Office 365 and Windows Powershell

January 26th, 2014

Many feel you lose control and configuration ability when moving your email solution to the cloud.  Not the case with Office 365!  Powershell is still available and is a powerful tool that most Exchange admins can’t do without.  Here is a great presentation on Using Windows PowerShell Magic to Manage Microsoft Office 365.  Link

Need to brush up on your powershell commands for Office 365?  Here is a great link for a cheat sheet:  Link


13 Cool Features of Office 365

January 18th, 2014

Most do not realize the power of Office or the impact it can have your business. had a great write up on 13 cool features.  We are slowly getting rid of onsite Exchange with our clients and moving them to cloud-based service for Office, Sharepoint, Lync and Exchange.

Office365 – Edit PDF’s with Word 2013

January 14th, 2014

Converting PFD's into a manageable format is a headache for many of our clients. Did you know you no longer need to have a third party tool to convert or edit PDF's?

In Microsoft Word 2013 you now have the ability to make this happen.

Find out more information and watch a training video here:


Windows XP Retirement Nears – Are You Prepared?

January 3rd, 2014

When Windows 8 hit the market, users longed for the days of XP and 7. Sadly, Windows XP is no longer a viable and marketable operating system. In fact, Windows XP is far out of touch with what’s out there now in terms of hardware and functionality, it’s almost far-fetched to see how many computer users are still actively utilizing Windows XP in a hardware environment that hasn’t supported it in at least three years.

Bing and OneNote Together

January 1st, 2014

Bing has been growing in popularity as a search engine.  Google still seems to hold a significant share and we see that with our clients, but I do see Bing popping up more and more.  I personally have Bing as my home page on IE and Google as my home page on chrome.

Sophos UTM Review by SC Mag

December 27th, 2013

In a market muddled with IT security solutions our partner ranks among the best.  SC Magazine did a review of the Sophos UTM and has this to say:

- Strengths: Comprehensive feature set, integrates perimeter and endpoint security into one product.
- Weaknesses: None that we could find.

Office 365 helps healthcare providers connect, keep patient data protected

December 24th, 2013

Most of Orchestrates healthcare clients are migrating to Office 365.

Great Article on some of the benefits:

Office 365 Healthcare

"Because of the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans who were previously uninsured will have new health insurance plans on January 1. This means more healthy people, but it also means doctors and healthcare providers will need to manage more patients.

10+ things you should know before buying Office 365

November 28th, 2013

Office 365 can be a good fit in certain circumstances. If you're thinking about it, here are the basic facts you need to know before you buy in.

There's been a lot of hype about Office 365, and you might be considering it for yourself, your clients, or your organization.

Microsoft: Google Docs Is Not Worth The Gamble, Makes You Less Productive

November 15th, 2013

After Bing and its Scroogled campaign, Microsoft is now taking aim at Google Docs. Jake Zborowski, Microsoft’s senior product manager for Office, actually published two anti-Docsblog posts today: one homes in on document fidelity, and the other, which includes a number of user testimonials, argues that Google Docs isn’t quite ready for primetime.