Microsoft Bookings

Microsoft Bookings: a simple way to manage and schedule appointments

Michael Anderson Cloud, Software, Tech Tips, Training

Microsoft Bookings helps you spend less time scheduling and more time meeting with customers. If you run a small- to medium-sized business that provides services by appointment, Microsoft Bookings is an online app that can help you manage them. It’s available with Microsoft 365 Business Standard and Business Premium subscriptions – there’s no need to pay extra for online scheduling …

Microsoft Teams May Features Update

New features in Microsoft Teams: May roundup

Michael Anderson Cloud, IT Managed Services, Software

April showers bring May flowers, and sometimes more Microsoft Teams features. Here are the handy features that Microsoft released in May for Microsoft Teams. Check them out the next time you hold a Microsoft Teams meeting: 1. Got a question? Raise your hand in a meeting If you have a question or comment, but don’t want to interrupt the person speaking, …

Microsoft Teams Video Chat

Don’t just blur your background in Microsoft Teams, replace it!

Michael Anderson Cloud, Software, Training

This year’s model: our very own Purchasing Manager, Kent Reimer. Microsoft Teams now allows you to customize your background with one of its video chat background images. This feature only works in Windows or Mac Microsoft Teams desktop applications. Here’s how to do it: Launch or join your video chat. Click the three dots (…) in the meeting bar. Select …

Tech Tips Microsoft Team Keyboard Shortcuts

Tech Tips: Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts

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

365 Technologies Tech Tips In this training tutorial, we show you how to access Microsoft Teams “keyboard shortcuts” and useful shortcut keys to help you navigate the interface quickly and make you Microsoft Teams pro. 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 …

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, …

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 …