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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...

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...

3 Reasons Why Office 365 is the Smart Choice for Secure Business Productivity

Every successful business today is online. Unfortunately, this means that every successful business must deal with online criminals wanting to steal valuable business data stored in the cloud. From viruses to ransomware and phishing scams, the threats to your business are legion and it's vital to protect your internet-connected devices and data fr...

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...

How Office 365 helps your business be GDPR compliant

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new privacy law that applies to the digital data shared with citizens in the European Union (EU). The GDPR law is designed to protect EU citizens' personal data, wherever it is stored, and applies to any organization responsible for controlling or processing that data. That means starting on the 2...

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...

Protecting your business from Meltdown and Spectre attacks

For the past week, the news has been filled with mentions of Meltdown and Spectre. These ominous names were given to two separate hardware vulnerabilities discovered in millions of the processors used not only in personal devices (e.g. laptops and tablets) but also in the servers behind business-critical cloud services.  While the situa...

What the new sign-in page for Office 365 means for your business

Last month, users of Microsoft cloud services such as Office 365 were given the option to try a new sign-in experience. At Amaxra we opted into this new sign-in on our own Office 365 deployment since the new sign-in is planned to go live as the default experience for all users the last week of September. We wanted to be able to advise our customers...

Can you recognize these 7 disguises hackers use to phish your company?

Completing our look at the 7 common-sense cyber protections with #5 and #6: #5 DO NOT open emails, links, or attachments from strangers – especially if the email demands urgent action from you. Stop and think, that email could be a "phishing" email from a cyber attacker #6 DO NOT give any of your usernames, passwords, or other computer...

The surprising new tool employees are using to find and connect with peers

Millions of businesses around the world either have used or are using Microsoft Active Directory (AD) services on their corporate networks. Used to identify and manage authorized network users, AD has been around for over fifteen years. However, few companies take full advantage of AD's capabilities in the social media age. With a few simple tweak...

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