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How to Make Excel An Invaluable Business Intelligence Tool

Smart business owners want to make good, data-driven decisions but did you know there are powerful business intelligence tools available right in Microsoft Excel? The new Power BI add-in for Excelunlocks insights from deep in your company's spreadsheets or any other data sources you have around with: Power Query - Search internal corporate data and ext...

Making Sense of OneDrive Cloud Storage Plans

Even though it has "one" in its name, Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage accounts are offered with multiple plans and features. For example, the free 15 GB OneDrive with an Outlook.com or legacy Hotmail email is geared for consumer cloud storage (i.e. photos for easy sharing). The OneDrive for Business an Office 365 customer receives features 1 TB of storag...

Three Reasons Your Business Should Upgrade To Office 365

You know your business will benefit from a cloud upgrade. But you just bought Microsoft Exchange email servers, SharePoint 2010, and Office 2010 a year or two ago and don't want to scrap your investments in on-premise technology. You've also heard that Google Apps does all of the same things Office 365 does and is $1 cheaper per month. So, is it really wo...

Adventures in Rebranding

Amaxra recently completed a rebrand of all of our digital assets—from our corporate website to our social media feeds to all of our employee email signatures and finally to documentation we use including our branding on our electronic signature portal on DocuSign. Is your company is considering a similar adventure? Here are three key l...

Walk off the Earth Video

Great example of true teamwork & creative collaboration. Enjoy! 4 mins. Walk off the Earth Video

The happy secret to better work

Treat yourself to 13 minutes Shawn Achor's TED Talk. "We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity."

Is Your Business Ready for the Death of Windows and Office?

Bad news: Microsoft is killing off support for Windows XP (which, to be fair, is an almost thirteen year-old operating system) less than a week from today. That means your Windows XP desktops will no longer receive crucial security updates from Microsoft. Although less publicized, all security updates are also ending for Microsoft Off...

Three Snapchat-like Apps for Businesses

If you have teenagers, then you know about Snapchat. Even if you don't have kids, you've probably heard of Snapchat either because their 23 year-old founder  turned down a $3 billion buyout from Facebook or from the scandal that had 4.6 million of the app's usernames and phone numbers posted online. The appeal of Snapchat for teens is...

Six New Features in PowerPoint for Office 365 You Need To Know

Presentation design is one of Amaxra's core competencies. We have several PowerPoint designers on staff that can magically transform a presentation or document in just a few hours. Below are some of our favorite new features in PowerPoint 2013, a key component of Microsoft Office 365:   Do you have a tight budget? The great thing about desig...

Amaxra Goes Further Into the Green

Amaxra, Inc. is firm in its commitment to giving back to society. This is one of the company's core values, and it's something I feel strongly about, so I am delighted to announce that Amaxra has found one more way to give back. Amaxra has taken yet another big step into The Green. Of course Amaxra recycles responsibly. That's not news. And Amaxra already...

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