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WorkSmart recognized on 2022 Channel Futures MSP 501

We are thrilled to have been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers in the prestigious 2022 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings!

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Summer Series: Get To Work Quickly with Windows Autopilot

Whether it be a PC for a new team member or a replacement one, getting your team up and running quickly is key. Windows Autopilot provides a fast and thorough setup process to help keep your team focused on what they do best.

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Security Alert: Microsoft Office Vulnerability

WorkSmart is aware of the recently discovered security vulnerability affecting all versions of Microsoft Windows. We are working with clients to ensure they are protected against this threat.

Continue reading for more information on what happened and how your organization can address this security concern.

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Summer of Tech: Video Series

Summer is here, so Marissa and Mikayla are going on vacation! No need to fear though, we’re inviting you to come with us.

Join us for an all-new video series, The Summer of Tech, to explore ways to make the most out of your technology.

This time of year can get busy with travel plans. You may be out of the office more than usual, so we’re keeping it simple! By registering for the series, you will get the latest video in your inbox every Tuesday. That way, you can watch it whenever it’s convenient for you.

The first video drops on June 28th.

Videos cover a wide range of tech-focused topics, including:

  • Cybersecurity best practices like securing data on mobile devices
  • An overview of hosted phone solutions and Microsoft Teams Voice
  • A (quick) masterclass on protecting your team’s computers
  • Microsoft 365 tips and tricks, of course
  • And more!

 

Have a topic idea that you’d like us to chat about? Let us know and we’d love to add it to the series.

See you on the (virtual) beach!

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Celebrating our May Employee Anniversaries

To have a successful organization, you have to have a great team. Our team is full of IT professionals who value doing the right thing, being curious, and building personal connections with each other and our clients. These characteristics allow us to continue growing and providing best-in-class IT support to all of our clients.

Join us in celebrating our five employee anniversaries this month! You can learn more about each of these team members below.

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Marissa Explains IT All: Vulnerability Scanning vs. Penetration Testing

Cybersecurity threats are continually evolving and it’s important to make sure that your organization is keeping up with those risks. Vulnerability scans and penetration tests are two proven tools that work to identify potential threats to your system before it’s too late. While they are similar in nature, there are a few key differences between the two.

To learn more about the difference between the two and why they are important, check out Marissa’s 60(ish) second explanation below. The full transcript can be found below.

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Azure AD Conditional Access: Everything You Need to Know

More data than ever is being created and stored due to the increased use of technology in everyday business operations. Add to that the need for data to be accessible in the cloud so that people can access what they need, no matter where they’re working from.

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Celebrating our April Employee Anniversaries

Our team of IT professionals is full of curious, personable, and talented folks who work hard to provide our clients excellent service on a daily basis. As we wrap up another calendar month, we wanted to take the time to recognize a few people for their commitment and dedication to the team.

Join us in recognizing these five team members who are celebrating their anniversary this month! You can learn a little more about each of them below.

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Social Engineering: Tips for Avoiding the Trap

It’s no secret that cybercrime is on the rise. Not only are these threats becoming more frequent, but they’re also becoming more complex in nature – making it even more difficult to prevent an attack.

While the pandemic has allowed for much more flexibility in the workplace, it’s also increased the susceptibility of businesses to fall victim to cybercrime.

Social engineering is one tactic that has steadily increased, especially over the last couple of years. It can present itself in many different forms, making it hard to spot and prevent from occurring before it’s too late. To help keep your organization protected, it’s important to make sure your team is knowledgeable on how this attack can look, and given the proper steps to take in avoiding the trap.

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Cheat Code: Recent Microsoft Teams Updates

The way we work has drastically changed over the last few years. Fortunately, Microsoft 365 has the necessary tools to help us stay productive and efficient, no matter what our work environment looks like.

With the times continuing to change, Microsoft continues to release new features within Teams to help your team stay successful. Staying up-to-date on the latest releases can help to ensure that you’re making the most out of the tool.

Check out the clip below for a less than 3-minute tutorial on a few of the latest Teams updates.

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