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Woman Working from Home

In the days of old tangible assets held most of a company’s value. Today a majority of a company’s value is found in its intellectual property (IP). If we look at the S&P 500 companies, 84 percent of their total value consisted of intellectual property and just 16 percent consisted of tangible assets in 2018.

Did you know that you can get a trade secret theft insurance policy and/or a patent liability policy?


Working Remotely With Microsoft Teams

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the CDC is recommending social distancing and encouraging people to work from home if possible. This of course is with the hope of flattening the infection curve and giving hospitals, health providers, and government agencies a chance to keep up and reduce overall fatalities.


Download Edge Browser

Today's blog post comes from Jim Prothe, Marketing Director

Microsoft had teased back in November that it's newly rebuilt Microsoft Edge browser would release in January. Now, the Chromium-based browser is available for both Windows and Mac users alike. Anyone looking to install the new version can simply head over to the Microsoft Edge site and download it for free. 


Today's guest blogger is Madi Traxinger, Marketing Analyst


Upgrade time

Microsoft is ending support for several critical applications and infrastructure products. Ending support means no new features or bug fixes, but more importantly no more security fixes. So when (not if) a vulnerability is found and exploited, your organization’s data is at risk. Here is a list starting with the most urgent:


Microsoft Teams on iPhone and Laptop

Today's guest blogger is Eric Fritz, Managing Consultant

I have been talking to a lot of customers about deploying Microsoft Teams.  So, what is the right way to deploy Microsoft Teams?  The consultant answer, “It depends.”  We need to know where you are starting from to be sure we get you to destination, Microsoft Teams.  Maybe, the best way to start is to state what not to do.


Microsoft Dynamics 365 April Update

Today's guest blogger is Kirsten Nelson, Dynamics 365 Solution Architect

For the last few weeks Microsoft has been preparing Dynamics 365 for the new release that starts this April.  In preparation for the release we anticipate every weekend until the start of the release these rolling maintenance schedules will occur.

To check when your instance of Dynamics is going to be down for this scheduled maintenance log into Office.com and:


Microsoft Secure Score dashboard

Microsoft Secure Score is a tool that will allow organizations to compare their O365 settings against a security baseline created by Microsoft. If your organization has a subscription that that includes Office 365 Enterprise, Microsoft 365 Business, or Office 365 Business Premium, you can view your organization's secure score by visiting https://securescore.office.com.


Ethereum and Bitcoin

Last year, we created a good overview of what blockchain is, and what it will eventually mean for businesses of many types. Interestingly enough, the World Bank's perspective (perhaps the industry most likely to be impacted) is to embrace the technology fully. While blockchain hasn't devoured the world quite yet, more and more organizations are adopting the technology to secure their transactions, reduce settlement times, and eliminate double spending.

 


Inside View Screenshot

As of January 16, 2019, Microsoft is no longer including Insights for new Dynamics 365 customers. Current customers however will continue to have access until August 15, 2019. What does this mean for users? You have a few choices:

  • Acquire licensing to continue with Insights
  • Start using Dynamics 365 AI for Sales

Each of these choices will require some effort on your part, and we’re here to tell you what needs to be done to ensure your users don’t lose important CRM functionality.

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