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Microsoft Viva: The Program You Didn't Know You Needed

We all carry memories of keystone moments with us, whether it’s learning about when Elvis died or the moment your company held a meeting saying you were working from home for a week or two while this COVID thing calmed down. Elvis’ legacy is still being debated decades after his passing, and some experiences that COVID brought us abruptly, like working from home, are definitely still a part of our day-to-day lives.

 

Nothing says 2022 like hybrid work. We’ve talked about it before... plenty... But seriously, according to nine out of ten executives polled by McKinsey, the hybrid work model is what to expect moving forward, and 35% of workers responding to a Qualtrics survey say they’re more likely to search for a new job if they are required to return to the office full-time.

 

But along the other blade of this double-edged sword is the lack of connection teams are now experiencing. Sure we’ve grown accustomed to working from home in some ways, but we’re missing the little moments that office work provides.

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Discover Microsoft 365's Top Features for Your Role

Remember back to sophomore year geometry class? When you got in trouble for saying math was boring, and Mrs. P said, and this is a direct quote, “We’ll never just have mega computers in our pockets capable of connecting us to the entirety of helpful, digital suite services, like Microsoft 365!”

Okay, maybe she didn’t say the last part about Microsoft 365. But the point is that, for a long time, people have been wrong about how younger generations will continue to utilize the technology at their fingertips.

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Microsoft is Changing Security Defaults: Here's What You Need to Know

Back in October 2019 – you know, before it all changed – Microsoft beta-tested a new baseline security program with 30 million users. We let the mega-computers crunch all of those numbers but the result was astoundingly clear: Adding things like MFA and conditional access to accounts made a world of difference.

 

To be fair that isn’t exactly a surprising find. While it’s our job to care about how nefarious types are trying to get into your data, you’re likely busy thinking about the 99.9% of the rest of your business. Cakes, cookies, muffins, whatever kind of delicious baked goods you make. (And even if you don’t make baked goods, you should still keep reading..) 

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Employee Exit Checklist for Microsoft 365 – in 4 Screenshots

Depending upon which source you believe, somewhere between 30 percent and 50 percent of ex-employees retain access to their previous employer’s cloud systems after terminationAnd while most ex-employees are trustworthy, this represents a huge security (and legal) risk for your companyIf no one is actively monitoring the account, bad guys could go unnoticed and have full access to the same data as that ex-employee

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TechLink, A New Greenville Business & Technology Conference is Designed to Serve Today's Modern SMB

TechLink is a conference designed by business leaders for business leaders and any others whose positions give them a stake in the growth of their companies and organizations.

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