Smart Lookup & Researcher in Word – Tech Tip for April 17, 2018

Smart Lookup & Researcher in Word – Tech Tip for April 17, 2018

Smart Lookup & Researcher in Word Are you stuck on a word because you forgot its definition or meaning? Are you in the middle of a paper but realize you actually know less about the topic than you initially thought? Do you have to do some more research to finally complete the work? Lucky for you, Microsoft has the perfect features to help with that: Smart Lookup and Researcher! Smart Lookup This feature automatically finds information on the Web using Microsoft's Bing search engine without forcing users to open up an Internet browser…

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Microsoft’s Translation Feature – Tech Tip for April 10, 2018

Microsoft’s Translation Feature – Tech Tip for April 10, 2018

  Microsoft's Translation Feature When it comes to successful communication, you might occasionally run into obstacles, such as language barriers. It is important to always remember the following: No matter what language you speak - most of the world speaks a different one! ...and this is why Microsoft created the Translator feature. As we all know, language barriers can cause misunderstandings and dissatisfaction, which can then lead to serious opportunity losses. Nobody wants that to happen, and Microsoft has your back! Translator works in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (certain translation features are even available in…

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Track Changes in Microsoft Word – Tech Tip for April 3, 2018

Track Changes in Microsoft Word – Tech Tip for April 3, 2018

Track Changes in Microsoft Word (Applies To: Word 2016 Word 2013 Word 2010 Word 2007 )   90% of people with Microsoft Office are using 10% of it, and everyone uses a different 10%. What 10% are you using? For this month's Tech Tips we would like to make you aware of potentially another 10% that you are currently not using: stay tuned to learn about a few really helpful and time-saving features in Microsoft Word! Let's get started! When you want to see who has been making changes to your…

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Underdogs of Office 365: Forms – Tech Tip for March 27, 2018

Underdogs of Office 365: Forms To conclude our "Underdogs of Office 365" theme for the month of March we want to introduce you to Microsoft Forms. Just like with all the other apps we wrote about this month, not a lot of Office 365 users actually utilize Forms - even though it is very easy to use and has many features that can help your business accomplish everyday tasks. Don't believe us? Check for yourself. With Microsoft Forms, you can create surveys, quizzes, and polls, and easily see results as they come in. When you create a…

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Underdogs of Office 365: Delve – Tech Tip for March 20, 2018

Underdogs of Office 365: Delve   In continuation of our month of the "Underdogs of Office 365", this week we want to focus on yet another underutilized and underestimated Office 365 application called Delve.  Let's start with the basics: in order to understand the app, it is important to know that you and everyone else in your organization have your own profile page in Delve. You can use the profile pages to find information about people - and through people - and help others find you. You can also connect…

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Underdogs of Office 365: To Do – Tech Tip for March 13, 2018

  Underdog of Office 365: To Do Let's be real: every one of us has a long list of tasks to complete each day. Some of us like to hand-write them down, others like to simply memorize them. But what if we forget the list at home? Or what if we forget what we tried so hard to memorize? Microsoft understands our struggle and came up with a solution: To Do! In order to keep our March theme going, we will talk about this wonderful and life-saving app today, which is yet…

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Underdogs of Office 365: Sway – Tech Tip for March 6, 2018

Underdogs of Office 365: Sway Welcome to March! It definitely came in like a lion... This month we thought we would cover some of the underdogs of Office 365… the apps that you all have with your Office 365 subscriptions but maybe didn’t know you had or know how to use.    First off, let’s look at Sway… Sway is a Microsoft Office application that makes it easy to create and share interactive reports, personal stories, presentations, and more. With Sway, there’s no need to spend lots of time on…

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Apps and Actions from the Search Bar – Tech Tip for February 27, 2018

  Apps and Actions from the Search Bar   "You're part of a team. Something bigger. When someone is successful, it's good for the team as a whole. Everyone is in it together!" - ESPN W To wrap up our Microsoft Teams discussion, we wanted to show you one more trick within the application that will make your life EVEN easier: Once your Teams are all set up and you have been using them for a while, you have most likely accumulated a lot of information within the individual Teams. You might be excited…

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Microsoft Teams Meetings – Tech Tip for February 20, 2018

    Microsoft Teams Meetings Continuing with our Microsoft Teams theme for the month of February, which we have dedicated to the Philadelphia Eagles for winning the Super Bowl, we will be introducing the Teams Meeting feature. The Teams Outlook Add-in requires users to sign-in to Teams using Modern Authentication. If a user does not use this method to sign-in, they will still be able to use the Teams client, but will be unable to schedule Teams online meetings using the Outlook add-in. If Modern Authentication is not configured for their organization,…

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Go through the right Channels – Tech Tip for February 13, 2018

  Go through the right Channels   Following our Teams theme for the month of February in honor of the Eagles' Super Bowl win we would like to continue with a description of the two main entities: Teams and Channels. Teams are collections of people, content, and tools surrounding different projects and jobs within an organization. Team members can share conversations, files, notes, and more. Channels help keep team conversations organized. You can dedicate channels to specific topics, projects, disciplines—whatever you like. Every channel is open to all team members, so everyone can feel free…

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The Power of Teams – Tech Tip for February 6, 2018

The Power of Teams "I’ve said before: An individual can make a difference. But a team makes a miracle!" - Doug Pederson, Head Coach Philadelphia Eagles And that's what we got to witness this past weekend: a miracle. The Eagles winning the Super Bowl is a dream come true for all fans of the "underdog" team. And just like Pederson said in one of his interviews: the team did it! This wasn't just the achievement of an individual, but instead it was the joint effort of an entire team working…

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Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part V – Tech Tip for January 30, 2018

    Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part V TAKE CARE OF YOUR PASSWORDS Start your new year off by focusing on password security! Passwords are meant to protect all of our most sensitive data - and we recommend spending some time revisiting all websites and portals that you have passwords for! You might want to consider updating them to something more secure than your pet's name, your spouse's birthday, or "Password1"... This may seem silly to you, but you would be surprised by how many people underestimate the importance of a strong password. Here are some recommendations for creating…

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Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part IV – Tech Tip for January 23, 2018

    Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part IV   We see it happen way too often: people lose their data and don't have a proper backup somewhere that can be used to restore it. Therefore, in order to start 2018 right, we have another techy New Year's Resolution for you: SET UP AUTOMATED BACKUPS In all honesty: it has never been easier to securely back up your data - completely independent from your electronic devices. Flash drives or external hard drives are readily available and more affordable than ever, so there really…

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Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part III – January 16, 2018

    Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part III Mid-way through January we wanted to make another recommendation for a techy New Year's Resolution that will help you get more organized - in your personal life as well as your work life. Unsubscribe to Junk mail This is really nothing that needs a lot of explanation as it can be done with the simple click of a button. Most emails that you had previously subscribed to will give you - at the very VERY bottom in teeny tiny print - the option to…

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Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part II – Tech Tip for January 9, 2018

    Techy New Year's Resolutions Part II   It's already the second week of January and we will continue our techy New Year's Resolutions - especially now, while everyone is still going strong! GET FIT - WITH TECHNOLOGY At this point, we are all familiar with "fit technology" such as the Fitbit, or apps for your mobile devices that help you get moving while being at work. Those devices and apps help you get started with your overall goal of getting healthy and fit, as they have the ability to…

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“Cloud for a Cause” 2017

We made it OUR cause to help YOUR cause!   Technology can be a powerful mechanism for social good, but we know that the technology alone cannot solve the world's challenges. Fortunately, our partner Microsoft has made Office 365 as well as other cloud services available to non-profits at significantly reduced rates. Nevertheless, as IT consultants we know that access to deployment and training resources can still be a financial challenge for many non-profits. This is why our team at TechWise Group wants to use its expertise to make this holiday season a special one for a lucky…

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Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part I – Tech Tip for January 2, 2018

    Techy New Year's Resolutions Part I   Throughout the month of January, we will be sharing a few technology related New Year’s resolutions with you to help you stay safe and be healthy. NO TEXTING AND DRIVING As we all know - since it's no secret - texting and driving has cost a lot of lives! Just to give you some facts and statistics: According to AT&T's "It Can Wait" Campaign, 49% of commuters admitted to texting while driving, even though 98% of them also say that it's a…

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Tech Gifts to buy YOUR BUSINESS – Tech Tip for December 26, 2017

Tech Gifts to buy YOUR BUSINESS Having the latest and greatest in technology for your office can make everyone's lives so much easier! This Tech Tip is all about tech gifts for your business - check them out! (Keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply ideas.) Raden A22 Smart Carry on Spinner Tell us this isn't the coolest travel device you have ever seen! This super light-weight carry-on has double-spinning wheels, can charge multiple devices via integrated power bank accessible by USB ports, and has an integrated tracking device in case you…

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Tech Gifts to buy YOUR PET – Tech Tip for December 19, 2017

Tech Gifts to buy YOUR PET The holidays are a joyful time for the whole family. Today, over two-thirds of households include at least one pet. These fur babies are a vital part and we can’t forget about them during this joyous holiday season! That is why we have put together a list of gifts that are PURRRfect for our furry friends. (Keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply ideas.) Furbo This clever gadget allows you to talk and interact with your pet while you are not at home. Whether you…

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Tech Gifts to buy YOUR KIDS – Tech Tip for December 12, 2017

Tech Gifts to buy YOUR KIDS This list of fun tech gifts for your kids includes items that are both actively and passively enjoyable. Since the tablets and smartphones aren't going anywhere, we thought it might be a fun idea to list a few gifts that enhance the experience of using them. (Keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply ideas.) WowWee - MiP the Toy Robot What kid doesn't think robots are cool? The MiP robot's GestureSense allows it to respond to gesture-based interactions like swipes, claps, touch and more.…

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Tech Gifts to buy YOURSELF – Tech Tip for December 5, 2017

Tech Gifts to buy YOURSELF Happy December, everyone! This month's Tech Tips will be all about gifts to give yourself, your business, your kids, and your pets. If you do not have a business, pets, or kids: this week's tip is all about you then! (Keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply ideas.) ENJOY! VR Glasses As for one of the best tech-y gifts to give YOURSELF: we decided to go with Virtual Reality Glasses! Just take a look at the HTC Vive VR Glasses! They let you see, feel, touch, and hear…

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Getting Work Done – How successful people do it – Tech Tip for November 28, 2017

How successful people do it Achieving your goals and getting work done is usually easier said than done. In honor of this month's theme of "Getting Work Done", we wanted to take a look at some of the most successful people and how they do it. Sundar Pichai - Know what morning routine works best for you The CEO of Google has a strict morning routine: he digs into an omelet, drinks tea, and catches up on the news. Do whatever you need to get yourself prepared and ready for the…

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Getting Work Done – Using “To-Do” – Tech Tip for November 21, 2017

Getting Work Done - Using "To-Do" Currently available in Preview, Microsoft To-Do is a simple cross-platform to-do list that lets you manage all your to-dos in one place. You can keep track of your daily to-dos in My Day and create any number of additional lists to organize your Work, Groceries, Projects, Places to Visit, Movies to Watch - you get the idea!   Plan your day - add to-dos from our Suggestions or enter new to-dos in My Day. Set due dates and reminder times for each to-do to…

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Getting Work Done – Using Planner – Tech Tip for November 14, 2017

Getting Work Done - Using Planner Speaking of getting work done: you might want to consider using Microsoft's Planner! Planner offers a simple, highly visual way to organize teamwork and collaborate on projects effectively. With Planner, you can: Create new plans. Organize and assign tasks. Share files. Chat about what you’re working on. Keep track of your team's progress and stay on top of your work—from anywhere, on any device. Manage a marketing event, brainstorm new product ideas, track a school project, prepare for a customer visit, or just organize…

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