Microsoft Teams Tech Tips

Tech Tips: Microsoft Teams Bookmarks and Screen Size

Michael Anderson Cloud, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, Software, Tech Tips, Training

365 Technologies Tech Tips In this training tutorial, we show you how to bookmark messages and make your screen size larger or smaller in Microsoft Teams. We provide Worry-Free IT™ for small- to medium-sized businesses in Winnipeg, Manitoba. If you have any questions about your organization’s IT service or how to set up your team remotely, feel free to contact …

Microsoft - The New Office App

The new Microsoft Office app is “pretty great”

Michael Anderson Cloud, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, Software

One app is better than three. In February, Microsoft released an updated Office app available for Android and iOS. The new app combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single download with new capabilities that enable you to create content and accomplish tasks with better interaction and greater productivity while you’re on the move. Benefits include: Combining Word, Excel and …

Remote Worker Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity tips for remote workers

Michael Anderson IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, IT Security

Moving to a home office can be overwhelming and create cybersecurity issues for you, your team and organization – particularly on short notice! Here are some tips to make your home office and organization more secure: Virtual Private Network (VPN): Provide a VPN for staff to connect securely to your organization’s network. Remote-work plan: If you have a remote-work plan, …

Microsoft Teams Quick Guides

Microsoft Teams Quick User Guides

Michael Anderson Cloud, eBooks, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, Training

Quick guides to help you set up remotely To help you, your team, and organization set up quickly with Microsoft Teams, here are some useful quick guides for you to download and share: Teams Meetings Quick Start Guide Teams App Quick Start Guide If you have any questions about your IT service or how to set up your team remotely, …

Crash Course in Microsoft Teams

A Crash Course in Microsoft Teams

Michael Anderson Cloud, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, Training

Microsoft Teams with Michael Anderson With more organizations working remotely because of COVID-19, we thought we’d put out a quick Microsoft Teams crash course to help you navigate the system. In this short training video, Michael Anderson, our President & CEO, walks you through the basics, including: Logging into Teams Locating the Teams app Three ways to use Teams Teams …

Emergency remote-work plan

Coronavirus and the workplace: Why every business needs an emergency remote-work plan

Michael Anderson Disaster Recovery, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services

As the old saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan City, China is still mostly affecting people in that country with outbreaks in others, including 33 confirmed cases in Canada as of March 3 (10 a.m. CST). While we don’t yet know a lot …

2020 Tech Habits

Seven life-changing tech habits for 2020

Michael Anderson IT Best Practices

Why not start 2020 with a resolution to incorporate tech habits to make you and your organization smarter and safer? Here are seven recommendations: 1. Be Suspicious of Unexpected Emails If you get an unusual-looking email, don’t open it. The goal of phishing emails is to gain information about you, steal your money, or install malware on your devices. For …

Lessons learned from the Canva hack

Lessons from the Canva hack

Michael Anderson IT Best Practices, IT Security

We recently discovered one of our email addresses on the dark web following a hack of Canva, an Australian-based company that provides a simplified web design tool. In May, hackers breached Canva’s data, leaving approximately 139 million users’ data compromised, including names, usernames, email addresses, city, and country information. Although Canva has confirmed hackers didn’t access passwords, it still urged …

Seven Cybersecurity Threats

7 under-the-radar cybersecurity threats

Michael Anderson IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, IT Security

Some cyberthreats get all the publicity. So, it’s great that Wired recently published an article about seven lesser-known cybersecurity threats that everyone should know about; true, they may not be as “newsworthy” as ransomware attacks and data breaches, but they can do serious damage to your data and privacy nonetheless. Read the full article here. Here is a summary of …

Ransomware Stats

Ransomware stats and facts

Michael Anderson IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, IT Security, Ransomware

When ransomware attacks, it can be costly in many ways. To understand the real impact of ransomware, we’ve summarized Comparitch’s article, “2017-2019 Ransomware statistics and facts.” When ransomware encrypts a computer file system it can cause irreversible data loss. Even more alarming, cybercriminals are increasingly using ransomware to freeze systems and extract money from their victims. Ransomware losses for businesses …