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Automate the Tasks That Limit Your Productivity

Posted by David Laub on Sep 17, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The other day in the office, my coworkers and I reminisced about the days before business automation. We laughed ruefully at the myriad hours spent managing workflows and projects, scrambling to keep tabs on the various moving parts of our company operations. There were always deadlines to monitor, workers to whom we had to send reminders, workers to whom we had to send extra reminders, and sometimes even the nightmare scenario of an employee joining or leaving the team and us having to redistribute their workload. 

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Protect Your Employees From Phishing Attacks

Posted by David Laub on Jul 29, 2021 6:30:00 AM

Your employee receives an email from Amazon or UPS. They click on the embedded link, thinking they’re following it to track a package. When it won’t open, they shrug off the oddity and delete it.

Sometimes it’s not an email. Instead, it’s a banner ad telling your employee that they have a virus and need antivirus software. When your employee clicks, nothing happens once again, and they think little of it.

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Disaster Recovery Planning Is Exactly What You Need

Posted by David Laub on Jul 14, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Imagine this: one of your employees gets an odd email from an unfamiliar address. They open the email, read its contents, click on a link or attachment, and identify it as innocuous spam that snuck through your company’s filters. Suddenly, their browser crashes unexpectedly. The employee remarks that this is odd, but when they can easily reopen the browser and resume their business, they go through their day without much of a second thought.

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Basing a Flow on Today's Date with Power Automate

Posted by Kyle Webb on Nov 10, 2020 12:22:12 PM

In this video we look at working through a Power Automate flow while allowing it to check conditions based on today’s date. Dates are a powerful thing in Power Automate as you can utilize them to keep a flow progressing or stop a flow from progressing. This comes in handy when dealing with requests made by users.

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Making Fields Required with PowerApps

Posted by Kyle Webb on Sep 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In this video, I will be going over how to utilize PowerApps to make filling out forms more streamlined and easier to manage. We look at making other fields hidden based on the value on a specified field of our choosing and other ways to keep the user from leaving fields empty. PowerApps is a great way to enable users to fill out forms while keeping them in-line with the way you want the form filled out. No more worrying about users putting in information you don’t need or the user leaving anything out!

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