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Fare Thee Well, Internet Explorer

Fare Thee Well, Internet Explorer

Microsoft has officially cut off support for Internet Explorer, even going so far as removing it from devices running Windows 10 and 11. What does the removal of this dinosaur of web browsing mean for your business? Let’s examine how Microsoft plans to phase out Internet Explorer entirely and make way for its other (better) web browser experience, Microsoft Edge.

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Microsoft is Increasing the Price of Office/Microsoft 365

Microsoft is Increasing the Price of Office/Microsoft 365

We want to put this out there so you’re not surprised when it happens: Microsoft is planning to increase the price of its Microsoft 365 and Office 365 offerings. If you use these tools for your business, you will see your costs increase, no matter where they are sourced. Thankfully, you have us to help ensure that you are getting the most out of these solutions, and maybe even some you didn’t know you had capabilities for.

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Nasty Vulnerability Found in Microsoft Azure’s Managed Database Service

Nasty Vulnerability Found in Microsoft Azure’s Managed Database Service

Some vulnerabilities can fly under the radar for quite some time, some for months or even years. This is the case with a recently discovered Microsoft Azure database vulnerability. The exploit, discovered by cloud security provider Wiz, is found in Cosmos DB, Microsoft Azure’s managed database service, and it’s a real nasty one at that. Let’s dive into the details and see what we can learn from the incident.

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Is the Android Experience on WIndows 11 Really Going to Work?

Is the Android Experience on WIndows 11 Really Going to Work?

Android applications will be available on Windows 11, a concept that many users are looking forward to. However, there are quite a few terms and conditions that apply. How will this integration work, and can you expect it to be as neat as it sounds? Maybe… or maybe not. Let’s take a look.

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How Microsoft is Preparing You for a Passwordless Experience

How Microsoft is Preparing You for a Passwordless Experience

The password has long been the first line of defense against security threats, but what would you say if we told you that the password could disappear entirely from your Microsoft account? Well, get ready, because boy do we have news for you. Let’s take a look at what it means to go “passwordless” and what it could mean for your account’s security.

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Tip of the Week: Windows Shortcuts to Make You Look Like a Pro

Tip of the Week: Windows Shortcuts to Make You Look Like a Pro

We all know that there are some keyboard shortcuts that work within your applications, but did you know that there are some that are pretty much universal throughout your Windows operating system? Let’s go over some of the most common keyboard shortcuts for Windows, some of which you might be surprised to see. If you can master these shortcuts, you can master your operating system and improve your productivity.

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This Built-In Tool in Windows 10 Can Make Screenshots Easier

This Built-In Tool in Windows 10 Can Make Screenshots Easier

Any business owner responsible for drafting documents to explain processes or procedures knows that images can aid in this goal, giving your users a way to fully understand where to click and what to do. For Windows 10 users, there is a great feature built right into the operating system that lets you take screenshots, and we’re not just talking about the Prt Sc key. In fact, this proposed solution is more dynamic than that key could ever be.

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Tip of the Week: 3 Easy Tips for Microsoft Word

Tip of the Week: 3 Easy Tips for Microsoft Word

As one of the world’s most utilized word processors, Microsoft Word remains at the top because it provides organizations with the tools they need to be effective. Some of these features come in the form of keyboard shortcuts, templates, and save formatting, many of which are not known to employees. Here are some quick Word tips to help your employees be more effective with this software.

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It’s a Good Time to Update Your Microsoft Password

It’s a Good Time to Update Your Microsoft Password

It’s 2021! We made it! 

A lot of us look at a new year as an opportunity to greatly improve our lives. Maybe your resolution is to hit the gym regularly or commit to fewer processed foods—regardless, there are endeavours that take serious commitment, and others that take just a few minutes to accomplish. A really simple, really beneficial task you should add to your 2021 to-do list is to lock down some of your most important online accounts—and we’re going to walk you through it.

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Tip of the Week: How to Use Outlook’s Polling Feature

Tip of the Week: How to Use Outlook’s Polling Feature

In June 2020, Microsoft updated their popular Outlook email platform in Microsoft 365, adding (among other things) an integrated polling feature. Let’s take a few moments and go over how to use it so you are better able to take advantage of the opportunities this tool can provide.

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Is Windows 10 the Last Windows?

Is Windows 10 the Last Windows?

Windows 10 is five years old now. It didn’t become what it first set out to be, but today it can be found on over a billion devices. Not too shabby. The operating system is still being developed by Microsoft, which based on the company’s history, is kind of surprising. After they suggested that it would be the last version of Windows, some people were confused. Could Microsoft stop making Windows? Let’s take a look. 

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Tip of the Week: Handy Excel Functions You May Not Have Known About

Tip of the Week: Handy Excel Functions You May Not Have Known About

There are a lot of functions and capabilities buried in Microsoft Excel, many of which are unknown by most users. This is a real shame, as the value of Excel as a business tool is considerably larger than the simple organization that many see as its limits. To help counteract this, let’s go over a few useful utilities that Excel enables, if you know how to access them.

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Office 365 is Now Microsoft 365

Office 365 is Now Microsoft 365

Microsoft has been a driving force in personal and business productivity for over 40 years. Over that time one of their most popular offerings has been Microsoft Office. For the past several years the software giant has been bundling their Office platform with OneDrive and calling it Office 365. Millions of individuals and businesses utilize the tools in the platform, which is now being rebranded to Microsoft 365, and that has started to confuse some people. Today, we’ll clarify what this means for businesses and individuals.

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The New Office 365 App is Awesome

The New Office 365 App is Awesome

Office 365 is one of the most popular office suites on the market, and has been available on mobile devices for a while. This means that users have access to software titles like Word, OneNote, Excel, and PowerPoint from wherever they are. Understanding that this isn’t really a trend, but a sustained new way that people were going to access their Office 365 resources, Microsoft has created the Microsoft Office app. Today, we’ll take a look at the app and tell you how you can download it on your device.

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Tip of the Week: Activating Two-Step Verification on a Microsoft Account

Tip of the Week: Activating Two-Step Verification on a Microsoft Account

Two-step authentication/verification has seen considerable popularity as a means of securing an account. To help you boost the protections surrounding your Microsoft account, we’re offering a few tips on how to use two-step verification, as Microsoft refers to it.

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Tip of the Week: Controlling Your Text in Microsoft Word

Tip of the Week: Controlling Your Text in Microsoft Word

If you have used Microsoft Word, there’s a very good chance that you’ve become irritated at the occasional insistence that when you type, sometimes Word will make seemingly random adjustments to the formatting of dates, hyphenated content, and other elements. Here, we’re offering some tips to help you put a lid on these irritating changes.

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At Long Last, Windows 7 Users Have to Switch to Windows 10

At Long Last, Windows 7 Users Have to Switch to Windows 10

It wasn’t too terribly long ago that Windows 10 was offered for free to users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. While this offer was constrained to a limited time, the response was surprisingly stagnant. Why didn’t more people jump at the chance to snag the latest version of the operating system - especially when it would come at no cost to them?

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OneNote 2016 is Dead, Long Live OneNote for Windows, Part II

OneNote 2016 is Dead, Long Live OneNote for Windows, Part II

Microsoft is saying goodbye to OneNote 2016. Although the handy note-taking app will still be supported until October 2020, with extended support for a few more years after, Microsoft has decided to no longer add features to it, and instead, they are focusing on the new version of OneNote that comes bundled with Windows 10.

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OneNote 2016 is Dead, Long Live OneNote for Windows, Part I

OneNote 2016 is Dead, Long Live OneNote for Windows, Part I

Microsoft’s handy little note-taking app, OneNote, is gearing up to hit the old dusty trail and retire. At least, that’s the plan for OneNote 2016, whose end of life coincides with the rest of the Office 2016 suite in October, 2020. Fortunately, most of us already have OneNote 2016’s successor installed. Wait, what?

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Approaching End of Life

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Approaching End of Life

A decade-old version of Microsoft’s popular database software SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 is losing support on July 9,2019. If your business hasn’t moved away from the software, you are looking at a few real pressing problems. Let’s take a look at the software and what options businesses that haven’t moved on from SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server R2 have going forward.

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