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Choosing a Microsoft Office 365 Business Plan Post by: Lynne Rooney June 10, 2014 | 8:10 AM

Office 365

Office 365 offers a variety of business plans and they come with a lot of valuable features to fit every business size and need. But, which plan should you choose? Below are some comparisons to help guide you to make the right decision.

Choosing the right subscription should start by identifying your business size. Whether you are running a small enterprise or a business empire, Office 365 has a plan to fit every business need. Microsoft defines business size as follows: a business with 1-10 employees is considered small-sized. A medium-sized business has between 25-300 employees. Anything beyond is deemed to be a large-scale enterprise.

Office 365 for small businesses

If you anticipate having more than 25 employees in the near future, you may want to skip to the medium-scale subscription. If you are certain about your business size and you don’t have plans to expand, you can choose from two small business subscription plans. The Office 365 Small Business has all the standard features as...

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Find Important Emails with Ease using Microsoft Outlook Search Post by: Lynne Rooney June 3, 2014 | 1:49 PM

Microsoft Outlook is an application included in the Microsoft Office Suite. While it’s most commonly used to access different email accounts e.g., personal and business, it also has other features, including calendar, contacts, and tasks. It also comes with a search folder that lets you instantly find messages that fall under certain criteria.

Outlook is one of the most popular email platforms allowing you to read emails from almost any account. The inbox is where the majority of your interaction with Outlook is, but the problem is that many users receive so many emails that it can be overwhelmed quickly. This makes it more difficult to find important emails, or separate the spam/less important emails.

One way to deal with this is by creating a customized search folder for important emails. This makes searching for vital messages easier as they are saved in a separate folder.

Default and predefined search folders in Outlook

There are three default search folders in Outlook and you can see them under “search folders” in the mail navigation pane on the left side of the window. These default search folders are categorized mail, large mail...

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Share Information with Microsoft Dynamics NAV Post by: Pat Lacouture May 19, 2014 | 3:23 PM

When you started your business, everyone was probably working in the same room – or at least the same building. Collaboration was a given, and communication didn’t need much support.  As your business grows, a more dispersed workforce needs help to keep them connected. Dynamics NAV can provide the foundation to share the information across departments that keeps employees working in synch.

Connect departments for better service

As your company has grown, with separate departments and multiple locations, it’s more challenging to keep information flowing across the silos. A fully integrated Dynamics NAV solution will connect sales, service, operations and accounting data to:

Give salespeople insight into real-time inventory and margin to help customers place orders that meet their needs.

Provide service reps access to field personnel schedules to provide real time updates and set customer expectations.

Allow production to see the in-stock inventory...

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