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Office 365 is now Microsoft 365: What it means for your business

Over the last few years, Microsoft has made their Office productivity applications into the cloud-powered gold standard for businesses. With the cloud-powered enhancements around cyber-security, online collaboration through the Microsoft Teams app (very important in work from home scenarios), and artificial intelligence, Microsoft Office 365 grew ...

Office 365 Connectors for Microsoft Teams: How to Get Started

Traditionally, you’d have to visit separate applications to perform different tasks, like Skype for Business for meetings, GitHub for software development, and so on. But that’s no longer the case. With Office 365 connectors, you can view and interact with content from other applications right in Microsoft Teams through RSS feeds, news headlines, ...

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...

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 ...

What you need to know about Private Channels in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Office 365 is the gold standard for business productivity with over 200 million people using it every month. But beyond just email and documents, the popular new Microsoft Teams app that comes free with Office 365 is changing the way we work. Over 20 million people use Microsoft Teams every day for real-time collaboration and communicati...

Avoid the Microsoft end of support apocalypse of 2020

As of the writing of this blog, IT departments are under pressure from the impending end of life (EOL) for Microsoft Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. While nobody predicts a "Y2K" redux where PCs stop working, EOL means the over ten year-old PC operating system will no longer get software patches, including security updates, from Microsoft on Tuesda...

Are you ready for the new file sharing experience in Microsoft Teams?

If your organization uses Microsoft Office 365 (or the Microsoft 365 bundles), then chances are that you've been spending more of your time collaborating in Microsoft Teams. In just the past couple of years, Microsoft Teams has quickly evolved from a business-oriented chat to the premier hub for teamwork. That's mostly due to Teams' deep integrati...

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...

What nobody tells you about deploying Microsoft 365

Nobody likes to be told one thing but then sold something completely different. Businesses don't last when they overpromise and underdeliver to their customers. We believe it's important for buyers to get the straight story about products and services before doing business with a company. That's why Amaxra wants everyone who is considering a Micro...

Ready for the upcoming SharePoint enhancements?

Microsoft announced some exciting new features will be rolling out broadly to SharePoint in the next couple of weeks. Amaxra evaluated a few of the new SharePoint web parts as part of the Targeted Release for early adopters. As heavy users of SharePoint in Office 365, we were impressed with how easy web parts make it to enable communication within...

Organizing your Outlook emails for a stress-free holiday

The holidays are upon us. As both the calendar year and monthly sales cycle comes to a close, businesses tend to double up on the amount of emails sent to their prospects and customers. For many of us, this increase in email is frustrating. The last thing any busy person at this time of the year wants to do is waste a moment of their day managing ...

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