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Customize your Layout in Outlook 2010

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 11/30/11 9:07 AM

You probably spend a big chunk of your day in Outlook with email, contacts, calendar, and tasks.  It's worth a few minutes to customize your layout to get the most efficient workspace that works for you.

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Tags: Outlook 2010, View, Layout





Are "Default Passwords" our Defense Against Cyber-Terrorism?

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 11/23/11 9:07 AM

In last night's Republican debate, one of the questions posed to the candidates was "What threat might we face in the next few years that no one is talking about today?".  The question was in the context of the 9/11 attacks shortly after George Bush became President, that defined his term in office.  One of the answers that caught my attention was cyber-terrorism.  Instead of a physical attack, our critical computer systems and networks could be attacked by hackers.  When you stop and think about how pervasive computing is in our modern lives, covering everything from banking to delivery of our utilities, it's scary to think of how vulerable we are.

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Tags: Security, passwords, strong passwords, default passwords





Securing your Business is Easy as 1 2 3

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 11/22/11 9:20 AM

Just about every day we read about a new computer security breach in the news.  The big events draw a lot of attention and generate the headlines, but small business owners need to stay vigilant too!

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Tags: Security, Firewall, Virus, Spyware, Patches





Invasion of the Computer Dust Bunnies!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 11/18/11 10:19 AM

You've probably heard over and over again how important it is to keep your computer clean from viruses, malware, spam, and other cyber threats, but did you know it's also important to keep your computer physically clean? 

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Tags: Cleaning your computer, dust.





Get Your eMail Organized with Microsoft Outlook Rules

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 11/16/11 11:20 AM

If your inbox is getting out of control with too many messages, it's time to start creating some "rules" to organize your mail. 

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Tags: eMail, Microsoft Outlook 2010, Rules





Create Company Letterhead in Microsoft Word 2010

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 11/14/11 9:13 AM

If you want to email company letters that have the same look as your company letterhead, its easy to do in Microsoft Word 2010.  You can created "pdfs" to email your company communications, and also print without having to use up your "good" letterhead.  To do this, you'll just need to use some clip art and master the header and footer in Word.

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Tags: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word 2010, letterhead





Using Templates in Microsoft Word 2010

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 11/11/11 1:30 PM

Did you know you can create great looking documents using "templates" in Microsoft Word 2010? 

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Tags: Microsoft Word 2010, Templates





How to Get (or Get Rid of!) a Ruler in Outlook 2010 eMail

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 11/8/11 1:32 PM

I was composing a new email and noticed the ruler across the top.  While the ruler is useful in some cases for advanced formatting (aligning text and images), it was a nuisance for me and I started searching the tool bar for how to get rid of it.  I must have toggled it "on" by accident, and now it was stuck there.

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Tags: eMail, Microsoft Outlook 2010, ruler





Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity - Optimize your Backup!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 11/2/11 2:31 PM

We've had several days of power outages after a surprise October snow storm, and this serves as a good reminder to think about disaster planning and business continuity.  Today, businesses of all sizes need a data disaster recovery plan, which helps ensure the company will continue operations after experiencing some type of disaster due to:

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Tags: backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, on-line backup, image backup





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