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Top 4 Reasons Why SMBs Choose Office 365 over Google Apps for Work

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Wed, Sep 07, 2016

Written by the folks over at Microsoft

microsoft-office-365.jpgIndependent professionals and small and midsize businesses have to do more with less. It is about staying close to your customers, focusing on your business differentiators, and being more agile than competitors. Office 365 can help your business achieve these goals with low upfront costs, rich features, a familiar Microsoft® Office experience, and a financially-backed guarantee of 99.9 percent uptime. It brings together online versions of our most trusted communication and collaboration products with familiar Microsoft Office productivity software for businesses of all sizes. Users get an excellent productivity experience across PC, phone, and browser for the way they work today—and the way they will work in the future. Our commitment to innovation means that with Office 365 for business plans you’ll get the latest features and developments as they’re released, along with new capabilities that further inspire and empower your users, such as Delve,

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Topics: Microsoft, Managed Services

Microsoft Services Agreement and Privacy Statement made clearer

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Mon, Aug 08, 2016

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Topics: Microsoft, Office 365

10 dos and don’ts of using Microsoft PowerPoint for a presentation

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Wed, Jul 13, 2016

By:  Cathie Briggette with lots of  help from the  US SMB Microsoft Team

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Topics: Microsoft

Badlock the Crucial Security Vulnerability Bug

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Badlock is the new security vulnerability bug of 2016.  Badlock was discovered by Stefan Metzmacher, who is a renowned member of the international Samba Core Developer Team and works at SerNet on Samba. He reported the bug to Microsoft and has been working closely with them (Microsoft) to fix the problem.  

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Topics: Microsoft, Disaster Recovery, anti virus, cybersecurity

Microsoft Surface Pro Safety Recall Notice

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Fri, Jan 22, 2016


Surface Pro AC power cords: Safety Recall Notice


AC Power Cords for the Microsoft Surface Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and certain Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s

Pwercord_recall.pngEffective January 21, 2016, at 7:00am Pacific Standard Time (US West Coast time), in cooperation with various government regulatory agencies, Microsoft has initiated a voluntary recall for AC power cords (the cord that plugs into an electrical outlet) supplied with the Microsoft Surface Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and with any Microsoft Surface Pro 3 purchased prior to March 15, 2015 (“pre-March 15, 2015 Surface Pro 3’s”).

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Topics: Microsoft, Microsoft Surface Pro