Hey Cortana, Play My Emails

 

There are times when 24 hours in a day doesn’t seem like enough. Days where you feel like you never stop running from one thing to the next. What if you could review emails while you were dealing with another task like driving? Microsoft has once again offered us a helping hand and has released a tool that will help us do just that. Now through the Microsoft Outlook app, the lovely Cortana can read aloud your emails.

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Microsoft Productivity Scores: The Truth on How We Work

 

Last month at the Microsoft Ignite conference, there were many announcements with the focus on better security and higher efficiencies. The announcement that we are bringing to the forefront today takes this two idea to the next level. Microsoft Productivity Score considers the endpoint user and making his/her overall work experience more productive and seamless.

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MyAnalytics: Your Tool to Work Smarter

Technology makes working convenient. We set up offices so that employees can work remotely, and it is a huge selling point when hiring. Unfortunately, unless appropriately managed, having access to work anywhere can run you into the ground. As we pointed out in the blog last week, 2/3 of full-time employees admit to experiencing work burnout. That does not include those who are afraid to accept this fact! Working efficiently is challenging as we are always working. So how do we use technology to manage our technology to work smarter and have a healthier work/life balance?

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Curved Monitors Mean Better Efficiency

Options. Who doesn’t love options? This is why when selecting new monitors for our new Pendello Solutions office, we picked Samsung’s 36-inch curved monitors. Large monitors are not a new phenomenon, although one which allows so much customization is something new. Much like most of you, no day at Pendello Solutions is the same. Every client is different, and every problem which arises requires a different solution. Our new Samsung curved monitors give us the power to concentrate on one massive screen or have six screens in view at one time. These monitors put the power in each individual’s hand to have complete control over the desktop and the variability to modify as you change tasks.

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New Space = New Technology

Some of you may be aware that Pendello Solutions recently moved offices. With the new space, we took the opportunity to try out some new technologies. A few of these cool new devices will be our blog focus for September. One of these devices in our office, the Intel Compute Stick, is an accurate representation of how far technology has come. The Intel Compute Stick is a computer that is the same size as an Altoids box. (See image below)

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Pendello Solutions, Inc. Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

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365 Homesites, Turning Houses Into Homes

One of the exciting announcements from last month’s Microsoft SharePoint conference is that Microsoft will soon be releasing Homesites. Homesites will be a fully customizable homepage where the existence of your SharePoint contents will reside. To fully understand the impact that this addition will have, we need to understand the current view of a SharePoint page. To begin, SharePoint is essentially your company’s internal communication site, which is referred to as an intranet. This is where you find all of your saved documents and files. Up until this point, your SharePoint site was fairly generic and not exactly pretty or easily navigable. It essentially is a simple page with a list of files. Understandably, we are beyond excited about this announcement. Now, anyone who currently uses the Microsoft SharePoint Intranet will be able to customize their Intranet “Homepage,” creating an aesthetically pleasing homepage with your company’s voice and branding.

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