If you use Office 365 for your email, you may have gotten a warning or have seen a folder appear called “Clutter.” Clutter is a fairly new feature from Microsoft for Outlook/O365 users that can help you filter low-priority email. Office 365 and Outlook keep track of the email you read and the ones you don't. Once you turn it on, as new email comes in, Clutter takes messages you're most likely to ignore and puts them into the "Clutter" folder. The more you use it, the better it gets.
As per our monthly tradition, here are a handful of tech and other interesting headlines from the last month or so. Light list this month, but still worth the read. This month, we have a good Office 2016 review, an Excel tip that might come in handy, how to disable Windows from nagging you about Windows 10, an in-depth look at ransomware, a fun video showcasing the world-record stone-skipping throw, a write-up from somebody who just watched Star Wars for the first time, and more! Come check out the reading material!
You can have all the protection you want, but keeping yourself and your company’s data safe online comes down to following some basic security precautions in the way you use the internet, your email, and your computer. In partnership with Microsoft, we have put together a quick 10 question quiz that you can print out to test your employees to make them think about their online actions. While we still encourage a multi-pronged approach that includes managed anti-virus, good backups, strong firewall and content filtering, the last (and most important) line of defense is the user. Print up and pass this quiz around the office, and see how your employees do.
Are you a Weston client who would like to have your business featured on this blog and on our newsletters? We'd like to help! We're planning on writing up some business profiles to feature on our site and newsletter, and want to feature some of our wonderful clients. We're planning some Q&A profiles of some of our clients' business, who they are, what they do, what they enjoy, involvement in the community, how their technology has helped them, fun stories, etc... .