Take notes the modern way with OneNote

Note-taking is an essential skill for students and professionals. Whether it’s a board meeting, a conference, or a lecture, you will inevitably need to list, quote, and summarize certain points. Fortunately, you no longer have to rely on longhand to record your notes. With Microsoft OneNote, not only can you can type important notes, but […]

The risks posed by Windows 10 bloatware

Have you bought a new PC or laptop recently? Don’t be too impressed by so-called value-added pre-installed software, as these take up storage space and use up processing power. More than this, a new report shows that free trial versions of browser toolbars, video games, and antivirus programs can make you vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. […]

Android: Comparing Office 365 and Google Apps

There are so many variables to consider when choosing a software solution, especially now that cloud-based options run on mobile devices. If you’re choosing between Office 365 and Google Apps for productivity software, understanding what they’re capable of on an Android phone or tablet could make the choice much easier. Text-based documents Google Docs sacrifices […]

Hangouts Meet vs. Skype for Business

IDG Enterprise says that businesses worldwide spent $3.5 billion on video conferencing apps in 2016. That’s a lot but also money well spent, especially if it helps with your employees’ productivity and collaboration. Some of these video conferencing apps are Hangouts Meet and Skype for Business. These tools share a lot of calling and video […]

Workplace Analytics evaluates employees’ productivity

Measuring productivity is an important process in an employee’s performance evaluation. Previously, Microsoft’s Office 365 had MyAnalytics, a tool for employees to monitor their own performance. But Microsoft improved on it with Workplace Analytics, which now allows managers to also view and evaluate their staff’s productivity. Managers can use this data to create strategies for […]

Windows virtualization for Mac use

There are countless reasons to run the Windows operating system (OS) on a Mac computer, but the main one is so you can use apps designed for PC on an Apple machine. However, there are other benefits that make virtualizing Windows on your Mac worth it regardless of your software needs. Configure an entire machine […]

Preparing for Windows end of support

According to NetMarketShare’s September 2018 data, 40.88% of users are still using Windows 7. The popular operating system (OS) is currently on extended support, but only until January 14, 2020. For Windows 10, the support clock runs out sooner than you might expect. Learn how the end of support for your Windows version can affect […]

How Office 365 deals with phishing attacks

Microsoft not only builds robust productivity solutions for its customers, but it also prioritizes their security above all else. This year, the company invested a lot of money to protect Office 365 subscribers from increasingly sophisticated phishing scams. Read on to learn more about what they did. Effective anti-phishing solutions must be able to recognize […]

Cortana commands everyone should know

Not yet using Microsoft’s voice-activated personal assistant, Cortana? You’re missing out on some beneficial, hands-free functionality, like launching applications, making dinner reservations, and more. Try the following commands to make the most out of your virtual assistant. Hey, Cortana Before asking her to do anything, we need to get Cortana’s attention by clicking or tapping […]