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Mike Wilson

Don’t Be Left Unprepared for Microsoft Windows Server & SQL Server End of Life Deadlines

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The clock is running out for Microsoft Windows Server 2008/R2 and SQL Server 2008/R2.

The good news is that you have options that you previously never had. Microsoft has announced they are discontinuing free security updates on clients using Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 as well as SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2.

  • Windows Server 2008/R2 – mainstream support is expired, and extended support will end January 2020
  • SQL Server 2008/R2 – mainstream support is expired, and extended support will end July 2019
  • Windows 7 – mainstream support is expired, and extended support will end Jan. 14, 2020
  • Office 2010 – mainstream support is expired, and extended support will end Oct. 13, 2020
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Matt Scherocman

Need Better Email Signatures? Exclaimer is the Answer

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Exclaimer Cloud - Email Signatures for Office 365

Exclaimer is the premier cloud service for centrally managing and controlling Microsoft Office 365 email signatures. Exclaimer provides users with a standardized high-quality signature when sent from any device. Users can work with either a pre-made template or the drag and drop signature editor to create personalized signatures. Best part: no HTML skills required!

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Ken Kruthaup

Embedding Power BI into SharePoint

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Power BI can now be shared with anyone in your network within seconds!

Native data reporting within SharePoint is a powerful tool to have, but embedding this reporting into Power BI is even more powerful.

The option for sharing Power BI data has been somewhat limited until now. Microsoft recently launched an update allowing users to embed interactive Power BI reports into SharePoint pages. This new feature allows convenient access to sharing data-rich graphs as well as other presentations. The embedded reports are also more secure because not all users have permission to access the report; the permissions to review the report are set within the Power BI service. This means they can be shared for internal or external review as needed.

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Eric Brophy

Multi-Factor Authentication and Why It’s Important

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Multi-Factor Authentication in Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite

Microsoft reported in their breach investigation report that over 75% of network intrusions originated from exploited weak or stolen credentials. So, how can companies protect against threats from hackers who are trying to access their data? 

Microsoft’s Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) helps stop hackers through a process of authentication. It requires the use of more than one verification method and adds a second layer of security to user sign-ins and identity transactions. With MFA in place,hackers do not have access to the second-factordevice to login. The additional verification methods can include SMS text verification, mobile app approval or a phone call (with or without a pin). The end user experience can be improved by not promptinga second factor when they are on a trusted network or using a domain joined PC.

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Karly Dwenger

Interlink | A Recognized Finalist For the 2018 Cincinnati Business Courier’s Best Places To Work Award

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Here at Interlink, we strive to make the workplace feel like home. We owe our success to the talented people who make up our team, so it’s important for them to feel appreciated and feel like family. Therefore, we are proud to have been recognized as a finalist for this year’s Cincinnati Business Courier’s Best Places to Work award. This award recognizes companies across the Greater Cincinnati area who maintain the most engaged workforces based on team efficiency, work recognition, and benefits 

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