Working Remotely for under $10 per user

Since Covid-19 has been on the rise in the United States and as Trump declares nation emergency; I thought I would show professionals and small businesses how affordable it can be to work remotely for under $10/user. You may or may not know that I do offer IT services to professionals and small businesses in the Indianapolis, IN area. One of my partners, Sherweb, gives me the ability to be a Sherweb Advisor (Advisor ID: 65268) to offer Office 365, Microsoft 365, and more.

Office 365 Business Essentials $6.99/user/month

• Email hosting with 50 GB mailbox and custom email domain address

• Hub for teamwork to connect your teams with Microsoft Teams

• Web versions of Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote

• File storage and sharing with 1 TB of OneDrive storage

• Online meetings and video conferencing for up to 250 people

• 24/7 phone and web support

Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, and the two most recent versions of macOS. All languages included.

Office Protect Add-on

Stay safe in the cloud

Office Protect is an Office 365 add-on designed to increase your cyber safety. It allows you to easily implement recommended security settings, threat prevention, monitoring and reporting, and provides an extra layer of defense against malicious attacks and unintentional breaches.

Why your Office 365 tenant needs additional security:

45%

of malware is delivered via Office attachments
e.g. .doc, .xls, .ppt, etc. (Verizon, 2019)

70%

of cyber attacks Q4 2018 targeted Microsoft Office
products (Kaspersky Labs, 2019)

250%

increase in inbound emails that were phishing
attempts 2018-2019 (Microsoft, 2019)

With these two products, a small business can get up and running in the Office 365 world. Feel free to meet with Drew today at https://calendly.com/davisdre or get setup today here at Sherweb and remember to mention Advisor ID 65268!

*Drew is Microsoft 356 Certified by Sherweb.

UPDATE: Tech-staffing firm eyes Broad Ripple for new office-apartment HQ complex – Indianapolis Business Journal

Sources said Eight Eleven Group is hoping to build a five-story office building, an adjacent four-story apartment structure and an underground parking garage where 200 to 250 people will be employed.

Read more here: UPDATE: Tech-staffing firm eyes Broad Ripple for new office-apartment HQ complex – Indianapolis Business Journal

Forgetting your passwords? Use a password manager!

Password manager key

As security/privacy is a concern for most individuals these days in creating complex passwords for the products and services that we access online, it is increasingly becoming hard to remember your complex passwords. What is a complex password you might say? A complex password normally contains 8 or more characters containing an uppercase letter, lowercase letter, number, and special symbol.

Here are a few password managers that are on my recommended list.

Bitwarden

Bitwarden is 100% open-source software. The source code for Bitwarden is hosted on GitHub and everyone is free to review, audit, and contribute to the Bitwarden codebase They believe that being open source is one of the most important features of Bitwarden. The free account has no limitations but premium accounts (starting at $10/year) offer extras like support logging in with a YubiKey and advice on strengthening your passwords.

1Password

A password manager, digital vault, form filler, and secure digital wallet. 1Password remembers all your passwords for you to keep your account information safe. This is especially true on iOS, where the procedure is smoother than it is on other platforms. With a cost of $36/year for one user, and $60/year for the whole family, but with the many features they have to offer should justify the cost.

Dashlane

Dashlane is the company-wide solution for password management that everyone will actually love using. The free tier security stores your passwords securely to one device. For $5/month you can sync your passwords across multiple devices.

LastPass

LastPass is my preferred password manager. I’ve been using it for a couple of years now. Upgrade to get the best of LastPass with flexible sharing and emergency access. Once you save a password in LastPass, you’ll always have it when you need it. Logging in is fast and easy. Paid options, $36/year for individuals and $48/year for families.

Final Thought

Is that we lost track of our passwords and some individuals use the same password for every account, which is a bad habit. Take advantage of these password manager tools today!

Releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19013 into the Slow ring

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19013.1122 (20H1) to Windows Insiders in the Slow ring. For details on what is included in this build and known issues, see this blog post . For a summary of all the new 20H1 features, see this article on Microsoft Docs .

Learn more here: Releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19013 into the Slow ring

Introducing the new Microsoft Edge and Bing

The browser and search engine for business In our mission to empower people with knowledge with Microsoft 365, one critical opportunity is the internet. We know that 60% of the time people spend on the PC is within the web browser, and it has become the primary way we work, learn and play.

Click here to learn more: Introducing the new Microsoft Edge and Bing

What’s New in Microsoft Teams | Ignite 2019

New innovations in Microsoft Teams enhance collaboration and business processes for all workers   Today at Ignite, we are announcing a ton of new capabilities in Teams to help customers in all industries work in new ways and better respond to the evolving needs of their business. Customize your Tea…

Learn more here: What’s New in Microsoft Teams | Ignite 2019

Microsoft Tech Community – September 27 2019 Weekly Roundup

Check out the latest Microsoft Tech community weekly roundup. A lot of exciting new features, Windows 10 Insider builds now can be managed by SCCM, new features added to Workplace Analytics, viewing of CAD drawings in OneDrive, and many more…

*Cover Image by Dennis Larsen from Pixabay

4 topnotch teamwork tips for Microsoft Teams plus SharePoint

When people work together and get things done – there is less confusion between team members and the content they create. This is the design goal behind Microsoft Teams – the hub for teamwork – and the reason why SharePoint is deeply integrated to provide great content experiences and services within the same user interface.

Source: 4 topnotch teamwork tips for Microsoft Teams plus SharePoint

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362.10022 (19H2)

Hello Windows Insiders! Today we are releasing 19H2 Build 18362.10022 to Windows Insiders in the Slow ring. This build includes the improvements and fixes from KB4515384 as well as general improvements to the overall quality of 19H2.

Source: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362.10022 (19H2)