Where Did I Save It Again?

Where Did I Save It Again?

Have you ever been here? You see an interesting headline, but you don’t have time to read it. So, you do the only logical thing: save the article for later. But why is it that 9 out of 10 times this article ends up getting misplaced? Well, we are all extremely busy people. When we come across a critical news or industry article, we may not have time to immediately dig into it. That’s why we save articles all over the place—tucking them away on LinkedIn, burying them somewhere on…

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I Will Find You and I Will Mute You!

I will find you and I will mute you! - Sick of Annoying Browser Ads? Us too. You’ve probably experienced how annoying it can be when a video starts playing automatically on a web page. And it gets even more obnoxious when you can’t immediately figure out where on earth the audio is coming from… To save you from this nuisance, we’re giving you a simple how-to guide that lets you immediately stop web pages from autoplaying videos in Microsoft Edge. You no longer need to put up with unwanted…

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Your Browser Remembers Everything You Do

Your Browser Remembers Everything You Do

Protect Your Internet Privacy Your browser remembers everything you do… It collects information every time you log into Facebook, check your credit score, open your email, and buy a cool bag on Amazon. And while this can be helpful when it comes to remembering passwords and usernames, it can also be dangerous and used against you—especially if a hacker gets involved. So, how can you make sure your internet privacy is always protected? Simply put, just clear your browsing data! But instead of reminding yourself to do this manually, we…

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Use AutoSave in Microsoft Office—But Use It Wisely

Use AutoSave in Microsoft Office—But Use It Wisely

AutoSaving Office Files: The Good and the Bad If you have an Office 365 subscription and you’re using the latest versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, then congrats—you have access to a brand-new feature called AutoSave! As the name suggests, it’s a capability that protects us all from our forgetfulness by automatically saving documents every few seconds. It does this by default when you store a file in OneDrive for Business or on a SharePoint teams site and can be extremely useful to use. But we want to make sure…

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While You Were Away… Here’s the Scoop on Who Did What When!

While You Were Away… Here’s the Scoop on Who Did What When!

While You Were Away... Here’s the Scoop on Who Did What When! If you use PowerPoint on the daily like us, there is a super cool capability worth mentioning that lets you know when someone makes changes to your shared deck. This week, we are introducing you to a new feature that Microsoft calls “While You were Away.” It is a huge time-saver when it comes to PowerPoint because it lets you see how your presentation has evolved over time by showing you where and when your colleagues made changes…

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Better Together: Work on Projects with Your Colleagues at the Same Time!

Better Together: Work on Projects with Your Colleagues at the Same Time!

Better Together: Work on Projects with Your Colleagues at the Same Time! This week, we are going over how to share Office files and work jointly with one or more team members on Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. Microsoft calls this capability “co-authoring.” Why is co-authoring so great? It allows you to work with others on projects at the exact same time. And you can do that in Office apps on the web or in your Office desktop apps. How to Co-Author: Step 1: Co-authoring is only possible…

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How to Save Your Business Files to the Cloud

How to Save Your Business Files to the Cloud

How to Save Your Business Files to the Cloud The month of August is upon us! And as summer blazes on, we are going to be talking about how you can work more efficiently with your team members by using your favorite Office apps like Excel, PowerPoint, and Word in the cloud. That’s why today we’re going to teach you how to easily save files to the cloud. Save Files to the Cloud from an Office Desktop App If you’re working in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint on your desktop, go…

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Create Professional Presentations and Charts in Seconds!

Create Professional Presentations and Charts in Seconds!

Create Professional Presentations and Charts in Seconds! This week to continue our theme in productivity tools, we are revisiting the AI-powered feature called Ideas. We’ve already explored how Ideas is coming to Word Online, but let’s take a look at how this intelligent tool is helping users simplify work in Excel and PowerPoint online. You can use Ideas for web versions of Excel and PowerPoint to easily locate, understand, and convey info without needing a technical background or in-depth training.   Ideas in Excel Online  You can use Ideas in Excel to interpret data sets and swiftly build out professional charts that you can present in meetings. And the best part? You don’t have to write out any…

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3 Tools to Manage Every Task and Email

3 Tools to Manage Every Task and Email It can be difficult to stay on top of tasks, project timelines, to-dos and the like – especially when people are recording tasks in various locations. Instead of constantly switching between calendars, apps, browsers, and windows to stay on top of action-items, it’s possible to simplify the process. As we continue to explore Office productivity tools this month, we want to highlight 3 new features that integrate seamlessly together and empower employees to easily stay organized. 1.Planner and To-Do Integration Microsoft To-Do…

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AI in Word Helps You Write Like a Pro

AI in Word Helps You Write Like a Pro Microsoft has embedded AI into Word, Excel, and PowerPoint via a feature called Ideas that improves the quality of your work with intelligent suggestions. This feature is available for Excel and PowerPoint today in cloud-connected versions of Microsoft Office like Microsoft Business, Business Premium, E3, E5 and Microsoft 365 E3 and E5. Ideas in Word is a new feature that is slowly rolling out to Office 365 customers and will be more widely available in fall. Ideas will help users do…

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Today in Office Productivity…

Today in Office Productivity… The “Modern Workplace” is not just a cool name for your office. It’s a term that describes how companies are using technology to stay ahead of the market, and it’s the new normal. That’s why for July, we are highlighting the newest features and updates in Microsoft Office. Learn what’s new in the latest versions Microsoft Office for your favorite tools like Word, Outlook, Edge, Excel and PowerPoint. These features are available in cloud-connected versions of Microsoft Office that are part of Microsoft Business, Business Premium,…

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Five Ways Your Company Can Still Use Skype for Business

Five Ways Your Company Can Still Use Skype for Business Microsoft Teams is the fastest growing business application in Microsoft history with nearly 500,000 organizations using the platform. But each organization is using Teams in different capacities. Some companies that we work with are also still utilizing Skype for Business, and that’s okay! As we wrap up our theme for June on Microsoft Teams, we want to explore what’s right for your company when it comes to collaboration software like Skype for Business and Teams. While the latter is officially…

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Big Updates for Bigger Teams

Big Updates for Bigger Teams Are you trying to stay on top of a growing team at work? Microsoft made some big changes to help optimize collaboration across all kinds of organizations that continue to increase in size. Today, we are continuing our June theme on Microsoft Teams and reviewing the newest features that help you stay connected with every member in your company. One Company, One Team Org-Wide Teams is a way for your company to add every employee to a single channel. This feature specifically targets small to…

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How to Manage your Team While Juggling Fire and Running a Marathon

How to Manage your Team While Juggling Fire and Running a Marathon Everything is on your phone! Well, maybe you already live on your phone. But not many apps guarantee security and efficiency when it comes to working from your phone. That’s why today we are continuing our June theme on Microsoft Teams and talking specifically about Teams for mobile. Do you happen to be one of two billion people worldwide who work in service and need to stay in frequent contact with coworkers? If you’re a Firstline Worker, a…

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Talk and Draw with Your Team from The Beach

Talk and Draw with Your Team from The Beach Did you hear the news? There is big momentum behind Microsoft Teams this year. You may have caught wind of the announcement at the Microsoft Build 2019 Conference, but we have even more updates to share. This month we are diving headfirst into how Teams is radically changing the way we interact at work. To get this month kicked off, let’s look at a couple of the new Teams features: Microsoft Whiteboard Integration in Teams All meeting attendees are now able…

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SQL Server 2008 End of Support is Almost Here! – SQL Licensing – Tech Tip for May 28th, 2019

SQL Server 2008 End of Support is Almost Here! – SQL Licensing – Tech Tip for May 28th, 2019

SQL Server 2008 End of Support is Almost Here! – SQL Licensing This month is slowly but surely coming to an end. For the month of May, we’ve talked about SQL Server EOL and went over different options for SQL on Azure. But now it’s time to dig into licensing! When it comes to SQL Server 2017 licensing, it’s all about choice. Depending on your performance needs and price points, you can choose between two editions of SQL Server 2017: 1. Enterprise Edition is great for applications that require high…

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SQL Server 2008 End of Support is Almost Here! – Migrate to Azure – Tech Tip for May 21st, 2019

SQL Server 2008 End of Support is Almost Here! – Migrate to Azure – Tech Tip for May 21st, 2019

SQL Server 2008 End of Support is Almost Here! – Migrate to Azure It's the month of May and we are going to continue to fill you in on Tech Tips around SQL! End of support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is nearly here! Microsoft’s support is going to end on July 9, 2019 and we want to help you prepare. That’s why this week we are discussing the benefits of migrating your applications to the Azure Cloud. Azure has the best security options. You will be able to…

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SQL Server 2008 End of Support is Almost Here! – What Are Your Plans? – Tech Tip for May 14th, 2019

SQL Server 2008 End of Support is Almost Here! – What Are Your Plans? – Tech Tip for May 14th, 2019

SQL Server 2008 End of Support is Almost Here! - What Are Your Plans?  Our May Tech Tips are going to cover the impending end of support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. We’ll touch on the what end of support means, what your options for upgrading your on-premise environment and how SQL can be moved to Azure. What is End of Support? Microsoft’s support is going to end on July 9, 2019. That means there will be no more security updates after this date. What does this mean…

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April is All About Servers – What Cloud Are You On? – Tech Tip for April 30, 2019

April is All About Servers – What Cloud Are You On? – Tech Tip for April 30, 2019

What Cloud Are You On? – Tech Tip for April 30, 2019 Continuing on April's theme of All About Servers" we would be remiss if we didn’t talk about the different types of cloud services that can be used to replace or augment your on-premise servers. You have probably heard about cloud computing a lot by now, it has become a buzz word in every single industry. If you don’t fully understand it, don’t be concerned because the truth is that it is very complex. In this edition of Tech…

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April is All About Servers – Can I Have a Cloud Server? – Tech Tip for April 25, 2019

April is All About Servers – Can I Have a Cloud Server? – Tech Tip for April 25, 2019

Can I Have a Cloud Server? - Tech Tip for April 25, 2019 As we discussed in previous tech-tips this month servers can be used for a variety of purposes, today we would like to focus on questions we get a lot: Physical vs Virtual servers. What is the difference between them beyond the obvious? Is one better than the other? It may be easiest to understand the differences between physical server and virtual servers with an analogy. You can imagine a physical server as a very expensive hotel with…

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April is All About Servers – Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Server – Tech Tip for April 16, 2019

April is All About Servers – Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Server – Tech Tip for April 16, 2019

Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Server - Tech Tip for April 16, 2019 Spring cleaning is upon us! As you clean out your closets and freshen up the office we urge you to think about your servers. If you are still relying on that 5 year old server with the idea that "if it’s not broken, don’t fix it" now is a good time to upgrade! Everything has an expiration date, like with other gadgets, servers have to be updated at least every 5 years. The reason for that is…

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April is All About Servers – Why Servers Still Matter – Tech Tip for April 9, 2019

April is All About Servers – Why Servers Still Matter – Tech Tip for April 9, 2019

April is All About Servers - Why Servers Still Matter April is all about servers! We expressed to you in our last Tech Tip the basic fundamentals of what a server is and how it works. Many business decision makers are hesitant to the costs that comes with investing in traditional on-premise servers or server maintenance; losing sight on how vital a server’s functionality is to your network and company infrastructure. In today’s Tech Tip, we are going to outline why these traditional servers absolutely still matter to your organization.…

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April is all About Servers – What is a Server? – Tech Tip for April 2, 2019

April is all About Servers – What is a Server? – Tech Tip for April 2, 2019

April is all About Servers - What is a Server?  Spring is here and we can enjoy everything that comes along with it. We can appreciate the fresh breeze, blossoming of flowers, longer sunny days, and even Spring cleaning!   Many of our clients are also talking about upgrading their infrastructure and what to do about aging servers. So, for April, we thought we would spend some time looking at servers, what they are, why businesses need them and what the options are around server replacements.    Let’s get started with the…

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New features in Microsoft Office 365 – Tech Tip for March 26, 2019

New features in Microsoft Office 365 – Tech Tip for March 26, 2019

New features in Microsoft Office 365 - Keep Messages Secure When you need to protect the privacy of an email message, encrypt it. Encrypting an email message in Outlook means it's converted from readable plain text into scrambled cipher text. Only the recipient who has the private key that matches the public key used to encrypt the message can decipher the message for reading. Any recipient without the corresponding private key, however, sees indecipherable text. Outlook supports two encryption options which are S/MIME encryption and Office 365 Message Encryption or Information Rights Management…

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