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Cortana tips and tricks for an easier life

Over the years, the virtual assistant has evolved. First there was the Microsoft Paperclip (aka Clippy), later we had Siri, and now we have Cortana, the new assistant for Microsoft Windows 10. If you’re a Windows 10 user who loves the operating system just as much as we do, you may be curious as to […]

Tips to add value to your blog

When listing your company’s assets, your blog probably doesn’t make the cut. Many businesses tend to ignore blogging – which is a real mistake these days. By putting time and resources into your blog, your can transform it from just another webpage to one of the most valuable things to your company’s growth. We’ve complied […]

If your business isn’t disaster proof, you risk losing everything

Did you know that forty percent of businesses simply never reopen after a disaster, while another 25 percent fail within one year? When you think of the hard work that so many small businesses owners put into building their companies and the sacrifices they make, these are heartbreaking figures from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Other statistics from the United States Small Business Administration claim that within two years of a disaster, 90 percent of businesses close their doors forever.

Tips for smart BI planning

Implementing Business Intelligence (BI) software and other tools can help your company grown by leaps and bounds. However, it has to be planned for with the proper level of diligence and care to truly be beneficial to your business. Haphazardly installing BI software can result in an expensive misstep that sees you fall behind the […]

How your boring brand can win on social media

You may think social media is designed for exciting brands like Google or MTV. And who could blame you, as these brands both have millions of followers. Because of this, you may think there’s no place for your boring brand on social media, right? Think again. Here is one brand that’s making some noise in […]

Is Apple’s new iOS 9 right for you?

While more and more iPhone users are installing the new iOS 9, there are still thousands of us holding out on the upgrade as we wait to hear more about it. So if you’re curious to know what kind of new features you’re missing out on, and if there are any downsides to the new […]

Office 2016 for Mac is now available

Office 2016 for Mac has arrived, and it brings with it several new features to Microsoft’s popular productivity suite and cloud-based services. Microsoft has fixed various bugs and functionality issues in its latest Office version, allowing users to fully make use of the software and integrate it seamlessly with their Mac platform. Here’s all you […]

Storm warning: prepare staff and clients

When your employees see snow on the ground, the thought of a day off immediately pops into their heads. Of course your customers are still reliant on you to provide the goods and services they have come to expect from your business. Before a storm hits, you should be communicating with both staff and clients […]

Outlook tips for effective use

This article is about Outlook tips, which will help you make better use of Outlook in daily use.

This article is based upon Outlook 2013, but most of the discussion applies to Outlook 2010 as well.

How to create a Distribution List in Office 365

How to create a Distribution List in Office 365

First login to the Office 365 Admin Center:

https://portal.office.com/

Find the Admin-->Exchange shortcut on the navigation pane on the left side, scrolling down you will find it near the bottom of the list (pictured above).

This will take you to a new window, opening the "Exchange Admin Center".

By default you will load to the dashboard, so select "Recipients" below the dashboard; and Groups from the above menu (pictured below).

Now select the drop down arrow next to the + symbol, and select "Distribution group" (pictured below).

*Please note the option to select Security groups and Dynamic distribution groups, both useful for managing group permissions or managing a list by user details field (not explained in this article).

After you create the new Distribution Group, you will now need to fill out some information (pictured below):

*Display name : Type in the name you want to be displayed when receiving an email from this address.

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