3 Major Announcements Microsoft Made at Inspire 2018

Each July, Microsoft holds its annual Inspire conference, a meeting at which the tech titan outlines its agenda for the coming year and announces product features and partner initiatives.Inspire 2018 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada—and contrary to the city’s tagline, what happened in Vegas has far-reaching implications! Here are three of the biggest announcements Microsoft made at Inspire this year. Fans of Azure can look forward to more Since Microsoft unveiled Azure way back in 2010, the Cloud-based platform has revolutionized the development, deployment, and management of websites and applications. Azure’s success has earned it a loyal following that…

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Digital Marketing in a Tactile Industry: Bringing Beauty Online

Testing a lipstick color on the back of your hand. Asking a perfectly-contoured sales assistant for advice about which shade of foundation will best match your skin. Spritzing perfume on your neck and wrists, even if you were already wearing perfume when you left the house. When it comes to buying beauty products, many customers adore the in-store experience—leaving brands scratching their heads about how to utilize digital marketing effectively. Since your website, social media posts, and marketing content can’t offer the same tactile experience as an in-store visit, how can you connect with customers in a meaningful way through…

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Secure, Social, and Seamless: How to Make the Most Out of Mobile Work on Your Summer Holidays

Remember the days when a flight delay meant you were guaranteed to miss an important meeting, and working from the beach involved lugging heavy files in your hand luggage? How did anyone get anything done? Luckily, with today’s secure digital workplace tools, it’s easy to work from anywhere—empowering your remote workforce and allowing you to enjoy all the benefits of travel, without the setbacks. While you definitely deserve (and need) the occasional no-work-allowed break, sometimes you want to dip your toes into emails and projects from the comfort of a hammock in the Bahamas. To make that possible, here are…

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Make Your Meeting More Dynamic with New Microsoft Teams Features

Make Your Meeting More Dynamic with New Microsoft Teams Features The days of boring board meetings and crackly phone connections are behind us. With the latest update to Microsoft Teams, your business’s meetings can be more collaborative and dynamic than ever, with seamless screen sharing, crystal clear audio and video, and more. To get the most out of every meeting, here’s a glimpse into what you can enjoy from the new Teams features—whether you’re in the office or on the go. More options to share on your mobile device Joining a video call from your home, hotel room, or even…

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Clean and Simple: 3 Tips for Maintaining a Highly Functioning Firewall

“I’ve updated the user interface to make it cluttered and complex,” said no software designer ever. “I’d like the font on our wedding invitation to be messy and hard to decipher,” said no bride to be ever. Clean and simple is the way to go. Your firewall is no exception. You want to maintain a highly functioning firewall. A complicated firewall is not only convoluted, but dangerous. Unnecessary objects and rules open the door for misconfigurations, performance degradation, and compliance gaps that hike up operational costs and raise cybersecurity risk. To help you simplify your firewall for optimal performance, here…

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The Point of Sale Industry Transitions to EMV. What progress thus far?

Written By: Craig Aberle Source: http://pointofsale.com/201504085713/Payment-Processing/The-Point-of-Sale-Industry-Transitions-to-EMV.-What-progress-thus-far.html Merchants in the United States are working to comply with new rules for accepting credit cards.  The rules are intended to increase security and protection of credit card data and to make it harder, much harder, for credit card data to be stolen.   We reached out to five hundred members of the Point of Sale community, including hardware and software vendors, value-added-resellers and others,  to get a reading as to how the implementation of EMV is going. What we heard:  Point of Sale News: “ Give us an overview of what’s happening in the…

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eMazzanti reacts to the Target security breach

Like many of you, we at eMazzanti recently received correspondence from Target. It details the security breach that they suffered in mid-December where criminals forced their way into their systems, stealing the personal information of millions of their loyal customers. And they are not alone. The same has happened recently with Neiman Marcus and according to Reuters, at least three other well-known US retailers. Dear Target Guest, As you may have heard or read, Target learned in mid-December that criminals forced their way into our systems and took guest information, including debit and credit card data. Late last week, as…

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Be Prepared for Anything—Not Just Disaster

reprinted with permission from HP Most companies spend time anticipating and planning for disasters. But in a global economy, where opportunity and risk go hand-in-hand, other events can be as devastating to the unprepared as any hurricane. The corporate landscape is dotted with potential landmines that can take a toll on businesses: Skyrocketing energy costs and environmental mandates are forcing cuts in energy consumption. Security audits can distract IT staff if the organization is not sufficiently prepared. E-discovery requests can hijack resources and negatively impact productivity. Loss of key personnel can be a setback if a company doesn’t have a…

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eMazzanti Recognized as a 2013 East Region SMB Partner Award Winner by Microsoft

Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Vocus) January, 2014 ——Today, eMazzanti Technologies, an IT support and computer consultant, looks back at one of it’s proudest moments of the past year when being recognized by Microsoft for winning a 2013 East Region SMB Partner Award for Northeast Partner of the Year. These awards highlight and recognize the excellence and achievement of East Region SMB value-added resellers (VARs) who have worked innovative and to produce exceptional results across the business. During the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Microsoft’s East Region SMB&D General Manager Kim Tubbs-Herron was on-site to acknowledge the award winners including eMazzanti Technologies…

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