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Microsoft Office Upload Center is going away. Should you be worried?

For almost ten years, Microsoft Office users have seen the orange "Upload Center" icon in their system tray (the technical term for those notifications in the lower-right corner of Windows). It is an essential tool for business users who keep most of their documents in the cloud. But a recent email sent to all Office 365 early access users in the ...

10 useful facts and stats: the current state of the Seattle job market

Seattle is a booming tech market, and home to the headquarters of Amazon, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Starbucks and Tableau. It’s one of the best places in the country for tech companies to do business, which is why many top companies are trading the sunny skies of California for the wetter, but equally beautiful Pacific Northwest, or opening up Silicon Valley s...

These are your 5 options for the inevitable Windows 7-to-10 upgrade

Do you still have Windows 7 PCs in your organization? You now have less than five months to decide on what you're going to do about those PCs. Microsoft has made it clear that on January 14, 2020 there will be no more cybersecurity updates to Windows 7—a subtle hint that businesses should move to Windows 10. But what exactly are your options...

How Microsoft 365 enables your business to ditch passwords

You run a cloud first, all digital business. That means you think of cybersecurity as a must rather than an afterthought for your company's IT. And it also means a lot of your employees are frustrated by your insistence on strong passwords. Not only are eight to twelve random alphanumeric characters difficult for hackers to guess, they are also ha...

7 things you should know about Microsoft Teams

FlexJobs reveals in its State of the Remote Job Marketplace report there are now 3.9 million Americans (or 2.9% of the total US workforce) who work from home at least half the time. And it’s a trend that is growing. Fifteen years ago, remote workers were just that - remote. Silent, sometimes-forgotten employees.  However, advancements in comm...

LinkedIn tips for the busy professional: Connect & get noticed!

In the sea of new social channels and viral campaigns, LinkedIn is often overlooked. But, with over 300 million users, LinkedIn is incredibly valuable for keeping in touch with colleagues, making new business connections, seeking business opportunities, and, of course, searching for that next position. And, like all social channels, you get more o...

5 emerging trends in talent acquisition

  We’ve come a long way since mailing in resumes and phone call interviews. In our competitive job recruiting environment, companies need to experiment with new technologies and innovative approaches to recruit, onboard and retain new employees. Fortunately, technologies are becoming less expensive, more effective and offer a wider reach to c...

The scary reason why every business needs their Office 365 to be partner-managed

Thanks to digital technologies and the cloud, there are more opportunities than ever for smart people to be their own bosses. Leaving the corporate world as an employee and working as a small business owner has never been easier. For many small to midsized business (SMB) owners, Microsoft Office 365 is an essential upgrade for their company's produ...

5 reasons why technology professionals become consultants

The classic goal of getting a job, a career and a pension has been knocked on its head. Every year, employers of all sizes are taking advantage of new technology and relying on contracted workers. According to a recent Marist poll, within ten years contractors and freelancers could make up half the American workforce. Many companies are now choosing to h...

Microsoft 365 is your business' secret cybersecurity weapon

Security is hard for all businesses large and small. We've all seen antivirus alerts pop up on our screens or received emails with obvious malware attached, and the problems are only getting worse. Organizations as diverse as a global auto parts manufacturer, a real estate software vendor, and the digital operations of multiple American cities hav...

Amaxra Consultant Spotlight: Ketura Behrends

From time to time we like to highlight the work our consultants are doing for our customers and I'm pleased to highlight one of our current consultants who is working in a particularly interesting area at Microsoft Corporation which handles accessibility.   What gets you up in the morning? Truly, sharing and spreading love and sunshine to famil...

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