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Thursday, 15 August 2019 15:22

How to Identify Spoofing Emails

 

Spoofing emails are emails that look like they come from someone legitimate or from a well-known corporation. The most common spoofing emails is known as a whaling email, which is set up to be sent from a high-value target. Attackers will spend a lot of time on social media, discovering who is the CFO, CEO, or CIO of the company. An example of a spoofing email: Your CEO is requesting money or items be purchased through irregular channels. Luckily, there are ways to identify these and how to delete them. 

1.       Always check with the sender by phone call if you are unsure if they sent it. Take no action until you can verbally confirm that this is a legitimate email. 
2.       Look closely at the from address: 
a.       It may be spelled closely, but not exactly correct. 
b.       It may be from a domain that doesn't make sense the way it is spelled: 
                     i.            gogle.com instead of google.com. 
3.       The tasks in the email seem inconsistent with the personality or position held by the person it is said to be from. 

Attackers are great at creating scenarios where the employee feels a sense of urgency or fear of consequences. Tools such as Microsoft 365 has advanced threat protection in place to help spot if a spoofing email has been sent to your inbox. Start protecting yourself and your business from spoofing emails by installing Microsoft 365. Want to learn more about how Microsoft 365 can benefit your business? Click the link below to read about the features and benefits.

 

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Microsoft Office 365 requires employees to use their username and password in order to log in. However, a common issue that you might come across is people forgetting their passwords. When this occurs, Office 365 admins have privileges to reset the password. To begin resetting a password, follow the steps below:

1. From the Microsoft 365 Admin Center 
        a.       Look for the Active users" tile. 
              i.           

       

        b.       Select "Reset a password"        

    i.            A side window will open and from there you can search for users for which you need to change their password, or you can scroll down the list of users. 

1. From that list you need to click the check-box beside the user(s) who need a password change. 
        a.       You can choose one or multiple users for resetting passwords 
        b.       Your own password can not be changed with multiple selections 

2. The next side window to appear will show you who has been selected and present you with the option to Auto-generate a password of all the manual creation of one. 
        a.       You can choose the check box to make the user change their password when they next sign in. If it is unchecked, then the password will remain the same until the user changes it themselves. 

3. Click the "Reset" button and the next window will show success of the password reset(s). 

4. There is also a choice to send an email to a specified email address with the password. This is optional. 

Microsoft Office 365 makes it easier than ever to manage users from the Admin Center. Want to find out how Office 365 can help your company? Click the link below to learn more about the features available in Office 365.

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The admin user in Offer 365 can add, delete and even manage users using the Microsoft 365 admin center. To start creating users with the Office 365 Admin Portal it’s important that each employee has their own Office 365 license. After all the licenses have been purchased the admin users can start adding users one at a time. After completing all the steps below the user will have an Office 365 license, sign in credentials and an Office 365 mailbox.

Creating users in Office 365 is a straight-forward and easy process.  

1.       Within the Microsoft 365 admin center  

          a.       Look for the "Active users" tile     



          b.       Click on "+ Add a user"             
          
                  i.            The following side window will open asking for information about the new user is created                     



2.       Fill in the appropriate information and be sure to enter the product licenses before clicking the "Add" button.  

             ii. A user can be created without a license by clicking the last choice under Product licenses.  

As you can see adding a user into Office 365 is a very quick and easy procedure. Additional features for the admin user in Office 365 include but are not limited to: creating groups, managing resources and reviewing reports. Want to learn more about Office 365 and its benefits? Click the link below for more information.   


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For a business to be successful, it has to be able to analyze data immediately in real time, and handle the market changes while ensuring that different departments are in communication with each other.

Microsoft has developed a convenient and affordable platform that connects your business processes through Dynamic 365 and office productivity tools.

What is Dynamics 365?

Dynamics 365 is a product line of enterprise resources planning and customer relationship management applications.

Dynamic 365 is a Microsoft-based technology solution that is bringing together all aspects of your business to improve existing workflow, recognize and pursue potential and viable business opportunities and manage the current market to stay ahead of the competition.

Unprecedented levels of efficiency and communication sharing among employees

Dynamic 365 allows you to link Office 365 with other Microsoft apps like Exchange, Office Lens, One Drive, Microsoft Team, One Note, Power BI and SharePoint effectively.

For example, if you want to share a proposal you’re working on, all you do is create your proposal on Microsoft Word this way you can give the appropriate people access to edit it and collaborate on it together. Microsoft Word also allows you to share it on SharePoint or with other team member’s computer with OneDrive.

You can also take pictures with Office Lens (it allows you to take photos of business cards, whiteboard and other visual settings that might be difficult with regular applications).

It also allows you to create a communication channel for team members working together on a project through Microsoft Teams allowing team members share documents, notes, and ideas without missing the critical steps in a project.

Business productivity and communication tool

In any business, success depends on the communication flow between the finance and sales team. Unlike other application and software that are hard to program or synchronize, Dynamic 365 has a multitude of applications that allow team members to communicate effectively, increasing the flow channel and making documentation easy.

Due to the flawless flow of information using Dynamic 365, the different departments in a business are able to perform their function properly, without limiting another department.

Improved customer service

With Dynamic 365, you can streamline your customer service system through Microsoft’s AI service and support system to improve interaction with a customer, delivering fast and useful feedback, social listening and ability to empower your staff with the necessary tools to become effective problem solvers.

Other Microsoft Dynamics 365 features

As your business changes and customers needs evolve; Dynamic 365 allows companies and employees to deliver excellent customer service on the go with improved mobile experiences using ERP core functions that are capable of syncing on various mobile devices.

Microsoft’s interactive data visualization add on, Power BI allows you to improve your business by providing planning and analytical tools that are tailored for your business to transform and analyze your data.

Conclusion

This technology was available in the past, but it was expensive to get the systems to talk to each other. But with Dynamic 365 + Office productivity, you are able to unify your business from data to people to processes.

Watch our video below to see how you can integrate sales with Dynamics 365 Business Central & Office 365.

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As a current customer of Skype for Business, Microsoft is inviting you to make the switch to Microsoft Teams. The upgrading phase might take some time, but Microsoft is here to help and provide the right level of support and guidance every step of the way. There is never a one-size-fits-all-solution so Microsoft has created two pathways that customers can take. Continue reading to learn more about both pathways and which one would be better for your company.



Upgrade Basic:
Is designed for smaller organizations that use Skype for Business for the IM (instant messaging) only or IM + basic meeting functionality. A company who requires a simple deployment can expect a timeframe of 30-45 days for the process to be completed. Microsoft has provided 10 steps for a successful upgrade of moving the entire organization from Skype for Business to Teams.

Step One: Notify your Key Stakeholders
Step Two: Prepare your organization for Teams
Step Three: Know your Skype for Business Users
Step Four: Notify your users that they’ll be upgrading from Skype for Business to Teams
Step Five: Activate the user upgrade notification
Step Six: Remind your users that they’ll be upgrading from Skype for Business to Teams
Step Seven: Upgrade users to Teams
Step Eight: Monitor Teams usage against your baseline
Step Nine: Measure user satisfaction
Step Ten: Maximize your ROI with Teams

Click Here for more information
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/upgrade-basic



Upgrade Pro:
Is designed for larger corporations that require a more complex deployment such as with hybrid or voice. This route is divided into three different phases and will require a longer duration to complete the upgrade process. It allows the company to run Microsoft Teams alongside Skype for Business until Microsoft Teams is ready for the business. In order to ensure this is successful, Microsoft will also provide resources to prepare both technical and everyday users.

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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/upgrade-pro

Pre-Upgrade: The Pre-Upgrade phase will prepare your company for Microsoft Teams. This phase will introduce Teams into your organizations' workflow by using Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams together. Allowing employees to begin learning how to use the Teams application. Employees will have a lot of time to test out Teams at their own pace and slowly start to migrate all their activities, contacts, and calendars. You’ll get to experience the value of Microsoft Teams and help your corporation speed up the process of Teams becoming ready for your company. Read the pre-upgrade checklist below to see if your organization is ready for the upgrade phrase:

Days 1-7: Create your upgrade plan to help ensure your organization is set-up for long term success
Days 8-15: Evaluate your organization’s readiness for Teams
Days 16-60: Run a pilot to confirm that your organization is read and inform your optimal journey to Teams
Day 60 until upgrade: Deploy Teams in coexistence with Skype for Business

Learn more about Microsoft Teams by downloading our whitepaper Microsoft Teams Cheat Sheet: Meet the Hub for Teamwork in Office 365. This whitepaper contains all the benefits of Teams and why you should make the switch. Find out why Microsoft has made Teams the primary focus for its intelligent communication platform.

Download our Whitepaper on Microsoft Teams Click Here to get started today

 

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The reign of Skype for Business is coming to an end as Microsoft turns its focus on its newest vision for future intelligent communication, Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft had made Skype into a very successful communication platform since its purchase back in 2011. The application was characterized as the most reliable and easy to use communication platform and was very successful in both the business and consumer markets.
Skype for Business is going to be replaced by Microsoft Teams as its primary communication hub in the Office 365 suite. Microsoft Teams offers plenty of features that will allow businesses to communicate with one another easily and efficiently. Microsoft is going to grow this platform into something even bigger than Skype for Business.

With the Skype-to-Teams customer experience journey, you can see that by the end of 2018 Teams will offer the same features as Skype for Business. Corporations can begin the transition from Skype for Business over to Microsoft Teams, by using both platforms together. Microsoft recommends for firms to use Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams side-by-side until your company can solely rely on Teams.

Microsoft Teams Roadmap


Current and Updated Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Capabilities Roadmap https://aka.ms/skype2teamsroadmap

Learn more about Microsoft Teams by downloading our whitepaper Microsoft Teams Cheat Sheet: Meet the Hub for Teamwork in Office 365. This whitepaper contains all the benefits of Teams and why you should make the switch. Find out why Microsoft has made Teams the primary focus for its intelligent communication platform.

Download our Whitepaper on Microsoft Teams Click Here to get started today

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Office 365 is one of the most popular applications to make any business go paperless. Companies that use Microsoft O365 suite don’t have to worry about, documents or files getting misplaced. Here are three ways that any business can leverage Microsoft O365.

Flexibility and Scalability

Microsoft O365 is both flexible and scalable for any business. Microsoft O365 is available on a monthly or annual plan and can be scaled to cater to your business. It is very easy to add and remove users. Here at Websan, it can be done by filling in a form on our support page. Microsoft O365 has customized packages available so the right employees and departments access the best tools.

Moving to the Cloud

Microsoft O365 is in the cloud which means updates are done quickly by Microsoft with little to no interruptions. This will ensure that your business is using the latest versions of O365 and your business email and mailbox will never go offline. When O365 is deployed in the cloud, all the licenses will be active at once, making updating quick and secure by Microsoft.

All-in-one Business Solution

Having the right applications for each department will give your company the competitive advantage to stay ahead of the competition. The O365 suite is available on the web, desktop, and mobile devices. It makes it easier for your employees to quickly access their information, by using their Microsoft Account login.

Every business should have the Office 365 experience. No more filing cabinets or loose papers. With O365, your company can go completely digital. Microsoft O365 has multiple plans available to suit your business. Download our cheat sheet today and see what O036 is all about.
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Dynamics Integration With O365 Productivity Tools Webinar


Join our webinar on “Dynamics Integration with O365 Productivity Tools“ happening on Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 11:00AM – 11:30AM EST. See how your business can become more productive using the O365 suite and integrating it within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Seamless communication with out of the box solutions including,

O365
SharePoint
OneNote
Power BI
Microsoft Teams
OneDrive
Office Lens
Exchange

Date: Wednesday June 27, 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 11:30AM EST
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE WEBINAR TODAY!

 

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The last release of Microsoft Office was in 2010, now three years later Microsoft unveils their new “sleek appearance” and features with Office 2013. The new appearance coincides with the Windows 8 look; they’ve added better functional improvement and links to SharePoint and SkyDrive.

There is the option of purchasing the software separately or getting Office 365 for your business. Still questioning if it’s time to upgrade? Here are some features that I’ve done research on that might change your mind.

Do you find that your desktop applications are taking up too much space on your hard drive? Microsoft has introduced SkyDrive Integration with Office 2013. Office 2013 is designed to integrate with the cloud using SkyDrive and SharePoint. That’s a big benefit to SMB if you prefer to store your documents in the cloud. If you're still skeptic about the cloud, you still have the option of saving files on your local drive.

Do you find that you are always on the go and can’t bring your laptop with you all the time? When business is booming you might find yourself all over the place, with no time to sit at a desk. But using Office 2013/Office 365 you will be able to view your documents online using a PC, tablet or WebApps. This feature makes it easier to pick up where you left off working, even if you open the file on a different device than you last used.

Do you have trouble using Excel? Do you need to use Excel to create charts and monitor sales? Excel 2013 has a new feature called Recommended Chart which you select the data to chart and click Insert > Recommended Chart to see options such as line, bar, and pie charts that the program recommends for your data. Click each chart to preview what your data will look like in that form.

Received a PDF that needs to be edited? In the new Word 2013 you can open a PDF file and edit it on the spot. When you’re done editing it you can save it back to a PDF or a Doc.

After everything stated in the above, aren’t you curious to at least try a free trial of Office 2013/365? Let me know what you think by posting a comment below!
Natalie Williams, Marketing Coordinator, WebSan Solutions Inc., a Canadian Certified Microsoft Partner

Microsoft Office 2013

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