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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...

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...

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...

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...

How Skype For Business Changes the Way People Work

While much of the attention related to "work from anywhere" corporate initiatives is focused on mobile apps, the majority of employees still work in an office. Even with the ever-growing number of Millennials in the workplace preferring to use their personal smartphones over a desk phone, most businesses still need a phone system to take and make ...

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...

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...

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...

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