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Quick Bytes: Get Someone’s Attention in Microsoft Teams
Quick Bytes

The great thing about Microsoft Teams is that it allows individuals to collaborate and interact within a group without drawing the focus of the entire group. However, there are times when you do need to draw the attention of a specific person or everyone in a Team. To do that, use the @ mention.

Quick Bytes: The Cybersecurity Mindset
Quick Bytes

Cybercrime is everywhere these days. You read about companies being hacked or watch news about identity theft being on the rise... It seems like every day there’s some new scam being perpetrated on the public! If you’re wondering how to stay safe in cyberspace, I’m going to give you an important tip.

Quick Bytes: Syncing Office 365 Files to Your PC
Quick Bytes

These days it seems like all your files are in the cloud. But what if your traveling or have some other trouble connecting to the internet? You need those files stored on your local hard drive. Fortunately, with Office 365, that’s pretty easy.

Intel CPU Shortage
Intel CPU

Beginning in late 2018 the supply chain for PCs was drastically hit by a shortage of Intel CPUs. The CPU, or central processing unit, is a key component of all computer systems. With this shortage, PC manufacturers are unable to complete systems and that has unfortunately led to long waits for new computers.

Quick Bytes: Snip and Sketch
Quick Bytes

Few things are more frustrating than trying to explain a computer error to someone over the phone. So whenever I have an error and need some help, I use the new Snip & Sketch tool for Windows 10. With Snip & Sketch, you can capture any part of the screen with a quick click, sketch notes or make highlights and then paste it right into an email.

Quick Bytes: Saving Items in Teams
Quick Bytes

Microsoft Teams is an excellent tool for collaboration. Using social media techniques, you can have group conversations and private chats, share files and even hold video conferences. However, with all of that going on, it’s easy to lose track of important communications. Thankfully Teams has an easy to use tool to help you stay on top of things.

Quick Bytes: Patches and Updates
Quick Bytes

Patches and updates come up a lot in the computer world these days. It seems like every time you turn your computer on or open an app, you are told there are patches and updates available. But what are patches? And what are updates? Are they the same thing? Or are they different? Why are they presented to you so often?

Heart Walk, barbecue and WVU!

On Saturday Sept 29th, Advantage Technology participated in the American Heart Association's Charleston Heart walk! Following the walk, we enjoyed a barbecue and watched the WVU game.

The Heart Walk began at the Capitol Complex. From there, participants walked down Kanawha Boulevard to the turnaround right in front of our office building at 950 Kanawha Blvd. We had a live band, The Harper Project, balloons, selfie frames and a small gift for all participants!

SWARM Reports with SonicWall

On June 14th, we held our June Advantage Lunch at Edgewood Country Club. We invited our friends from SonicWall to talk about SWARM reports.

A SWARM report is an assessment that helps customers identify real-time vulnerabilities and network threats. Each SWARM report is easy to navigate and features a Security Index score based on current network activity and any security threats that have been identified by SonicWall’s next-generation firewalls. SWARM reports help customers prevent any cyber threat surprises.

The 4th Annual Picnic on Cinco de Mayo

Last year we had our company picnic in July, and our first picnic was in August. The problem with that time of year is that it’s hot. Very hot! So this year, we thought we’d have our 4th Annual Picnic in May, and Cinco de Mayo gave us the perfect theme.

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