Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’

The benefits of hosted Exchange

The benefits of hosted Exchange

Servers can host almost every type of business program, with email being one of the most common. When businesses look for email server services, they look for Microsoft Exchange. But if you’re looking to save on infrastructure costs, you might want to consider Microsoft’s hosted Exchange. Here’s what you need to know. What is Microsoft […]

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Simplify calendar sharing with Office 365

Simplify calendar sharing with Office 365

Calendar apps have done wonders for the business world. They’ve made it so much simpler to schedule meetings with colleagues, manage projects, and increase productivity. But things can get sticky when you want someone outside of your organization to see your calendar. Thankfully, Office 365 tackles this challenge. Share an Office 365 calendar with specific […]

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Use Outlook effectively with these tricks

Use Outlook effectively with these tricks

Many companies prefer to use Microsoft Outlook for coordinating projects, setting up meetings, and managing their email. This tool offers more features aside from being an email application where you can organize your business communications, contacts, and work. Let’s take a closer look at some tips you might have missed. Clean Up your inbox No […]

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Head to head: O365 vs. G Suite for Android

Head to head O365 vs G Suite for Android

For business owners looking to increase employee productivity, one of the most heated debates is over which cloud productivity software is best. If your company uses Android devices, we have some tips on whether Microsoft Office or Google Apps is the better choice for you. Text-based documents Google Docs sacrifices a few features in the […]

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How Office 365 deals with phishing attacks

Microsoft not only builds robust productivity solutions for its customers, but it also prioritizes their security above all else. This year, the company invested a lot of money to protect Office 365 subscribers from increasingly sophisticated phishing scams. Read on to learn more about what they did. Effective anti-phishing solutions must be able to recognize […]

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5 virtualization options for every SMB

5 virtualization options for every SMB

Understanding office virtualization is difficult enough; picking from the long list of software providers that help you achieve it can feel impossible. Since virtualization is a relatively new practice for small- and medium-sized businesses, there is no standardized way of virtualizing your company. So why not start with this simple list of the five most […]

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3 Microsoft Excel tips to master

Every computer user must be well-versed in various office programs, including Microsoft Excel. If you only know a few basic commands, you haven’t fully mastered Excel. Here are a few features that can make your life easier. Pie and Sunburst Charts Everyone knows that bombarding stakeholders with endless numbers and decimal points is the wrong approach. You need to compile data and develop comprehensive pie or sunburst charts to make life easier for clients and investors. Here’s how to create a pie chart: Select your data. Click on the Recommended Charts tool to see different style chart suggestions for your data. Click on the Chart Styles, Chart Filters, or Chart Elements button in the upper-right corner of the chart to personalize its overall look or add chart elements, such as data labels or axis titles. Steps to create a sunburst chart: Select all your data. Click Insert > Insert Hierarchy Chart > Sunburst. Go to the Design and Format tabs to tailor its overall look. Pivot Tables Pivot Tables might be one of the most powerful yet intimidating data analysis tools in Excel’s arsenal. It allows you to summarize huge chunks of data in lists or tables without using a formula. All you need to do is to: Select the data, which must only have a single-row heading without empty columns or rows. Click Insert > PivotTable. Under Choose the data that you want to analyze, click Select a table or range. In the Table/Range box, validate the cell range. Under Choose where you want the PivotTable report to be placed, click New worksheet, or Existing worksheet and enter the location where you want to place the PivotTable. Conditional Formatting This tool highlights essential information within your dataset. For instance, you’re presenting the latest numbers on project efficiency and you use Conditional Formatting to highlight any number lower than 80%. The highlighted data will capture the audience’s attention, allowing them to identify the bottlenecks in your projects. To customize how the data is displayed, simply: Select the cell. Click Home > Conditional Formatting. Click Format. Change your formatting preference in the Color or Font style box. Excel is one of the most commonly used business software on the market, yet not everyone knows how to fully utilize it. If you want to learn more about other handy Excel features, give us a call today and we’ll elevate your user status from beginner to pro.

Every computer user must be well-versed in various office programs, including Microsoft Excel. If you only know a few basic commands, you haven’t fully mastered Excel. Here are a few features that can make your life easier. Pie and Sunburst Charts Everyone knows that bombarding stakeholders with endless numbers and decimal points is the wrong […]

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3 Tips on managing Windows 10 notifications

3 Tips on managing Windows 10 notifications

Microsoft has equipped Windows 10 users with a comprehensive set of tools to get their action center settings under control. Unfortunately, most desktops come with an abundance of software and features that result in more notifications. If you’ve reached the point of oversaturation, these three tips can help you better manage your action center. Overarching […]

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New Office 365 cyberattack on the loose

New Office 365 cyberattack on the loose

Phishing scams disguise malicious links and emails as messages from trusted sources. The most recent scam to watch out for almost perfectly imitates a trusted invitation to collaborate through Microsoft SharePoint. It’s a three-step attack that’s easy to avoid if you know how it works. Step 1 – Invitation to collaborate email The first thing […]

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Boost productivity with valuable Word tricks

Boost productivity with valuable Word tricks

Microsoft Word is the top choice for businesses when it comes to word processing. You can create professional documents and even incorporate tables and graphs when you’ve got lots of data. But there are a number of hidden features that, when utilized properly, could greatly enhance your Microsoft Word experience. And since Word is updated […]

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