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What's new with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is coming out with its 2020 updates to Microsoft Teams, announced at this year’s Microsoft Ignite. These fantastic updates will help improve team collaboration and communication. They will also help streamline overall business collaboration and processes for increased productivity. These improvements are a result of Microsoft’s goal to m...

Is Remote Working Becoming the New Norm?

Remote working has been on the rise in recent years. And by this time last year, it was clear that the battle for America's best talent would be fought on the grounds of work-from-home benefits. But almost overnight, the coronavirus pandemic has transformed remote working from a great option to an absolute necessity. And while companies across the ...

Making the most of your business SaaS spend during the COVID-19 crisis

In challenging financial times, all companies look for ways to curtail spending. But rather than resorting to layoffs of workers—especially during a crisis such as the current global pandemic—some forward-thinking business owners are looking at optimizing their software licensing spend instead. Software license optimization, rather tha...

What CRM is best for your business?

Customers are the single most valuable asset of your organization, and as such, their satisfaction should be the number-one focus. Building positive, meaningful relationships with current and prospective customers, clients, and other contacts is one of the keys to the success of any business. This means more than simply appreciating them; it means...

Real-world tips for SMBs to enable working from home with Microsoft Office 365

The phrase "working from home" is on everyone's mind due to the shocking headlines about the COVID-19 coronavirus. To contain the spread of this flu-like sickness, large tech companies such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have closed some of their office buildings and asked thousands of employees to use secure internet connections to work from ho...

Working from home? These tips help you to thrive on your next video conference

It has been about a month since major tech companies proactively enabled their employees to work remotely to stop the spread of COVID-19 infections due to the novel coronavirus. But long before the terms "social distancing" and "flattening the curve" had penetrated the public consciousness, the majority of consultants at Amaxra were already using ...

Use the cyber-security in Microsoft Teams to meet work from home mandates

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, almost all industries have experienced a sudden need for remote working tools. With more people than ever working from home due to "social distancing" in an effort to stop the potential spread of COVID-19, companies are faced with a potential spread of malware against their newly-homebound employ...

10 ways to be more productive with Microsoft Excel

When it comes to Microsoft Excel, most people fall into one of two categories. There are those that love it and can’t live without it, and there are others who hate it and are completely intimidated by it. In today’s era of data, learning how to use Excel to be more productive is important. Despite the fact that there are a vast amount of other ap...

Reducing malware risks with the new Safe Documents feature in Microsoft 365

A new cyber-security feature in Microsoft 365 called Safe Documents is slowly rolling out to users. Safe Documents leverages the artificial intelligence and machine learning features of Microsoft global cloud infrastructure to automatically check Microsoft Office documents such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word against known risks and threats before ...

Why you should use the new Microsoft Edge web browser

There's no denying Microsoft knows how to make a good web browser; just ask any former Netscape employee. But for years, the Google Chrome browser has dominated the browser market. In 2008, Microsoft had 60% of the global market share in web browsers. Google released their Chrome browser that same year but quickly displaced Microsoft as ...

Digital minimalism - how to reduce screen time and stay current

A survey asked 1,180 millennials ages 18 to 34 what they would be willing to give up for their smartphones. An astonishing 41% said they would rather give up shampooing for a week than forego their phone for the same amount of time. It was more important for these people to stay digitally connected than to have clean hair. (Source) This is a sign ...

Enabling remote work is easier than ever (and good for your business)

Does your business empower employees to "work from home" yet or is there still a stigma attached to that phrase? It was less than ten years ago that company employees working remotely required virtual private network (VPN) software installed on their devices and the company to buy all the expensive secure server infrastructure required to maintain...

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