Upgrade to Windows 10 – Enhance your Digital Memories – Tech Tip for February 19, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Enhance your Digital Memories – Tech Tip for February 19, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Enhance your Digital Memories  Not only do you benefit from the features in Windows 10 by saving valuable time and providing comprehensive security, but it brings you interesting apps to get in touch with your creative side! In our last Tech Tip, we shared some of the new cool features to take advantage of with the upgrade to Windows 10 OS. In today’s Tech Tip, we’re going show you some of the amazing features specifically in the Windows Photos App to organize, edit, and share your…

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Upgrade to Windows 10 – Fascinating Features – Tech Tip for February 12, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Fascinating Features – Tech Tip for February 12, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Fascinating Features In our last Tech Tip, we enlightened you on the news of Windows 7 End of Life going into effect on January 14, 2020. Get the new and improved Windows when you upgrade to the Windows 10 operating system. We want to fill you in on all the great features Windows 10 has to offer! Windows 10 delivers an even better Start Menu, expanding the possibilities and bringing over your favorite apps and pins so they're easily accessible. Not only does it make multitasking…

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Upgrade to Windows 10 – Are you ready for Windows 7 End of Life? – Tech Tip for February 5, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Are you ready for Windows 7 End of Life? – Tech Tip for February 5, 2019

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Are you ready for Windows 7 End of Life? All good things must come to an end! Microsoft has ended mainstream support on Windows 7 effective January 13, 2015, but extended support will end on January 14, 2020. What this means, is that Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, patches, or support for PCs running on a Windows 7 operating system. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to move to Windows 10 before it’s too late! We’re going to provide tips on ways to…

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Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – Should I back up Office 365? – Tech Tip for January 29, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – Should I back up Office 365? – Tech Tip for January 29, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – Should I back up Office 365? In our last few Tech Tips we reviewed the importance of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery. We understand that there are many risks involved with not properly backing up your data! I bet you may be wondering – Is it necessary to back up Office 365? Even though Microsoft maintains the Office 365 infrastructure and keeps multiple copies of your data in a geo-redundant fashion, in certain circumstances, yes - you may want to consider a backup solution. Here…

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Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Site Recovery? – Tech Tip for January 22, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Site Recovery? – Tech Tip for January 22, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Site Recovery? In this Tech Tip we will discuss Site Recovery. As part of a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan, Site Recovery goes a step beyond backup to actually create a failover environment in the cloud or a remote data center to your business apps and workloads running during outages. Site Recovery replicates workloads running on physical and virtual machines from a primary site to a secondary location. When an outage occurs at your primary site, you fail over to secondary location, and…

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“Cloud for a Cause” 2018

“Cloud for a Cause” 2018

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 non-profit…

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Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Cloud Backup? – Tech Tip for January 15, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Cloud Backup? – Tech Tip for January 15, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is Cloud Backup? In our last Tech Tip, we explored the background of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery. In this Tech Tip we are going to talk about Cloud Backup and how it works. Cloud Backup is a backup solution that involves backing up data to remote location such as a public cloud like Microsoft Azure or an off-site server as opposed to storing data locally on a physical disk, such as a hard drive or tape backup. Getting your business data offsite is…

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Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is it? – Tech Tip for January 1, 2019

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is it? – Tech Tip for January 1, 2019

  Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery – What is it? Happy New Year Everyone! It’s that time of year again. Along with the new year comes new resolutions which can include decluttering your inbox, updating your security software, or a device refresh. How about implementing a strategy for when disaster strikes? Most people don’t remember if they have backed up their work once their files are lost. Without Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery, you face the risk of losing all sorts of files, from images of your loving pet Lab…

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Tech Gifts for your Office – Tech Tip for December 25, 2018

Tech Gifts for your Office – Tech Tip for December 25, 2018

Tech Gifts for your Office Have you been trying to come up with an idea for your employees too on top of getting creative for yourself, your kids, and your pets? Look no further! We have a few fun ideas right here! (Please keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply fun ideas for the Holidays.) Portable Clock Fan Need to be cool while keeping an eye on the clock? No problem at all! This Portable Clock Fan plugs into any USB port on notebooks, PCs, or adapters to create a…

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Tech Gifts for your Pets – Tech Tip for December 18, 2018

Tech Gifts for your Pets – Tech Tip for December 18, 2018

  Tech Gifts for your Pets Do you love your pets as much as (or even more than) your family? Or are your pets your family? Well, in that case you obviously want to treat them as family too, and for the holiday season that means to get creative when it comes to gifts. Check out these creative gift ideas to give to your pets! Whistle 3 Meet Whistle 3 - the smarter way to keep tabs on your pet’s location and activity levels when they're living it up, at home,…

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Tech Gifts for Yourself – Tech Tip for December 11, 2018

Tech Gifts for Yourself – Tech Tip for December 11, 2018

  Tech Gifts for Yourself Oh yes, you absolutely get to spoil yourself a little too! No need to buy gifts just for others when you worked so hard on coming up with ideas! Reward your hard work and consider getting yourself one of these fun little inventions listed below! (Please keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply fun ideas for the Holidays.) Zeeq Smart Pillow With 8 built-in speakers, lofty removable memory foam fill, and BLE connectivity, this internet-of-things connected smart pillow is the Swiss Army Knife of…

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Tech Gifts for your Kids – Tech Tip for December 4, 2018

Tech Gifts for your Kids – Tech Tip for December 4, 2018

Tech Gifts for your Kids It's December, everyone! Happy last month of the year! This month’s Tech Tips will be all about gifts for your kids, yourself, your business, and your pets. You don't have a business, pets, or kids? No problem! More gifts for you then 🙂  (Please keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply fun ideas for the Holidays.) ENJOY! Ozobot Ozobot is a really clever, practically cute, very entertaining robot that nearly any kid will love playing with. Smaller than a golf ball, Ozobot (or Ozzie as my kids called him),…

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TechWise Group announces new investment from Saltbrook Capital Partners, LLC

TechWise Group Secures Funding to Grow its Microsoft Cloud Solutions Business TechWise Group announces new investment from Saltbrook Capital Partners, LLC. Expanding these capabilities will allow our clients to more fully realize the benefits of their investments in Microsoft cloud technologies” — Lauren Schwartz PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2018 -- TechWise Group, a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for Cloud Solutions focused on delivering technology solutions to small and medium enterprises, non-profit and education organizations, announced today that it has secured investment from Saltbrook Capital Partners, LLC. This funding…

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More Office Tips & Tricks – Tech Tip for November 27, 2018

More Office Tips & Tricks – Tech Tip for November 27, 2018

More Office Tips & Tricks This is already our last Tech Tip for the month - how did that happen so quickly?! At this point we hope that all your Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten... That being said: TIME TO SET UP FOR THE DECEMBER HOLIDAYS! Some of us are really excited, some of us are dreading it, but all of us are shopping and prepping for them. Since we know your life is most likely rather hectic at the moment, we want to at least make your work life a little simpler by…

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Office Tips & Tricks – Tech Tip for November 20, 2018

Office Tips & Tricks – Tech Tip for November 20, 2018

  Office Tips & Tricks Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone! May your day be filled with love and cheer, as well as full tummies! Gobble gobble 🙂 That being said, our last two Tech Tips covered a couple neat new features within Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel. In addition to that, we wanted to use today's article to add a few more tips for all the Office 365 Subscribers out there. Enjoy! Let Word and Outlook read to you! Hands full? No problem! Let Word and Outlook read your documents and email messages aloud. Just…

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Bring Images to Life – Tech Tip for November 13, 2018

Bring Images to Life – Tech Tip for November 13, 2018

Bring Images to Life Do you want to spruce up your presentations to get everyone's attention from the get-go? Do you want to stick out of the crowd while sharing your knowledge with others? Well, good news, everyone! Office 365 subscribers can now embed an animated 3D graphic in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint for Office 365. These graphics are much like animated GIFs, where each image has pre-set animations, or scenes, it can play to inform or entertain your audience. And the best part about this: it is super simple to accomplish! How to…

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Inked!- Tech Tip for November 6, 2018

Change handwritten ink to shapes or text in PowerPoint for Office 365   It's November, everyone! The clocks have been set back and we "won" an hour. It's dark outside when we get up and it's dark again when we get back from work. Therefore, we need something to be excited about to get us through the day! For that reason we designated this month's Tech Tips to "What's new in Office 365?" Stay tuned for our quick intros to fun new features within some of the most popular Office 365…

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Important Alert – Tech Support Phone Scams

Tech Support Phone Scams   Tech support phone scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers use scare tactics to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services that supposedly fix contrived device, platform, or software problems. Since we have seen a severe increase in Windows Tech Support phone scams over the last few weeks, we wanted to take a moment to send you a few reminders about Microsoft:   Microsoft does not send unsolicited email messages or make unsolicited phone calls to request personal or financial information, or to…

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Techtoberfest [Part 5] – Tech Tip for October 30, 2018

Techtoberfest [Part 5] – Tech Tip for October 30, 2018

Techtoberfest [Part 5] What car does a ghost drive? A Boooogatti! What music does a mummy listen to? Wrap! What do you call a witch who lives at the beach? A sand-witch! Oh boy, we could go on and on with those types of jokes, trust us; however, let's get down to business! We know that some of you already celebrated Halloween this past weekend, and we previously sent out a few spooky Tech Tips to help you prep for that awesome Monster Party of yours. However, since the real Halloween isn't…

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Techtoberfest [Part 4] – Tech Tip for October 23, 2018

Techtoberfest [Part 4] – Tech Tip for October 23, 2018

Techtoberfest [Part 4] Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year - and quite frankly, both young and old get a kick out of it. Kids get to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating and then gorge on free candy. Us adults get to dress up as well, sneak candy from the kids, and on top of that enjoy some spooky drinks and cocktails. However, did you know that the tech world gets spooky too around this time of year? In preparation for Halloween 2018 we collected a few spooky Tech Tips…

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Techtoberfest [Part 3] – Tech Tip for October 16, 2018

Techtoberfest [Part 3] – Tech Tip for October 16, 2018

Techtoberfest [Part 3] We are only at Tuesday #3 of the month and lucky us - we get five of them in total this time! The good news is that we can keep our entertaining theme of the month going for another couple of weeks, and therefore share a few more super useful life hacks around your technology with all our followers. Check it out! DIY Speaker This is one of the easiest ways to turn your phone into a full-blown sound system! All you need is an empty paper towel roll and…

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Techtoberfest [Part 2] – Tech Tip for October 9, 2018

Techtoberfest [Part 2] – Tech Tip for October 9, 2018

Techtoberfest [Part 2] Let's continue this fun theme of the month! As we mentioned before: we are on a mission to help you get through these gray and rainy days that come with this time of the year. Don't you worry - we got you covered! Toilet Paper Roll Cord Organizer Are you trying to get your cable chaos under control? Are you tired of having to untangle your cords once it's time to charge your phone or laptop? We have a simple solution to keep the mess in check, and all you need…

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Techtoberfest [Part 1]- Tech Tip for October 2, 2018

Techtoberfest [Part 1]- Tech Tip for October 2, 2018

Techtoberfest [Part 1] It's officially Fall and therefore the season of chilly weather, colorful leaves, and pumpkin-spiced everything. With last month's Tech Tips being all about Student Hacks, we wanted to continue our theme of "Life Hacks" for one more month, just to at least attempt to make everyone's lives a little simpler. Stay tuned! Make your smartphone battery last longer You most likely already know a few basic tricks that can help you extend your smartphone's battery life, such as turning off Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, and shutting down background applications. However, keep in mind that…

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Special Deals for Students – Tech Tip for September 25, 2018

  Special Deals for Students Are you ready to start off the new school year - the right way? We have good news: Students and parents save up to 10% on Microsoft devices such as the Surface Go and the Surface Book! Below please find a few of the devices that could be especially helpful in getting you through the school year, as well as the links to the website associated with the products and special offers. If you are looking for other ways to save money, simply click on the link…

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