Microsoft Has Announced A Release Date For Office 2016

Chris Crum   September 17th, 2015

Microsoft announced that Office 2016 will become broadly available starting on September 22, which is just around the corner. Those with volume licensing agreements in place can download it from Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Center starting October 1.

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Microsoft Has Launched A Preview Of Their New Windows Server

Chris Crum   August 27th, 2015

Microsoft announced the launch of its third Technical Preview of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, which includes the release of the first public preview of Windows Server Containers as well as new Nano Server functionality and software-defined datacenter enhancements.

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In Over A Decade, Email Spam is At An All-Time Low

Chris Crum   July 23rd, 2015

Email spam levels have reached a twelve-year low according to research from Symantec.

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IT Admins Should Enjoy Dropbox For Business

Chris Crum   June 11th, 2015

Dropbox announced some updates to Dropbox for Business, which should make things a little easier for IT teams in the administration, security, and integration areas.

For one, they’ve added tiered admin roles. There are three tiers: Team admin, User management admin, and support admin. The idea is that day-to-day responsibilities can be delegated by having different roles assigned to each admin.

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Tutorial For Using Google’s Cloud Storage Nearline

Chris Crum   May 14th, 2015

Google announced the launch of Google Cloud Storage Nearline, a new service for cold (or infrequently accessed) data storage. The company touts its fast performance and low cost. Data is made immediately available with about 3-second response times, and the cost is 1c per GB for data at rest.

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Security Attitudes and Behaviors Surveyed Across Industries

Chris Crum   April 24th, 2015

Biscom shared some results of a new IT Survey finding that although regulated industries say security is a high concern, many are still using solutions that are inadequate for protecting their data.

The survey compared attitudes and behaviors related to enterprise security across 13 industries including healthcare, financial services, retail, computer hardware, software, and manufacturing. Security concerns have only gotten higher across those mentioned.

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Microsoft Decides to Abandon Internet Explorer

Chris Crum   March 19th, 2015

Yes, this is a headline from 2015. You might think that Microsoft’s much-maligned web browser has been dying for years – and you’d be right. But now it’s seemingly official. Microsoft is abandoning the Internet Explorer brand.

Microsoft has already announced its brand new web browser, codenamed Project Spartan. And we’ve had more than subtle hints that IE was on the way out. But speaking at an event on Monday, Microsoft’s Chris Capossela all but nailed the final nail in the coffin.

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Is Your Technology Saving Your Business Time and Money?

Chris Crum   March 10th, 2015

Everyone is familiar with the saying, “Time is money.” That phrase isn’t lost when it comes to running your business. I’m sure you’re all too aware that as time ticks away, money can be slipping out the door. Guess what? The technology services you select for your business can actually help you out in ways you might not have considered: by saving you time and money. Today, I want to talk to you about a new service from CenturyLink Business: Managed Office.

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Microsoft Office Storage Options Available on iOS

Chris Crum   February 19th, 2015

Microsoft just announced a new Cloud Storage Partner Program for Office, enabling third-party storage providers such as Box, Citrix ShareFile and Salesforce to connect their services to Office Online for document viewing and editing.

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Microsoft Highlights Brand New Windows 10 Features

Chris Crum   January 29th, 2015

In September, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, launching an early technical preview for PC on October 1. With the release, Microsoft highlighted advancements for the enterprise and collaboration as well as consistency across devices. It adapted to Xbox, PCs, phones, tablets, and other “tiny gadgets” to delivery that consistency.

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