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Microsoft Edge goes mobile

October 26th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october26android_a, android, microsoft, microsoft edge, microsoft edge for android 2017october26android_a, android, microsoft, microsoft edge, microsoft edge for android

Microsoft Edge is a great browser -- it’s fast, clean, and has every feature you need. But alas, few people use it. So in an attempt to encourage PC users who also own an Android or iOS device to use Edge, the company is moving the browser to mobile platforms. Read on for more details.

Secure mobile devices with virtualization

October 25th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october25virtualization_a, citrix, mobile device management, airwatch, data security, mdm, virtualization, vmware, xenmobile 2017october25virtualization_a, citrix, mobile device management, airwatch, data security, mdm, virtualization, vmware, xenmobile

Mobile device security is paramount in today’s unpredictable IT landscape. There are plenty of ways to be sure your employees are accessing data safely away from the office, but there is one solution we recommend for the best results: combining mobile security efforts with virtualization technology.

What’s happening to Skype for Business?

October 24th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october24voip_a, cloud, microsoft teams, migrate, office 365, on-premises, ignite, skype for business, telephony, voip 2017october24voip_a, cloud, microsoft teams, migrate, office 365, on-premises, ignite, skype for business, telephony, voip

At the Ignite conference in September, Microsoft announced that the Teams app will eventually replace Skype for Business as the primary communication tool for Office 365. This is a huge development, and there are undoubtedly many questions that need answers. To find out more about what’s going to happen to Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams,...

Office 2019 is on its way

October 23rd, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october23office_a, cloud, office, office 365, excel, microsoft office, powerpoint, software licenses, word 2017october23office_a, cloud, office, office 365, excel, microsoft office, powerpoint, software licenses, word

As a convenient cloud solution, Office 365 boasts nearly 30 million users. But that’s nothing compared to licensed versions of Microsoft’s productivity suite, which have more than one billion users. Office 2019 was announced in September and it will mean big changes for businesses that want simpler versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and more.

Microsoft Ignite 2017: What’s new

October 20th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october20windows_a, office 365 for education, microsoft, microsoft 10 s, microsoft 365 for education, windows, windows 10 2017october20windows_a, office 365 for education, microsoft, microsoft 10 s, microsoft 365 for education, windows, windows 10

For Microsoft fans, the company’s biggest IT conference, Ignite 2017, has revealed many exciting updates, especially for teachers, students, and professionals. We’ve gathered information that’ll surely ignite your interest.

Re-secure your passwords!

October 19th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october19security_a, multi-factor authentication, password security, Security, security best practice, account monitoring, single sign-on 2017october19security_a, multi-factor authentication, password security, Security, security best practice, account monitoring, single sign-on

In 2003, a manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authored a document on password best practices for businesses, federal agencies, and academic institutions. Now retired, the author admits that his document was misguided. Find out why and what great passwords are made of.

macOS High Sierra gives away your password

October 18th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october18apple_a, bugs, apfs, apple, encryption, hard drive partitions, high sierra, macos, vulnerabilities 2017october18apple_a, bugs, apfs, apple, encryption, hard drive partitions, high sierra, macos, vulnerabilities

A glaring security mistake has been discovered in Apple’s most recent desktop operating system. It’s not the sort of vulnerability that requires complicated malware or IT knowledge; anyone can learn this exploit in a matter of minutes to steal your password. Here’s how to stop that from happening.

Simple tricks to boost your productivity

October 17th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october17business_a, business, business productivity, desktop clutter, keyboard shortcuts, productivity tracker, to-do list, url filtering 2017october17business_a, business, business productivity, desktop clutter, keyboard shortcuts, productivity tracker, to-do list, url filtering

When you spend more than eight hours a day staring at a computer screen, it can be easy to lose focus on important tasks. While your device gives you access to some of the most useful applications, an ever-growing number of distractions are vying for your attention. Here are a few tricks for boosting your productivity levels.

Here comes Firefox Quantum

October 13th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october13webandcloud_a, mozilla, rust, firefox, firefox 57, firefox quantum, Web & Cloud, web browser 2017october13webandcloud_a, mozilla, rust, firefox, firefox 57, firefox quantum, Web & Cloud, web browser

Google Chrome wasn’t always the browser of choice for internet users. Before 2008, people turned to Safari, Opera, and even Internet Explorer. But all of that changed with the arrival of Firefox, the reigning champ of its time. And now, we think it deserves your attention once again.

Try these hidden Android Oreo features

October 9th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october9android_a, mobile applications, mobile technology, android, google 2017october9android_a, mobile applications, mobile technology, android, google

If you’re a long-time Android user, chances are you already know that your device (or devices) are chock full of features just waiting to be discovered. If you’re unsure where to start, you’re in luck. We’re here to discuss Android Oreo’s useful hidden features that help you work more efficiently.

Cloud-hosted vs. On-premises VoIP

October 6th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october6voip_a, cloud-hosted voip, on-premises pbx, voip, voip deployment, voip phones 2017october6voip_a, cloud-hosted voip, on-premises pbx, voip, voip deployment, voip phones

Business communication has come a long way since traditional landline calling. Today, it’s all about internet-based phone systems, aka, VoIP. But before investing in VoIP phones, you need to determine how you plan to deploy them -- in the cloud or on-premises. Let’s dig into the differences between the two options.

Who are the ShadowBrokers?

October 6th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october4windows_a, national security agency, cybersecurity, eternalblue, ransomware, shadowbrokers, windows, zero day exploits 2017october4windows_a, national security agency, cybersecurity, eternalblue, ransomware, shadowbrokers, windows, zero day exploits

The WannaCry ransomware strain was created by amateurs who copied and pasted security vulnerabilities from a famous hacker group. It’s no longer a threat if you have updated your computer, but as evidenced by a recent announcement, the hacker group will continue to release dangerous security exploits for anyone to use.

MS redesigns Office 365 web app launcher

October 5th, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october5office_a, office, office 365, microsoft, web app launcher 2017october5office_a, office, office 365, microsoft, web app launcher

Microsoft is improving the way Office 365 users access their apps and files and collaborate with colleagues. With Office 365’s redesigned web app launcher, users get quicker access to the tools they use the most and useful snapshots of their recent activities. Learn how it can make you work more efficiently.

What you can learn from Equifax’s leak

October 3rd, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october3security_a, Security, security, cybersecurity, data breach, equifax, incident response 2017october3security_a, Security, security, cybersecurity, data breach, equifax, incident response

When it comes to security, it’s better to be safe than sorry. But as the Equifax leak case has taught us, once a security breach does happen, it’s best not to be sorry twice. Read on so your business doesn't experience the same fate as the giant, bumbling credit bureau.

Beware of healthcare IoT security risks

October 2nd, 2017 Imagine IT 2017october2healthcare_a, security, authentication, electronic healthcare records, encryption, Healthcare, internet of things, intrusion prevention systems, iot, updates 2017october2healthcare_a, security, authentication, electronic healthcare records, encryption, Healthcare, internet of things, intrusion prevention systems, iot, updates

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to completely revolutionize the healthcare industry. Innovations like smart pacemakers and fitness trackers monitor patients’ vitals and unearth patterns that can lead to more accurate diagnoses. But like any new technology, it also brings a slew of security risks healthcare professionals need to...