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Monthly Archives: March 2016

  1. 5 Nifty Features of Windows 10

    The rollout of Microsoft’s newest operating system has many users on the edge of their seat, as they discover all of the shiny new features of Windows 10. It wasn’t particularly easy for people to adjust to the radical interface change of Windows 8, and some still haven’t gotten the hang of it. The recent OS update is looking to change that.

    Take a look at some of the best features of Windows 10:


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  2. The New Era of Training Modalities – Why is it so Hard to Change?

    Those of us that have been in the training business for the last 20 years have watched the trend go from instructor-led classroom training to a multitude of different training modalities including virtual, e-learning, on-demand and blended solutions. 

    Back in the day, the instructor-led solution was all that was offered, so it was easy: get the funds, get the time off work, and head to the training facility!  While you are there, enjoy some snacks, fresh baked cookies, going out to lunch, and bonding with the instructor & other students in the class, while learning what you need to improve your job skills. 


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  3. Automatically Updating the Configuration Manager Client

    Students always ask me about the ability to automatically update the Configuration Manager client.  The ability to do this has been available since System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.  With the release of a Cumulative Update (CU), administrators can now take advantage of this feature.


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  4. What Does It Take to Be a CISO? (Infographic)

    Recently, we discussed the serious need for skilled cybersecurity workers within the IT industry. As major data breaches become common in the media, companies are looking to their Chief Information Security Officers (CISO’s) to keep their sensitive information safe from hackers.

    This is no easy feat.


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  5. Why is Windows 10 Saying 'Hello'?

    The Windows 10 “hello” is a new form of authentication. It’s easy to setup and easy-to-use, so how is it more secure?

    In Windows 10, Microsoft Passport replaces passwords with strong two-factor authentication that consists of an enrolled device and a Windows Hello (biometric) or PIN. The tool that Microsoft is using to make this more secure is by storing your password in a ‘safety deposit box.’

    OK not a real safety deposit box, but a virtual one in the hardware of your computer. 

    Here’s how it works:


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  6. Feel the Might of Mobile with Office 365 Updates

    Whether you frequently travel for work, or you use your morning train ride as a jumpstart to the work day, you understand the need for reliable and easy-to-use mobile applications.

    As we’ve mentioned before, Microsoft’s recent focus has been on improving productivity and collaboration among its users. Clearly, the new February updates to Office 365 also follow this theme.


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  7. Forget Facebook, Try Yammer

    Today, Microsoft is implementing the second phase of its rollout of Yammer, a business-minded social networking tool.

    Like most other Office 365 products we’ve seen so far, this new application is setting out to target the telecommunication problems of the modern work environment.

    Having an online chat with your coworker just doesn’t cut it anymore. Professionals want to be able to utilize all the benefits of having a real-life brainstorming session, but they want to do it faster, more efficiently, and from offices around the world.


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