone to actually talk to her.) If you’re not sure what to say, you’ll see suggestions on your lock screen, and in Cortana Home when you select the search…

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Getting started with Cortana – Tech Tip for April 4, 2017

With the Windows 10 Creators Update rolling out on April 11th (see our blog post here about it) we thought we should share some Tech Tips all around one of our favorite Windows 10 features… Cortana. It is hard to think of Cortana as simply a feature of Windows 10. Cortana is your truly personal digital assistant! She is designed to help you get things done, remind you of things, provide answers, take notes and complete basic tasks. Check out this video to see a few things Cortana can do for…

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Presentation on Dynamics 365

Grow your business effectively & efficiently!   Our CEO Lauren Schwartz will be presenting on Dynamics 365 - make sure to sign up and stop by! Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm Location: 160 N Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (click here for directions)    

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“So call me maybe!” – Tech Tip for March 28, 2017

  Not sure if Skype for Business could be a helpful collaboration tool for your organization? Let us give you a scenario: You were just assigned a new project and have to get everyone involved in it together to figure out the next steps. You could send an email to your coworkers. You could also give them a call. Or you could send them a calendar invite. But what if some of them are working from home that day? And what if they are unable to pick up the phone…

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Got a Plan B? – Tech Tip for March 21, 2017

So...we have talked about Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups so far. But wait: there are even more ways to collaborate and organize a team! In fact, this rather new feature lets you take the chaos out of teamwork and get more done! The magic word is PLANNER! Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress. Team members can see each other's tasks and progress, which introduces transparency and visibility, and…

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