Cybercriminals are leveraging the hype and hysteria linked with the growing COVID-19 pandemic as a tool to steal passwords and data.
The reality of canceled events, restricted travel, school closures, and appropriate work procedures is setting in. With the necessity of strong public measures to hinder the exponential spread of the novel coronavirus sweeping the world, like those introduced by our own Governor Andy Beshear, many questions are left unanswered. For our team, this means potentially working remotely to support the businesses we assist daily and helping them prepare for the potential challenges of working remotely themselves.
The health and safety of our employees and clients is our highest priority. As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the country, we wanted to share some of the actions Louisville Geek is taking to help protect both our clients and our employees.
Microsoft Forms is yet another Office 365 application that, for whatever reason, doesn’t get the amount of notoriety that it should. If you’ve ever wanted an easy way to create custom surveys, quizzes, polls, and questionnaires, it’s likely that Microsoft Forms has been the application you’ve been searching for the entire time.
Since launching our Cyber Security department in 2019, we’ve received a whirlwind of questions surrounding this developing business need. While some of these questions involve understanding the motives or methods of hacking, many revolve around the criminals that perpetrate these damaging attacks on businesses. Today we would like to highlight just how complex this issue can be and address the more common misconceptions we hear from both large and small businesses looking to learn more and start engaging in preventative measures to protect against hacking attempts.
Microsoft Planner is a task management tool included in most Office 365 plans and is very comparable to other Project Management tools such as Trello and Asana. With its easy integration with other Microsoft applications, taking advantage of this simple application can help you coordinate your team efforts and create a more efficient workflow.
Teams is Microsoft’s chat-based workspace recently that replaced Skype for Business. Teams is a complete chat and online meeting solution that allows users to host audio, video and web conferences, screen share, share and upload files, and chat with anyone inside or outside your organization.
A couple months ago, we selected a group of customers (whom we knew had moderate experience with Classic SharePoint) and asked them to summarize their opinion of the product in a few words. Not surprisingly, the results came pouring in with words such as confusing, intimidating, overwhelming, complicated and not user-friendly.
As a Microsoft Gold partner who has provided Office 365 support to SMB’s for several years, we’ve observed that a great number of organizations don’t understand the additional value that can be realized with some of the applications that come baked into the most Office 365 business and enterprise plans. Check out this article series to learn more about how those applications can be put to good use for your business!