Terminal services and Office 365

Terminal services and Office 365

Uh … what?

This copy of Microsoft Office 2016 cannot be used on a computer running Terminal Services. To use Office 2016 on a computer running Terminal Services, you must use a Volume License edition of Office.

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Use Google Drive as your File Server : Migration Reporting

Use Google Drive as your File Server : Migration Reporting

Migrating file servers to cloud-based platforms is among one of the top requests we receive today. The ability of Drive File Stream, Dropbox Smart Sync, and others not to take up room on the Users’ hard drive has been a boon for these services. There’s no good (sane) reason to put employees through the misery of VPN access and other technical challenges to get their work done.

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How to buy Chromebooks in Bulk

How to buy Chromebooks in Bulk

Chromebooks are the most efficient and cost effective way to bring the incredible power of technology to people. More importantly Chromebooks are the most efficient and cost effective way for us to leverage this technology - to learn, to create, to share, to collaborate - to leverage modern technology to its full potential. 

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Is Dropbox for Business secure?

Is Dropbox for Business secure?

Is security the most important attribute of a technology solution? No, it's not. Otherwise no one would be using Microsoft Windows. Security is not a fixed state of being. Security is a constant battle of good guys vs bad guys and it's always in flux. Great security last week could be terrible security this week if an issue was discovered in server software you're running. Cloud computing offers your organization the best security you have ever had access to and it's affordable! 

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Migrating from Symantec Enterprise Vault to Google Vault

Migrating from Symantec Enterprise Vault to Google Vault

Symantec Enterprise Vault is a popular solution used in conjunction with Exchange journaling and "message stubbing". Symantec Enterprise Vault is often used to address space limitations on the Exchange Server or to provide an eDiscovery repository for the legal team. 

IT often discovers that getting data into Symantec Enterprise Vault was much easier than getting data out.

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Creating the next generation builder in Kansas City with the help of Google Apps

Creating the next generation builder in Kansas City with the help of Google Apps

From the outset of Centric Projects, the mantra has been that technology should make life simpler, not more complicated.  As a new and innovative company, the firm was not burdened with legacy systems, including racks of servers, miles of cable and fiber, complicated mobile logins, and clunky hardware, they were able to build on that mantra from the very beginning.  No desktops.  No servers.  No wires. Centric Projects knew being a Serverless Enterprise is a strategic advantage. Google Apps allows them to realize their vision of how technology should work. 

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Gmail Compose Window default to Full Screen

Most people loved the new experience since it was now much easier to continue to work within your Inbox while working on one or multiple new messages. However, many people missed the more full-screen experience of the old compose window. Over the past few days Google has rolled out the ability to default to a new full-screen experience.

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Securing Dropbox and working with Dropbox security

The Dropbox service is used in 95% of Fortune 500 companies and by 2 million businesses worldwide. Businesses save over 600 million files to Dropbox every week. The challenge for IT teams comes from the fact that most of this use inside of businesses is being done with disjointed and often shared consumer accounts. These consumer accounts run outside the purview of company policy and procedure practices as well as security practices.

 

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Which companies fight for your privacy?

By now most people have heard of PRISM, the NSA's program to collect, analyze and leverage telephony and Internet data.  

Google, more than any other company, is at the very heart of Internet culture and technology. Hundreds of millions of people leverage Google services everyday to manage their personal and professional lives. There have been a lot of interesting headlines, news reports and there are still many unknown questions.  

However, we do know several important points worth mentioning.  

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6 things you may not know about Google.com

Google has the world's most advanced Cloud Computing infrastructure. The best technology stays out of the way and disappears into the background. The Google.com search engine is the world's most popular software-as-a-service application. Of course it can search, but it can do much more. 

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Kansas City Google Apps Partner Conference

The Kansas City region has a rich ecosystem of Google Apps partners serving a wide range of businesses, governments, schools and nonprofits from 1 to 100,000+ employees. This week we took the opportunity to all get together for the first time. It was great to see so many companies participate. These companies have moved more than 1 million people to Google Apps for Business, Government, Education and Nonprofit.

 

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