Cybersecurity Blog

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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
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 the 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
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
9 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
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
7 min read

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). In 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. 

Security is essential but it isn't one size fits all. In this blog post we'll go over the differences between the features and pricing for Office 365 ATP Plan 1 and Plan 2 (aka P1 and P2) so you can decide which option best fits your security needs. Already have the license and just looking to implement ATP? Read our blog post How to Set Up Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection.

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 Cybersecurity
12 min read

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)
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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
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