Category: Useful Tips

Jul 11, 2019

Updates: To Install or Not to Install?

It’s hard to know when an unexpected pop-up on your screen is legitimate.  What do you do with it if it is?  Update prompts related to specific software or plug-ins you use are often valid.  Sometimes you can get away with ignoring the pop-up, clicking “cancel,” or “remind me later.”  Other times, an update may […]

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Jun 28, 2019

Simplify Scheduling with Calendly

How many back-and-forth emails or voicemails does it take you to set up an appointment? In my experience, I can comfortably say an average of three or four. Wouldn’t it be nice to send one email and have a confirmed meeting time automatically added to your calendar? We’re always interested in streamlining our processes – […]

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Jun 07, 2019

Intro to Microsoft Phone System for Teams

There are several apps on the market that were designed to improve lines of communication for organizations.  Slack is one, and Teams from Microsoft is becoming a more well-known option for organizations running Office 365.  Each has their own following for one reason or another.  There is, however, a feature available for Teams that other […]

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May 15, 2019

3 Free Ways to Answer your MS Office “How do I…” Questions

Since its release in 1990, Microsoft Office has evolved into a suite of programs or apps that work together to offer maximum productivity.  From holding virtual meetings in Teams, to creating a complex spreadsheet in Excel, to sharing documents and information of all sorts on SharePoint – Office has a little bit of something for […]

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Apr 25, 2019

How Teams Reduces Email and Decreases Interruptions

We like to think we can control when in a day we handle new email in our inbox.  I don’t know about your reality, but I suspect it’s like mine was — that email is a pretty constant distraction and interruption to our productive work each day. Like a lot of people have said about […]

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Apr 19, 2019

Can my Social Security Number be Suspended?

Recently, our friends at KnowBe4 warned us of robocall scams saying your Social Security Number is suspended.  Here’s what they had to say: “Be on the lookout for a popular robocall scam that is tricking people into believing their Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended. The robocall tells you to call the number provided […]

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Mar 21, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Watch – Productivity Tool or Cool Gadget?

Like all of us I have many roles in life.  I’m a businessman, a techie, a family man, an outdoorsman, and an avid cyclist to name a few.  When I started looking into smartwatches a couple of years ago, I was really intrigued by how one might benefit me in my daily life.  A discreet […]

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Mar 08, 2019

How are “You’ve Been Naughty” Emails Getting to my Inbox?

For several months now, hackers have been sending emails that might make some people nervous. They claim to have compromising images or video of you that they’ll distribute if you don’t send a bitcoin payment within a specified time frame. Some include reference to a password you would recognize, which lends to some sense of […]

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Feb 22, 2019

O365 – 3 Tips for Outlook

I remember using Word 25 years ago.  Things have certainly changed!  When I started working with the programs in Office 365 (O365), I was both confused and amazed.  There are quite a few new features that increase efficiency, but it can be a challenge to discover them. Here are three tips that can help you […]

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Jan 29, 2019

Microsoft Teams: An Introduction to Secure Collaboration

I’m writing this blog from the safety and comfort of home as the wind blows outside my windows in a dangerously cold, real-life snow globe.  Many organizations have the policies and processes in place to allow their staff to work remotely when life requires it.  Tools that keep your team together, even when they’re physically […]

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