Office Apps Updates: Share Emails In Teams – Tech Tip for April 13, 2021

Office Apps Updates: Share Emails In Teams – Tech Tip for April 13, 2021

Office Apps Updates: Share Emails In Teams - Tech Tip for April 13, 2021 April has brought a long-awaited feature to Microsoft 365 Outlook and Teams users…the ability to share an email from Outlook to a Team. This weeks’ Tech Tip shows how to get started using this feature: Before we get started, here are two important notes: 1. You must have the Share to Teams Outlook add-in. It's installed automatically for Teams users, but this feature is not currently supported on mobile. 2. If you have the Teams desktop client installed and…

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Office Apps Updates: What’s New in Outlook – Tech Tip for April 6, 2021

Office Apps Updates: What’s New in Outlook – Tech Tip for April 6, 2021

Office Apps Updates: What’s New in Outlook - Tech Tip for April 6, 2021 As a Microsoft 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved Office features. Staying on top of these changes can be tough. In this month’s Tech Tip series we are going to review some of the latest updates to the Office Apps. First up is Outlook… Get Meeting Suggestions When You Search for a Person When you type a person’s name in the Microsoft Outlook search box, the most relevant email containing calendar invites will be…

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Real World Power Platform Solutions – Tech Tip for March 23, 2021

Real World Power Platform Solutions – Tech Tip for March 23, 2021

Real World Power Platform Solutions - Tech Tip for March 23, 2021 In this week’s Tech Tip we are looking at solutions built using Microsoft’s Power Platform including Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate. These solutions solve real world business problems. HR Analytics Our first example, built by our strategic business partner Hikari Data Solutions, is an HR analytics dashboard that helps companies attract and retain employees. It pulls together data from a number of sources including ADP, WorkDay, Oracle, Survey tools and even Excel files. You can check…

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Powering Your Business With Power Automate – Tech Tip for March 16, 2021

Powering Your Business With Power Automate – Tech Tip for March 16, 2021

Powering Your Business With Power Automate - Tech Tip for March 16, 2021 This week we’re taking a look at Microsoft Power Automate. Originally named Microsoft Flow, Power Automate is a tool that allows you to automate repetitive tasks. Power Automate also includes Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capability which you can use to create automated workflows connecting different desktop and web apps on Windows. Create Workflows Using Power Automate Desktop Power Automate Desktop is a visual, drag-and-drop editor that will enable you to create flows. If you have ever used a…

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Powering Your Business With Power Apps – Tech Tip for March 9, 2021

Powering Your Business With Power Apps – Tech Tip for March 9, 2021

Powering Your Business With Power Apps - Tech Tip for March 9, 2021 We are continuing to take a closer look at Microsoft’s Power Platform which includes Power BI, PowerApps and Power Automate. These three technologies can be used on their own or together to create solutions that help your business work better. This week we are focusing on Microsoft Power Apps. The objective of Power Apps is to enable nontechnical users to build business applications (apps), without requiring that they have coding expertise. Power Apps has a visual user…

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Powering Your Business With Power BI – Tech Tip for March 2, 2021

Powering Your Business With Power BI – Tech Tip for March 2, 2021

Powering Your Business With Power BI - Tech Tip for March 2, 2021 This month our Tech Tips are going to cover Microsoft’s Power Platform which includes Power BI, Power Apps, and Power Automate. These three technologies can be used individually or together to create solutions to help your business work better. First up is Power BI - it is the analysis and insights component of Microsoft’s Power Platform. Power BI is used to turn data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights. Your data may be in the form…

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A Closer Look At Windows 10: Screen Readability – Tech Tip for February 24, 2021

A Closer Look At Windows 10: Screen Readability – Tech Tip for February 24, 2021

A Closer Look At Windows 10: Screen Readability - Tech Tip for February 24, 2021 In our last installment of this month’s Tech Tips covering new Windows 10 features, we are looking at strategies to improve screen readability. Since we spend so much time in front of our computers, it is important to set up the display in a way that makes it easy to read. Here are five ways you can utilize Windows 10 for better screen readability. 1. Choose Your Favorite Color Mode Make your apps and app…

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A Closer Look At Windows 10: Task View – Tech Tip for February 16, 2021

A Closer Look At Windows 10: Task View – Tech Tip for February 16, 2021

A Closer Look At Windows 10: Task View - Tech Tip for February 16, 2021 This week, as we continue to look at new features in Windows 10, we’re going to touch on Task View which helps you find files and tasks that you recently used. Task View isn’t really a new feature to Windows 10, however it is an easy one to miss. It’s on the taskbar (towards the bottom left-hand corner of your screen), and it looks like this: Task View lets you see programs and files you’ve…

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A Closer Look At Windows 10: Your Phone App – Tech Tip for February 9, 2021

A Closer Look At Windows 10: Your Phone App – Tech Tip for February 9, 2021

A Closer Look At Windows 10: Your Phone App - Tech Tip for February 9, 2021 As we continue to look at new features in Windows 10, this week we're sharing information about the Windows 10 Your Phone app. The Microsoft Your Phone app connects Android or iOS devices to Windows 10 devices. It enables a Windows PC to access the 2,000 most recent photos on a connected phone, send SMS messages, and make phone calls. Your Phone app replaces the legacy Phone Companion app and is available for any…

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A Closer Look At Windows 10: Usability Features – Tech Tip for February 2, 2021

A Closer Look At Windows 10: Usability Features – Tech Tip for February 2, 2021

A Closer Look At Windows 10: Usability Features - Tech Tip for February 2, 2021 Happy Groundhog Day, and welcome to February 2021. This month we’re going to take a closer look at Windows 10. While Windows 10 isn’t new, there have been so many updates and new features added - especially with the October 2020 update. This month's Tech Tips will help you take advantage of these. This week we’re going to look at a few usability features. Before we get started, make sure you’re running the latest version…

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Organize & Simplify: Manage Access To Business Information – Tech Tip for January 26, 2021

Organize & Simplify: Manage Access To Business Information – Tech Tip for January 26, 2021

Organize & Simplify: Manage Access To Business Information- Tech Tip for January 26, 2021 To wrap up this month’s Tech Tip theme about organizing and simplifying your work through Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, let’s talk about organizing your information. Your organization’s information, whether proposals and templates, account information, proprietary engineering documents or standard operating procedures, is critical for keeping your organization going. Ensuring that everyone who needs this critical information can easily find it and access it is especially important now that so many of us are working remotely.…

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Organize & Simplify: Voice Calling for Microsoft Teams  – Tech Tip for January 19, 2021

Organize & Simplify: Voice Calling for Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for January 19, 2021

Organize & Simplify: Voice Calling for Microsoft Teams - Tech Tip for January 19, 2021 Well, here we are in the third week of 2021! We’re continuing our theme of organizing and simplifying your work, as well as getting more use and value out of your investment in Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams.  Let’s talk some more about talking… This time let’s look at Teams as a replacement for your business phone system. Not only can you replace your current conference calling solution with Voice Calling for Microsoft Teams, but you…

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Organize & Simplify: Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing  – Tech Tip for January 12, 2021

Organize & Simplify: Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing – Tech Tip for January 12, 2021

Organize & Simplify: Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing - Tech Tip for January 12, 2021 Welcome to the second week of 2021! We’re continuing on our theme of organizing and simplifying your work using features and apps you probably already have access to through Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams. Let’s talk about talking… well actually utilizing Teams for conference calls. Did you know that you can replace your current conference calling solution with Microsoft Teams? Not only does this simplify the number of products you and your team must install and then learn to…

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Organize & Simplify: Teams & Channels In Microsoft Teams  – Tech Tip for January 5, 2021

Organize & Simplify: Teams & Channels In Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for January 5, 2021

Organize & Simplify: Teams & Channels In Microsoft Teams - Tech Tip for January 5, 2021 Happy 2021 everyone! The new year is always a great time for starting fresh and getting organized. We thought we would focus January’s Tech Tips on ways to organize and simplify your work using features and apps you probably already have access to through Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams. To start off, here are some useful tips on when to create a Team in Microsoft Teams versus a Channel and understanding how many Channels…

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Better Cybersecurity: Tech Gifts for Your Business – Tech Tip for December 22, 2020

Better Cybersecurity: Tech Gifts for Your Business – Tech Tip for December 22, 2020

Better Cybersecurity: Tech Gifts for Your Business - Tech Tip for December 22, 2020 2020 is quickly drawing to a close (thankfully). We have already received our best possible holiday gift… a COVID-19 vaccine and the hope of returning to some level of normalcy in the spring or summer. As we look toward 2021, we wanted to turn our holiday tech gift recommendations to a more serious topic: cybersecurity. As you may be aware with recent news, cybersecurity threats are increasing in frequency and are becoming even more harmful than…

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Let The Games Begin: Tech Gifts for Gamers – Tech Tip for December 15, 2020

Let The Games Begin: Tech Gifts for Gamers – Tech Tip for December 15, 2020

Let The Games Begin: Tech Gifts for Gamers - Tech Tip for December 15, 2020 Are you considering buying a new PC for the gamer in your life (or perhaps you are that gamer)? Wading through the tech specs and recommendations for gaming PCs can be pretty challenging. As part of this month’s tech gift series, here are TechWise Group’s tips for selecting the ultimate PC and accessories for gaming. Keep in mind, we’re techies and gaming enthusiasts so there is nothing low budget about our recommendations. RAM, Processors and…

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Kid-Friendly Laptops: Tech Gifts for Students – Tech Tip for December 8, 2020

Kid-Friendly Laptops: Tech Gifts for Students – Tech Tip for December 8, 2020

Kid-Friendly Laptops: Tech Gifts for Students - Tech Tip for December 8, 2020 With virtual school becoming the norm rather than the exception, many parents are looking for a laptop for their kids to use. Laptops have been in short supply and a little more expensive due to COVID, but there are a few kid (and wallet) friendly options out there. As part of this month’s tech gifts series, here are some suggestions for kid-friendly laptops that are below $600. Microsoft Surface Obviously our first recommendation is going to be…

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Lights, Camera, Action: Tech Gifts for Better Online Meetings – Tech Tip for December 1, 2020

Lights, Camera, Action: Tech Gifts for Better Online Meetings – Tech Tip for December 1, 2020

Lights, Camera, Action: Tech Gifts for Better Online Meetings - Tech Tip for December 1, 2020 It’s December and that means it is time for TechWise Group to share our top picks for tech gifts for home, home office (since so many of us are working from home) and family. Since so much of our work and social lives now revolve around online meetings, we thought we would start off with some of our top picks for improving online meetings. Lights The simplest and least expensive way to improve your…

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Know Your Acronyms To Protect Against SPAM – Tech Tip for November 24, 2020

Know Your Acronyms To Protect Against SPAM – Tech Tip for November 24, 2020

Know Your Acronyms To Protect Against SPAM - Tech Tip for November 24, 2020 To conclude our monthly theme of combating spam, this week we are covering some protocols that are important when protecting your organization against spam and malware. We recommend that all our clients deploy DKIM, SPF, and DMARC. These three protocols add another layer of spam filtering that allows you to quarantine suspicious emails and review reports on specific emails within your organization. Because these protocols can only be enabled from the Microsoft Exchange Admin Center or…

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Defend Against Spam Using Microsoft Defender – Tech Tip for November 17, 2020

Defend Against Spam Using Microsoft Defender – Tech Tip for November 17, 2020

Defend Against Spam Using Microsoft Defender - Tech Tip for November 17, 2020   This week, as part of our monthly theme of combating spam, we are going to focus on Microsoft Defender for Office 365. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is a cloud-based email filtering service that helps protect your organization against unknown spam, malware, and viruses. Formerly known as Office 365 Advance, Microsoft Defender is a robust solution for safeguarding your organization against malicious threats posted by email messages, links (URLs), and collaboration tools. It is compatible with…

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How To Combat Spam – Tech Tip for November 11, 2020

How To Combat Spam – Tech Tip for November 11, 2020

How To Combat Spam - Tech Tip for November 11, 2020   This week, as part of our monthly theme of dealing with spam, we are focusing on strategies for combating spam. As mentioned last week, spam is any kind of unwanted, unsolicited digital communication, often an email, that gets sent out in bulk. Spam comes in two forms. It can simply be benign marketing emails that are just an annoyance, or it can be malicious. The most common form of malicious spam is typically phishing emails from bad actors. …

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How To Spot Spam – Tech Tip for November 3, 2020

How To Spot Spam – Tech Tip for November 3, 2020

How To Spot Spam - Tech Tip for November 3, 2020 As we continue to grapple with Coronavirus, we have another scourge to deal with… tremendous amounts of spam. This month our Tech Tips will focus on strategies to identify and combat spam. What is Spam? Spam is any kind of unwanted, unsolicited digital communication, often an email, that gets sent out in bulk. There are several types of spam to consider. On one end of the spam spectrum, you have mostly benign marketing spam from unscrupulous sellers. On the…

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Tools for Success: Planning Your Day in Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for October 28, 2020

Tools for Success: Planning Your Day in Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for October 28, 2020

Tools for Success: Planning Your Day in Microsoft Teams - Tech Tip for October 28, 2020 To conclude our monthly theme of highlighting various scheduling tools discussing their use and benefits, this week we are going to focus on Microsoft Planner. As we mentioned last week, Planner will soon be renamed Microsoft Tasks. Planner features a simple to use card-based interface where you can create tasks and buckets (categories) for tasks. Using Planner, you can easily integrate your tasks from Outlook, or attach and view task documentation by linking it…

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Tools for Success: Staying on Task in Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for October 20, 2020

Tools for Success: Staying on Task in Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for October 20, 2020

Tools for Success: Staying on Task in Microsoft Teams - Tech Tip for October 20, 2020 This week, as part of our monthly theme of highlighting various scheduling tools and discussing their use and benefits, we are focusing on Microsoft Tasks. Microsoft Tasks brings together the features of Microsoft Planner and Microsoft To Do as well as Outlook Tasks into one app. Microsoft Tasks will allow users to create plans using cards and manage team plans. In addition, it will allow users to manage individual tasks and to-do lists all…

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