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5 simple lessons you can learn from organized people

Your desk is buried under heaps of paper. Your Email Inbox is never empty. And you’re running late for your next meeting. Don’t despair…it’s always possible to be more organized. And it can start by learning from organized people. Being an organized person means you have control over your life. You get to decide what happens and when, instead o...

The very real fear that AI will take our jobs

Are you someone who asks Alexa for a daily flash briefing when you wake up? Do you ask Siri for directions when traveling to a cross-town meeting? Is your daily calendar linked to Cortana or Google Assistant? Answering "yes" to any of these questions puts you squarely in the Tech Enthusiast camp of modern information workers. Tech Enthusiasts embr...

How to spot FAKE virus alerts in Windows (and how to get past them)

Virus alert from Microsoft, blares from the pop-up window in your web browser. All you did was place an innocuous search for an item or some other research on your work computer. But now your screen is full of warnings such as: "A harmful virus has been detected on your computer" or some other such "suspicious activity." According to everything yo...

Big changes are coming to your cloud storage in Office 365

Collaboration is crucial to have a successful business. The internet and cloud-based online storage have made collaboration easier than ever. Companies with distributed and mobile workforces rely on shared documents that can be accessed from anywhere and edited on any device. Online file sharing is a key feature of all the core Microsoft Office 36...

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 ...

Drop Dropbox to optimize online business collaboration

Some new Office 365 customers have asked us for advice on ditching their old consumer Dropbox accounts and using OneDrive For Business as an integrated enterprise-grade shared file collaboration solution for their company. While we have blogged in the past about typical OneDrive For Business and SharePoint Online storage usage scenarios, this is an ex...

The killer feature in Microsoft Teams your business should be using

An Amaxra consultant relayed an interesting customer insight recently when an Office 365 customer requested information on Microsoft Teams. "Maybe this is because I'm Generation X," the customer confessed to our consultant. "But I really don't 'get' Microsoft Teams. I just know all of the Millennials keep trying to use Slack on our network, so I n...

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...

Why Office 365 Users need Microsoft 365

Cybersecurity is often considered an afterthought for many small and midsize businesses (SMBs), though I don't know why. Independent research from the Ponemon Institute says that it typically takes only four minutes for a hacker to get into a corporate network but over six months for the owners of that network to even detect an attack...

Get a peek at the upcoming enhancements for Outlook

Some businesses have a difficult time wrapping their heads around the automatic cloud-powered updates for the Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite. Amaxra consultants are very aware of how one team in your organization can't wait for the day a new update comes down from the cloud while another team is dreading that same update. Imagine you spe...

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...

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