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What is Office 365?

Click here to RSVP for the webinar on this topic on Thursday August 13th from 11-noon (eastern)

Office 365 is a subscription based service to the Office programs you know and love. It’s kept up to date automatically, so there’s no software for you to purchase and install. Your subscription gives you access from up to 5 devices, so you can work from your computer, tablet, smartphone, whatever you need.


Office applications
There are a couple different ways to use the Office products with Office 365. You have Office Web Apps, which are basically web based versions of the familiar Office products, as well as the full versions. Office Web Apps have a lot of the same functionality, although not all. And of course you will still have the full versions of the Office products available to install on your computer.


Office 365 keeps all your emails in sync across all your devices. It’s also easy to share calendars and view scheduling information for people within your organizations.


Instant Messaging
Office 365 comes with Skype for Business (Or Skype depending on the subscription you choose). You’ll have individual and group Instant Messaging capabilities, availability indicators, and calling information. Check out our webinar on Skype for Business for more information on these capabilities.


Video Conferencing
Skype for Business also offers individual or group video conferencing. It’s fully integrated with Outlook, so creating meetings with links to Skype calls can be done right from your Outlook client. And Skype for Business isn’t limited to people within your organization, you can also communicate with people outside your organization.


Share files and collaborate in real time from any device. Working on a presentation or document with a team? With Office 365 you can edit and track other edits easily in one shared file. Version control is easy because everything is in real time.


So which subscription do you need? That depends on if you need email, Office, or both. Below is a more detailed table of the subscriptions:





Interested in Office 365? Join us for August Office webinar where we’ll demonstrate some of the basic functionalities and discuss the various subscriptions available.


PowerPoint is an essential tool for anyone who has to make presentations. And it’s pretty easy to use – once you know your way around. This webcast is designed for the beginning or self-taught user who wants to learn more about the program.

In this session we will learn how to create slides, work with slide layouts and placeholders, as well as the different design themes. We’ll look at the autofit feature, add notes, create duplicate slides, move and rearrange slides and work with sections. We will also explore the different views – normal, slide sorter, notes, and presentation view – while learning shortcuts along the way.

Other topics we’ll cover include:
• Using the Slide Master feature to format ALL your slides at once
• Reusing and importing slides from other presentations
• Working with SmartArt, Screenshots, transition and animation features
• Printing your presentation for use as a handout
• And more

When: Thursday, December 11 from 11:00am-12:00pm noon.
Where: Streaming Live Online

We hope you can participate in this FREE one hour webinar. RSVP now and block out the time on your calendar.

To reserve your spot go to, email or call 234.380.1277.

Everyone who RSVPs will receive an email the morning of the webinar with instructions on how to log in to our webcast using Microsoft Lync (you do NOT have to have Lync installed on your computer!). So watch your Inbox!

Don’t miss this informational, free webinar brought to you by Simplex-IT – your Virtual CIO – bringing Vision, Confidence and Strategy to your Business IT!

Microsoft  Outlook is the most widely used email client in the business world. Yet surprisingly there are a host of features designed to enhance your productivity of which many people are unaware. We hope to change that with this webinar!

Are you overwhelmed with the emails in your Inbox? We can help! In this free, streaming Webinar Simplex-IT’s Michele Bobola will show you how to:

  • Use the Quick Steps function to perform multiple actions with one click

  • Create and Edit Rules to manage emails

  • Use the Filter Email feature to weed out all the unnecessary stuff when you need to focus onsomething in particular

  • Use the many Views available in Outlook to your advantage – Conversations, Groups and Message Previews

You will also learn how to:

  • Share your email folders with others

  • Work with the many panes – Reading, People, Folder and To Do Bar

  • Use the Advanced Find and Search feature

  • Color-code emails with the Conditional Formatting feature

  • Use Categories for added flexibility

  • Manage meeting invitations

During this rapid-fire 60-minute presentation, Michele will have you feeling as though you can leap over tall buildings with a single bound! Time permitting, she may even touch on the other powerful components of Outlook: the Calendar, Contacts,
Tasks, To-Do Lists and Notes!

Join Simplex-IT and Michele Bobola on Thursday, October 9, from 11:00am-12:00noon for this free Webinar. To register, go to, call 234.380.1277 or email On the morning of the event you will receive an email with details on how to log in with Microsoft Lync (it’s a free download!). We look forward to having you join us!

Simplex-IT Announces New
“Two-hour Targeted Training” Sessions for Office 2013

 Have you been frustrated with the traditional approaches to IT training your company has experienced? Typical complaints include:

  • All-day marathon sessions present too much information in one sitting
  • Too costly
  • Topics can be too basic, too complex or both!
  • Can’t be customized

 If these issues sound familiar, this could be the group training program that finally and affordably turbo-charges your office’s productivity!

Introducing Simplex-IT’s New Customizable
“Two-hour Targeted Training” Program for Office 2013

Here’s how it works:

  • Choose the individuals (limit 20) who will receive the training
  • Pick the application(s) from the Microsoft Office 2013 Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, Visio, and Publisher – and the topic(s) on which you’d like to focus – for example, Mail Merge, Charts, Slide Animations, etc.
  • Have your attendees work with us to set the agenda – they get to choose what topics will comprise the focus of the training!
  • Topics chosen will be presented in a two-hour live, interactive webinar. No questions will be left unanswered!
  • Training is presented through the web. No time-wasting travel is required!


Training will be arranged to fit your schedule and presented by Simplex-IT’s veteran trainer, Michele Bobola. All that is required of the attendees is that they have a modern browser, internet access, speakers and a microphone.

 The cost for each two-hour session is just $200.

Bonus! Be one of the first three clients to sign up, receive a $50 Early Bird discount!

Need more information or want to schedule a session? Contact Simplex-IT at 234.380.1277 or email Remember, Knowledge is Power!

Starting this past January on the second Thursday of every month, Simplex-IT has been presenting free training Webinars, typically on commonly used business applications, and we’re happy to report our audience for these has been steadily growing. The presentation time for these streaming Webinars is 11:00am – 12:00 noon.

To reaffirm our commitment to freely sharing information and celebrate the growing popularity of the Webinars themselves, we are announcing our schedule for the full six months remaining in 2014! So get out your calendars and mark these red letter dates. You won’t want to miss what we have in store for you!


July 10:                 Excel 2013 Charts

August 14:           Word: Columns, Graphics, Watermarks

September 11:  Introduction to Visio

October 9:           Intro to Outlook

November 13:   Intro to Excel

December 11:    Intro to PowerPoint

January 8:            2015 – Using Data in Excel

We’d like to emphasize these free instructional Webinars are not limited exclusively to Simplex-IT clients and their employees. This information is being freely presented for anyone who would like to participate.

You may ask, why the magnanimity? Simple. When you think of a company you can turn to for knowledgeable IT advice and service, we hope you’ll think of Simplex-IT – the company that brings you Vision, Confidence and Strategy for Business IT!

So mark your calendars today and join us!

Sneak Peek at Windows 8Simplex-IT has been hosting free informational Lunchinars now for a number of years. Every third Wednesday of every month we extend an open invitation to join us for a free meal and presentation on a topic we hope will be of interest to Small-Medium Business owners.

But this blog post marks a first! This is the first time we have announced our schedule for a full six months in advance! So get out your calendars and mark these red letter dates. You won’t want to miss what we have in store for you!

Typically these events are held at the Stow Hampton Inn, 4331 Lakepointe Corporate Dr. (off Rt. 8 at Steels Corners Road) from 11:30am – 1:00pm. Some events may vary, however, so we encourage you to check back to this blog for updated announcements each month. Our August event, the Annual Simplex-IT Picnic, for example is held at our Worldwide International Headquarters in Hudson from 4-8 pm.

Here’s the schedule:


July 16:                 Virtualization for the SMB

August 13:           7th Annual Simplex-IT Picnic

September 17:  Servers in the Cloud

October 15:        When is IT Obsolete?

November 13:   Security Strategies for the SMB

December 17:    4th Annual Holiday Geek Raffle

January 21:         IT Trends for 2015

As you can probably tell from the above topics, these presentations are not sales pitches for products we sell or companies we partner with. On the contrary. At Simplex-IT we have a passion for what we do and believe if we freely share that passion and knowledge that it will produce more knowledgeable consumers of IT services. And ultimately that will bring more clients our way.

At least, that’s the plan, and we’re sticking to it!

We hope you’ll mark your calendars and join us!