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Microsoft Teams Governance

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...

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

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...

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Cloud Storage vs. Local Storage

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...

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What is a Microsoft Certified Partner?

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...

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Windows 10 Pro vs Enterprise

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...

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How to Clear Your Outlook Cache

Note: This blog was last reviewed 2/2022. We do our best to keep all of our blogs up to date to offer you the best, most accurate guidance possible. If you notice otherwise, please drop a comment so we can update the blog. Thank you!

Everyone loves a...

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How Do I Buy Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) 2022?

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...

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Working for Microsoft vs. Working for a Partner

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...

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Power BI Pro vs. Premium

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,...

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

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...

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

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,...

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

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...

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