Blog: Software

Posts on software to enhance productivity, create amazing things, and have a bit of fun along the way.

Microsoft Teams Adoption Soars while Slack… Slacks.

A new survey from market research firm ETR shows that Slack, the widely-used, collaboration tool is quickly losing ground to Microsoft Teams. ETF asks chief information officers and other leaders...
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Windows Server 2008 End of Life

On January 24th, 2020, Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) will officially end its lifecycle and new security updates to the operating system will cease. A secure, efficient, network infrastructure...
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Windows 7 End of Life: Upgrade to Windows 10 Now

If you are still using Windows 7, there’s a good chance that you’ve started to receive prompts about upgrading to Windows 10 lately. Windows 7’s lifecycle is ending and that...
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Valiant’s Top 5 Microsoft OneNote Tips

OneNote is a versatile app with many features, and our team is finding new uses for it every day. At its core, OneNote is a cloud-based note taking app much...
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Microsoft Teams: Time to make the switch?

Microsoft has released a free version of Teams, a chat-based workspace and calling service – and a major competitor to Slack. While Teams has been available since late 2016, the...
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Office 365 vs Google Apps for Work

Cats or dogs? Coke or Pepsi? Office 365 or Google Apps for Work? These are eternal questions that lead to endless debate with no “right” answer. Here at Valiant, we...
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Backup Trends 2018: Workstation Backup

Are workstation backups necessary in 2018? In this day and age you would think it would be a simple, binary, choice: YES! Protect ALL the data wherever it may live....
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Teams vs Slack, Round 1!

INTRODUCTION Welcome to the first round of results from our internal Teams Vs Slack showdown. We’ve had our share of challenges, with some whining, crying, and even one threat of suicide. But we didn’t...
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Goodbye Slack, Hello Teams

The messaging war has hit meltdown temperatures. HipChat may have been first to this quirky new paradigm of internal messaging, but the product kinda…stunk. The UI was awful, and it...
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Windows Takes A Curtain Call

I find myself wondering if Windows 10, considered the “last version of Windows,” is just window dressing (no pun intended). Apple released the “iMac” in 1998, but there are still...
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