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Are You Eligible for Microsoft 365 Government Software?

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 18, 2020 8:18:02 AM

Did you know that there’s a special version of Microsoft 365 for government agencies and employees? This special edition of Microsoft Office 365 is available to select government agencies and entities that handle data subject to certain government regulations/requirements.

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How Small Innovations in Surface Devices Add Up

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 28, 2020 8:58:18 AM

It’s really rare to have a single innovation irrevocably change any product (aside from its initial creation). Over the years, the Surface line of devices from Microsoft have seen significant improvements—though actual changes from one device to the next have been relatively modest.

In today’s video, we talk about how the sleek and thin design of the Surface hides new and innovative technology that is built on small changes over time.

Topics: Modern Tools New Ways to Work
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[Online Course] Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 27, 2020 8:44:54 AM

As time goes on, the technology we use to accomplish tasks becomes ever more advanced. For example, at the start of the millennium, the FCC defined internet speeds of 200 Kbps as “high-speed.” In 2018, the average internet speed in the USA, according to data cited by the NCTA, was 93.98 Mbps. Just for reference, 200 Kpbs is equal to 0.2 Mbps—meaning that the average internet speed in the U.S. today is around 469.9 times faster than so-called “high-speed” internet less than two decades prior.

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[Online Course] Does Your Team Need Training in Microsoft Teams?

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 25, 2020 7:05:31 AM

Microsoft Teams is an incredibly useful collaboration and communication tool for modern businesses. By combining chat features, collaborative document editing for Microsoft Office files, meeting coordination, and built-in team calling features, Microsoft Teams provides a robust collaboration platform for any business—large or small.

Topics: Modern Tools Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
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Modern Technology Matters (Are Your Clients Judging Your Computer?)

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 19, 2020 2:07:35 PM

There are many sayings about keeping up appearances in a professional environment—things like “dress to impress” or “the clothes make the man” are commonly cited when it comes to dressing up for client meetings. However, could your customers be looking at more than just your clothes when they see you in person?

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How Microsoft Surface Devices Simplify Business (Why Protected Trust Went All in)

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 12, 2020 4:49:26 PM

One of the most frequently-asked questions that I’ve heard from Protected Trust’s customers is: “Why do you guys sell or recommend Surface devices?” There are a lot of reasons (aside from Protected Trust being a Microsoft Partner) that we chose to go all-in on selling Surface devices instead of any other brand of computer product.

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Why Should You Care about Computer Specs?

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 11, 2020 1:09:03 PM

For some, shopping for a new computer is a daunting experience. There are so many different manufacturers, form factors, and performance specs to consider that it can be very difficult to find the one that provides the best combination of these factors at the right cost.

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Google Apps vs Office 365, Millennials in the Office, and More

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 3, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Today, we have a video for you that covers a smattering of different topics, from Google Apps vs Office 365 to the kinder gentler Microsoft that plays well with third-party software programs, to the habits of Millennials in the workplace.

Topics: Modern Tools New Ways to Work
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Can Small Businesses Have Effective Cybersecurity?

By Ingram Leedy on Jan 24, 2020 10:38:08 AM

Can small businesses have effective cybersecurity? The short answer? Yes!

In this episode, Security Architect Sean Jacobs dispels the myth that small businesses are unable to provide adequate cyber protection.

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5 min read

How does Multi-Factor Authentication Protect Your Business?

By Ingram Leedy on Jan 23, 2020 2:59:16 PM

In a recent video and blog post, Security Architect Sean Jacobs joined us to discuss how hackers can use credential harvesting to easily gain entry into many businesses. 

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How Microsoft Teams Simplifies Microsoft Office 365

By Ingram Leedy on Jan 20, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Microsoft Office 365 is an incredibly robust collection of tools that enterprises of all sizes can leverage. However, managing Microsoft Office 365 isn’t always easy. There are several plans to choose from, dozens of apps and features to learn, and various ways to license the software to consider. Dealing with “a dump truck full of licenses” can be frustrating—no matter how good and helpful the software is.

Microsoft Teams can help organizations simplify their use of Office 365 by providing a suite of useful collaboration tools designed around Microsoft’s Office software. In this video, we discuss some of the difficulties of Microsoft Office 365, and how using Teams can help simplify things:

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Winter is Coming for Windows 7—Get Ready Now!

By Ingram Leedy on Jan 15, 2020 3:40:15 PM

In this video and blog post, I talk about taking inventory, looking at Windows 7 end of support, and how the end of the year is a great time to upgrade to hardware designed to run Windows 10, such as the Microsoft Surface family of devices.

PCs running Windows 7 after January 14, 2020 should not be considered protected. So, it's important that you migrate to a current supported operating system, such as Windows 10, so you can continue to receive regular security updates to help protect your device from malicious attacks.

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