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Microsoft enhances Workplace Analytics

Microsoft enhances Workplace Analytics

Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics is a handy tool for managers who would like to assess their employees’ performance using data from Office 365 programs. Whereas MyAnalytics provides employees with an overview of their own productivity data, Workplace Analytics allows both employees and managers to view performance rates to evaluate individual productivity.

Microsoft’s protection plan for Windows 10

Microsoft’s protection plan for Windows 10

Microsoft has created new security features for Windows 10 users. This update is a response to the global outbreak of ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya. While this patch shouldn’t be a substitute for antivirus software and data backups, Microsoft does think its new features can help people defend against current and future threats.

Beware: Nyetya is worse than WannaCry

Beware: Nyetya is worse than WannaCry

The cyber community hasn’t fully recovered from the WannaCry ransomware attacks, which struck businesses and organizations in May. Now, a Petya ransomware variant named Nyetya is poised to join its ranks as one of the worst cyber attacks in history.

macOS High Sierra 101

macOS High Sierra 101

Rejoice Apple users, the new macOS High Sierra is now available as a public beta! So let’s cut to the chase and address the long-awaited question: What’s new and exciting here? In terms of visible features, not a lot, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Productivity tip: email automation

Productivity tip: email automation

If you have ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written with the help of an email automation platform. Email automation saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets.

Chrome ad blocker is coming

Chrome ad blocker is coming

Chrome users have something to look forward to next year: an ad blocker. While this might not sound like the most exciting release from Google, it’s definitely a pragmatic solution to online ads that turn visitors away from the web. Here’s everything we know about Google’s ad blocker so far.

Get fat savings with thin and zero clients

Get fat savings with thin and zero clients

When you have several cost-effective options like cloud computing and managed services providers, IT spending should never get out of control. And if you want to cut back even further, trade in your expensive desktops for thin and zero clients.

What are thin and zero clients?
Thin clients are stripped-down computers with minimum processing power and memory.

iOS 11 doesn’t have these Android features

iOS 11 doesn’t have these Android features

The soon-to be released iOS 11 will be packed with features and enhancements, including a Files app, customizable Control Settings, and a Dock that allows users to switch between apps easily, among others. Long-time Apple users may be thrilled, but Android loyalists will likely be unmoved.

Microsoft to Upgrade Office 365

Microsoft to Upgrade Office 365

Rather than issuing updates three times a year — February, June, and October — Microsoft is slowing things down for Office 365 ProPlus. Now, users will receive updates every March and September, and here’s everything you need to know about the new ProPlus update schedule.

Windows XP receives security update

Windows XP receives security update

Support for Windows XP ended in April 8, 2014. This means that Microsoft has stopped providing updates, security patches, and technical assistance for XP users for over three years. But despite the end of support date, Microsoft has recently released a new security fix for the outdated operating system.