Keep Microsoft Teams Meetings Secure for Hosts and Participants – Tech Tip for August 4, 2020

Keep Microsoft Teams Meetings Secure for Hosts and Participants – Tech Tip for August 4, 2020

Keep Microsoft Teams Meetings Secure for Hosts and Participants - Tech Tip for August 4, 2020 Happy August! This month we’re going to give you some tips on how to make your Microsoft Teams meetings more secure, troubleshoot common issues and understand what the legalities are around recording and sharing meeting recordings. Ever wondered if someone could be listening in on your meeting or recording you? Want to know how to keep your Microsoft Teams meetings more secure for hosts and participants? Here are a few useful tips to follow:…

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Fun with Teams! Emojis, Fun Filters and a Virtual Water Cooler – Tech Tip for July 28, 2020

Fun with Teams! Emojis, Fun Filters and a Virtual Water Cooler – Tech Tip for July 28, 2020

Fun with Teams! Emojis, Fun Filters and a Virtual Water Cooler - Tech Tip for July 28, 2020 To wrap up our July theme of additional Microsoft Teams tips and tricks, we thought we would share suggestions on how to have some fun with Teams. Discover New Emojis with “:word” Emojis are great for expressing a mood or sentiment in a chat. However, it can be difficult to find the best emoji to express an emotion, even if we know it exists somewhere. Did you know that in the Microsoft…

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Improve Meeting Management with Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for July 21, 2020

Improve Meeting Management with Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for July 21, 2020

Improve Meeting Management with Microsoft Teams - Tech Tip for July 21, 2020 July is heating up and so are the new features in Microsoft Teams. In keeping with this month’s theme, here are a few more Teams tips focused on making your online meetings a bit better: 1. Meet directly from your calendar – Why limit yourself to highly formal meetings? Microsoft Teams makes it easy to connect with a group of colleagues at short notice, perfect for a quick brainstorming session. From the calendar, choose the Meet Now option…

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Increase Efficiency and Speed in Microsoft Teams with Slash Commands – Tech Tip for July 14, 2020

Increase Efficiency and Speed in Microsoft Teams with Slash Commands – Tech Tip for July 14, 2020

Increase Efficiency and Speed in Microsoft Teams with Slash Commands - Tech Tip for July 14, 2020 As we continue with another round of Microsoft Teams tips and tricks this month, we thought we’d share more shortcuts for our keyboard loving Teams users. This week we’re going to cover the Teams slash (/) commands. Mastering a few of these slash commands will help increase your efficiency and speed your navigation through Teams. Some of the slash commands include: /goto – to jump to a team or a channel /call –…

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for July 7, 2020

Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for July 7, 2020

Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Teams - Tech Tip for July 7, 2020 Our May Tech Tips covering new features in Microsoft Teams was so popular that we have decided to share additional Microsoft Teams tips and tricks this month. Our first topic is the ever-popular keyboard shortcuts. If you’re not a fan of using your mouse, here’s a list of useful keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams: 1. Open Search While talking with multiple people in various channels, it can be painful to find a message. One can use the search…

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Flags, Categories, Shortcuts and Automatic Email Filing In Microsoft Outlook – Tech Tip for June 23, 2020

Flags, Categories, Shortcuts and Automatic Email Filing In Microsoft Outlook – Tech Tip for June 23, 2020

Flags, Categories, Shortcuts and Automatic Email Filing In Microsoft Outlook - Tech Tip for June 23, 2020 Spending too much time in front of your laptop these days? Let Outlook take some of the drudgery off your hands. Here are some useful tips and tricks to put Outlook to work for you. Automatically File an Email To apply the “Work Less” theory, have Outlook automatically file an email.  Then you can read them all at one time without distraction. Create a Folder: Ctrl + Shift + E To automate filing…

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Present in Multiple Languages, Share Music and Navigate Quickly in Microsoft PowerPoint – Tech Tip for June 16, 2020

Present in Multiple Languages, Share Music and Navigate Quickly in Microsoft PowerPoint – Tech Tip for June 16, 2020

Present in Multiple Languages, Share Music and Navigate Quickly in Microsoft PowerPoint - Tech Tip for June 16, 2020 Since we’re spending so much time in online meetings these days, in this week’s Tech Tip we’re touching on a few of really cool PowerPoint 2019 features for keeping your audience engaged. Try them out and add some showmanship to your presentations. Zoom Through Your Presentation with Slide Zoom With the Slide Zoom feature in PowerPoint, inserting a Summary slide will allow you to quickly navigate around your presentation. You can…

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Shortcuts, Table And Chart Tips And Personal Finance Management In Microsoft Excel – Tech Tip for June 9, 2020

Shortcuts, Table And Chart Tips And Personal Finance Management In Microsoft Excel – Tech Tip for June 9, 2020

Shortcuts, Table And Chart Tips And Personal Finance Management In Microsoft Excel - Tech Tip for June 9, 2020 Continuing with our June theme of getting to know the other 90% of the Microsoft Office 2019 features that you are missing out on, here are some Excel tips, tricks and hacks. Try them out and impress your colleagues on your Excel wizardry.Continuing with our June theme of getting to know the other 90% of the Microsoft Office 2019 features that you are missing out on, here are some Excel tips,…

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Shortcuts, Sorting And Advanced Math In Microsoft Word – Tech Tip for June 2, 2020

Shortcuts, Sorting And Advanced Math In Microsoft Word – Tech Tip for June 2, 2020

Shortcuts, Sorting And Advanced Math In Microsoft Word - Tech Tip for June 2, 2020 We’ve heard it said that the average Microsoft Office user only utilizes 10% of the features of Microsoft Office…however, everyone uses a different 10%. Would you like to get to know the other 90% of the Microsoft Office 2019 features that you are missing out on? During the month of June we’re going to take a look at Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook features. We’ll share some tips, tricks and hacks to help you…

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Blur Or Change Your Background On A Microsoft Teams Meeting – Tech Tip for May 26, 2020

Blur Or Change Your Background On A Microsoft Teams Meeting – Tech Tip for May 26, 2020

Blur Or Change Your Background On A Microsoft Teams Meeting - Tech Tip for May 26, 2020 We’ve all been there. If you’re joining a video conference call remotely (and you’re actually turning on your camera), any ongoing activity in the background can and will steal your spotlight. From excited pets to dancing children in costume or even a crowded café, it’s hard to control your environment when joining a work meeting virtually. That’s why this week, to wrap up our theme on Microsoft Teams tips and tricks, we want…

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How To Share System Audio In A Microsoft Teams Meeting – Tech Tip for May 19, 2020

How To Share System Audio In A Microsoft Teams Meeting – Tech Tip for May 19, 2020

How To Share System Audio In A Microsoft Teams Meeting - Tech Tip for May 19, 2020 When you present during a virtual meeting, wouldn’t it be great if you could play video and audio clips that other participants could actually hear? This has been a frequent suggestion from many Microsoft Teams users, and Microsoft has finally addressed the issue by enabling users to share their system audio in a Teams meeting. This week, as a third installment of our Microsoft Teams tips and tricks theme, we are going to…

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Excuse Me! The New Raise Hand Feature Is Coming To Teams – Tech Tip for May 12, 2020

Excuse Me! The New Raise Hand Feature Is Coming To Teams – Tech Tip for May 12, 2020

Excuse Me! The New Raise Hand Feature Is Coming To Teams - Tech Tip for May 12, 2020 This month, we are sharing some of the new Microsoft Teams features that are geared toward helping remote workers stay productive. This week, we are showcasing the “raise hand” feature that’s coming out soon. Ever tried to conduct a large meeting online? It can be difficult for remote participants to speak up without interrupting other people on the call. Most video call participants aren’t trying to read body language or take turns…

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How To Set Up Virtual Breakout Sessions In Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for May 5, 2020

How To Set Up Virtual Breakout Sessions In Microsoft Teams – Tech Tip for May 5, 2020

How To Set Up Virtual Breakout Sessions In Microsoft Teams - Tech Tip for May 5, 2020 March marked the third birthday of Teams - Microsoft’s hub for teamwork which combines chat, online meetings, document management and even voice calling. Microsoft Teams continues to grow in prominence due to its use by many professionals who are working from home during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. In fact, with over 44 million daily active users, Microsoft Teams has become one of the most popular tools to facilitate collaboration and drive productivity for…

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How To Use Gamification To Train And Motivate Employees – Tech Tip for April 28, 2020

How To Use Gamification To Train And Motivate Employees – Tech Tip for April 28, 2020

How To Use Gamification To Train And Motivate Employees - Tech Tip for April 28, 2020 We are wrapping up our theme on user education this week with a final Tech Tip that explores how you can motivate employees to use data and analytics in their day to day workflows. When it comes to new trends and technology (like utilizing AI or business analytics), it can be hard to get employees onboard. But by using what’s known as ‘gamification’ in your training and user education, you can better incentivize employees…

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How To Incorporate Security Awareness In Your User Training – Tech Tip for April 21, 2020

How To Incorporate Security Awareness In Your User Training – Tech Tip for April 21, 2020

How To Incorporate Security Awareness In Your User Training - Tech Tip for April 21, 2020 In-line with our theme this month, we are continuing to emphasize the importance of employee education and development. And this week, we want to talk about one of the most important forms of user training you can introduce into your organization: security awareness. When evaluating the biggest security threats in organizations today, it may come as a surprise to learn that end users are the leading cause of security breaches. While the occasional malicious…

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What Methods of End User Education Work Best? – Tech Tip for April 14, 2020

What Methods of End User Education Work Best? – Tech Tip for April 14, 2020

What Methods of End User Education Work Best? - Tech Tip for April 14, 2020 Our theme this month is user education and training. A strong employee training and development program is a great way to set your business apart in your industry. It helps your employees grow their skillsets, use technology to their advantage, and discover greater productivity at work. But what methods of end user education work best? This week, we’re going to look at the single most effective way to educate your employees. 3 reasons why companies…

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Why End User Education Matters – Tech Tip for April 7, 2020

Why End User Education Matters – Tech Tip for April 7, 2020

Why End User Education Matters - Tech Tip for April 7, 2020 Many of you are working from home this month, and we want to help organizations continue executing good practices regardless of where employees are working. So, this month we’re focusing on how organizations can embrace user education to empower employees to be as productive, creative, and secure as possible wherever they are working. This week, we’re covering the 3 types of trainings that are considered essential to all organizations regardless of industry. These include productivity training, security training,…

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Register Now: Secure Remote Work Summit

Register Now: Secure Remote Work Summit

Register Now: Secure Remote Work Summit Learn how to get your employees up and running quickly with a secure remote work solution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join experts from TechWise Group, Summit7, ThinkStack, Vidyard, Attila Security and more on Tuesday, March 31 for a day-long 100% virtual summit on remote workforce cybersecurity.

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Tips For Cloud Licensing Cost Management – Tech Tip for March 24, 2020

Tips For Cloud Licensing Cost Management – Tech Tip for March 24, 2020

Tips For Cloud Licensing Cost Management - Tech Tip for March 24, 2020 To wrap up our March Tech Tips on the theme of cloud licensing cost management, we want to help you understand how to cut down on licensing expenses. And the key to minimizing cost when it comes to Microsoft products like Office 365 is to buy the license that best suits your users’ needs. How do you do this? The most helpful thing to do is understand the roles of your employees and match those needs to…

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A Lesson in Microsoft Azure: Don’t Pay for What You Don’t Use – Tech Tip for March 17, 2020

A Lesson in Microsoft Azure: Don’t Pay for What You Don’t Use – Tech Tip for March 17, 2020

A Lesson in Microsoft Azure: Don’t Pay for What You Don’t Use - Tech Tip for March 17, 2020 If you’ve tuned in this month, you will see that we are tackling software license management as our Tech Tips theme. And one of the big topics that often comes up related to licensing costs is how Microsoft Azure factors into your monthly bill. Some people have reservations around using Azure because they’re not sure what contributes to their consumption and how to avoid unforeseen expenses. This week, we’re here to…

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The Benefits of CSP Licensing – Tech Tip for March 10, 2020

The Benefits of CSP Licensing – Tech Tip for March 10, 2020

The Benefits of CSP Licensing - Tech Tip for March 10, 2020 Continuing our theme this month on software licensing, we are doing a deeper dive into the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) licensing model and why it appeals to many organizations today. For those of you that are not aware, the CSP program is designed to provide a deeper engagement and support system for companies who want to purchase cloud-based services and products. It essentially gives you the ability to purchase any Microsoft license you need on a subscription-based payment…

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The ABCs of Software Licensing – Tech Tip for March 3, 2020

The ABCs of Software Licensing – Tech Tip for March 3, 2020

The ABCs of Software Licensing - Tech Tip for March 3, 2020 This month, our Tech Tip theme is all about software license management. And we are jumping in feet first this week with an overview of different types of licensing models and what the future looks like for licensing today (hint: it’s a lot more cost-effective, and we’ll tell you why). Why are we talking about licensing this month? Well, if you’ve noticed, the way we purchase software has been changing over the years. The reality is that it…

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How Do Businesses Ensure Compliance? – Tech Tip for February 25, 2020

How Do Businesses Ensure Compliance? – Tech Tip for February 25, 2020

How Do Businesses Ensure Compliance? - Tech Tip for February 25, 2020 To wrap up our theme this month on data privacy, this week we are sharing some tips on how companies can remain compliant with data privacy laws. While different legislation will have specific standards that need to be met, there are best practices that organizations can follow to establish good control over all company data. 5 ways to ensure compliance with data privacy laws 1. Keep communication transparent and centralized It’s crucial that everyone at your company is…

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Is Your Data Privacy Being Protected? – Tech Tip for February 18, 2020

Is Your Data Privacy Being Protected? – Tech Tip for February 18, 2020

Is Your Data Privacy Being Protected? - Tech Tip for February 18, 2020 Issues of privacy and trust are at the top of consumer’s minds these days. And they just continue to magnify. How do you as an individual and employee protect your privacy? This week, to continue our theme on data privacy, we are changing it up and turning away from the business impact to the implications it can have for you as a person. According to a survey of 8,000 consumers in the US and five European countries,…

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