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Avoid the upcoming Microsoft Office price increase

At the end of July 2018, Microsoft announced the price for all on-premises licenses for Microsoft Office suites, would increase by ten percent in October 2018. For enterprise server products such as Microsoft Exchange Server for email, Skype for Business Server, and Microsoft SharePoint, the remote desktop per client access license (CAL) used to a...

Get amazing benefits from video + AI in Office 365

Think about all the ways your company uses video: From on-demand internal employee training to the advertising you create for your products and services, video is increasingly important to the modern enterprise. Companies with investments in Microsoft Office 365 are likely to store their video assets in the cloud using a combination of OneDrive, Sh...

How Amaxra integrated our CRM and bookkeeping systems in the cloud

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Intuit QuickBooks are great cloud-based apps that millions of small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) use daily. On the sales and marketing side of those SMBs, Dynamics 365 offers a robust Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system that helps companies develop and build strong business relationships. Not only does Dynamic...

Your Company's Outlook Distribution Lists Need An Upgrade to Office 365 Groups

Anyone using Microsoft Outlook as their primary corporate email knows about Distribution Lists. They allow users to write or forward their emails to a group of users, whether it is a single department, members of the same office, or the whole company. Distribution Lists have been a key feature of Microsoft Exchange Server for years and have been e...

How to maximize your Office 365 ROI with online training

It's undeniable that organizations get a competitive edge using Microsoft Office 365. However, it is also undeniable that some individuals in those organizations view Office as a complex suite of multiple apps—some of which they don't even use. In 2016 alone, Microsoft added 60 new features to Office 365, including new products such as Group...

Real-World Ways OneDrive Makes You More Productive Than Google Drive

An observation one of our consultants made about companies choosing between either Microsoft Office 365 or Google G-Suite is the lack of real-world comparison. Neither the entrepreneur at a startup nor the overworked staff at a small-to-midsized business (SMB) have the time and resources to install both Microsoft and Google cloud productivity solu...

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Human Resources & Recruiting (Part 5 of 8)

In this post, I’m going to show how Microsoft Teams can integrate with other applications to streamline your Human Resources & Recruiting processes. If you’re not familiar with Teams, please check out our previous posts: Teams Overview Part 1: Teams for Project Management Part 2: Teams for Product Management Part 3:...

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Every Type of Team (Part 4 of 8)

In this post, I’m going to show how Microsoft Teams can integrate with other applications to streamline your Customer Service processes. If you’re not familiar with Teams, please check out our previous posts: Teams Overview Part 1: Teams for Project Management Part 2: Teams for Product Management Part 3: Teams for Sales &a...

BYOD Your Business with Microsoft's Intune & Enterprise Mobility + Security

It's unreal to think that only ten years ago most mid-to-large enterprise companies were still handing out BlackBerry smartphones to significant numbers of their workforces. But the key reason those companies liked the BlackBerry was its security and management capabilities outstripped all competitors. Although many Millennial workers cannot imagi...

7 Ways Amaxra Can Supercharge Your Business Productivity

For over a decade, Amaxra has continually looked for ways to help our customers become productive. Like many other companies, we chose to invest in cloud-based services like Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics 365 Customer Relationship Management (CRM), SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, and Teams. These are the essential business productiv...

Enhancing productivity with the new dictation feature in Office 365

Microsoft added an optional dictation add-in for their key Office 365 apps, appropriately called "Dictate," in the summer of 2017. The add-in enabled you to dictate documents in Word, compose emails in Outlook, and add notes and other text into PowerPoint slides using your voice. It was a free add-in but came with a caveat: as part of the Microsof...

Why the Windows Recovery feature is a beautiful thing

My computer was acting up. It's the powerful Surface Book by Microsoft, a 2-in-1 hybrid laptop and tablet tuned for high-performance computing. So, it was unusual when I noticed that Outlook, an app that is an absolute necessity for our business, kept gobbling up memory and I need to crash and restart. Not only was the sluggish performance in Outl...

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