What's New in Microsoft 365 Virtual Lunch & Learn

Whats New In Microsoft 365 Lunch & LearnWe had a great turn-out for our What's New in Microsoft 365 virtual lunch & learn yesterday, hope you were able to join us. If not, here's a quick summary:

Fulcrum and Microsoft teamed up to discuss how businesses can take advantage of all the new (and existing) Microsoft 365 features and apps while still protecting themselves against expanding cybersecurity risk.  We enjoyed a Doordash lunch together, some good discussion and fun giveaways - congrats to our $50 Amazon gift card winner, Rodney Mumaw!

Below are the video presentations and associated PDFs:


What's New in Microsoft 365 Presentation

How To Protect Your Organization Against the Latest Threats Presentation



Fulcrum What's New in Microsoft 365 Presentation - Q4 2022

Fulcrum Protect Against Latest 365 Threats Presentation - Q4 2022


The Fulcrum Group & Eleviant present Leadership Strategies for the Next Recession

We hope you didn't miss our latest Lunch & Learn Event, Leadership Strategies for the Next Recession, geared for those who want to walk away with some great strategies for coming out on top even as we prepare for the next recession!

Last week, our experts at Fulcrum and Eleviant shared some key takeaways on this topic including:

  • The Recession is coming so be prepared for it
  • Educate yourself on Digital Transformation and get started with easy projects like cloud migrations and enable work from anywhere
  • Use the Connected Workplace to increase collaboration with your team, whether they are in the office or working from home.
  • Don’t forget about Cybersecurity.  Make cybersecurity the foundation of your Cloud, Work from Home, and Digital Transformation strategies.

Also, every business has mundane, repetitive, manual data entry activity that can inhibit growth and productivity.  Eleviant's Robotic Process Automation (RPA) save time and money on high-volume, repetitive processes and lets you put a digital assistant to work performing tasks like:

  • Invoicing
  • Payroll
  • Account reconciliation
  • Onboarding new workers and customers

Even though these duties are simple, neglecting to do them can affect the business's efficiency.

Congrats to our Staycation Winner, Tim Proctor of Mart Inc.  Tim will be enjoying some "retro fun" at Texican Court!

Win your chance at attending Cowboys v Texans in December!Don't forget, anyone scheduling a consultation with us will be included in a drawing for the upcoming Dallas Cowboys vs Houston Texans game on December 11th!


For more presentation info, access Fulcrum Group's full presentation here, and Eleviant's presention here.

Check out the Bios on our experts and enjoy some moments from our event!


Promo video...

TAWWA Customer service workshop
Fulcrum Group presents End User Cybersecurity Best Practices

We had a great time presenting at the October 20th TAWWA Customer Service Workshop.  The audience had a lot of great questions.

You can access our full presentation here.

Fulcrum Group Q2 2022 Lunch & Learn
Top 5 Cybersecurity Concerns for City Managers

Top 5 Cybersecurity Concerns for City Managers Lunch & Learn Video Presentation

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We hope you didn't miss our latest Lunch & Learn geared just for local government agencies! With our panel of experts, IT Managers and City Managers, we discussed what's exactly at risk, top concerns and recommended best practices to address those risks.

You can access our full presentation here, and a recap of the presentation here - and watch the video of the event on Fulcrum Group's Youtube channel.

Bios on our cybersecurity panelists can be accessed here.




May 19, 2022 DIR Connect Technology Expo

DIR Connect Tech Expo 2022

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Place: Palmer Event Center in Austin, Texas

DIR Connect brings Department of Information Resources (DIR) contracted technology vendors together with IT and purchasing staff from state agencies, local and county government, hospitals, emergency response entities, K-12 and higher education to raise awareness about our Cooperative Contracts (Co-op) program and Shared Technology Services (STS) program.

The DIR Co-op Contracts is a streamlined cooperative purchasing program for state and local government, public education, and other public entities within and outside the state of Texas. The STS program enables organizations access to managed IT as a shared service, allowing Customers to focus resources on supporting their mission and business functions rather than directly managing IT services.  The event includes a wide range of educational breakout sessions as well as time to network in the exhibit hall.

See event website for more information.


Fulcrum Group Q1 2022 Lunch & Learn
Microsoft 365 Price Increase – What to Know

Fulcrum Group Q1 Microsoft Price Increase flyer

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We hope you were able to join us Tuesday at our Q1 Lunch & Learn, where we unpacked the upcoming Microsoft 365 Price Increases.  Congrats to Teresa Rich of MMC Group, for taking home the Amazon gift card!

Presentations from the luncheon are here:

What's New in Microsoft 365

Price Increase - What To Know

Video of the meeting in its entirety can be found here on our YouTube channel.


Lunch & Learn Summary

February 15th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Microsoft to Increase Prices for Microsoft 365 in 2022”…
Maybe you’ve seen it in the headlines lately, or maybe this is the first time you’ve heard about it.  While no one is excited about a price increase, Microsoft has been adding new features and functionality over the past 10 years, so an increase is due.

Join Fulcrum and Microsoft on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 to learn how your business can prepare for the upcoming Microsoft 365 price increase.  We’ll also cover some of the new features of Microsoft 365 that you might not know about.   And an opportunity to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Cybersecurity for CEOs Virtual Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, September 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity for CEOs virtual Lunch & Learn

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The stakes have never been higher for CEOs when it comes to cybersecurity.  Hackers are getting more sophisticated, ransom demands are increasing, insider threats are exploding, and cyber insurance carriers are demanding to know what CEOs are doing about it.  With an aggressive threat landscape, changes in cyber insurance, and competing prioritization of resources, cybersecurity initiatives may often be overlooked – until it is too late. What does every CEO need to know?

Join Fulcrum Group, USI, and Microsoft on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 to learn how your business can immediately strengthen your cybersecurity posture.

We'll also have 3 opportunities to win $100 Amazon Gift Cards!

Cybersecurity for CEOs Lunch & Learn Key Takeaways

Cybersecurity for CEOs Lunch & Learn Event

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At our Cybersecurity for CEOs virtual Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, September 28th, we had cybersecurity and cyber insurance experts from The Fulcrum Group, USI Insurance, and Microsoft discuss what every CEO needs to know about cybersecurity and cyber insurance.

Key Takeaways

  • Cybersecurity risks & impacts are increasing
  • CEOs should embrace cybersecurity leadership
  • Cyber Insurance market is changing, increasing cybersecurity controls required
  • Migrate from Office 365 to Microsoft 365, and implement Multi-Factor Authentication

Watch the lunch & learn recording HERE.

Download Fulcrum Group's Cybersecurity for CEOs presentation HERE.

Download USI's New World of Cyber Insurance presentation HERE.

Download Microsoft Security for SMBs presentation HERE.

The Fulcrum Group named one of world's premier Managed Services Providers in prestigious 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.

The 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501 winners are the highest-performing and most innovative IT providers in the industry today.
Find our Press Release here.

Fulcrum Group Recognized on CRN's 2021 MSP500 List

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named The Fulcrum Group to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. The list, released annually, recognizes the leading North American solution providers that have demonstrated innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services. Read all about it, here.

Tips & Tricks Video & Educational Resources

Be sure to check out our ever-growing Youtube Playlists for lots of great video tips and helpful Microsoft 365 info!   Also, our list of Educational Guides - quick reads on a variety of topics for CEOs - is growing. Feel free to browse and share with a colleague! 

Grow Successfully 2021 - Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Embassy Suites and Frisco RoughRiders Riders Field, Frisco, TX

Calling all Business Owners! Here’s your opportunity to learn about some great topics that are critical to business owners here in DFW. If you would be interested in attending, reach out and let us know.

Local Government Cybersecurity Best Practices Virtual Lunch & Learn

Cybersecurity for Government Lunch & Learn

The stakes have never been higher for state and local governments looking to protect invaluable data from cyberattacks.  With an aggressive threat landscape, changes in compliance and competing prioritization of resources, cybersecurity initiatives may often be overlooked – until it is too late. How do you secure it and who keeps an eye on it all?

If you missed our recent event, we hosted a virtual lunch gathering and shared some great info on how your agency can immediately strengthen your cybersecurity posture.  You can catch the recorded version right here on our YouTube channel.