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Quick Bytes: How to Avoid Death by Meeting
Death by Meeting

Some people say, that if you're lonely, bored or just not wanting to do any real work, you can always have a meeting. That way at least it looks like you're doing something! Which is all well and good for the folks who don't really like to get things done, but for people like you and me? Well, let's just say that meetings won't kill you, they only make you wish you were dead.

Quick Bytes
Quick Bytes

Quick Bytes is Advantage Technology’s series of short form, tips and tricks videos that cover a variety of tech topics. From Microsoft 365 to cybersecurity, each Quick Bytes episode will give you a little productivity boost in under five minutes. Use the links below to watch any episode and be sure to share them with your friends and colleagues.

Quick Bytes: Sharing is Caring with OneDrive
Quick Bytes: Sharing is Caring with OneDrive

Some of the sayings we used when we were younger are a little outdated, but not “Sharing is Caring.” Sharing is more important than ever, but did you know that attaching a file to an email isn’t really sharing? You’re actually making a copy. But if you share files with Office 365's OneDrive, then you can take advantage of all the incredible collaboration tools like simultaneous editing and version control.

Quick Bytes: What is Cloud Computing
What is Cloud Computing

You’ve probably heard the terms like “cloud computing” or “it’s in the cloud” a lot over the past few years. But what exactly does that mean? What is the cloud and why is it called the cloud? Why not sunshine and rainbows? Everyone likes sunshine and rainbows!
Even more to the importantly, how do you take advantage of the cloud? You’re always reading about how businesses are growing thanks to the cloud. How do you get in on that?

Quick Bytes: Document Revisions in SharePoint Online
Quick Bytes: SharePoint Online

Emailing documents back and forth is a terrible idea! Before long you have names like final 2, revision A, or update 3, and you're still just working on the first draft. How do you keep up with so many changes?

Quick Bytes: Managed Services
Quick Bytes: Managed Services

Your technology should add value to your business, not devour precious resources like your time, money, and sanity. If you’re struggling with IT challenges, there’s an excellent chance we can help with our Advantage Manage Services.

Advantage Managed Services are proactive IT services curated by our experts to keep your network running at peak performance and to protect your data from disaster. There are services like remote monitoring, data backup and recovery, routine maintenance and more.

The Top 10 Work-From-Home Tools
Work from home

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.

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