READY TO WORK FROM ANYWHERE WITH OFFICE 365? BRING YOUR IDEAS TO LIFE WHEREVER YOU ARE

By: Indira Ghosh, Marketing Associate

Ever thought of collaborating while on the move? Get the world at your fingertips and work from anywhere with Office 365 mobile apps. Whether you’re at a local cafe, picking up your kids from school, or simply commuting to work. The cloud approach allows you to get real-time access to documents and slides.

Studies show that employees are increasingly using their mobile devices for more than personal use.

66% of employees use personal devices for work purposes

87% of companies rely on their employees using their own devices to access business apps

67% of workers already use their tools in the workplace according to Microsoft 

Let’s analyze all that is needed to begin

With Microsoft Office 365 mobile apps, users will be able to see, manage, and create documents. These apps also integrate with OneDrive & SharePoint.

All Office 365 plans allow you to view documents using the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote apps for iOS, Android, or Windows mobile devices and will enable you to utilize your most loved Office applications in a hurry, and even offline.

ADVANTAGES OF MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 FOR MOBILE

  • Access, manage, and edit documents – The Office 365 mobile apps allow users to access, manage and edit their documents wherever they want and whichever mobile device they are using.
  • Integration with OneDrive and SharePoint – Microsoft Office 365 mobile apps integrate with Microsoft’s file-sharing and storage products & services, which include OneDrive and SharePoint.
  • Connected with everyone – You can have control over all the tasks and activities and keep your co-workers connected and updated while your teammates work on the shared data.
  • Mobile data security – Microsoft Office 365 mobile suite ensures that information and data are protected even if they are not being communicated through email.
  • MS Word docs – Its word processing mobile app allows users to use the page, design, and formatting option found in Microsoft Word.
  • Office 365 Excel – Microsoft Office 365 provides a mobile spreadsheet app where users can work on their data using Microsoft Excel.
  • Mail and Calendar apps (Outlook) – The Mail and Calendar apps will assist you to stay up to date on your email, manage your scheduled meeting, and stay in touch with people.

Office 365 is designed for the way people work today, at anywhere and anytime, allowing them to stay connected with team members and be productive no matter where they are. This gives your employees greater flexibility in how they get their work complete.

Want to learn more about how Office 365 can benefit your business and increase productivity? Contact us today for more information. Give us a Call at 914-355-5800 to know more about Office 365 and other Microsoft Products.

Do you WannaCry again? Protect Yourself against BlueKeep: Upgrade to Windows 10

By: Joshua Weiss, Customer Success Manager 

It’s said that great risk brings great reward, but in this case, great risk brings nothing but great risk.  

Almost 1 million Internet connected Windows systems are unpatched at the moment, and one of them could be yours.

Recently, Microsoft discovered a new vulnerability. This vulnerability was found in their Windows Remote Protocol just two weeks after Microsoft released its latest security patch. BlueKeep, is a critical, wormable, remote code execution vulnerability. The threat of this is much greater due to the fact that it is  “wormable” which means, if one computer gets infected, it can easily pass it along to other computers.  

Like WannaCry (infected over 300,000 computers and 200,000 victims completely encrypted), the BlueKeep attack can give an unauthenticated remote attacker access to a computer with the use of specific code. Once they have access they can simply gain control of a victim’s computer. It does this by sending requests to the computers Remote Desktop Service through the RDP, which does not require anything from the user themselves. 

When it comes to this new BlueKeep vulnerability Microsoft has taken the proper steps in fixing this issue. They released patches for its Windows systems, even including patches for older systems like Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003, who no longer get support from Microsoft but are still used by many customers.  

So, what can someone do to prevent being attacked by BlueKeep? Because the vulnerability only affects Windows 2003, XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 edition, the newer Windows systems are safe from this attack.  

This makes upgrading to Windows 10 the easiest and safest thing you can do. The problem is that there are still a ton of people who do not want to upgrade to Windows 10 or even allow Windows to install the patches on their older systems because they have old applications that require outdated Windows. At this point it has become a risk to use the old systems and upgrading is the most sensible and responsible course of action.  

Take action now, upgrade to Windows 10, and protect yourself from the BlueKeep attack!! 

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