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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...

Is your company ready for when Adobe Flash is blocked in Office 365?

By July 1, 2018, Microsoft will have blocked their first batch of users from embedding Adobe Flash, Adobe Shockwave, and even Microsoft Silverlight content inside Office 365 files. The policy change will directly affect information workers who use the Insert Object control in the cloud-powered Office 365 productivity suite to embed content using 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...

Amaxra's Pre-Build 2018 Productivity Predictions

Every year, Microsoft hosts thousands of smart people at their Build developer conference. At Build 2018, Microsoft plans to showcase where developers can leverage advances in the cloud, artificial intelligence, and security to make innovative new computing experiences—which in turn often trickle into areas that help businesses more producti...

6 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...

3 reasons switching from Google Docs to Office 365 is a good idea

For over a decade, Google has tried to win over Microsoft Office users. The one advantage the Google G Suite of productivity apps once had over Microsoft Office was simpler file sharing and better real-time collaboration on documents. By storing Google Documents in the cloud-based Google Drive, users could in one click share the document with anyo...

Unlock the hidden value of SharePoint with a company Intranet

Every company using either the Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium or E3 to E5 plans have SharePoint Online included. Office apps are often fundamental to the success and productivity of many companies. But so many of them that would never consider sending an email without Outlook or creating a spreadsheet without Excel ignore the business-criti...

Don't fall for this email quota limit phishing scam

Have you ever received an email with "Microsoft Outlook 365: Your email quota almost exceeded limit" in the subject line? I recently received one of these emails to my business email address. The email warned that not only I was not only in danger of exceeding my Outlook mailbox limit but that I needed to "review recent activity" in the interest o...

How to fire up your business with KPI displays

It's reassuring to visit a company's offices where rather than TVs showing 24-hour cable news (or worse), they are displaying constantly-updated key performance indicator (KPI) metrics. There is something special about the feeling of walking into the common areas of a company and seeing large monitors prominently display their corporate KPIs. It g...

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Every Type of Team (Part 3 of 8)

In this post, I’m going to show how Microsoft Teams can integrate with other applications to streamline your Sales & Marketing 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 I’ve taken several Sales &...

3 reasons why you should learn how to use PowerShell

If your job is remotely connected to corporate information technology (IT), then you have likely heard of the term "PowerShell." Available on Microsoft Windows, PowerShell is a Windows command-line shell designed especially for system administrators. While it may look similar to the Command Prompt app in Windows, PowerShell isn't just a way to typ...

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