Windows 10, now on 300 million PCs, won’t be free after July 29

I know this may not be NEW news, but it is relevant to some.  In efforts to strengthen the Windows Operating System brand, Microsoft released Windows 10 -free of charge! This easy upgrade allowed users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 to be brought up to the latest and greatest (and I mean Greatest!)  version of Windows to date. There is a catch, though…

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Reading Offline

I came across a great article from a reputable business who specializes in Virtual Administration. Here’s a great tip for making use of your ‘downtime’ and catching up on reading…

 

Fill Your Pocket With Good Information

As a small business owner, my mind is constantly on learning new tips, keeping up with technology, and finding new ways to better assist my clients. If you are like me, that means you will often find yourself with a … Continue reading

Start-Up Company Free Resource

New Start-up Companies, here is a free resource for you! Let Microsoft help you grow your business with BizSpark

BizSpark

Join BizSpark for Free and gain access to:

  • 3 years free access to Azure (up to $750/mo)
  • Works with Linux, Java, PHP, etc…
  • Build Virtual Machines, Web Applications, Store Data, Create Mobile Apps

Requirements?

  • Your business is less than 5 years old
  • Privately held
  • and less than $1 million annual revenue

I encourage all new small businesses looking to gain an edge in the technology portion of their business to look over this offering and take advantage of this fantastic offer!

To learn more about BizSpark and how it can help you.. please visit them directly, Don’t just take my word for it 😉

Windows 10 Proves to be Solid

Many out there may still be wondering if Windows 10 is the way to go.  XP was very reliable and a good, solid Operating System… for it’s time.  Windows 7 eventually came along and now that has become the ‘standard’ for the next good, solid OS.  Well, folks, Windows 10 is out and the strongest yet in usability, function, and security. Here’s something the US Dept. of Defense (DoD) has to say about it!

US DoD Commits to upgrade 4M seats to Windows 10

Office 365 Planner

Microsoft is soon to be releasing Office 365 Planner and I have to say, I’m pretty excited about this!  For me and the work I do, this product is something I think I would live by. Working on so many different projects (each having their own set of teams, tasks, goals etc…), this would help me stay on course and on top of everything going on.  Currently, I use Outlook and OneNote to personally track all of this -occasionally MS Project, but it does get tedious and there are so many areas that are left in the gray spot.

If you are using Office 365 (for business, as I don’t believe Home or School will include this) -Please watch this video!

For more information on Office 365 Planner

Exchange Server 2016 Public Preview

Are you as excited as I am?? Just got notice that the public preview of E2016 is ready. I’m looking forward to playing with this in my lab environment.

Microsoft has announced the public release of Exchange Server 2016 Preview, available for download now.

Architectural Changes in Exchange Server 2016

The big change in the server roles architecture is the further consolidation of server roles into just two:

  • Mailbox server role
  • Edge Transport server role

The Mailbox server role consolidates both of the required Exchange Server 2013 roles (Mailbox and Client Access), and all of the required Exchange Server 2010 roles (Mailbox, Client Access, Hub Transport, and Unified Messaging) into a single server role.

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Get Word, Excel, and PowerPoint -on Android Phones!

Microsoft recently released the Office 365 suite for Android Phones (keep in mind, ‘phones’ -not tablets without cellular data)

Do great work anywhere, anytime

We’ve combined the familiar look and feel of Microsoft Office with a touch-friendly experience. Now you can view, edit, and share documents from your phone wherever work takes you, while built-in security and tools make it easy to manage file access and protect your data.

Enjoy premium features

Your Office 365 subscription includes access to premium features, so you can track changes on the go in Microsoft Word or save handwritten notations on your slides.

Share and collaborate

Office apps for Android phone connect to Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Microsoft SharePoint, Dropbox for Business, and Google Drive. With access to updated documents, you can share and collaborate more easily, while your formatting stays consistent across devices and platforms.

Download the new Office for Android phone apps today!

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