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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Free Microsoft Office 365 Hands-On Workshops (March 14-March 17, 2017)

Free Microsoft Office 365 Hands-On Workshops  Ask yourself - Do you want your business to be: More competitive? More successful? More efficient? More mobile? More productive? ...and are you available on one of the following days? Tuesday, 3/14/2017 at 1:30pm-3:00pm Wednesday, 3/15/2017 at 9:30am-11:00am Wednesday, 3/15/2017 at 1:30pm-3:00pm Thursday, 3/16/2017 at 9:30am-11:00am Thursday, 3/16/2017 at 1:30pm-3:00pm Friday, 3/17/2017 at 9:30am-11:00am   ...then sign up below for our Free Microsoft Office 365 Hands-On Workshops to get to know the most powerful and affordable cloud business suite available! The sessions will be held at our Conshohocken location…

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Main Line Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange

 Business Card Exchange Join fellow Chamber members and non members at Tech+Wise(Group) in Conshohocken. Network with familiar friends and new contacts while enjoying delicious appetizers. As always... don't forget your business cards! Date:             March 15, 2017 Time:            5:30pm - 7:30pm Location:       441 E Hector St, 3rd Floor, Conshohocken, PA 19428 (click here for directions) Click below to learn more and sign up!

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Unite your Team! – Tech Tip for March 14, 2017

Last week we talked about Microsoft Teams as a way to team… but maybe your team plays the game differently! Well...did you know that you can ‘Unite your team’ with Office 365 Groups?    With Groups you can accomplish a variety of goals: You can organize and work with a team on a project You can find and share information using conversations You can share and collaborate on team files You can share milestones and schedules on the team calendar You can add and assign team tasks using Microsoft Planner,…

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Team up with Microsoft Teams! – Tech Tip for March 7, 2017

    Welcome to March Madness, everyone! This month's Tech Tips will all be based around the greatest basketball event of the year - betting money, filling out brackets, watching TV non-stop, etc. You have to support your team all the way! Well... Microsoft came up with its own Teams. In fact, their Teams will support your teams! Is this getting confusing? Keep reading our March Tech Tips and you might just learn some interesting ways to improve the team work at your office. Welcome to Microsoft Teams, everyone! Let's begin with a…

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February 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 Newsletter This month's Newsletter covers a ton of great material! We included a recap of our February Tech Tips, information on our Free Microsoft Office 365 Hands-On Workshops, an update on our "Cloud for a Cause" event, the link to our CEO's presentations at the Microsoft Store, and last but not least the details for the Business Card Exchange hosted by TechWise Group. Please click here to read the entire Newsletter!

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exSCAMples – Tech Tip for February 28, 2017

This Tech Tip will go over a few of the spam emails that are out there, designed to fool and trick you. This is not a complete list, nor is every spam email behaving equally. Just keep in mind: when in doubt, treat the email like spam and consider contacting your IT Provider for a second opinion and just to be safe. (Click images to open in new window) exSCAMple 1: The sender's domain is clearly a fake domain. This does not come from PayPal! The email subject looks suspicious as well. Why is the account limited?…

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Don’t let them fool you! — Tech Tip for February 21, 2017

...and here are some tips on what NOT to do when you are suspecting an email to be a phishing scheme or spam message: Do not comply with any requests made before verifying the source of the message. Do not open suspicious-looking emails or attachments. Do not make purchases based on spam messages you receive. Do not respond to suspicious-looking emails from unknown sources. Do not click on any advertisement within the email as that will also show the spammer that your email address is live and potentially even reveal…

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Steer Clear of a Spam Scam! — Tech Tip for February 14, 2017

As previously announced, here are some tips on what to do when you are suspicious that an email might be a phishing scheme or spam message: Use a Web Browser with antiphishing detection, such as Internet Explorer. Double-check URL to make sure it matches the sender's address and is legit. When receiving an email from your bank for example, asking you to change passwords, open a new window in your browser and type in the address manually rather than clicking the link. Watch out for pop-ups and windows opening in…

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Wham, Bam, No Thank You Spam/Scam! — Tech Tip for February 7, 2017

For February's Tech Tips, we wanted to help you cover your basic knowledge of spam and malware. This first Tech Tip will explain how you can spot spam, the following Tech Tip will tell you the DOs followed by the DON'Ts in the one after that, and the last Tech Tip will give you some examples of potential spam and malware. How to Spot Spam Here are a few things to look out for before clicking something you shouldn't have: A link within the message contains a different hyperlinked address…

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Clean up your Company’s Social Media Appearance! — Tech Tip for January 31, 2017

Did you see their new photo on Instagram? Look at their status update on Facebook! Hashtag Ohmygoshthisiscrazy! Social media's impact on a business is enormous! Sometimes, social media posts can make or break a company, and your company's social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram should - just like your home - get cleaned up frequently. Keep in mind: our virtual lives can get just as messy and cluttered as our real ones...and therefore need maintenance! We put together a couple quick tips on how to make…

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January 2017 Newsletter

Get your Ducks in a Row! Just checking in on those New Year's resolutions: are you still following through? Is your will power strong enough to not cave under pressure (or temptation)? Are you following any of our cleaning tips? In case you missed them, check them out below! Either way: January is a new beginning, as well as the month to get your ducks in a row to have smooth sailing for the rest of the year. Let's take a look at our Tech Tips! Off to a Clean…

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How to Clean your Mouse and Keyboard — Tech Tip for January 24, 2017

Ask yourself: Which is cleaner, your toilet seat or your mouse and keyboard? You might be surprised... To avoid the answer being anything but "mouse and keyboard", make sure to frequently clean both components. Maintenance is key! Not only is it an easy and quick thing to do, but it will ensure a safe work environment and proper functionality of mouse and keyboard. How to Clean your Mouse: Unplug from computer and remove any batteries. Use a lightly dampened microfiber cloth to wipe away residue. Be careful not to get…

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Clean Up those Conversations! — Tech Tip for January 17, 2017

Did you know that you can reduce the number of messages in your mail folders by using the new Conversation Clean Up feature in Microsoft Outlook 2010? Redundant messages throughout a Conversation are simply moved to the Deleted Items folder. (Just FYI: A Conversation is the complete chain of email messages from the first message through all responses.) What does Conversation Clean Up do? It simply evaluates the contents of each message in the Conversation. If a message is completely contained within one of the replies, the previous message is…

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It’s the Season of Colds and Viruses! — Tech Tip for January 10, 2017

Everyone: Bundle up! The temperatures are in the single digits and being outside is no longer fun. Runny noses, nasty coughs, and painful headaches due to runny noses and nasty coughs become our everyday struggles. However: don't let those infections and viruses get to you! Make sure to drink plenty of fluids, stock up on vitamins, and dress appropriately. And just like you should protect your body from getting a virus in the first place, it is essential to protect your technology from viruses and unwanted intruders as well! P®otƏcԷ…

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Off to a Clean Start! — Tech Tip for January 3, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! ...and just like that it's 2017. Various New Year's resolutions were made - despite knowing better. For the next few weeks the gyms will be overflowing, the healthy-foods-sections at the grocery stores will sell out rapidly, and our homes will be as tidy and clean as never before. The question is: why is it so hard for us to keep up with those New Year's resolutions? Why do we fall back into our old patterns after only a short period of time? Why can't we be…

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December 2016 Newsletter

Let's call it a year! And just like that, 2016 is over. Everyone looks back at the past 365 (+1) days with different emotions. Either way: the year is over and a new one is about to start! 2017 will be a great year! Fresh starts, New Year's resolutions (that will hopefully last longer than a few weeks), and lots of changes for the better! 2016 is in the books! ...so let's take a look at the Tech Tips from this month: Cyber-Security While Online Shopping Prep Yourself for the…

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