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Posts Categorized: Office 365

Small Businesses Gain a Competitive Edge with Office 365

The line between work and “real” life can be especially blurry these days, and even more so for small business owners and employees. Many wouldn’t think twice about answering an email any time of day or night, or of even taking a quick call while on vacation. This sort of… Read More

Cloud PBX: Make Calls from Office 365

If your company is still managing their telephone system using traditional PBX (private branch exchange), it’s the perfect time to update to the new Cloud PBX system from Microsoft. You can save money and consolidate infrastructure when you replace your legacy meeting and phone systems with the Cloud PBX system… Read More

Excel 2016: Three New Enhancements You Might Have Missed

Excel 2016 rolled out three new enhancements now available with Office 365. If you’ve ever wondered where all of your time went, whether you should ditch that stock you’ve been holding on to, or how your retirement plan is stacking up compared to goal, these recently-released enhancements make it easy… Read More

Five Tips for Using Skype for Business

Instant messaging and video conferencing have changed the way that organizations communicate, reducing business travel expenses and making dispersed workforces seem as though they were only cubes apart. The ability to quickly and efficiently collaborate on documents in real-time by screen-sharing and hosting interactive meetings with key attendees are just… Read More

Calendar Settings in Office 365

Calendar Settings in Office 365 This is a great feature when travelling through different time zones and maybe you want to have your calendar remain set to your primary time zone.  Or, maybe you’d like to set up your calendar to align with a team you are managing in another… Read More

How To Guide: Create a Blank Address List in Office 365

For K-12 and higher education IT administrators, managing students’ mailboxes is a task that requires unique treatment. Unlike in most corporate environments, users should not have full access to the global address list of faculty/staff, alumni and other students.  In order to control communication access for students and protect identities,… Read More

Let Your Users Sign into ADFS Using Only Their Short Login Name

We often talk about authentication into Office 365 using your User Principal Name. You may have referred to this login as your email address; however, it may not always be the same as your email address. The Active Directory UPN (User Principal Name) is a requirement of Office 365 to… Read More

Seven Reasons Why Email Is More Secure in the Cloud

Until recent years, IT pros who claimed that data security can be found in The Cloud would be laughed out of the datacenter. And then security breaches, industrial espionage and data collection became everyday news events. Corporations and governments began conceding that security is hard, but some IT decision makers… Read More

Collaborating with External Users in Office 365

Many organizations have come to rely on Office 365 to enable collaboration scenarios for departments, projects, and teams that share a common purpose. Ubiquity of the Office 365 Cloud and continuous innovation are making it possible for people to collaborate on and collectively co-create content in real-time, anywhere, anytime and… Read More

Office 365 and Azure Security and Compliance

More and organizations are embracing a move to the Microsoft Cloud.  During this process, questions about concerning how these organizations can meet their regulatory requirements using Office 365 and Azure.  Both Office 365 and Azure security and compliance are often top of mind for users looking to adopt Microsoft for… Read More