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Best Programs for Managing Projects in Office 365

Using a project management application can provide significant benefits to companies looking to streamline processes in their businesses. It can greatly reduce time spent on planning as well as increase team productivity.

If you’re using Office 365, you already have access to multiple apps and platforms to help with project management. Each tool has its own strengths—it’s just a matter of what you’re trying to do.

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Save Time in Microsoft Teams with Slash Commands

Microsoft Teams is the productivity and chat app designed to help companies communicate. Like most Microsoft programs, there is a lot you can do with it and more features are constantly being added. While it’s not overly complicated, there are some nice shortcuts, called slash commands, that can save you time and make Teams just a little bit easier to use.

Slash commands are short commands, typed into the search bar at the top of Microsoft Teams, which help you quickly take an action. They all start with a “/”—hence the name slash commands.

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Watch Out for This Multi-Step Phishing Attack Costing Companies Thousands of Dollars [Video]

 

Don’t want to watch a video? Here’s a summary. Please note, this is not an exact transcript.

We’re talking about a multi-step attack targeting businesses in every industry. This attack can cost you thousands of dollars (we've seen companies lose $100,000+!). We’re a Microsoft partner and have specifically seen this with Office 365 users, but it’s happening with users for all kinds of Cloud accounts, including Office 365, Google for Work, DropBox, etc.

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When should I upgrade my business from Office 365 to Microsoft 365?

 

If you are already using Office 365, moving to Microsoft 365 is typically a logical jump as your company matures. Microsoft 365 includes parts or all of Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 10 (exactly what you get varies by plan), managed in one portal.

The tricky part is knowing when to make the jump, especially if you want to move everyone in your company at once. There are a few times when it makes sense to move:

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Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics vs. Advanced Threat Protection: What’s the difference?

Microsoft has cybersecurity products for every area of your network from on-premise servers to desktops to cloud email and storage. However, when you read through a list of names for some of the available security solutions from Microsoft, there might be confusion as to the intended use for each—mostly because the names are all so similar.

Case in point: The Microsoft “Advanced Threat…” line of products: Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. Within this list, there are technologies intended for either enterprise, small business or both and for on-premise, cloud or hybrid deployment.

Most importantly, they all serve different purposes and protect different areas of an organization’s infrastructure:

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Nine Office 365 Apps You May Not Know About (But Should)

 

Most businesses who switch to Office 365 don’t use all of the tools available to them in their licenses. Sometimes, it’s because they genuinely don’t have a use for them—but more often, it’s because they just aren’t familiar with everything they have access to.

But there are some hidden gems in that “Explore all your apps” link in your Office 365 portal. We’re covering nine of these lesser known apps that come with most Office 365 business and enterprise plans.

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5 Ways to Improve Your To-Do List

For a long time, I was a pen and paper to-do list person. But recently, I’ve been using the Microsoft To-Do app more and more. While a pen and paper to do list is great for a brain dump, using To-Do makes it easier to organize and automate my task list.

Here is how I have used Microsoft To-Do to keep track of my tasks and make it easier to figure out what to do next.

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What You Need to Do to Secure Your Company's Office 365 Environment

Office 365 operates under a shared security responsibility model—meaning you are responsible for some of the security of your company’s Office 365 environment.

Most notably, you are responsible for access. You are responsible for who you let into your environment, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

 

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Our Favorite Features for Saving Time in Outlook

When is the last time you said to yourself “I wish I could spend more time dealing with email – I just love sorting through it.” Probably never, right? For most people, email is a necessary evil.

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Sway vs. PowerPoint: What's the difference?

When we first wrote this comparison in 2015, Sway was a new app from Microsoft. It was fun and had its applications but was a little limited in scope. Since then, Microsoft has added a lot of new features, making this lesser known app a powerful tool for building interactive presentations.

But the question remains – Why would you use Sway to make a presentation when PowerPoint already exists? What’s the difference?

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