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What do you do if there’s a national emergency and you can't get to the office? What about a flood or a fire? What if you're just stuck home with a sick child?

There’s no end to the way things can go wrong. You need to plan, not panic. That's the idea behind business continuity. When plan A isn’t an option, you better have plan B. And even C and D for that matter.

Quick Bytes: Cleaning Your Windows
Quick Bytes: Cleaning Your Windows

One of the greatest things about the desktop PC is that big screen that lets you open lots of windows and work with multiple applications all at once. That’s simply a feature that mobile devices aren’t going to top anytime soon. On the desktop it’s a piece of cake to have a web browser open for research, Outlook with all your correspondents and Word with your final document. Plus, it’s simple to switch quickly back and forth.

Quick Bytes: Two-Factor Authentication

Passwords have been around for a long time, like, a really long time. They can be traced all the way back to ancient Rome. Which begs the question, how many cybersecurity tools should we be using that are that old? Probably none.

Fact is, the password is incredibly outdated. Many people still use weak passwords, even though they’re frequently warned to make them as complex as possible. But even a strong password can be stolen and if your password is stolen, you’ll never know until it’s too late.

Quick Bytes: Read More With Microsoft Edge
Quick Bytes: Read More With Microsoft Edge

The original purpose of the Internet was to share dense informational text like research papers. No one imagined there would be so much multimedia content like photos, video and games.

All that multimedia can be quite the distraction when you just want to read. Thankfully, our friends at Microsoft have done something about all those distractions with the Reading List and Reading Mode in Microsoft Edge.

Quick Bytes: Zombie Tech
Quick Byes: Zombie Tech

Believe it or not, the living dead are all around us! Things that have reached the end of their life, but just keep shambling forward. I’m not talking about human zombies, I’m talking about zombie technology.

All software and hardware has an End-of-Life when the manufacturer no longer offers support or updates. Technology that has reached End-of-Life is nearly impossible to repair when it fails and is susceptible to security exploits.

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

Quick Bytes: Snip and Sketch
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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
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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.

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