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Why Office 365 Users need Microsoft 365

Cyber-security is often considered an afterthought for many small and midsize businesses (SMBs), though I don't know why. Independent research from the Ponemon Institute says that it typically takes only four minutes for a hacker to get into a corporate network but over six months for the owners of that network to even detect an attack. That same ...

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...

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...

Easily manage compliance for your company's data in the cloud

A thought experiment for everyone reading this blog post: Take out your smartphone and unlock it. Now, give it to the next random person you see. That's how most businesses feel about moving their corporate IT and accompanying data into the cloud. The smartphone analogy explains why corporate IT leaders appear to be so paranoid about migrating IT serv...

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...

We had a peek at Office 2019 and here's how it will enhance your business

Late in April 2018, Microsoft released a downloadable preview of their upcoming Office 2019 productivity suite to people enrolled in the Microsoft Office Insider program. This gives current users of the Office 2016 apps the ability to try Office 2019 for free with the caveat that the 2019 apps are "works in progress." Anyone can join the Office In...

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...

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...

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...

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