Free course: Managing PCs and Devices with Microsoft Intune

In this modern-day mobile world in which we work, IT admins often find themselves facing a bewildering number of challenges brought on by the surge of mobile devices in the office and the consumerization of IT. One answer to managing all of those corporate devices: Microsoft Intune. In partnership with …

How to use Excel as a data visualization tool

Everyone knows Microsoft Excel as a number cruncher, but there’s a whole lot more to the popular spreadsheet program. Just as Excel can perform basic data analysis functions, it has a surprising number of data visualization tools under the hood. “Excel isn’t explicitly a data visualization tool, it’s a spreadsheet,” …

How to craft an MDM policy BYOD workers will actually follow

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has long since moved from being an outlier to the norm for most companies and employees. But with all those devices come a wealth of potential security problems. Rogue apps, malware, data breaches are sometimes just a click or swipe away. Even with that reality, crafting …

Where does this document go — OneDrive for Business or SharePoint?

Office 365 can generate a lot of questions from enterprise users, but few reach the magnitude — in volume, in exasperation — as, “Where do I save my files?” That’s because corporate Office 365 subscriptions come with two competing destinations: the personal storage space managed by OneDrive for Business and the most …

5 IFTTT alternatives worth trying

Millions of individuals and business users have come to love and depend upon IFTTT and all the cool “codeless automations” it makes possible between disparate web-based apps and services. But recently, the workflow automation platform lost many of its Gmail integrations. IFTTT said the reason is because Google made changes …

Google hopes AI, collaboration will win G Suite customers

With G Suite, Google faces an uphill battle against Microsoft’s widely used Office 365 productivity tools. At its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco earlier this month, Google unveiled a number of updates to G Suite, outlining its vision for a collaborative, AI-infused set of apps under the marketing banner …

Microsoft surrenders control over Windows 10 upgrades: What you need to know

Every few months, the Redmond, Wash. company switches up scheduling or support or something about Window 10, just to make sure everyone is paying attention. Earlier this month, Microsoft again reshaped Windows 10’s delivery. Or maybe the change wasn’t about disbursing updates, but about not distributing them. It all depends …