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Team Custom Background

Last week, Microsoft began rolling out a feature where users can change their background. Super helpful if you’ve got kids running around in the background (or just have a really messy office). To change your background when you’re in a call, click the 3 ellipses shown below, and select “show background effects.”

Working From Home

There are many benefits to working remote or being a telecommuter. No commute, costs/time savings and work/life balance to list a few. This has often been a perk or benefit offered to attract and/or retain talent. But given our new situation, most are now being encouraged if not ordered to be 100% remote.

Teams at Home

Collaboration and communication is key while working from home.  You are no longer face-to-face with your co-workers but need to collaborate and stay in communications throughout the day.  This may seem difficult to anyone that perhaps is working from home for the first time. 

Power Automate

Are you having trouble keeping up with the massive number of notifications you're receiving from accounts you follow on Twitter? Office 365 and Power Automate have a solution that can help.

Microsoft Teams devices
Microsoft 365 Business Voice is a modern cloud-based telephony solution in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft 365 Business Voice has made it down to the small business customers

Microsoft Edge

Have you upgraded to the new Microsoft Edge browser? It was released on January 15, 2020, but you might not be aware of how awesome it is if your PC hasn’t received the rollout update. The new Edge is based on the open-source Chromium browser project — so it’s lightning fast — but even better, it’s perfect for remote work with Office 365.

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.