Cybersecurity Blog

8 min read

IT Security Policy: Why You Need One (+How to Create Yours)

By Julia Chester on Oct 15, 2021 5:27:35 PM

What's your company's security policy?
How do you classify your data?
How do you manage your data?
Most importantly: How do you protect your data?
If these questions leave you wanting to pull an ostrich and bury your head in the ground, come on up for air. This blog will show you the ins and outs of the importance of a company IT policy and help you to create your own. Let's dive in, shall we?

Topics: Cybersecurity How-To
8 min read

Should I upgrade to Windows 11? Not yet. Here's why.

By Julia Chester on Oct 9, 2021 9:30:57 AM

 

Windows 11 upgrade

If you’ve been reading the news (where Microsoft is concerned, at least) you’ll know they’ve been pretty amped to share their newest OS (Operating System) Windows 11. The hype campaign for brand new OS has been everywhere but…does it live up to the hype or does it leave you saying “hmmm”? Bruno Lecoq, BEMO’s CEO and CISO, gives us the lowdown on everything you need to know about Windows 11, from compatibility checks to upgrade expectations plus, why this Microsoft veteran and update expert gives the sage advice to “wait to update”.


Topics: Windows 11 Advice
8 min read

How to stop email spoofing

By Josh Franklin on Oct 2, 2021 12:24:24 PM

Have you ever received an email where...you just couldn't quite tell if it was real? Your heart began to beat just a little faster as you decided if you should click on the link. I mean, on the one hand, it was from your boss. On the other, it was your boss asking you to click on a certain link to order gift cards for the company. That doesn't sound like Cheryll, she's more of a personalized gift person but still...it's an email from your boss. You should open it! you should follow the directions! Right?

When you find yourself weighing these options, you are exactly where hackers want you: unsure. And when we are unsure, sometimes we make split-second decisions, the outcomes of which can be catastrophic. Still, we are bombarded with emails daily. Who has the time to be hyper-vigilant constantly? There's work to be done. With this blog, we'll show you the ins and outs of email spoofing plus show you how to better detect and handle a malicious email to protect you and your company.

Topics: Microsoft 365 Cybersecurity
6 min read

Security Attestation: What is it? Do I need it? + Free template

By Julia Chester on Sep 16, 2021 7:34:08 PM

Do you know where you stand in terms of your security status?
*Gulp*
If you just cried a little wondering a.) what I'm talking about and b.) if you're in big-time trouble, dry your eyes. We've got you covered. This blog will explain all you need to know about Security Attestation: What is it? Do you need it? And...if you do, we've included a free downloadable template (the exact one we use). We've also included an interview with Carol Bubar to explain further. So, let's get started!

Topics: Cybersecurity Managed IT
5 min read

Welcome Steve Gershik, BEMO's Third Hire of 2021

By Julia Chester on Sep 3, 2021 5:57:47 AM

After months of preparation, sorting through hundreds of applications, and weeks of interviews, we are happy to announce that Steve Gershik has joined the BEMO team as our first-ever VP of Marketing! As a marketing pro, Steve will use his expertise to continue to engage, delight, and grow our BEMO customers. He will work with Julia in the Marketing Department and coordinate efforts across all of our BEMO teams.

So, who is Steve?

Topics: Company success updates
1 min read

BEMO ranks #1951 on the Inc. 5000!

By Brandon Lecoq on Aug 18, 2021 1:33:10 PM

Inc. Magazine publishes a yearly list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States called the Inc. 5000, and for the first time in our 11 years of business, BEMO has made the list. And not only did we "make" the list, but we ranked #1951 of 5000 companies!  

Topics: Company success updates
6 min read

How to prevent cybersecurity attacks

By Julia Chester on Aug 12, 2021 5:22:41 PM

Hello Sir/Madam,

My name is Joe and I want all of your money. Will you wire it to me?

Thanks!

Joe

Ah, if only attacks were that easy to spot. Cybersecurity attacks have come a long way since back in the day when fake princes were asking for exorbitant sums. These days, you might not even realize you're being hacked until it's too late. All the big names from YouTube to the Department of Defense (eek!) have been hacked and if you think "Oh, but I'm too small to get hacked!" I have bad news: you're not. In Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report, 61% of breach victims were small businesses. Here are some more fun facts:



Great, right? 😲 OK, OK, the stats aren't ideal but...the great thing about these stats is that with a little forethought, you can get your security into place and avoid being a statistic. How? Read on, my friend.

10 min read

Managed IT Services Near Me: Does Location Matter?

By Julia Chester on Jul 29, 2021 5:28:29 PM

While the last year has taught us that more things than ever can take place virtually (think: school, counseling, events, etc.) some things simply have to be in-person. Ice cream tastings, childcare services, dog walking companies...you get the gist, right? While we've all expanded our minds as to what can be done (and done well) online, we've also found the hard stops where in-person simply can't be replaced. So, where is the line when it comes to Managed IT? Can you really get quality service from someone who has never stepped foot in your office? Let's find out.

Topics: Comparison Managed IT
6 min read

Benefits of IT Management

By Julia Chester on Jul 8, 2021 6:34:54 PM

Whenever we are making a decision, we want to know: how will this benefit me? Right? Thankfully, in our hyper-connected world, there's information aplenty to help you make those decisions. When it comes to deciding whether the benefits of Managed IT are worth the cost, we've got all the information you need. In this blog, we'll look at some of the perks of Managed IT and whether or not it's a good fit for you. Let's jump in, shall we?

Topics: Comparison
5 min read

O365: Improve Microsoft Office Skills

By Julia Chester on Jun 24, 2021 7:15:24 PM

So, your company has made the move and you're living your best Microsoft Office 365 life. Congratulations! From Teams to the Office Suite your workday has gone from sour to sweet. Right? Hopefully! We all know the saying "Give a woman a fish, she'll eat for a day. Teach a woman to fish and she'll never be hungry again." Well, if it's one thing we've learned working with our customers, this saying embodies it fully! You can have all the tools in the world with the bells and whistles to boot but if you don't know how to use those tools (and most importantly, how to use them specifically for your business) then they aren't worth anything to you. Luckily, there's a simple solution: knowledge. Knowledge is power and in this blog, we're going to show your our superpower when it comes to learning all things Microsoft Office 365.

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams OneDrive How-To
3 min read

Welcome Lauren MacBlane, BEMO's Second Hire of 2021

By Julia Chester on Jun 10, 2021 12:45:23 PM

Please help us in welcoming to the team Lauren MacBlane! Lauren is our newest BEMO team member and will be joining us as our second Customer Success Manager. She will focus on creating stellar relationships with our customers, helping them create long-term plans and keeping them happy as clams. Lauren will work closely with Domonic and Carol.

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
3 min read

Welcome Sylwia Chmielewska, BEMO's First Hire of 2021

By Julia Chester on Jun 3, 2021 5:03:26 PM

Sylwia is the newest addition to our BEMO team and we couldn't be happier to have her! Joining us as our Head of People, Sylwia will be a stellar addition to our Leadership Team and will spearhead our aggressive recruiting plan, seeking out the best of the best for BEMO. We are so pleased to have her on the team!

A little background on Sylwia:



Sylwia comes to the U.S. by way of her homeland of Poland. Sylwia and her husband arrived in Washington state for what they thought would be a short stint in Redmond when he was recruited by Microsoft. 17 years later, they are still living in Washington! Having gone to law school in Poland, Sylwia was drawn to the rules and order as well as the help Human Resources provides companies and their employees.

Luckily for us, HR is what brought her to know our CEO, Bruno Lecoq, and what brings them to work together again, all these years later at BEMO! While Washington has clearly created a place in Sylwia's heart, when asked where her favorite place on earth was, she replied "My parents' house". Family is important to Sylwia. Her favorite family tradition? "Eating dinner together every day. We laugh a lot during dinner". says Sylwia about herself, her husband, and their two kiddos, ages 13 and 7. Their bunny, Coco, and their fish, Sparkly, also add to the fun.

 

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
5 min read

What is Managed IT?

By Brandon Lecoq on May 24, 2021 10:15:53 AM

If you're googling "what is Managed IT" or "IT Support" then you're probably the CEO, COO, or CFO of a small business with 10 to 50-ish employees. You're also probably starting to get pretty tired of being the default part-time IT person simply because you know a tad more about technology than the rest of your people.

8 min read

Managed Service Provider vs. Cloud Solutions Provider: What's the Difference?

By Domonic Lastoria on Apr 30, 2021 1:58:00 PM

IT support services in recent times have been nothing but revolutionary. The technology landscape has continued to evolve as the sector gets dominated by record-breaking cloud-based applications, commonly referred to as SaaS, or software as a service, applications. While revolutionary ideas are great, the application can prove daunting.

Topics: Cybersecurity Comparison
7 min read

What is a file server?

By Josh Franklin on Apr 15, 2021 4:01:26 PM

I would be willing to wager that you’ve heard of a file server before but can you be totally certain what it is and what it does? As new terms become part of our colloquial conversations (I mean…what is “The Cloud” anyways, right? 😉) sometimes we use them without truly knowing how they function. In this blog, we will go over all that and more. We’ll answer all your questions, from: What is a file server? to File Server pros and cons. In the end, you’ll not only be fully versed in the wonderous world of file servers, you’ll be able to confidently assess how to incorporate file servers into your business (or not). Let's jump on in.

Topics: Windows Server Comparison
12 min read

All of Your Post-Email Migration Questions for Office 365, Answered

By Bruno Lecoq on Apr 1, 2021 12:53:33 PM

If you're reading this blog, congratulations are certainly in order! You've completed your email migration and are all set to move forward with the full power of Office 365. With Office 365 you and your team will enjoy a suite of tools to take you through every aspect of business in a breeze. Still, a migration is a big feat and you may have a few things to tidy up post-migration, that's why you're here. So, without further ado, let me walk you and yours through the top issues we see post-migration. Don't worry, they are quick and easy fixes and you'll be on your way in no time!

Topics: Office 365 Migration How-To
8 min read

Microsoft Teams Governance

By Carol Bubar on Mar 18, 2021 6:22:15 PM

I love Microsoft Teams! At BEMO we use MS Teams as the hub for everything we do. I cannot imagine collaborating with a global team (operating remotely, mind you) any other way. We've all seen a workplace that's disorganized and the lack of follow-through that can come from it. Missed deadlines, projects forgotten. Not anymore! For those of you not familiar with Microsoft Teams (aka MS Teams), it is a central location to collaborate with other team members in Office 365. MS Teams makes it easy to store files and meet and connect with others from a common shared (and secure!) workspace. It's like Facebook for work! While I am a huge fan of many parts of Teams, my favorite to date is still the drastic reduction in emails I receive, send, and respond to daily. Goodbye, cluttered inbox! In this blog, we will discuss how to live your company's best life in Teams by setting up your own rules and policies.

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft Teams
12 min read

Business Voice & Microsoft Teams Calling, Part III: Setting Up Your Plan

By Joel Lachance on Mar 4, 2021 4:39:32 PM

In my previous two blogs, Business Voice Part I & II, I explained what Business Voice is and shared with you what you typically need to deploy a phone system (along with its numerous benefits: enabling organizations of all sizes to take advantage of a 100% cloud-based telephony solution, its flexibility, affordability and compliance). In this part 3, we will provide you with the step-by-step instructions you need to program your phone system with Microsoft voice.

Topics: SQL Server Step-by-Step Guide Microsoft Teams voice
6 min read

Cloud Storage vs. Local Storage

By Josh Franklin on Jan 29, 2021 3:23:22 PM

In recent years, public perception of cloud technology has gone from being a “nice to have”, to a "need to have". It's seen as an essential for many businesses. With the prevalence of cloud-based applications, disaster recovery planning, and data storage, the cloud offers new avenues for businesses looking to improve efficiency and agility. Yet in some cases, newer isn’t always better. While cloud storage certainly offers benefits to many companies, some are finding that using local storage – or a hybrid mix (using both local AND cloud storage) – is a more effective solution. Examining the pros and cons of cloud storage vs. local storage is an important part of identifying what is right for your business. In this blog, we will help you do just that. Let's begin!

Topics: Migration OneDrive
8 min read

What is a Microsoft Certified Partner?

By Domonic Lastoria on Jan 15, 2021 12:55:24 PM

When you’re searching the internet for Microsoft licensing or IT providers for your business, you’ll likely come across many who have a little Microsoft Partner logo on their websites like ours on the BEMO website:

A Partner. You know you need one but...do you find yourself sitting there wondering “what does being a Partner actually mean?”

Topics: Microsoft
4 min read

Windows 10 Pro vs Enterprise

By Brandon Lecoq on Jan 1, 2021 6:00:00 AM

UPDATED August 31st, 2021 to reflect new (lower) pricing:

Windows 10 Pro is the business version of Windows 10 that comes pre-installed on most PCs when you buy them from Dell, HP, Microsoft, etc. Windows 10 Enterprise however, is an add-on
that sits on top of Windows 10 Pro for added security and mobile device management benefits. Windows 10 Enterprise can be purchased as a monthly subscription for $7 or $11 per user/month, similar to the other Office 365 licenses. There are two Windows 10 Enterprise licenses, they are called Windows 10 E3 and Windows 10 E5.

Topics: Windows 10
8 min read

How to Clear Your Outlook Cache

By Julia Chester on Dec 25, 2020 5:45:00 AM

Everyone loves a speedy email experience, right? Of course. There's nothing worse than watching your email update or waiting for messages to load. Cache files to the rescue! Sort of...Outlook creates and saves cache files to your computer in order to create a speedy service. However, these saved files aren't always speed demons, in fact, sometimes they step on the brakes. How? Read along to find out why you might want to clear your Outlook cache and most importantly, how to do it!

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 Step-by-Step Guide
21 min read

How Do I Buy Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) 2021?

By Domonic Lastoria on Dec 18, 2020 10:30:23 AM

Around this same time last year, we started receiving the ESU phone call. IT Professionals from SMBs to Enterprise levels were asking "Where can I get Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU)? I need it now!" This year, the ESU phone calls have been flooding in as well with customers wondering how to continue support for Windows 7 in year two of three of ESU. While many of those customers are settled in already with ESU for 2021 safely secured, you might still be wondering if the Windows 7 ESUs are right for you and if so, what to do. So, here is everything you need to know about Windows 7 ESU: What it is, why you need it, how to get it and how to install it (plus, a few ways to jump to Windows 10).

Topics: Windows 7
16 min read

Working for Microsoft vs. Working for a Partner

By Domonic Lastoria on Dec 11, 2020 5:38:07 PM

It's hard to believe it has already been 3 months since I joined BEMO as our Customer Success Manager. Prior to joining the team, I worked for the tech giant that is Microsoft for nearly a decade! In my time with them, I wore many hats, including multiple interim Program Manager roles at HQ in Redmond, WA for both the Windows and Office 365 teams. My final role was special: Cloud Technical Expert. "Why was it so special?" you ask? Not only did I get the honor of being be one of the first people in the role, but I also helped to create it! I've been lucky to have a great career filled with different roles and settings so let me share the highlights and differences between working for a partner like BEMO versus working for Microsoft.

Topics: Life at BEMO
7 min read

Power BI Pro vs. Premium

By Josh Franklin on Dec 4, 2020 7:29:21 PM

What is Power BI?

Power BI is a program created by Microsoft that allows you to take data and turn it into something that is not only visually appealing, but also interactive and engaging. Power BI allows you to connect dynamic sources such as SQL, Dynamics, and more, to create charts and graphs that constantly update as they receive new data. This means less work for you, the user, as you're free to dig into the data, instead of spend your time manually refreshing it. 

Topics: Power BI
16 min read

Microsoft Business Voice, Part II: Office 365 Phone Setup Prep

By Joel Lachance on Nov 25, 2020 5:36:16 PM

Right now, more than ever, connectivity is key. Every day we email, chat and text to ensure our businesses are running smoothly as we transition from the office to home (back to the office, back home...). Yet, when you can't quite figure something out through email, chat and text what do you do? You get on a call. Phone carriers, however, can be difficult to deal with. So, Microsoft simplified voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephony by bundling several features and licenses into Microsoft 365 Business Voice, making it easier and more economical to deploy a cloud voice solution than ever before. In this blog, I will walk you through switching to Business Voice and setting up your new phone system.

Topics: Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams Phone Systems voice
11 min read

Your Top 8 Office 365 Migration Questions, Answered (+ Pricing)

By Bruno Lecoq on Nov 20, 2020 3:10:54 PM

If the words "Email Migration" strike fear into your heart, you're not alone. Many of our customers find email migrations to be, at best, nerve-wracking, at worst, daunting enough to avoid for years before coming to us. We get it. Your emails, files, calendars and contacts are the lifeline of your business. You can't lose them, nor can you afford for your systems to be down for days on end while you migrate. The only problem is, you also don't want to stay on your current platform. What's a guy or gal to do?

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 Step-by-Step Guide Migration
22 min read

The Future of Passwords is in Your Hands (and Your Eyes, and...)

By Domonic Lastoria on Nov 13, 2020 5:49:58 PM

Today, we use passwords to restrict access to and protect most, if not all, of our electronic computing devices (computers, tablets, cell phones and all remote computing services). Passwords have been a solid standby for...well, forever, but now, we find ourselves moving forward, perhaps towards a password-free society. As we evolve from exceedingly limited connectivity (think snail mail) to the most connected society (think FaceTime, Teams, etc.), so do the technologies that propel us at near-immeasurable speed to get there. Change comes when we eschew the current norms and look toward the future to create a cohesive, cost-effective and seamless authentication experience for all. In this post, we'll discuss the pros and cons of new password approaches, like passphrases and password managers and evaluate the hurdles towards a passwordless future. 

10 min read

How to Migrate Your Gmail, G Suite or IMAP Contacts and Calendars to Office 365: A Step-By-Step Guide

By Bruno Lecoq on Nov 13, 2020 1:59:29 PM

At BEMO, migrations are our expertise. Every day, we perform assessments and migrations and we take great pleasure in helping our customers transition from an ill-fitting solution to one that fits like a finely tailored suit. While migrations are no small feat, we want to empower our customers and DIYers alike to do just that: Do It Yourself (if you want). If you have a little know-how and a helping hand (this guide, straight from the BEMO Implementation Team vault), migrations of all levels are possible. So, let us show you how to migrate your Gmail, G Suite or IMAP contacts and calendars to Office 365.

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 Gmail Migration
8 min read

Customer Interviews, Phase II: A Change Is Gonna Come, 10 Promises for 2020 and Beyond

By Julia Chester on Nov 6, 2020 4:51:32 PM

Earlier this fall, we had our final of 10 customer interviews. It was a process we began in summer of this year and one that was long overdue. With the last interview complete, we dove on in to the data, both qualitative (in-depth interviews) and quantitative (surveys). What did we find and thus, what change will come? Read along to find out.

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
4 min read

Welcome Christophe Koehl, BEMO's Seventh Hire of 2020!

By Julia Chester on Oct 30, 2020 4:53:28 PM

Christophe Koehl is our newest addition to the BEMO team! Christophe joins us as an Implementation Engineer. He is an expert in Autopilot and Intune deployment and will be a wonderful addition to our team (a statement we know is true because he has worked with Carol, Cata and Bruno in the past!). Christophe will work closely with Bruno, Mohamed, Cata and Harpreet of our Implementation Team. 

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
11 min read

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 vs E5: What's the Difference?

By Josh Franklin on Oct 30, 2020 4:48:06 PM

Windows 10 Pro is the business version of Windows 10 that comes pre-installed on most PCs when you buy them from Dell, HP, Microsoft etc... Windows 10 Enterprise, is an add-on that sits on top of Windows 10 Pro for added security and mobile device management benefits. Windows 10 Enterprise can be purchased as a monthly subscription for $7 or $11 per user/month depending on which license you purchase, similar to the other Office 365 licenses. There are two Windows 10 Enterprise licenses, called Windows 10 E3 and Windows 10 E5. Both E3 and E5 take all of the features of Windows 10 Pro and kick them up a notch. A HUGE notch. Still, there are some important differences. In this blog, I'll explain those differences so you can better choose which is right for you: Windows 10 Enterprise E3 or E5.

Topics: Microsoft 365 Windows 10
13 min read

The Top 5 Add-Ons Your Microsoft 365 Licensing Needs to Make Your Business Thrive

By Josh Franklin on Oct 23, 2020 3:21:28 PM

Imagine for a minute that you just purchased Microsoft 365 Business Premium for your company. You install the desktop apps, get loaded in, and start exploring. You open up Teams and see that you are able to chat with your co-workers. You can even call them with video! As you explore the app a bit more, you notice that there’s no dial pad. “What the heck? I thought Teams could make outgoing calls?!” you think. Well, you’re right. Teams CAN make outgoing calls. But what you didn’t realize, is that you need an add-on called Microsoft Business Voice in order to do so. 

In this blog, we will discuss the top 5 add-ons we see used the most often and help you to decipher which add-ons you need and which you can go without. 

Topics: Office 365 Cybersecurity
23 min read

The 12 Best Business Books That Made BEMO 3X Revenue in 2020

By Brandon Lecoq on Oct 16, 2020 3:06:31 PM

I'm a voracious consumer of books, whether it be reading them or listening to them, I probably consume 2-3 books per month and have done so for several years. I have consumed every popular business book ranging from startups, management, sales, marketing, etc. You name it I've probably read it. Most of these books have one or two key takeaways and the rest is fluff. However, there are 12 books that I keep returning to. 12 books that I've added umpteen sticky notes to, and have dogeared the pages and written comments in the columns. 12 books I often revisit. So, let's revisit them together!

Topics: Company success updates
9 min read

Getting Started with OneDrive for Business: 6 Tips and Tricks

By Josh Franklin on Oct 9, 2020 7:04:12 PM

OneDrive for Business is one of the best cloud-based storage solutions out there. It enables us to securely store our data in the cloud, and also allows us to access that data from anywhere there’s an internet connection. Still, while Microsoft is a household name, many people feel less familiar with OneDrive for Business. Chances are, however, even if you're not familiar with its innerworkings, you've encountered it. If you or your work have any sort of Office 365 subscription, you already have OneDrive for Business. So, let's get to fully utilizing it, shall we?

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 OneDrive
9 min read

Microsoft Business Voice, Part I: What Is It and Do I Really Need It?

By Joel Lachance on Oct 2, 2020 6:45:31 PM

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last six months, chances are you've noticed that a lot of businesses are changing the way they do, well, business. Companies are shifting the way they operate and very often, that means moving, in some capacity, to the cloud. The same goes for business phone systems and Microsoft is making it easier (and more economical) than ever for small and midsize businesses to keep up with the shift via Microsoft Business Voice. Want to see if it's right for you? Read along to learn all the ins and outs.

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams voice
3 min read

Customer Interviews, Phase I: We Asked, You Answered

By Julia Chester on Sep 25, 2020 6:24:09 PM

When I joined BEMO, six months ago now (!), I was curious about our customers. Working in Marketing, I spent very little time actually interacting with them, yet our blog, our vision, everything we do is meant to revolve around them. You see the disconnect, right? Certainly my comrades at BEMO could tell me about our customers and advise me, but talking about swimming and catapulting off the high dive are two different things. So, I dove right in.

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
22 min read

G Suite to Office 365 Migration: A Step-By-Step Guide from Our Pros

By Bruno Lecoq on Sep 25, 2020 12:19:25 PM

If you've ever done it, you know that migrating from one offering to another is never an easy feat. Beyond the "should I really press 'OK'?!" every step of the way, to the sheer time suck it can be, migrations are not for the faint of heart. Yet faint of heart you are not, because you've found yourself here. In this article, we will describe the step-by-step process you will follow when migrating from G Suite to Office 365. Have a snack, maybe do some jumping jacks and dive on in! 

Topics: Office 365 Step-by-Step Guide Migration
2 min read

Welcome Sakshi Tomar, BEMO's Sixth Hire of 2020!

By Julia Chester on Sep 18, 2020 12:25:04 PM

We are happy to announce that Sakshi Tomar has joined the BEMO team! Sakshi will be our first hire solely dedicated to Technical Support. She will help our customers navigate issues and utilize the full potential of their tools. She will work both with the Implementation and the Customer Success teams!

A little to share about Sakshi:

Sakshi hails from India where she lives just ten minutes from one of our other team members, Harpreet Singh, who is a good friend of hers. 

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
3 min read

Buying GoDaddy Office 365: Why It's A Trap!

By Brandon Lecoq on Sep 18, 2020 12:13:32 PM

So, you're an entrepreneur or small business of fewer than 10 people and you're ready to get started. What's the first thing you do to make it official? You buy a domain name for your website! And many of use GoDaddy, the largest domain provider in the United States! And while you're at check out you get this little pop up that says "Hey, while you're here, why don't you get Office 365 so that you get email, word, excel... since you're going to need that too". Why not? You're already buying the domain name, you might as well make it super official and get an email as well! And everything is swell...

Topics: GoDaddy Office 365
7 min read

Our 23 Employee Benefits: The Final Outcome

By Julia Chester on Sep 11, 2020 5:02:28 PM

UPDATE, January 2021: When we first published this post last fall, 2020, we mentioned it would be updated as our benefits were update. Now's the time! Check out what's new in the world of BEMO benefits (hint: it's amazing 👏).



We started our BEMO benefits discussion earlier this summer and now, come early fall, the votes are in, the revisions have been made and...

It's time for to reveal the final outcome.

So, what are our BEMO benefits now? Read along to find out.

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
17 min read

Life After Microsoft: What It’s Like to Work For a Microsoft Partner

By Josh Franklin on Sep 4, 2020 11:19:48 AM

Three months ago, I transitioned from my job as a Cloud Technical Expert at Microsoft, into a role as a Cloud Solutions Specialist with BEMOGoing from one side of Microsoft cloud sales to the other has been a very interesting experience, enough so, that I thought it worth sharing. So, in this blog, I’ll compare the various aspects of working for a giant corporation versus working for a much smaller company, so that anyone (maybe you?) who is looking to make the same type of change has a better idea of what to expect.

Topics: Microsoft Teams Life at BEMO
3 min read

We Ranked The 23 Team Member Benefits As A Company

By Julia Chester on Sep 4, 2020 11:09:23 AM

Earlier this summer, our CEO and CFO asked all of our BEMO employees to participate in a week-long brainstorm. "A week-long brainstorm? About what?" you might wonder. Our employee benefits. So, brainstorm we did. This blog will discuss the next step we endeavored upon as a team: voting on the brainstormed benefits. 

Topics: Company success updates Life at BEMO
2 min read

Welcome Domonic Lastoria, BEMO's Fifth Hire of 2020!

By Julia Chester on Sep 2, 2020 12:05:43 PM

Domonic is the newest addition to our BEMO team. He will be joining us as our Customer Success Manager in order to build long-term relationships with our current customers and keep them delighted! Domonic will work closely with Brandon, Julia and Josh.

Topics: Company success updates
47 min read

Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Email Security

By Julia Chester on Aug 28, 2020 1:15:15 PM

Technology is ever-evolving. Every day there are new ways to interact online and with those many points of access, open many doors for security issues. So, how does one stay on top of new tech while simultaneously protecting it? Just as tech is ever-evolving, so is our learning. In this guide, we will teach you the five steps you need to take to fully secure your email though Microsoft.

Topics: Microsoft 365 Step-by-Step Guide
6 min read

Our 23 Future Team Member Benefits (To Be Implemented by December 2023)

By Brandon Lecoq on Aug 21, 2020 8:26:33 AM

"Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first." Simon Sinek

Topics: Company success updates
16 min read

What is the Cloud? Plus: Cloud Pros & Cons

By Josh Franklin on Aug 14, 2020 2:58:58 PM

Cloud computing has been around for a while now, but it’s only more recently that it has become a major focus of businesses worldwide. More and more, companies are expected to make the move to the cloud. The touted benefits range from increased productivity to improved efficiency, higher employee satisfaction, less operating expenses, and increased data security. Still, the knowledge that one should move to the cloud often precedes a clear understanding of what the cloud actually is. So, what exactly is the cloud? Read along to learn all about the cloud and why it will or won't work for you.

Topics: Office 365 Azure Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams
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Welcome Carol Bubar, BEMO's Fourth Hire of 2020!

By Julia Chester on Jul 31, 2020 7:30:02 PM

Welcome to BEMO, Carol! Carol Bubar has joined BEMO as our newest team member and we couldn't be happier. Carol works as our Operational Excellence Manager, ensuring that BEMO runs as beautifully as a Swiss watch. Carol will be working closely with the entire team, optimizing sales and engineering operations to ensure that our customers are happy and we achieve all of our long and short-term initiatives.

Topics: Company success updates
13 min read

9 Tips for Meeting with Microsoft Teams

By Julia Chester on Jul 24, 2020 3:27:49 PM

If you’re using Teams and you’re like me, you’re discovering new things about it every day. Microsoft has been a busy bee since the release of Teams and even more so since 2020 became the year of working from home. While there is certainly shiny and new goodness coming our way all the time, there are a few Teams staples everyone should master to have the best meetings possible. Let’s explore 9 tips for meeting with Teams (including one shiny newbie to look forward to).

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams
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SharePoint vs. OneDrive (What's the Difference Again?)

By Josh Franklin on Jul 17, 2020 6:18:57 PM

Cloud computing is becoming more and more common. Everywhere we look it's cloud this and cloud that, and understandably so, because with the cloud, access is unlimited. When you use the cloud, you can access your data and work on documents from ANYWHERE instead of being beholden to your desk. Yet, as businesses and users make the switch to the cloud, one of the most common questions I get is “OK, so I have OneDrive and SharePoint...what's the difference again? They both seem to do the same thing, so which one should I use?” Here, we'll tackle all your SharePoint vs. OneDrive quandaries.

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365
11 min read

10 Challenges of Managing Your Virtual Team (and 10 WFH Solutions)

By Brandon Lecoq on Jul 12, 2020 7:32:20 AM

Whether you're starting a remote company from scratch or you're trying to transform your current business into running more smoothly while people work from home, you'll find that operating a remote company has different challenges than a traditional office operation. In the list below we outline some of the most common challenges of remote companies with solutions that we use. Why care about what we have to say? BEMO is a 100% remote company since 2010, so this work from home stuff hasn't changed a thing for us.
 
Topics: Company success updates
13 min read

Slack vs. Teams

By Catalin Alaci on Jun 26, 2020 2:00:00 PM

In this post, we'll take a look at Slack vs. Teams. More likely than not, you've heard of both, maybe you've even used one or the other but what do you know about how the two compare? Which one should you use for your company? In this blog, we'll bring you all we know about the similarities and differences between Slack and Teams so you can choose the platform that works best for you. 

Let's take a look, shall we?

Topics: Office 365
13 min read

How to Set Up Office Message Encryption (OME)

By Harpreet Singh Wasu on Jun 19, 2020 2:51:50 PM

In this blog post, we'll be giving you the step-by-step instructions for configuring Office Message Encryption. I have to say they aren't for the faint at heart! Enabling OME is much more difficult than the other Microsoft email security products such as Office 365 ATP, Exchange Online Protection, or configuring DKIM, DMARC, and SPF.

Topics: Office 365 Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
10 min read

10 Benefits of Microsoft Teams (To Make Life a Whole Lot Better)

By Julia Chester on Jun 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A few months ago, upon starting up with BEMO, they upgraded my setup from my  laptop to a new laptop and two monitors. It was an outright command station, if I'd ever seen one. At first I thought “Is this overkill?” but now I couldn’t imagine using anything else. My eyes thank me for it and so does my productivity, I couldn't imagine reverting to my old setup. When you taste the good life, there's no going back. Such is life with Microsoft Teams. Haven’t noticed? Let’s take a stroll through Teams and I’ll show you just how much better your life has become (perhaps without you even realizing it).

Topics: Microsoft 365
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Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Plan 1 vs Plan 2

By Julia Chester on Jun 5, 2020 5:37:12 PM

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) protects you by preventing dangerous links and malicious attachments from entering your organization via email and other tools (like SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams). On the rare occasion that Office 365 ATP somehow fails to intercept these dangers, the automated investigation and response feature will kick in and remediate the breach. 

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 Cybersecurity
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Welcome Josh Franklin, BEMO's Third Hire of 2020!

By Julia Chester on May 29, 2020 6:45:10 PM

Josh is our newest BEMO team member and comes to us by way of Houston, Texas! Josh will join us as a Cloud Solutions Specialist, providing full-scope cloud consultations to our small and midsize businesses as well as to our education, government and non-profit customers. He'll be working closely with Brandon and Julia.

Topics: Company success updates
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Microsoft Authenticator App (MFA the easy way)

By Julia Chester on May 21, 2020 2:41:47 PM

I am busy. I have a sneaking suspicion that you are too. However, until recently, I donated precious time, multiple times a day, to getting out my phone and typing in a six-digit code to authenticate my accounts. I get that we need security, but does Multi-Factor Authentication have to be this annoying?

Topics: Cybersecurity
4 min read

How to Set Up Exchange Online Protection

By Catalin Alaci on May 17, 2020 7:10:26 PM

In this blog post, we're going to walk you through the step-by-step process for setting up Exchange Online Protection (EOP). Although setting up Exchange Online Protection is important, it is only one portion of a comprehensive email security strategy. This blog is the 2nd post of a 5 post series titled Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Email Security. The 5 steps to email security are:

  1. Configure DKIM, DMARC, SPF
  2. Deploy EOP (Exchange Online Protection) - this post
  3. Set up Office Message Encryption
  4. Enable Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threat Protection)
  5. Enable Office 365 MFA with Authenticator App
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Topics: Office 365 Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
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How to Set Up Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

By Harpreet Singh Wasu on May 17, 2020 4:46:03 PM

In this blog post, we're going to walk you through the step-by-step process for setting up Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Although setting up ATP is a great move, it is only one portion (though an important one) of a comprehensive email security strategy.

This blog is the 4th post of a 5 post series titled Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Email Security. The 5 steps to email security are:

  1. Configure DKIM, DMARC, SPF
  2. Deploy EOP (Exchange Online Protection)
  3. Set up Office Message Encryption
  4. Enable Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) - this blog
  5. Enable Office 365 MFA with Authenticator App
Topics: Office 365 Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
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Spear Phishing vs. Phishing: The Difference And How To Prevent It

By Julia Chester on Apr 17, 2020 1:23:05 PM

As many companies shift their operations online (and their employees shift into their “daytime jammies”) so too must their attention shift to cybersecurity. In our current COVID-19 conundrum many companies are moving strictly online. With these moves, data protection is more important than ever. Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs) are no exception. Despite the fact that 67 percent of SMBs experienced a cyberattack last year (according to Keeper Security’s report of 500 senior SMB decision makers) 66 percent still believe that a cyberattack is unlikely and 60 percent do not have a cyberattack prevention plan in place. No company is too big or too small to be hacked and the results can be devastating. The average cost of a cyberattack on SMBs is $200,000, after which most companies must close shop. Phishing is an issue we all face. So, let’s face it, shall we?

Topics: Office 365 Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
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Welcome Julia Chester, BEMO's Second Hire of 2020!

By Brandon Lecoq on Apr 6, 2020 1:09:58 PM

Julia is our latest addition to the BEMO team by way of Alaska! She will work closely with Brandon as an Inbound Marketer, bringing fresh content to your fingertips!

Topics: Company success updates
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Welcome Mohamed Sekrane, BEMO's First Hire of 2020!

By Brandon Lecoq on Jan 30, 2020 5:49:58 PM

Mohamed is our newest addition to BEMO! He is joining our team as an Implementation and Support Engineer and will work closely with Cata, Harpreet, and Bruno. He is very customer-centric, so we're especially happy to have him!

Topics: Company success updates
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How Do I Buy Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU)?

By Joel Lachance on Dec 20, 2019 11:27:39 AM

UPDATE, December 2020: This blog was originally written for ESU updates for 2020. If you're wondering where to purchase updates for 2021, check out our most recent ESU blog How Do I Buy Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) 2021?

We are getting an unprecedented volume of phone calls and online inquiries from IT Professional who thought they would have updated their PCs to Windows 10 Pro by now, but are now asking "here can I get Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU)? I need it now!!!"

Topics: Windows 7
9 min read

SQL Server 2008 End Of Life

By Brandon Lecoq on Nov 26, 2019 9:05:15 AM

Microsoft will no longer release security updates for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 after July 9, 2019. Remaining on legacy infrastructure exposes your business to security threats, makes you non-compliant with regulations, and is more costly to operate.

Topics: SQL Server
12 min read

Microsoft 365 vs Office 365

By Brandon Lecoq on Nov 21, 2019 1:15:31 PM

Microsoft 365 is a bundle of Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Microsoft 365 is the parent product of Office 365 and was created to bundle all of Microsoft's 'a-la-cart' productivity, mobility, and security tools into one, so that as a customer you only have to think about buying one tool instead of educating yourself on the hundreds of different tools and features so you can choose between them. 

In this blog, we will discuss the following:

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Azure AD Connect: Step-By-Step Instructions

By Catalin Alaci on Nov 21, 2019 7:26:59 AM

Azure AD Connect is a Microsoft tool designed to meet and accomplish your hybrid identity goals. It lets you connect your on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory, providing the following features:

Topics: Azure Step-by-Step Guide Azure AD Connect
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Microsoft 365 Business Premium vs Office 365 E3

By Brandon Lecoq on Nov 20, 2019 2:06:39 PM

Microsoft 365 Business Standard (formerly known as Office 365 Business Premium) is by far the most common product among SMBs while Office 365 E3 has become the standard for enterprises, which Microsoft describes a 300+ employees. In this article, we will discuss the following 9 additional features included with Office 365 E3:

  1. Maximum number of users
  2. Exchange Online Inbox Size
  3. OneDrive for Business Storage Size
  4. Shared Computer Activation
  5. Office 365 Data Loss Prevention
  6. Office 365 Calling Plan + Phone System Compatibility
  7. Unlimited Email Archiving
  8. Office 365 Cloud App Security
  9. Office 365 Message Encryption
Topics: Office 365
3 min read

The Office 365 for Government Buyers Journey

By Brandon Lecoq on Oct 24, 2019 4:45:26 PM

Most of our customers and partners ask us about the approval process for government organizations wanting to be on Microsoft Government Community Cloud (GCC). It's hard to find any reading materials online and even when you call Microsoft's sales number the reps aren't equipped with the knowledge either, so I'm writing this to clear the air!

Topics: Office 365 Government
23 min read

Azure AD Identity Protection: 17 Best Practices

By Bruno Lecoq on Oct 22, 2019 12:29:29 PM

A successful Zero Trust strategy requires seamless and flexible access to applications, systems, and data while maintaining security for both users and the resources they need to do their jobs. It requires being cloud-ready, starting with identity, and then taking steps that will help secure all areas of your environment. Here's what you need to implement for Azure AD Identity Protection:

Topics: Azure Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
13 min read

Windows Autopilot Overview

By Catalin Alaci on Oct 21, 2019 10:35:07 AM

When you bring on a new hire does your IT team spend time having to configure that person's computer and then does the new hire has to spend the next 7 days setting up their accounts and apps? Isn't this frustrating? Not with Windows Autopilot. Welcome to onboarding made easy.

Topics: Windows 10 Windows Autopilot
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Microsoft EMS E3 vs E5

By Joel Lachance on Oct 11, 2019 7:00:55 AM

In our last blog post, What is Microsoft EMS? we gave an overview of the 6 tools that make up the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite. In this post we'll dive into the 13 specific differences between the Microsoft EMS E3 and E5 licenses, so that you can best decide which version fits your needs.

Topics: Microsoft 365 Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)
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What is Microsoft EMS?

By Joel Lachance on Oct 10, 2019 9:16:07 AM

Microsoft launched the Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) in March 2014, in an effort to transition from 'bolted-on' security to 'built-in' security. It was a huge bet at the time, as EMS was meant to bring enterprise-level security that Fortune 500 companies were using to small and medium businesses (SMBs).

Topics: Microsoft 365 Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Will Your Business Get Hacked? (Quiz)

By Brandon Lecoq on Sep 24, 2019 9:35:04 AM

The team at BEMO came up with the most important questions to ask any business owner or company executive when determining their risk of a data breach. These questions (which take 5 minutes or less to answer) illuminate whether a business has the infrastructure to identify, classify, prevent, and remediate the most common cyber-attacks.
Click on the survey to begin. 

Topics: Cybersecurity
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Office 365 MFA Setup: Step-by-Step Instructions

By Bruno Lecoq on Sep 16, 2019 1:55:00 PM

With 81 percent of data breaches being due to weak, reused, or stolen passwords, turning on Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for all of your apps is necessary. In this article, we'll show you how to set up MFA for your Office 365 account paired with the Microsoft Authenticator smartphone app.

While setting up MFA is an essential step, it is only one portion of a five step comprehensive email security strategy. This blog is the 5th post of a 5 post series titled Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Email Security. The 5 steps to email security are:

  1. Configure DKIM, DMARC, SPF
  2. Deploy EOP (Exchange Online Protection)
  3. Set up Office Message Encryption
  4. Enable Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threat Protection)
  5. Enable Office 365 MFA with Authenticator App (this post)
Topics: Office 365 Cybersecurity
7 min read

Azure AD: Premium P1 vs P2

By Catalin Alaci on Sep 11, 2019 2:19:44 PM

A few weeks ago we wrote about the 4 types of Microsoft Active Directory, Azure Active Directory being one of those four. In this article, we'll explore the 3 licenses that you need to know about within Azure AD exclusively. The three Azure Active Directory licenses are: Office 365 edition, P1, and P2. 

Topics: Azure
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Office 365 for Education: Everything You Need To Know

By Brandon Lecoq on Sep 4, 2019 2:45:11 PM

No company on the planet can beat Microsoft's value to schools and education organizations. Between school-specific applications, heavily discounted pricing, and free on-site training from the Microsoft Retail staff, schools nowadays receive technology and help that none of us had growing up ask kids. In this post we'll go over everything school's should know about Microsoft and how they'll revolutionize your school.

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 Schools / Education
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Azure MFA Loophole: Why am I still under attack?

By Brandon Lecoq on Aug 28, 2019 9:11:05 AM

I was approached by the Head of IT for a 70-something person company via LinkedIn, wanting an independent review of their environment. I thought sure, let's schedule a call to go over the details. This guy's company had an IT infrastructure of the future; the most well-prepared lead I had ever dealt with! Everyone in the company worked from home, connecting through a remote desktop, multi-factor authentication (MFA) was turned on for everyone, and they were all managed by Azure Active Directory (AD). On top of all that they already had tools to monitor their environment. This was going to be the quickest and easiest penetration test we had ever done! 😁

Topics: Azure Cybersecurity
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What are the 4 types of Microsoft Active Directory?

By Bruno Lecoq on Aug 25, 2019 12:26:11 PM

For the last six months at BEMO we have been migrating a lot of Domain Controllers to Azure. During our discovery calls with the customers, it's obvious there's a lot of confusion about all the different options around Active Directory (AD), Azure Active Directory (AAD), Hybrid Azure Active Directory (Hybrid AAD), and Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AADDS). Below we'll explain their differences in order to help you decide what you need.

Topics: Azure
8 min read

Office 365 Calling Plan: Ditch Your Phone Company!

By Joel Lachance on Aug 14, 2019 10:27:56 PM

Most people are still unaware that Microsoft provides domestic and international calling plans for businesses through Office 365's Microsoft Teams. What's the benefit of moving your business's phone to Microsoft? How much does it cost? Let's dig into it below!

Topics: Office 365
25 min read

What is Microsoft 365?

By Brandon Lecoq on Aug 9, 2019 9:09:38 PM

Microsoft is now pushing companies to adopt the Microsoft 365 product line, which bundles Office 365 with Windows 10 and their cybersecurity tools dubbed Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). There are 3 versions, Microsoft 365 Business Premium (formerly Microsoft 365 Business), Microsoft 365 E3, and Microsoft 365 E5. This post describes every feature to help you determine which version you need for you business.

Topics: Microsoft 365
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Welcome Catalin Alaci, BEMO's latest hire!

By Brandon Lecoq on Aug 1, 2019 3:35:19 PM

Cata is our newest addition to BEMO. He is joining Bruno and Harpreet on the implementation team as a Cybersecurity Engineer. Cata has known the founders, Joel and Bruno for a very long time; having worked together in Microsoft's Hardware division in the late 1990's. In fact here's a picture I dug up of them below in 1998!

Topics: Company success updates
5 min read

How to Setup Self-Service Password Reset for Azure and Office 365

By Harpreet Singh Wasu on Jul 25, 2019 9:13:23 PM

Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) for Office 365 and Azure is a great solution created by Microsoft to enable users to change and reset their passwords by themselves, saving IT a lot of time. Self-Service Password Reset allows users to both change their existing passwords or their forgotten ones. This feature works both with Azure Active Directory and On-Premises Active Directory synced using AD Connect.

Topics: Office 365 Azure Step-by-Step Guide
4 min read

Windows 7 End of Life: Should I care?

By Joel Lachance on Jul 17, 2019 10:36:45 AM

Microsoft will stop providing mainstream support for the Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020. From that day on, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows 7. Companies that remain on Windows 7 will instantly become non-compliant and subject to cyber-attacks from the list of common Windows 7 vulnerabilities.

Topics: Windows 7 Windows 10
8 min read

Office 365 E3 vs E5: Which one is better for my company?

By Brandon Lecoq on Jul 9, 2019 4:28:18 PM

Office 365 E3 is $20 per user/month and Office 365 E5 is $35 per user/month, so is it worth the extra $15 per user/month? In this article we dive into the specific features you get for the extra money so that you can decide whether it makes sense for your company to upgrade from Office 365 E3 to Office 365 E5.

Topics: Office 365
12 min read

MxToolbox: How to Enable SPF, DMARC, and DKIM

By Bruno Lecoq on Jun 28, 2019 9:49:45 AM

In this blog post, we're going to walk you through configuring SPF, DMARC, and DKIM. While this is an essential step, it is only one portion of a comprehensive email security strategy. This blog is the 1st post of a 5 post series titled Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Email Security. The 5 steps to email security are:

  1. Configure DKIM, DMARC, SPF (this post)
  2. Deploy EOP (Exchange Online Protection)
  3. Set up Office Message Encryption
  4. Enable Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threat Protection)
  5. Enable Office 365 MFA with Authenticator App

MxToolbox is an indispensable (free!) tool every IT and security team should have. We use it as part of our arsenal of tools for protecting our clients’ emails, ensuring we have enabled Sender Policy Framework (SPF), DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC). Don’t know what this gibberish means? No worries, we’ll explain what they mean, why they’re important, and how to enable them. Let’s get started!

Topics: Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
23 min read

How to Migrate from GoDaddy to Office 365: Step-By-Step Guide

By Brandon Lecoq on Jun 18, 2019 1:45:30 PM

Besides using GoDaddy as our DNS provider, we're not really fans of their email service or the way they lock people into long-term contracts when they bundle Office 365. GoDaddy, for whatever reason, will restrict global admin privileges and restrict the apps that can be used, really inconveniencing customers. So here's a step by step guide to migrate from Godaddy to Office 365.

This article is continuously being updated as steps change. Last updated: February 5th, 2021

Topics: GoDaddy Office 365 Step-by-Step Guide
24 min read

Migrate From Gmail to Office 365: Step-By-Step Guide

By Brandon Lecoq on Jun 18, 2019 1:24:37 PM

Most people that come to us to migrate their email to Office 365 are under the impression that it's a really easy process. You have no idea how many times I've heard, "you're just copying and pasting a bunch of .pst files". So I'm publishing my step-by-step guide for migrating Gmail to Office 365 to show everyone how to do it themselves. 

This article is continuously being updated as steps change. Last updated: February 18, 2021. 

Topics: Office 365 Step-by-Step Guide Gmail
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Windows Server 2008 End of Life

By Brandon Lecoq on Jun 11, 2019 9:14:43 AM

Microsoft will no longer release security for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 starting January 14, 2020. Remaining on legacy infrastructure exposes your business to security threats, makes you non-compliant with regulations, and is more costly to operate.

Topics: Windows Server