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The simple way to choose if your business needs Microsoft 365 Business or Enterprise

Every business owner is excited by the promise of digital transformation. The cloud, on-demand collaboration, distributed teams—these new technologies are greatly enhancing employee productivity. For many successful companies, Microsoft 365 is the unified toolbox to get things done. Combining the benefits of Office 365 applications, the Wind...

How companies enhance remote work with Microsoft 365 Business

Mobile workforces are more productive than ever. Back in 2015, the "Global Mobile Workforce Forecast" report from a firm called Strategic Analytics predicted that by 2020 almost half of the world's workers would be mobile. Obviously one the key enablers of that mobile workforce revolution is near-ubiquity of broadband in most major cities. Another...

New must-have Outlook features for your mobile workforce

Amaxra recognizes that mobile workers are better workers and believe in the power of Microsoft Outlook in Office 365 as a communication hub for Android and iOS devices. What makes Outlook for mobile platforms so useful is "feature parity" with the desktop—its ability to perform typically desktop-oriented tasks on a phone or tablet while you'...

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

Cyber-security 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. That same ...

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