December 2009
In this issue. . .
~ PowerPoint 2010
~ Data Security Deadline: Mar. 1
~ Follow us on Twitter!
~ Lucky 7 Contest

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Bing iPhone App Arrives

Although Microsoft and Apple are well-known competitors, Microsoft's new search engine, Bing, has made a free iPhone app. And it's getting a lot of positive feedback. One of the best features is the search capability. From Bing: "Search maps or the Web with your voice--even say an address. Use Image Search and flick through previews. Download Bing today to find stuff nearby and get there fast." Microsoft has already made apps for Blackberry and Windows phones as well.


Happy Holidays!

We look forward to a healthy and prosperous 2010 with you.


Monthly Quote

"Where you start is not as important as where you finish."

Zig Zigler

 

 

 

Spotlight on: Microsoft's PowerPoint 2010

As we rapidly approach 2010, we'd like to start highlighting some new products that will come out in the new year. The 2010 version of PowerPoint offers many graphic advancements to make your presentations pop. The powerful new picture and video editing tools in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 can really help get your message across and capture your client’s attention. And finally Microsoft has allowed the ability to turn your presentation into a video that can be published or emailed. It is not editable in this format, so your presentation will always remain as you intended.

Edit pictures or video in your presentation. PowerPoint 2010 now offers the option to embed or link to a video on your PC or on a website such as YouTube into your presentation.

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Click on the image or video to bring up the contextual Ribbon tab with all of your editing and effects tools.

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You can add artistic effects or crop photos, plus trim, fade in, or loop videos – all without leaving PowerPoint.


Broadcast your multimedia presentation. Save money on business travel! With Broadcast Slide Show in PowerPoint 2010, you can easily deliver a presentation in real time to anyone in the world via a web browser. Your viewers do not even need to have PowerPoint installed on their computer.

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Click Broadcast Slide Show on the Slide Show tab.

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Make sure the PowerPoint Broadcast Service is selected and click Start Broadcast.

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Sign in with your Microsoft Windows® Live™ ID. (If you use Microsoft® Hotmail®, Live Messenger®, or Xbox® LIVE® you already have a Windows Live ID. If not, it only takes a minute to sign up.)

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E-mail the provided public link to your remote attendees. Keep in mind that if an attendee forwards the link to someone else, that person will also be able to view your broadcast.

For more information, demos and beta testing on the new PowerPoint 2010, please email info@integratedit.com.


Reminder: new MA Data Security Laws Begin March 1st

On December 1st, panelists from the worlds of information technology, data security and internet law joined Massachusetts General Counsel for the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations Diane Lawton in discussing the Commonwealth’s new protection rules at the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) Profitable Connections event titled “Data Security: Truth or Consequences.” The rules go into effect on March 1, 2010.

“Businesses need to assess their data security risks and their ability to handle a security breach,” said Lawton. “While there is not one set rule on how much security is enough, businesses should know that the regulations leave themselves open to the fact that technology changes and security updates will need to be made by business owners.”

Our CTO, Frank Vincentelli, was also one of the panelists: “The methods of data intrusion are constantly changing, but then so are the methods to defend against attacks, and the regulations around data security. Businesses need to educate themselves as to the latest security technology available so they can ultimately protect their data to the best of their ability.”

All business are required to have a written Information Security Program, encryption of data stored on laptops or other portable devices and files that are transmitted across publick networks, employee training and compliance monitoring.

For FAQs and information, click here.


Who will win our Lucky 7 Contest?

Sometime in January or February our ticketing system, ConnectWise, will have reached 77,777 tickets! We are celebrating this feat by giving a special Windows 7 prize package to the lucky client who enters the 77,777th request. Send your requests for service to ithelp@integratedit.com and you could be the golden ticket winner!