Optimus Tech announced as Partner of the Month

We are pleased to announce that we have been named Partner of the Month by e-ternity, our business continuity service provider. e-ternity has been our offsite backup provider for 2 years and continues to support us with excellent products and services. We look forward to continuing this relationship. For more information on e-ternity, please visit their website at http://www.e-ternity.ca.

The Windows 8 Experience

The latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft is finally here.

Windows 8 is a bold departure from Windows 7 and Windows XP and it all starts with its vibrant start screen.

Windows now has a ‘Metro’ interface, one that has a fluid and intuitive design. Behind the tiled initial interface of Windows 8 is the rock-solid foundation you’ve come to expect from Windows 7. Everything that was great about Windows 7 is now even better.

Windows 8 has clearly been designed with a touch screen in mind from the start! The ‘Live Tiles’ are a great addition to Windows. The tiles can all be sized and placed according to where you, the user, want them. What’s more is that you can also customize the content that appears within the ‘Live Tiles’. This allows you to see the information that you want to see, before you even launch the App or Program. The result is a Start Page that’s exploding with the information you asked for. The best part is that the ‘Live Tiles’ change and update content in real time so you can see what’s going on, without even the click of a button.

The Start button (Windows Logo in the bottom left corner) has been replaced with ‘The Charm Bar’ in Windows 8. The Charm Bar is a universal toolbar that can be accessed from anywhere, no matter what you’re doing or what application you’re running. The five charms are Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings, all allowing a quick and simple way to access more data.

Windows 8 is also cloud-connected. When you sign in using your ‘Live’ account you’re immediately connected to the people, files, and settings that are most important to you. You can connect your favorite services to your Microsoft account as well, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more. This provides you with instant access to your photos, docs, and other files, whether they’re on Microsoft SkyDrive, Facebook, Flickr, or other services.

Final thoughts: Windows 8 might be a little challenging at first, but once you start to use it there’s no turning back! To learn more about Windows 8, contact your account manager at Optimus Tech Solutions.

What is Microsoft Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 is a secure and anywhere accessible platform to email and calendars, Office Web Apps, instant messaging, conferencing, and file sharing. Microsoft Office 365 is hosted securely over the internet to allow access from anywhere with an internet connection. Whether you are in the office or not, you now have the ability to open emails, calendars and contacts, and important files anywhere.

The best part of Microsoft Office 365 is the low monthly fee. There is no need for a large capital outlay to get the latest and greatest software to make your business productive.

Below is a list of the great features and products available with Microsoft Office 365:

  • Email and Calendars – Enterprise-grade, cloud-based email and calendars powered by Microsoft Exchange Online with 25 GB storage per user and that is way more than any single person should need.
  • Spam Filtering – Microsoft blocks spam keeping your email free from annoying advertising (our clients have ben absolutely spam-free for several years).
  • Web Conferencing – High quality online meetings with audio and video. Share your desktop and PowerPoint presentation with staff and invited guests (Cancel your GoToMeeting or Webex accounts, its included).
  • Instant Messaging – Instant messaging and Presence (Always be connected and available).
  • Team File Sites – Share files and documents with team members (No need to email files back and forth for editing).
  • Reliability – 99.9% uptime promise with an industry-leading financial guarantee (Less than 9 hours of downtime over 365 days).
  • Security – The data is yours. Microsoft safeguards it and protects your privacy.

Optimus Tech Solutions is a Microsoft Accelerated Cloud partner. This certification ensures that we have the skills and ability to successfully perform your email migration and transition to Microsoft Office 365. Our experience will provide you with minimal impact to your overall business. We have upgraded countless companies just like yours to the Microsoft Office 365 solution and we ensure our clients reach their “IT Goals”. Join the cloud movement and understand the value in having Optimus Tech Solutions as a partner.