Solutions Spotlight: Microsoft Sway

January 28th, 2015 by Pamela Michael

Previously on waiting list, Microsoft’s Sway is now generally available to the public. The online presentation app allows users to combine text and graphics effortlessly to create beautiful presentations and microsites. The app is part of Microsoft’s Office family, and works on the Web as well as both Android and iOS on the go.

To create a presentation, simply add text and graphics to your Sway. The built-in design engine takes over from there, pulling from pictures to create complementary text colors, sizing elements as it sees fit, and providing an instant preview of what the canvas will look like to other people. The created presentation is a single, scrollable document, as opposed to the individual slides created in PowerPoint. Read the rest of this entry »


Quick Tip to Undo Almost Anything: CTRL + Z

January 20th, 2015 by Pamela Michael

CtrlZMistakes Happen. Luckily, we all have the ability to “undo” those mistakes by simply using CTRL + Z. It’s one of my favorite hotkeys, and works great for a number of different situations!

Typing:

CTRL + Z will return deleted text and paragraphs to their original location. You can hit it multiple times to undo a series of actions.

File Deletion:

If you accidentally delete a file or move it to the wrong location, immediately hitting CTRL + Z will put it back where it was. Read the rest of this entry »


Malware: A Serious Threat System Administrators Need to Guard Against

January 15th, 2015 by Joseph Lalonde

malware MVIThe more you’re around workstations the more you’re aware that there are people out there looking to break into those workstations. However, today’s threats aren’t so much in damaging workstations through viruses; No, today we’re being attacked by Malware –  malicious software that tries to obtain user credit card information, login passwords, or extort cash.

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Is Microsoft Moving Away From Internet Explorer?

January 6th, 2015 by Pamela Michael

If the rumors are true, Microsoft has bigger plans than just an update for Internet Explorer set to coincide with the launch of Windows 10. Instead, we’re now hearing that the company is moving away from the browser in favor of a lightweight browser that will give users an experience similar to Chrome and Firefox. ZDNet contributor, Mary Jo Foley, explains the move in her article for All About Microsoft dated December 29, 2014. Continue reading for the full article, or click THIS LINK to be taken to ZDNet in a new tab. Read the rest of this entry »