There is a new CEO at Microsoft. Like it or not this affects everyone in technology. Interested to learn more about Satya Nadella? Here is a good article to check out:
Meet the new CEO: Satya Nadella's email to Microsoft employees
"Today is a very humbling day for me.
Orchestrate, a systems engineering and technology services firm specializing in the deployment of Office 365 , security and other network systems, is moving its Headquarters from Morrow to Montgomery OH. Orchestrate choose the space based on its location, walkability and accessibility to interstate 71. The company decided that it needs the additional space as it continues to expand into a regional and national provider of hosted and managed technology services for the SMB market.
On January 27th Microsoft announced that SkyDrive will soon become OneDrive. See below for details:
Why OneDrive? We know that increasingly you will have many devices in your life, but you really want only one place for your most important stuff. One place for all of your photos and videos.
Most corporations and large businesses have entire teams dedicated to IT Security. The importance of protecting their data and network is clear.
For the SMB market there is a gap and the risk is skyrocketing with sensitive company data making it to the cloud and on portable devices.
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
Most do not realize the power of Office or the impact it can have your business. CIO.com 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.
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:
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 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.