The Future of Email as a Business Communication Tool

By |2022-07-06T15:06:49-04:00July 6th, 2022|Email Policy|

Today’s business community uses a wide variety of communication platforms, from chat to Microsoft Teams and social media. However, email use continues to climb. Email delivers convenience, provides an information trail, and gives users control over their messages. The future of email appears bright. But as email evolves, businesses need to adapt. Email Challenges When email arrived on the scene in the 1970s, developers could only begin to imagine how the tool would change over time. 25 MB size limitations seemed impossibly large when the average computer drive held less than 200 MB. Now, users who need to send a

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Cyber Security and Data Governance Best Practices for Today’s Data Environment

By |2022-06-30T11:29:10-04:00June 29th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Information Governance and Management|

A network of hurdles dominates the current data environment. Rapid data growth makes data difficult to manage. Meanwhile, cyber-attacks grow increasingly sophisticated and frequent, while remote work and cloud migration complicate the security landscape. Now, more than ever, cyber security and data governance best practices play a critical role. In 2020, the world generated approximately 2.5 quintillion (that’s 2.5 billion billion) bytes of data. Data analytics hold a world of promise. However, the data comes so quickly and in such volume that organizations struggle to harness its value and keep it safe. Data governance thus becomes a critical priority. Organizations

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Check Out These New Outlook Features and Some Exciting Options You Probably Missed

By |2022-06-27T08:53:28-04:00June 22nd, 2022|Email Management Tips, Microsoft 365|

Recently, Microsoft announced several new Outlook features that will soon become available in Outlook for Windows. Some of these features were already available in the web version, so this will bring a more unified experience across platforms. Explore these upcoming features and other exciting options you may have missed along the way. Keep in mind that feature availability differs among various versions of Outlook. That is, features available in the web version may not yet appear in the desktop version, and vice versa. Additionally, Microsoft typically makes options available in a rolling fashion, so some customers will receive them earlier

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Exchange Server vNext Means On-Premises Exchange Customers Not Forced to the Cloud

By |2022-06-23T08:29:02-04:00June 15th, 2022|Email Migration|

In early June, Microsoft announced a key development affecting thousands of on-premises Exchange customers. When 2021 came and went without the promised new version of Exchange Server, customers feared they would be forced to migrate to the cloud. Now however, Microsoft has released a new roadmap that includes Exchange Server vNext. According to Microsoft, vNext will become available at the end of 2025, just as earlier versions reach end of support. The June 2 announcement offers rudimentary details about the upcoming version, with a promise of more to come. Microsoft also strongly emphasizes the importance of upgrading to Exchange 2019

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Tips for Migrating Records Management Systems to Microsoft 365

By |2022-06-23T08:29:10-04:00June 8th, 2022|Information Governance and Management, Microsoft 365|

As companies shift information and work processes to the cloud, they must also plan carefully for migrating records management systems. Records management works differently in Microsoft 365 and other cloud platforms than in legacy systems. Consequently, organizations need to involve the right people, conduct in depth analysis, and outline a detailed plan before migrating. Involve Key People Early Migrating to the cloud involves much more than simply moving files and mailboxes. Legacy records management systems also include the accompanying structure, from metadata to audit trails, that determines the information lifecycle. And increasingly strict government and industry standards make records management

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How to Get the Most Out of Microsoft 365 for Business

By |2022-06-08T09:30:05-04:00June 1st, 2022|Microsoft 365|

Microsoft continually improves its products, adding features designed to take your business to the next level. With so many options available, many businesses never use Microsoft 365 for Business to its full potential. Take a few minutes to learn how your business can make optimal use out of the tools available with your Microsoft 365 subscription. Collaborate with Ease The Microsoft Office suite of products have been powering business for decades. Users across the globe depend on Office applications to create documents and spreadsheets and prepare presentations. But the collaboration capabilities of Microsoft 365 go much further. For instance, with

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Migrating from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 Without the Headaches

By |2022-06-09T16:55:08-04:00May 25th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365|

GoDaddy has made its name as the place to go to register a domain. And once they sell a domain, they immediately offer additional services. However, businesses that purchase Office 365 accounts through GoDaddy soon discover the limits of the GoDaddy platform. Migrating from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 solves the problem, but the process can prove complicated. Office 365 through GoDaddy: Maybe Not a Good Idea GoDaddy bills its relationship with Microsoft as a “strategic partnership.” However, once customers look underneath the hood, they quickly realize that Office 365 through GoDaddy has significant limitations. Designed to appeal to small businesses,

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7 Microsoft 365 Migration Tips to Ensure a Smooth Migration

By |2022-06-09T16:56:10-04:00May 13th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

Microsoft 365 delivers significant benefits for organizations and end users alike, from powering mobile work to driving real-time collaboration. While moving to Microsoft 365 requires careful migration planning, the process provides a unique opportunity to adjust data organization and tighten security. These Microsoft 365 migration tips can help. 1. Commit to a Thorough Discovery Process Nothing will affect the success of your Microsoft 365 migration project quite as much as the quality of the initial discovery process. A robust discovery starts with identifying the data in the existing environment, including the amount and types of data to transfer. Look carefully

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Careful Microsoft 365 Migration Planning Delivers Recipe for Success

By |2022-06-09T16:40:10-04:00May 11th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

Whether merging two organizations or moving from on-premises to the cloud, migrating to Microsoft 365 can prove challenging. But detailed Microsoft 365 migration planning can make all the difference. Taking the time to identify the scope of the project and involve key stakeholders up front will save time and headaches in the end. Successful Microsoft 365 Migration Planning Begins with the Right Questions Asking the right questions from the beginning will help ensure a migration process that runs smoothly. This includes questions like the following: What data needs to be migrated – Migration presents the perfect opportunity to destroy redundant,

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Navigating Long Word Documents Made Easy

By |2022-06-09T16:57:10-04:00May 4th, 2022|Microsoft 365|

Microsoft Word has powered communication for decades. And while Word handles lengthy documents well, users do not always take advantage of the built-in tools available to them. Features such as tables of contents, the navigation pane, bookmarks and hyperlinks make navigating long Word documents simple. Styles Take the Pain Out of Navigating Long Word Documents Savvy Word users use styles to apply font and paragraph formatting to headings. This not only gives documents a consistent look and feel, but it also plays a key role in navigation. Styles make it easy to automatically create tables of contents. They also allow

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