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Searching your email in Outlook 2016

Do you have thousands of emails stored in your Outlook account? Do you sometimes need to find the one email from five months ago that mentions the access key for a software program you didn't think anyone was still using? Here are some tips for searching your Outlook email!
OTWAdmin
October 17, 2016
Managed ServicesTestimonialsVideos

Construction Company Keeps On Building with OXEN

Floods and Fires Can't Stop OXEN Strong IT for Sta-Bilt Construction Al Burchett has relied on OXEN Technology's WorryFree Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions to restore his data and protect his family's business in the future. After multiple devastating events, OXEN's business continuity solutions have helped Sta-Bilt recover. His team is confident in knowing their data is safe from hackers and physical destruction, due to OXEN Technology's tools and helpful experts. Sta-Bilt Construction is a regional expert in road construction in the Iowa/Nebraska markets. They have tight project deadlines, thousands of contacts to maintain, and project data that is critical…
OTWAdmin
October 10, 2016
Security

5 Email Security Tips for Employees and Organizations

We send an astonishingly huge amount of email: over 205 billion emails per day. And the number is still growing.1 Email is a critical communication tool for businesses. It's also a gateway for hackers, viruses, and other nasties. Here are 5 email security tips for keeping your email and your information secure. 1. Stay watchful and cautious It's easy for an unauthorized person to email you and pretend to be a vendor or business partner. Be cautious and double-check before responding to sensitive requests. 2. Understand junk and spam filters Learn how to use your junk email folder and your organization's…
OTWAdmin
October 3, 2016
Tech Tip

Searching your Office 365 Outlook email

You may have thousands of sent and received emails in your Office 365 email account. If you’re looking for one email in particular, how do you find it? The desktop version of Outlook has powerful email search tools – where are they in Office 365? Here we’ll show you how to search Office 365 email as well. The “Search Mail and People” field is on the left of the Office 365 Outlook window, above the left sidebar Folder list. Type your first search term in this field and hit Enter! Then, the sidebar will display options to narrow your search,…
OTWAdmin
September 26, 2016
Business ProductivityTech Tip

Enable or disable Internet Explorer add-ons

How do you manage Internet Explorer add-ons? Perhaps you have an unwanted extension or a pesky toolbar cluttering up your browser. Maybe another program installed an extra toolbar you really don’t need. Or maybe your favorite extension is disabled and you want to bring it back. Here’s how! Finding where to manage Internet Explorer add-ons is very easy! Click on the Tools gear icon in the upper right corner of the program. On the menu that appears, click Manage Add-ons. On the left, under Add-on Types, make sure to select Toolbars and Extensions. On the right is a list of each toolbar…
OTWAdmin
September 13, 2016
PodcastsSecurity

Malware Sneaks in Through Chrome Browser Extensions

With Google Chrome at 60% market share, it's no wonder that browser extension malware is on the rise. In this podcast, Chad Porter helps us understand a particular form of malware that sneaks in through browser extensions. Extensions are handy add-ons that increase functionality of your Google Chrome Browser. We share some information that Chad found on a blog by a man in Copenhagen, Denmark named Maxime Kjaer. He shares some insights regarding extension malware that sparked this conversation between Chad and me. If you're interested in learning more about how OXEN Technology can help you with your IT network, you…
OTWAdmin
September 7, 2016
Security

20% of Businesses Attacked by Ransomware Shut Down

John Rokes This next article on the continuing, growing threat of ransomware attacks comes courtesy of our very own John Rokes. John has spent 35 years in project management and enterprise IT and now brings that expertise to OXEN Technology clients. John constantly reviews industry buzz and writes about it in his own blog at InfoSec for the Small-Medium Sized Organization. This article is republished from that work. Ransomware Attacks Are Increasing A new report found that nearly 40 percent of businesses had been victims of ransomware attacks in the past year. Security Magazine says that at least a third…
OTWAdmin
September 1, 2016
Business ProductivityTech Tip

How to turn off Clutter in Outlook / Office 365

Clutter is a mailbox management feature of Office 365 for Business. (If you don’t have an Office 365 for Business subscription, you will not have this feature.) It analyzes how you process your email and then moves “unimportant” or low-priority email from your Inbox into a special folder, to save you the time of doing this yourself. Essentially, it sorts emails it thinks you will already ignore into a secondary Inbox. If you already have an email spam protection tool running, Clutter may be overkill. If you’re tired of fishing emails out of the special folder or forgetting to check it…
OTWAdmin
August 22, 2016
Business ProductivityTech Tip

How to Use Field Codes in Microsoft Word

If you have ever inserted a date or a page number into a Word document, you have used field codes. Despite their heavy use, many people are unaware of the full range of codes available. What Are Field Codes? A field code is “smart” text – once inserted, they can automatically update when needed. There are hundreds of field codes for various purposes, one of the most common being the codes for page numbers and the current date. Any time the information updates (a page is added, or the date changes), the field will automatically update. You don’t need to…
OTWAdmin
August 17, 2016
Business ProductivityTech Tip

Delete an Excel Table without Losing Data or Formatting

Let's say you've created a table in Microsoft Excel. You don't want the Excel table, but you do want to keep the data or formatting. The solution is simple: convert the table back to a data range. Note: For this to work, you need to have an already completed table. Click anywhere on the table. This displays the Design tab under Table Tools on the Ribbon. A cell in the table must be selected for the Design tab to be visible. Then, on the Design tab, in the Tools group, click Convert to Range. Click Yes. Now you have a data range without table options. And that’s it!
OTWAdmin
August 10, 2016