Tech Gifts For Kids Holiday Season 2022 – Tech Tip For November 30, 2022

Tech Gifts For Kids Holiday Season 2022 – Tech Tip For November 30, 2022

  Tech Gifts For Kids Holiday Season 2022 - Tech Tip For November 30, 2022 It’s official. The gift-giving season is upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you want to give your favorite people this year. This month, we’ll be giving you a helping hand with your gifting adventures with some Tech Tips including gift ideas for all of the tech-loving people in your life from your kids to your business associates and even gift recommendations for yourself! Let’s take a look at the top…

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Do You Need A Desk Phone For Teams Phone? – Tech Tip For November 23, 2022

Do You Need A Desk Phone For Teams Phone? – Tech Tip For November 23, 2022

  Do You Need A Desk Phone For Teams Phone? - Tech Tip For November 23, 2022 In November, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about Microsoft Teams Phone, an application that provides flexible calling solutions that help boost productivity on any device from tablets to PCs to mobile phones. Teams Phone is a useful application for any organization and can help ensure that calls can seamlessly get transferred from device to device. If you’re considering utilizing Teams Phone, you may be wondering if you need special equipment to…

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Teams Phones Cost And Details – Tech Tip For November 16, 2022

Teams Phones Cost And Details – Tech Tip For November 16, 2022

  Teams Phones Cost And Details - Tech Tip For November 16, 2022 This month, we’re talking about Microsoft Teams Phone, an application that provides flexible calling solutions that help boost productivity on any device from tablets to PCs to mobile phones. Teams phone allows users to seamlessly enable calls from one Teams app to another. A productivity booster in any organization, we’ll get down to the details about Teams Phones here. How much does Microsoft Teams Phone cost? Depending upon the Microsoft 365 plan that you have, you will…

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What Is Microsoft Teams Phone? – Tech Tip For November 9, 2022

What Is Microsoft Teams Phone? – Tech Tip For November 9, 2022

  What Is Microsoft Teams Phone? - Tech Tip For November 9, 2022 Remote and hybrid workers are constantly on the move making the ability to communicate across platforms imperative. Flexible calling solutions help boost productivity on any device from tablets to PCs to mobile phones. That’s where Teams Phone comes in. Teams subscriptions include Teams Phone and enable calls from one Teams app to another. This month we’ll be looking at Microsoft Teams Phones, features, plans and pricing and Teams Phone hardware. What is Teams Phone? Teams subscriptions include…

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Windows 11 Update Snap Layouts And Widgets – Tech Tip For October 26, 2022

Windows 11 Update Snap Layouts And Widgets – Tech Tip For October 26, 2022

  Windows 11 Update Snap Layouts And Widgets - Tech Tip For October 26, 2022 In October, we’ve talked a lot about the latest Windows 11 update that rolled out across the world towards the end of last month. From changes to the user experience, security upgrades, and more accessibility features, the latest iteration of Windows 11 included a lot of changes. This week, we’re covering new Snap Layouts and the re-introduction of widgets to the new Windows experience. Snap Assist Feature Updates If you’re used to working with multiple…

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Windows 11 Update Voice Access Features – Tech Tip For October 18, 2022

Windows 11 Update Voice Access Features – Tech Tip For October 18, 2022

  Windows 11 Update Voice Access Features - Tech Tip For October 18, 2022 This month, we’ve spent a lot of time discussing the latest Windows 11 update that came out at the end of September 2022. The latest iteration of Windows 11 includes a number of interesting new features and upgrades to the user experience, new organizational tools, and new accessibility features. One of our favorite new features is the voice access that was added to Windows 11. Let’s take a look. New Windows Voice Access Want to save…

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What’s New With The Windows 11 Update – Tech Tip For October 11, 2022

What’s New With The Windows 11 Update – Tech Tip For October 11, 2022

  What’s New With The Windows 11 Update - Tech Tip For October 11, 2022 Late last month, Microsoft announced the rollout of a new version of Windows 11 which has officially rolled out around the world. The latest Windows 11 update boasts a number of features such as updates to the user experience, new accessibility features, organizational highlights and more. This month, we’re covering the latest and greatest new features of the September 2022 Windows 11 Update.  Here are some of the highlights: New Personalized Start Menu Folders We…

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New Windows 11 Update Highlights – Tech Tip For October 4, 2022

New Windows 11 Update Highlights – Tech Tip For October 4, 2022

  New Windows 11 Update Highlights - Tech Tip For October 4, 2022 In late September 2022, Microsoft announced the new Windows 11 Update, which has now officially rolled out in 190-plus countries. The new update includes a number of new features, such as new updates to the Start Menu, tabs in the File Explorer, new voice control features and more. In our Tech Tips for the month of October, we’ll highlight the new features of the September 2022 Windows 11 Update and help answer many of the questions you…

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Managing Cloud Technology Costs, Part 3 – Tech Tip For September 28, 2022

Managing Cloud Technology Costs, Part 3 – Tech Tip For September 28, 2022

  Managing Cloud Technology Costs, Part 3 - Tech Tip For September 28, 2022 Cloud technologies have revolutionized the way that organizations conduct business. Increasing efficiencies and making work flows more seamless have taken many businesses through rough times–especially during the pandemic era. The downside is that these costs can quickly spiral out of control for organizations if costs are closely monitored. This month, we’ve offered pointers for how you and your team can manage cloud costs. For more advice, check out more tips for managing cloud costs below. Get…

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Managing Cloud Technology Costs, Part 2 – Tech Tip For September 20, 2022

Managing Cloud Technology Costs, Part 2 – Tech Tip For September 20, 2022

  Managing Cloud Technology Costs, Part 2 - Tech Tip For September 20, 2022 This month, we’ve been taking a look at how to manage costs of cloud technologies.  Cloud technologies have been immensely beneficial to many organizations, especially during COVID-19 when so many “normal” business processes were interrupted. Cloud costs can add up quickly, however, if not monitored and used efficiently. Below are some additional tips aimed at helping your organization manage cloud costs. Don't over-purchase or pool licenses Purchasing more licenses than you currently need is an old-fashioned…

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Managing Cloud Technology Costs – Tech Tip For September 7, 2022

Managing Cloud Technology Costs – Tech Tip For September 7, 2022

  Managing Cloud Technology Costs - Tech Tip For September 7, 2022 Happy September everyone! This month we wanted to look at managing cloud costs. Cloud technologies have made it possible for so many businesses to be flexible and adapt to the challenges we faced (and continue to face) during COVID. However, cloud technology costs can sometimes get out of control. Let’s take a look at some ways to manage these costs. The first step in controlling cloud costs is understanding what cloud subscriptions your organization currently has, what’s included…

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New Microsoft Excel Changes – Tech Tip For August 10, 2022

New Microsoft Excel Changes – Tech Tip For August 10, 2022

  New Microsoft Excel Changes - Tech Tip For August 10, 2022 Many Microsoft Office users would agree that Microsoft Excel is the most powerful Microsoft Office application. It is the Swiss Army Knife of productivity software. Excel boasts a number of capabilities and businesses use it for things like traditional financial spreadsheets, expense tracking, as an address book, incident log, a CRM, and the list goes on. In this week’s Tech Tip, we’re going to take a look at some of the newest features added to Excel for Microsoft…

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New Microsoft Outlook Changes – Tech Tip For August 3, 2022

New Microsoft Outlook Changes – Tech Tip For August 3, 2022

  New Microsoft Outlook Changes - Tech Tip For August 3, 2022 New features are always being added to Microsoft 365. For this month’s tech tips, we are going to take a look at the changes in the Microsoft Office apps (the desktop versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.) Here are some of the updates to Outlook that were rolled out in version 16.0.15330.20196 of Office. To find out which version of Office you are running, look here: About Office: What version of Office am I using? (microsoft.com)…

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What Is Microsoft Azure? – Tech Tip For July 20, 2022

What Is Microsoft Azure? – Tech Tip For July 20, 2022

  What Is Microsoft Azure? - Tech Tip For July 20, 2022 This month, our Tech Tips take a closer look at Microsoft Azure. It’s been a popular topic with our customers as they look to enhancing their ability to work remotely, improve business continuity and, when they consider replacing server hardware. Let’s get started with the basics. What is Azure anyway? Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service that works similarly to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Google Cloud Platform. In the case of Azure, we mean actual “computing as a service”.…

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Text Message Phishing Scams – Tech Tip For June 22, 2022

Text Message Phishing Scams – Tech Tip For June 22, 2022

  Text Message Phishing Scams - Tech Tip For June 22, 2022 This month we are recapping the most important tech tips that we have shared you in 2022 so far. This week we are going to recap our March 2022 cybersecurity tech tips but with a little twist. We’re going to cover “Smishing” which stands for text message (or SMS) phishing scams. “Smishing” occurs when scammers send fake text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information – things like your password, account number, or Social Security…

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Microsoft Teams 2022 Updates – Tech Tip For June 15, 2022

Microsoft Teams 2022 Updates – Tech Tip For June 15, 2022

  Microsoft Teams 2022 Updates - Tech Tip For June 15, 2022 This month we are recapping the most important tech tips that we have shared you in 2022 so far. In February, we covered the new features rolling out in Microsoft Teams. Features include: Ways to improve meeting experiences including music mode and video mirroring. A new wave of Teams compatible devices such HD cameras, headphones, portable features, and even Teams features in the Meta Portal. Walkie-talkie (aka push-to-talk) features that allow frontline workers to use Teams on their…

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Semi-Annual Tech Tip Highlights Important Microsoft Price Increase Deadline Approaching – Tech Tip For June 8, 2022

Semi-Annual Tech Tip Highlights Important Microsoft Price Increase Deadline Approaching – Tech Tip For June 8, 2022

  Semi-Annual Tech Tip Highlights - Important Microsoft Price Increase Deadline Approaching - Tech Tip For June 8, 2022 The It’s June! Can you believe we are almost halfway through 2022? This month we want to recap the most important tech tips that we have shared you in 2022 so far. First up is a recap of the Microsoft NCE program that we covered in our January tech tips January 2022 - TechWise Group | A Fresh Take On Tech. The final Microsoft NCE deadline is approaching at the end…

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Windows 11 22H2 Tablet Updates – Tech Tip For April 26, 2022

Windows 11 22H2 Tablet Updates – Tech Tip For April 26, 2022

  Windows 11 22H2 Tablet Updates - Tech Tip For April 26, 2022 The Windows 11 22H2 release that is coming later this year is not only bringing new features to the Windows desktop for PCs and laptops, but there will also be improvements for tablet users. Microsoft is introducing several significant new changes designed to enhance the touch-first user experience on Windows 11. The Taskbar will now minimize when Windows detects it's being used on a tablet, just like the iPad OS. To access the Taskbar, a short swipe…

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Windows 11 version 22H2: Start Menu Updates – Tech Tip For April 19, 2022

Windows 11 version 22H2: Start Menu Updates – Tech Tip For April 19, 2022

  Windows 11 version 22H2: Start Menu Updates - Tech Tip For April 19, 2022 Let’s continue our look at new features coming your way for Windows 11 version 22H2 arriving later this year. Last week we looked at anti-phishing features. This week, let’s take a look at some of the Start menu improvements. Windows 11 22H2 brings new settings to customize the “Recommended” section in the Start menu. While it’s still not possible to disable and remove the feature, you can now choose from three different options in the…

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Windows 11 version 22H2: Phishing Protection – Tech Tip For April 12, 2022

Windows 11 version 22H2: Phishing Protection – Tech Tip For April 12, 2022

  Windows 11 version 22H2: Phishing Protection - Tech Tip For April 12, 2022 Windows 11 version 22H2 is arriving later this year. It won't be a massive release, but there will be several improvements and bugs fixes. Microsoft recently previewed a few of these new features. Let’s take a look starting with Phishing Protection. One of the new security features is enhanced phishing protection. In version 22H2, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen will be getting significant improvements and protection from the chip to the cloud by combining modern hardware and software.…

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Responding to Cybersecurity Threats – Tech Tip For March 23, 2022

Responding to Cybersecurity Threats – Tech Tip For March 23, 2022

  Responding to Cybersecurity Threats - Tech Tip For March 23, 2022 In our third tech tip for March, and in light of The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issuing a “Shields Up Event,” we are reviewing our top recommendations for protecting your organization against cyber threats. In previous weeks we discussed tools and technologies to reduce the potential for a cyber intrusion as well as the importance of end-user education.  This week we touch on the readiness required to respond to a potential cybersecurity incident. …

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How To Prevent Cyber Attacks – Tech Tip For March 15, 2022

How To Prevent Cyber Attacks – Tech Tip For March 15, 2022

  How To Prevent Cyber Attacks - Tech Tip For March 15, 2022 In our second tech tip for March, we are continuing to review our top recommendations for protecting your organization against cyber threats Last week we talked about tools and technologies to help reduce the potential for a cyber intrusion. Another important front-line of protection against cyber threats are your employees. The better educated your organization is about what a potentially malicious cyber threat looks like, the less likely your organization will let a threat in. There are…

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DHS Issues Cybersecurity Warning Due to Conflict in Ukraine–Tech Tip For March 8, 2022

DHS Issues Cybersecurity Warning Due to Conflict in Ukraine–Tech Tip For March 8, 2022

  DHS Issues Cybersecurity Warning Due to Conflict in Ukraine - Tech Tip For March 8, 2022 As Russian military forces escalate attacks in Ukraine, The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued a “Shields Up” Event According to CISA “While there are no specific or credible cyber threats to the U.S. homeland at this time, Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine, which has involved cyber-attacks on the Ukrainian government and critical infrastructure organizations, may impact organizations both within and beyond the region. Every organization—large and small—must…

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Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie App – Tech Tip For February 23, 2022

Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie App – Tech Tip For February 23, 2022

  Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie App - Tech Tip For February 23, 2022 Did you know that Microsoft Teams offers a Walkie Talkie app? The Walkie Talkie app in Teams provides instant push-to-talk (PTT) communication for your team and is now available on Android & iOS. Walkie Talkie allows users to connect with their team using the same underlying channels they're already members of. Only users who connect to Walkie Talkie in a channel become participants and can communicate with each other using push-to-talk, one at a time. With Walkie…

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