Tuesday Tip: Silencing Windows 10 Notifications with Focus Assist

Staying productive is challenging enough sometimes, whether you work remotely or are back in-office. While notifications are useful in some cases, sometimes you just want your computer to keep quiet. This is why Windows 10 includes the Focus assist feature, allowing you to block all or some notifications when you need to concentrate or share your screen with others.

Have you updated this iPhone Security Setting?

At Fulcrum Group, we feel it is important to regularly revisit security settings on all of your devices (not only work-related) as a general cybersecurity best practice. When your security is tight all over, you provide less opportunities all around for an inadvertent breach to occur.

Our Favorite Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Did you know that Windows 10 has MANY keyboard shortcuts?  Which ones do you use day to day?

Some of my favs I use daily include perhaps the most well-known:
Ctrl+X - Cut
Ctrl+C - Copy
Ctrl+Y - Paste

But also:
Ctrl+Z - Undo
Ctrl+Y - Redo
Ctrl+A - Select All

Alt+Tab - switch between open windows

F5 - Refresh the screen

and

the PrtScn button - take a screenshot of your whole screen and copy it to the clipboard

Go ahead and try some new ones from this article from Microsoft and you'll be commanding that keyboard like a tech-savvy teenager in no time!

FREE Cybersecurity Guide from The Fulcrum Group

Cyber-crime is costing the world economy $1 trillion per year. You need a plan to keep your business protected. Check out this FREE Cybersecurity Guide we've prepared to help get you started.

Feel free to share with a colleague.  As always, any questions - give us a shout.

Security Alert: Microsoft Exchange Email Servers Under Attack from Nation-State Cyber Attackers

March 10th, 2021

Microsoft has detected multiple 0-day exploits being used to attack on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Server in limited and targeted attacks. In the attacks observed, the threat actor used these vulnerabilities to access on-premises Exchange servers which enabled access to email accounts, and allowed installation of additional malware to facilitate long-term access to victim environments.

Office 365 Tips & Tricks Training from The Fulcrum Group

March 5th, 2021

The February 2021 session of our popular Office 365 Tips & Tricks Training focused on Microsoft Excel and featured our training expert, Caitlin Harder.

Most of us have mastered the basics of Excel, but this session gives you some in-depth tricks to use on features such as Pivot Tables, Freeze Panes, Data Validation, and also how to use with Microsoft Teams.

5 Areas of the New Employment Deal

February 24th, 2021

Everyone is aware of how Covid-19 has completely transformed the way we do business.  Topping the list of changes the Pandemic has unlocked in this past year - a new set of employee expectations.  Leaders will be well-served not only to understand these new expectations, but to adapt to what’s been coined The New Employment Deal.

Use the “SLAM” Method to Spot Phishing Emails

January 7th, 2021

This video will reiterate how important it is that you and your employees are well-trained to spot malicious emails. In a nutshell, you can use the SLAM Method to help quickly identify suspicious emails.

Sender – Check the sender closely. Look for misspelled domains, or a completely different email address than the name of the sender.

Top 10 Low Cost Actions for Business Cybersecurity

December 15th, 2020

To hear our podcast, featuring Fulcrum Group CEO & President Steve Meek and Mastery Partners' Tom Bronson on this topic, go here.

Being a business owner is fraught with risk. Getting started, driving sales, entering new markets, redefining services or making investments in technology.

Work From Home Comprehensive Tip Roundup

December 10th, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, for many months now, a significant portion of the world's workforce has been relegated to a Work From Home environment. While essential workers and others have returned, some are still full time Work From Home so we've got the most comprehensive list EVER of Work From Home Tips.