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9 Aug 2017

3 common Office 365 management challenges an IT certification can help you solve

There are three fundamental challenges that face everyone who sets out to manage an Office 365 environment, and the best way to meet all three is to begin by obtaining Office 365 certification. Planning Office 365 has become a tremendous platform, filled with functionality that can improve the performance and productivity of just about any team. The most recent advance, Microsoft Teams, enables teams to cooperate and collaborate on a higher level than ever before. Each company, each...
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8 Aug 2017

Count unique values—with a ROWS function (Excel 2016/2013/2010)

  For example, say your worksheet lists attendee registration information for your company’s recent training session, and you’d like to know how many states (or countries) were represented at your training. A quick Excel filter will provide a list of every unique entry. First, you’ll need to ensure that all locations used the same spelling or abbreviation. When collecting data, ensure that attendees select from an exclusive list of options rather than typing in their own answers for their...
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8 Aug 2017

Never miss another important message: Color emails to make them pop (Outlook 2016/2013)

Whether it’s your boss, your biggest client, or your mom, we all have someone whose emails we just can’t afford to miss. Make it easy to spot messages from that important sender by setting up a color-coding rule for your incoming mail. For our example, we’ll make every email from our boss, Joan Perez, turn red upon delivery. Select the View tab on the main ribbon, and in the Current View group, click on View Settings. In the resulting Advanced View Settings dialog box, click on Conditional...
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7 Aug 2017

Automatically display emails in HTML with Safe Senders list (Exchange Server)

Small inconveniences that take a second of your time aren’t the end of the world. But when you—or employees—experience that same inconvenience every day, over and over, that wasted time adds up. The need to right-click on emails in order to view them in HTML is one of those cumulative annoyances. Do this instead: Configure a safe senders list that automatically displays safe messages in HTML. First, create a .txt file that stores a list of safe senders (domains or addresses) each on a new...
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7 Aug 2017

Deployment Assistant is the perfect wingman for an Exchange 2016 build (Exchange Server)

Building your servers using Exchange 2016? Enlist the Microsoft Exchange Server Deployment Assistant to guide you. With this useful tool, the process becomes pain-free and easy. Click here to launch the assistant: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn756393.aspx. Then select the “Launch the Deployment Assistant” button to open the web-based tool that will create customized solutions based on your unique environment. Once you’ve installed Exchange 2016, make sure to correctly...
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