Remote Desktop Sessions: When, Why, and How to Work Remotely

When your employees need to work from home or another office, they will need access to their files and software. Instead of buying a separate laptop, employees can simply use Windows Remote Desktop to connect remotely from a home machine.

Remote Desktop Connection allows one Windows computer to connect to another network-connected computer. You can use all your work computer’s programs, files, and network resources from your home computer. Today, we’ll guide you through how to configure and use Windows Remote Desktop.

Why would you want to use Remote Desktop?

Windows Remote Desktop is great for working while you’re away from the office. The best thing about Remote Desktop is that you can still access all your files and accounts because you are controlling your office computer. Remote Desktop allows employees to be more flexible, while keeping their workflow nearly unchanged.

How to Easily Manage Your Passwords

According to Cyber Risk Analytics, over 4.2 billion credentials were stolen in 2016. Unfortunately, breaches happen on such a large scale because people don’t follow proper password protocol. Today, we’ll teach you how to manage your passwords easily and securely, including why you should use different passwords and why you may want to use a password manager.

Passwords are like keys; each one grants access to a different room (or account). Imagine that you use the same key to get into your house and your office. Or if that key is also used to get into your car. That doesn’t seem very secure, does it? Now imagine that someone makes a copy of that key, and now a stranger has access to your house, office, and car.

This scenario may seem scary, but this is the risk you run when you use the same password for multiple accounts. And, as we’ve seen from the Cyber Risk Analytics study, this same scenario plays out billions of times per year. You and your business can avoid being a victim if you vary your passwords and use password managers.

Should Employees Receive Cybersecurity Training?

Cybersecurity training has quickly become extremely important for businesses. Employees don’t need to be cybersecurity experts, but they should be practicing healthy cyber habits.

New-hire training and regularly scheduled refresher training courses should be established in order to instill the data security culture of your organization. As always, preparedness is the key to preventing most security breaches. It is always best to know how to avoid becoming a victim.

How to Share Your Calendar on Outlook

Microsoft Outlook offers many useful features to make your work life easier. Today, we’ll dive into Outlook’s calendar sharing feature, which allows users to view each others’ availability.

As an employer, you know how important it is that your employees are all on the same page. One easy way to do that is to share your Outlook calendar! Sharing your calendar lets select people know your schedule, so that they can efficiently plan meetings, projects, etc. The best part is that you decide how much information that people can see, and who sees it.

There are many customization options available to you when you share your calendar. From the Calendar Properties box, you can dictate how much information is shared and if invitees can edit your calendar. You can also revoke calendar sharing at any time. Outlook’s calendar lets you be in complete control of your schedule, so let’s get into how to access these features!