Social Network Integration in Upcoming Version of Microsoft Office

Posted on 7/27/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in Windows social media Microsoft

The new version of Microsoft Office will support integration with a popular social networking website. The Microsoft experts here at SOS are excited about all the possibilities this new feature will bring our clients.

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Virtual Machine VPN: Windows XP Mode

Posted on 7/27/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in technical support tech tip of month Windows

The Problem: You’re an engineer and you need to connect to a customer’s network, but maybe they require connectivity over VPN and their firewall restricts access to outside resources. Or, they may use the same IP subnet as your own internal network, restricting you from accessing your own local resources. My friends, there is an easy solution for this.

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Your Phone May Not Need Antivirus Software

Posted on 7/25/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in security

Antivirus software has gotten a great deal of bad press lately. This is mostly due to the fact that antivirus software has recently failed to recognize and contain huge malware attacks. But is antivirus software necessary for smartphones?

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Clear Your Inbox of Spam

Posted on 7/20/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in best practices

Most of us get a lot of spam, but we don't need to waste our time searching through it on a daily basis. By using filters, we can do a lot to control what gets into our inbox.

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Introduction to Lync on Mobile Devices

Posted on 7/17/2012 by michelle pizzo in Microsoft

You've likely heard by now... Microsoft Lync is a powerful unified communications platform for small, medium and large organizations alike. Uniting commonly needed tools like IM, email, collaboration, video conferencing, Office apps, and more, it's become a major player in the UC market. And earlier this year, Microsoft also released Lync 2010 for mobile devices such as iPhone, Android and of course the Windows Phone. But there was little hype or discussion about it from the source... until now.

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Help lower your total cost of ownership with Lync

Posted on 7/17/2012 by michelle pizzo in Microsoft unified communications

Turns out talk isn’t so cheap. Many organizations devote a significant portion of their budgets to deploying and operating communications systems, including email, audio conferencing, video, instant messaging (IM), web conferencing, and telephony. For example, an business with 5,000 employees could pay more than $2.5 million per year for hardware, maintenance and service contracts, devices and handsets, software licenses, network provisioning and monthly fees, administration, and support. And with disparate solutions to manage, the costs can run wild. But Microsoft's Unified Communications solution, Lync, is helping lower the total cost of ownership in many businesses today.

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Avoid These PowerPoint Mistakes

Posted on 7/16/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in best practices

PowerPoint presentations are the vacation slide shows of the business world: we’ve all sat through mundane ones that seemed to last forever. But there are a few tips that you can follow to avoid preparing a PowerPoint presentation that bores your co-workers.

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Losing Your SmartPhone

Posted on 7/13/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in tech tip of month security

Many, if not most people own smartphones today and these devices can hold a lot of our personal information. Ever thought of what happens if you lose it? The reality is, all personal and sensitive information on your smartphone (including passwords and confidential emails) is at risk of falling into the wrong hands. Do not dispair, there are steps you can take to protect yourself.

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Your Small Business Can Benefit From A Tablet Computer

Posted on 7/11/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in tech trends

You are doing everything you can for your organization. You have a website and a blog. You are getting your name out there via social media sites. Now you hear that you need a tablet to really help your organization succeed. But tablets are expensive and you are not actually sure why you would need one or how it could be beneficial.

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SOS Biggest Loser Challenge Final Results!

Posted on 7/11/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in Biggest Loser Challenge

The dieting and starvation… Sweating away on treadmills… Pumping iron… All the hard work brings us to this, the Final Results of the SOS Biggest Loser Challenge!

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