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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.

Quick Bytes: Patches and Updates
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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?