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4 Tips for Cutting Down on Email Clutter

Email is a huge source of distraction in most businesses. That’s probably not a shocking statement considering that the average worker sends and receives 121 emails every day. That’s a new email every 4 minutes in an 8-hour work day. Here are a few things you can do both as an organization and as an individual to cut down on the distraction that is email.

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Office 2016 is Here… So What? 

Technology is a large part of what gets us up every morning here at PTG (shocking, I know!). Given our propensity to get excited about new phones, laptops, or apps, it’s probably no surprise to you that the roll-out of Office 2016 has us pretty excited.

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How to Prevent and Opt Out of Reply All Messages

We’ve all been there – stuck in a chain of Reply All emails that’s gone on far too long and is clogging your inbox. Either the chain started innocently enough with an FYI email to a group that’s spun out of control. Or you’re stuck on a chain you shouldn’t have been copied on in the first place.

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What are Office 365 Groups and Why Should I Care?

Office 2016 was released on September 22nd.  Did you know that this is the last major release of Office?  You read that right – Microsoft is moving away from releasing big upgrades every 3 years and moving to a more rapid form of development.  You can (and should) expect to receive new features and updates rapidly (like every month!).

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Office 2016 vs Office 365: What’s the difference?

If you're looking to purchase Microsoft Office for your business, you've got plenty of options. But understanding difference between the options - most notably between Office 2016 and Office 365 - can be confusing.

The short version: Office 2016 is the newest version of the Office productivity suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), typically accessed via the desktop. Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription to a suite of programs including Office 2016. This means you have a few options for purchasing Office 2016: a stand-alone product or as part of an Office 365 subscription.

(Update 11/8/2017: Microsoft recently announced Office 2019, which will be released sometime in late 2018. The information in this post is still accurate, but you may want to keep this in mind as you decide between your options.)

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