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Are You Ready for Microsoft’s 2020 End of Support?

Are You Ready for Microsoft’s 2020 End of Support?

Microsoft® support might not be something you think about every day. The list of Microsoft products you rely on is likely longer than you realize, but they’re just a part of your work and not something you – hopefully – spend much time worrying about. In fact, it has probably been a while since you […]

Back up your Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders with OneDrive

Back up your Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders with OneDrive

Set up folder backup If you're prompted to back up your important folders (Desktop, Documents, and Pictures), click the prompt to start the folder backup wizard.If you didn't see the prompt or you already closed the wizard, select the white or blue cloud icon in the Windows notification area, select More > Settings, then Backup > Manage backup. In the Back up [...]
Does Your Company Have a Business Continuity Plan?

Does Your Company Have a Business Continuity Plan?

No business owner expects their company to face a major crisis. They’re optimistic that their company can overcome any problem. But when disaster strikes, your company needs more than just optimism. You need to be ready with a business continuity plan.  If you don’t already have a plan in place, here’s why you need one and what it […]

Windows 7 End of Support

Windows 7 End of Support

Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows [...]
10 Questions to ask yourself to get started with Teams

10 Questions to ask yourself to get started with Teams

Over the past few years as Teams has become the fastest growing product in Microsoft’s history, there have been many changes to administration capabilities and product features so this is an ever evolving list, but as of today, here are the primary questions you should ask yourself as you are considering enabling your enterprise for [...]
4 Reasons Your Business Needs an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

4 Reasons Your Business Needs an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Let’s face it; accidents happen. If it can go wrong, it might. That is why every business, from the mom-and-pop shop around the corner to the Fortune 500 company in the downtown high-rise, needs a backup and disaster recovery plan. According to Forbes, one in three businesses is unprepared for a disaster because their plan […]

How to troubleshoot issues that cause Outlook to crash or stop responding when used with Office 365

How to troubleshoot issues that cause Outlook to crash or stop responding when used with Office 365

Applies to: Exchange OnlineMicrosoft Outlook 2010Outlook 2013Outlook 2016Outlook 2019   INTRODUCTION This article describes how to troubleshoot the following kinds of issues in Microsoft Outlook when it's used together with Office 365: Outlook stops responding (hangs). Outlook crashes even though you aren't actively using it. Outlook crashes when you start it. PROCEDURE To help troubleshoot Outlook [...]
How Compliant is Your Business? 4 Questions You Need to Ask

How Compliant is Your Business? 4 Questions You Need to Ask

No matter which industry you serve, odds are your business needs to comply with some kind of regulatory standards. As companies continue integrating technology into their business operations, more legislation will be created to dictate how companies manage the personal and financial data of its users and customers.    Why Compliance is Important Not being […]

How it works: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

How it works: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

The security of two-step verification lies in its layered approach. Compromising multiple authentication factors presents a significant challenge for attackers. Even if an attacker manages to learn the user's password, it is useless without also having possession of the additional authentication method. It works by requiring two or more of the following authentication methods: Something [...]
Create an email signature in Outlook

Create an email signature in Outlook

You can create personalized signatures for your email messages that include text, images, your electronic business card, a logo, or even an image of your handwritten signature. You can set it up so that signatures can be added automatically to all outgoing messages, or you can choose which messages include a signature. Add a signature [...]
How to troubleshoot your printer in Windows 10

How to troubleshoot your printer in Windows 10

Printer problems can really slow down your day. Luckily there are a few easy steps to follow to trouble shoot your printer issues! You can always reach out to OnPar Technologies to assist with any printer or technology needs! Step 1. Unplug and restart your printer Sometimes power cycling your printer can resolve the issue. Turn off [...]
3 Ways to Improve Project Management from Our PM Expert

3 Ways to Improve Project Management from Our PM Expert

Whether you use a project management (PM) software that doesn’t quite fit the needs of your company or you’re winging it without a solution, project management is a crucial piece to your business that can’t be overlooked. That’s why we’ve asked our project management expert to answer the most common PM questions, give us more [...]
How to search in Microsoft Teams

How to search in Microsoft Teams

If Microsoft Teams is an integral part of your work communication, there will be times when you’ll need to go back and find past conversations. This can be a little difficult as the search bar will only show files and tags. Luckily you can follow these simple steps and locate any previous conversation you have [...]
Checklist: Do You Need a Virtual CIO?

Checklist: Do You Need a Virtual CIO?

Amid your daily responsibilities, are you making time to strengthen your cybersecurity, create a disaster recovery strategy and plan other value-added IT initiatives? Like most small and medium-sized companies, you probably don’t have enough time in the day to devote to protecting and advancing your business technology. A virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) serves as […]

Why SMBs fail to recover after a major cyberattack?

Why SMBs fail to recover after a major cyberattack?

Unfortunately, cyberattacks are at an all time high.  They occur every minute of every day and they affect all persons and companies.  However, not all companies are protected in the same way.  SMBs face far greater threats and have a far great recovery time from these incidents due to the following 4 reasons: Smaller and [...]
Are You Ready for Microsoft’s 2020 End of Support?

Are You Ready for Microsoft’s 2020 End of Support?

Microsoft® support might not be something you think about every day. The list of Microsoft products you rely on is likely longer than you realize, but they’re just a part of your work and not something you – hopefully – spend much time worrying about. In fact, it has probably been a while since you […]

Back up your Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders with OneDrive

Back up your Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders with OneDrive

Set up folder backup If you're prompted to back up your important folders (Desktop, Documents, and Pictures), click the prompt to start the folder backup wizard.If you didn't see the prompt or you already closed the wizard, select the white or blue cloud icon in the Windows notification area, select More > Settings, then Backup > Manage backup. In the Back up [...]
Does Your Company Have a Business Continuity Plan?

Does Your Company Have a Business Continuity Plan?

No business owner expects their company to face a major crisis. They’re optimistic that their company can overcome any problem. But when disaster strikes, your company needs more than just optimism. You need to be ready with a business continuity plan.  If you don’t already have a plan in place, here’s why you need one and what it […]

Windows 7 End of Support

Windows 7 End of Support

Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows [...]
10 Questions to ask yourself to get started with Teams

10 Questions to ask yourself to get started with Teams

Over the past few years as Teams has become the fastest growing product in Microsoft’s history, there have been many changes to administration capabilities and product features so this is an ever evolving list, but as of today, here are the primary questions you should ask yourself as you are considering enabling your enterprise for [...]
4 Reasons Your Business Needs an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

4 Reasons Your Business Needs an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Let’s face it; accidents happen. If it can go wrong, it might. That is why every business, from the mom-and-pop shop around the corner to the Fortune 500 company in the downtown high-rise, needs a backup and disaster recovery plan. According to Forbes, one in three businesses is unprepared for a disaster because their plan […]

How to troubleshoot issues that cause Outlook to crash or stop responding when used with Office 365

How to troubleshoot issues that cause Outlook to crash or stop responding when used with Office 365

Applies to: Exchange OnlineMicrosoft Outlook 2010Outlook 2013Outlook 2016Outlook 2019   INTRODUCTION This article describes how to troubleshoot the following kinds of issues in Microsoft Outlook when it's used together with Office 365: Outlook stops responding (hangs). Outlook crashes even though you aren't actively using it. Outlook crashes when you start it. PROCEDURE To help troubleshoot Outlook [...]
How Compliant is Your Business? 4 Questions You Need to Ask

How Compliant is Your Business? 4 Questions You Need to Ask

No matter which industry you serve, odds are your business needs to comply with some kind of regulatory standards. As companies continue integrating technology into their business operations, more legislation will be created to dictate how companies manage the personal and financial data of its users and customers.    Why Compliance is Important Not being […]

How it works: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

How it works: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

The security of two-step verification lies in its layered approach. Compromising multiple authentication factors presents a significant challenge for attackers. Even if an attacker manages to learn the user's password, it is useless without also having possession of the additional authentication method. It works by requiring two or more of the following authentication methods: Something [...]
Create an email signature in Outlook

Create an email signature in Outlook

You can create personalized signatures for your email messages that include text, images, your electronic business card, a logo, or even an image of your handwritten signature. You can set it up so that signatures can be added automatically to all outgoing messages, or you can choose which messages include a signature. Add a signature [...]
How to troubleshoot your printer in Windows 10

How to troubleshoot your printer in Windows 10

Printer problems can really slow down your day. Luckily there are a few easy steps to follow to trouble shoot your printer issues! You can always reach out to OnPar Technologies to assist with any printer or technology needs! Step 1. Unplug and restart your printer Sometimes power cycling your printer can resolve the issue. Turn off [...]
3 Ways to Improve Project Management from Our PM Expert

3 Ways to Improve Project Management from Our PM Expert

Whether you use a project management (PM) software that doesn’t quite fit the needs of your company or you’re winging it without a solution, project management is a crucial piece to your business that can’t be overlooked. That’s why we’ve asked our project management expert to answer the most common PM questions, give us more [...]
How to search in Microsoft Teams

How to search in Microsoft Teams

If Microsoft Teams is an integral part of your work communication, there will be times when you’ll need to go back and find past conversations. This can be a little difficult as the search bar will only show files and tags. Luckily you can follow these simple steps and locate any previous conversation you have [...]
Checklist: Do You Need a Virtual CIO?

Checklist: Do You Need a Virtual CIO?

Amid your daily responsibilities, are you making time to strengthen your cybersecurity, create a disaster recovery strategy and plan other value-added IT initiatives? Like most small and medium-sized companies, you probably don’t have enough time in the day to devote to protecting and advancing your business technology. A virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) serves as […]

Why SMBs fail to recover after a major cyberattack?

Why SMBs fail to recover after a major cyberattack?

Unfortunately, cyberattacks are at an all time high.  They occur every minute of every day and they affect all persons and companies.  However, not all companies are protected in the same way.  SMBs face far greater threats and have a far great recovery time from these incidents due to the following 4 reasons: Smaller and [...]