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How the Cloud is Empowering a Digital Transformation

Over the past year, Microsoft has continued to make vast strides in the growth of ‘The Cloud’. Their goal ‘to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more’ is turning into more of a reality every day due to the innovation of not only Microsoft (and other cloud providers), but also customers and partners like PTG. 

So, how are they expanding the cloud, and how does it affect you? For starters, you need to recognize one major thing – the cloud is no longer coming. It’s here. Several years ago, the technological world went through a major transformation as cloud hosted email providers became common (think GoDaddy, Yahoo Small Business, or Microsoft’s BPOS). No longer did a company have to acquire and maintain an expensive Exchange server to have a custom email address. Any small business could do it.

We’re currently in the middle of another digital transformation. More and more companies are moving away from on-premise hardware and location based networks to cloud applications, allowing their employees to work from any device and any location.

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Recent Microsoft Updates - July Recap

July is a huge month for Microsoft. It's the start of their fiscal year and when they host partners from all over the world at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). You can read about our team's experience at this year's WPC here. It's not usual for Microsoft to introduce new products at WPC and this year was no exception. While it was initially announced before WPC, a big focus was Dynamics 365.

Outside of WPC, Microsoft introduced several other new products, most notably Stream and Booking.

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How Secure Is Your Password?

                     

In last month’s customer newsletter, I gave out a few basic nuggets that I noticed walking through an airport, but this entire series in a nutshell is ‘Cyber Safety.’ In this post I thought I would dive a little deeper into one of the topics of discussion from last month’s article, ‘Choosing the right password’.

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Configuring Office 365 on your iPad or iPhone

Today’s Post is brought to you by Andrew Atkins, IT Support Specialist

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Configuring the CRM Email Router for CRM Online and Office 365

Submitted by: Matt Banning (PTG Project Engineer), Outsourced IT Support and Office 365 Specialist

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Confused By All The New "Gadgets"...

Submitted by Graham Cobb, Projects Manager at Palmetto Technology Group, an Outsourced IT Support and Office 365 Specialist based in Greenville, SC.

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SharePoint Misconceptions

Submitted by: Graham Cobb , Project Manager at PTG, a Microsoft Tier 3 Cloud Champion, Cloud Accelerate partner and Cloud deployment partner providing technology solutions including Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Private Cloud, and IT Infrastructure to businesses and enterprises nationally.

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Heartbleed...Vulnerability, not a virus!

Submitted by: Wendy Brooks, Marketing Director at Palmetto Technology Group, an Outsourced IT Support company headquartered in Greenville, SC.

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Office for iPad–What you need to know

Submitted by: Reed Wilson , President and Founder of PTG, a Microsoft Tier 3 Cloud Champion, Cloud Accelerate partner and Cloud deployment partner providing technology solutions including Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Private Cloud, and IT Infrastructure to businesses and enterprises nationally.

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Security - Part 2 - Too Good To Be True

Submitted by: Andrew Atkins an Outsourced IT Support  Specialist with Palmetto Technology Group.

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