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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 ...

Microsoft Office 2019 is here, but Office 365 is the best choice for your business

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of the new Microsoft Office 2019 productivity suite. The latest in a long line of releases, Office 2019 is sold as a one-time purchase of on-premise only software. This is the very technical way of saying you pay an upfront cost to get locally-installed versions of the major Micros...

3 easy steps to get real-time online data into your Excel spreadsheets

Microsoft has always used data types in Excel such as text, number, et cetera to help you build complex data models in spreadsheets. But one of the key benefits of having the cloud-powered version of Excel in Microsoft Office 365 is your ability to leverage the global data stored in the Microsoft Cloud in real time. Amaxra blogged about this produ...

How hackers use impulse buying techniques to steal your corporate data

Amaxra consultants were recently targeted by a criminal hacker. Key members of our team, all of whom are daily users of the Microsoft Office 365 suite of applications and cloud services, received the following scam email: Everyone on the Amaxra executive team who received this scam email knew it was a phishing attempt for various business-relat...

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...

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...

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