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3 Reasons Your Business Needs DocuSign for Dynamics 365

Signed documents are a must-have for any business transaction. But the actual ink-on-paper signature for contracts and vendor documents has long been a burden. When Amaxra started 10 years ago we used to send our consultants a physical document to sign which rarely came back, we even tried sending them a pre-stamped envelope but still we didn’t re...

7 crucial steps to leverage Office 365's built-in security (Part 2 of 3)

Office 365 plans come with a ton (just about) of built-in security features which is fantastic…as long as you're actually configuring and using them. And, if you're in a highly regulated industry, you can tack on some extras to make your organization's data even more secure. Here, we outline 7 steps to help you get started. Step 1: Ge...

Yes, A.I. really can help you recruit new employees

Twenty-five years ago, using robots to hire employees seemed like a dream that only the Jetsons could imagine. Ten years ago, it was a distant possibility. Today, artificial intelligence in HR, especially recruiting and onboarding is a reality, if not a necessity. By eliminating these tasks, artificial intelligence in the workplace is saving you tim...

Why you should use Secure Store in Office 365 (Part 1 of 3)

Office 365 has lots of built-in security features; if you've got Office 365, you've already paid for them, but you may have never configured them to work for your organization. Do you ever wonder how secure your Office 365 organization really is? Well, you can stop wondering - the Office 365 Secure Score is now available. Secure Score analyzes you...

Why Azure Cosmos skills are in high demand right now

For at least the past five years, technology companies and analysts have posited that "data is the new oil." This means data is the key resource that drives our information-centric economy. This is an apt analogy for one big reason: Data is an extremely valuable resource for companies, but just like oil, the issue is that someone must dig to find ...

Is it for We or Me? When to choose OneDrive or SharePoint

Where do you save your work documents? For most Microsoft Windows users, the default location is the My Documents folder. But in our increasingly cloud-powered workplaces, many are using Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive for Business online storage. The obvious advantage to storing documents in the cloud enables working from anywhere and instant c...

A quick guide to getting started with Map Charts in Excel

A recent update to Microsoft Office 365 subscribers added 3D models and boosted the overall performance of Excel 2016. If you're like me and work in complex workbooks with multiple sheets, you noticed that everything from crunching formulae with large ranges to simple copy-and-paste functions is quicker after the update. But while experimenting wi...

3 embarrassing email marketing mistakes you might be making

For all the pronouncements that “email is dead” over the past couple of years, we all still get a lot of it. Email is not going away, it is not a bad thing, and it can be an effective marketing tool for businesses— when done properly. But just in the past few days, I’ve seen some examples of what I call the three most shameful things that bu...

Was your personal info stolen online? Here's the safe way to find out

How can you hope to protect the login and password information to your banking, credit card, and other crucial websites when your personal data is being stolen wholesale from big corporate and Government databases you have no control over? With the Equifax hack still in the news, many of us are wondering “how can I tell if my personal info has bee...

How to protect yourself from the Equifax hack

According to Equifax, hackers exploited a weakness in its customer-facing website from mid-May to July 29, 2017 to steal the personal information (including Social Security Number, driver’s license number, and credit-card numbers) of 143 million U.S. citizens. That's the personal information of more than half of the adults in the United States today. ...

These three tips will help you transition from consultant to FTE

A consultant recently converted their vendor contract though Amaxra into a full-time job at Microsoft. For a significant portion of consultants in our area, becoming a full-time employee (FTE) at large employers like Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Amazon is a career goal. As much as Amaxra would love to keep our consultants with us forever, we know that...

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...

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