Microsoft Security Online Training Camp

Microsoft Security Online Training Camp

As people increasingly shift to remote work, protecting your organization’s information and managing risk should be a top priority. Microsoft Security Online Training Camp teaches you how to take advantage of Microsoft technologies that identify and remediate threats that arise from creating, storing, sharing, and using sensitive data.

In this online training camp, we will give you all the essential tools and materials that will help you to train your staff on data security, cyber hygiene and compliance. Properly preparing the team on security protocols promotes a security-conscious staff that works together to avoid internal risk and external risk in fraud, breaches of data and losses for the company.

How necessary is this Microsoft Security Online Training?

Studies have shown almost 34% of businesses do not consider training employees the first line of defence, leaving them vulnerable and open to cyber attacks. Sadly, if staff don’t know how to protect the company from cybercriminals, who will?

Join Microsoft Solutions Expert – Mike Fontaine and Senior Technology Advisor and Information Systems Expert – Trevor Reid for this one-hour training camp that will leave you confident in your ability to protect your organization’s most valuable asset: its data.

Microsoft Security Online Training Camp will cover:

Overview of Microsoft Security and Compliance

    • Understand and identify the possible threats
    • The “Dark Web” – what you should know about what’s really out there

Security Awareness Training

      • Using the Tools you May Already have (Anti-PhishingSpam2fa in O365)
      • Creating an Acceptable Use Policy for the staff
      • Providing Strong Password Training
      • Teach Employees to Identify Threats and Report Problems
      • Use Proper Device Management
      • Remote Access and Wi-Fi Best Practices
      • Organizational Security Awareness and Preparedness (DRPs, exit protocols)

What’s next

      • Security changes that are coming this year (double authentication, etc.)

VOX ISM Security Package

      • A comprehensive collection of security capabilities for the modern organization.

Details

Date:
December 15, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EST
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Microsoft Security Online Training Camp

Microsoft Security Online Training Camp

As people increasingly shift to remote work, protecting your organization’s information and managing risk should be a top priority. Microsoft Security Online Training Camp teaches you how to take advantage of Microsoft technologies that identify and remediate threats that arise from creating, storing, sharing, and using sensitive data.

In this online training camp, we will give you all the essential tools and materials that will help you to train your staff on data security, cyber hygiene and compliance. Properly preparing the team on security protocols promotes a security-conscious staff that works together to avoid internal risk and external risk in fraud, breaches of data and losses for the company.

How necessary is this Microsoft Security Online Training?

Studies have shown almost 34% of businesses do not consider training employees the first line of defence, leaving them vulnerable and open to cyber attacks. Sadly, if staff don’t know how to protect the company from cybercriminals, who will?

Join Microsoft Solutions Expert – Mike Fontaine and Senior Technology Advisor and Information Systems Expert – Trevor Reid for this one-hour training camp that will leave you confident in your ability to protect your organization’s most valuable asset: its data.

Microsoft Security Online Training Camp will cover:

Overview of Microsoft Security and Compliance

    • Understand and identify the possible threats
    • The “Dark Web” – what you should know about what’s really out there

Security Awareness Training

      • Using the Tools you May Already have (Anti-PhishingSpam2fa in O365)
      • Creating an Acceptable Use Policy for the staff
      • Providing Strong Password Training
      • Teach Employees to Identify Threats and Report Problems
      • Use Proper Device Management
      • Remote Access and Wi-Fi Best Practices
      • Organizational Security Awareness and Preparedness (DRPs, exit protocols)

What’s next

      • Security changes that are coming this year (double authentication, etc.)

VOX ISM Security Package

      • A comprehensive collection of security capabilities for the modern organization.

Details

Date:
November 24, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EST
Event Categories:
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Backing up, Restoring and Securing your Cloud and Azure systems

Backing up, Restoring and Securing your Cloud and Azure systems

Protect the critical communications and data in your Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, and other Office 365 applications, whilst delivering the best of Microsoft 365 to your organization.

Join security experts from Microsoft and Vox ISM for all the latest details and best practices on Microsoft 365 productivity tools and backing up your Microsoft 365 applications. See for yourself how the data created in your environment can be protected and secured. Register for this webinar to discover:

– The impact of the growing use of Microsoft 365 Productivity tools
– The need for a third-party backup solution
– An answer to these concerns: Co-Development of a Fit for Purpose Backup
– Insights into Cloud Backup

Details

Date:
October 20, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - ET EDT
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Venue

WebEx Conference Line

This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


Power BI 201 - advanced Level Training

Power BI 201 - Advanced Level Online Training Workshop

This session will cover:

– Visualizations, Linking Tables and Dashboards – an Overview

– Drill through functionality aka ‘taking your users through a data journey across many tabs’

– Using images as slicers

– MTD, YTD vs previous year

– Fiscal Year and Fiscal Period

– AI Decomposition Tree

– Scatter Charts/Correlation

– Modelling or ‘What-If’ inputs/variables

Why this training?

You can learn at your desk with our sample datasets, with an easy to follow instructions using the free version of Power BI desktop.

Participants will receive the recorded version of the webinar in addition to the training PowerPoint.  

How will it benefit me?

  • Understanding the trends and outliers in your business can aid in making informed decisions that can result in success. 
  • Turning data into knowledge that can help drive your business, providing insights for better business decisions.
  • Time Analysis is significantly easier when using a tool like Power BI.

What are the objectives of the training series?

Upon completion, learners will be ready to model data and build amazing analytics in real-world scenarios, such as analytics on sales data, financial data, or manufacturing or distribution data.

Who is the target audience?

Anyone who has attended one of our previous training session on Power BI 101 and wants to step up their skills. 

This course is not for beginners.

Users will be expected to know the fundamentals of getting data, creating visuals and working with basic Dax formulas.

Prerequisites:

  1. You should have a laptop.
  2. Download Power BI to your desktop/laptop
  3. Download sales data into Excel from your ERP system (we will provide if you forget)
  • Invoice #, Amount, Customer, Date are the minimum fields
  • Country, City, Sales Rep, Part, Product Types are recommended if available

Details

Date:
October 19, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - ET EDT
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Venue

WebEx Conference Line

This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Power BI 101 - Intro Level Training - October 5 - Webinar

Power BI 101 - Intro Level Training

Hey! Did you sign up for the Power BI 201 course but didn’t take our 101?

Better, sign up for this event to get you ready and prepared for the 201 course. In this webinar, we will give you a crash course on how to create dashboards and visualizations using Power BI in 90 minutes.   

Webinar Agenda: 

1. Training on report layouts, visualization, tools, filters and navigation

2. Creating your first Dashboard in Power BI

Prerequisites:

1. You should have a laptop.

2. Download Power BI to your desktop/laptop

3. We will email you the training database

Deliverable:

At the end of the webinar, each person will have created Power BI – Dashboard with graphs and slicers

Why this training?

  • You can learn at your desk with our sample datasets, with easy to follow instructions using the free version of Power BI desktop.
  • Participants will receive the recorded version of the webinar in addition to the training PowerPoint.

How will it benefit me?

  • Understanding the trends and outliers in your business can aid in making informed decisions that can result in success.
  • Turning data into knowledge that can help drive your business, providing insights for better business decisions.
  • Time Analysis is significantly easier when using a tool like Power BI.

What are the objectives of the training series?

  • Upon completion, learners will be ready to model data and build amazing analytics in real-world scenarios, such as analytics on sales data, financial data, or manufacturing or distribution data.

Details

Date:
October 5, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - ET EDT
Event Categories:
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Venue

WebEx Conference Line

This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


Upgrading, Updating and Backing up Databases - Microsoft Security - September 15 - Webinar

Upgrading, Updating and Backing up Databases - Microsoft Security - September 15 - Webinar

Online security is a real and present threat to both public and private sector organizations. Preventing attacks, protecting your data, and mitigating risk is key to managing your organization’s privacy and security, safeguarding your own data and ensuring the security of confidential client information.Join this webinar to learn about what you need to do to increase your security and minimize your risk of cyber-attack.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

1. Upgrades v. Updates\CU’s
• Considerations
• On-premise procedures & recommendations
• Cloud procedures & recommendations
2. Backing up and Recovering Databases
• On-premise procedures & options
• Azure SQL procedures & options
• Cloud procedures & options
3. Microsoft Security
• On-premise & Cloud options
4. Closing comments\Questions

Details

Date:
September 15, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - ET EDT
Event Categories:
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Venue

WebEx Conference Line

This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


What Makes Power BI a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant?

For 14 consecutive years, Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a Magic Quadrant Leader in analytics and business intelligence platforms. It has a massive market reach through Microsoft Office and a comprehensive and visionary product roadmap.

This blog will talk about the Power BI features that we believe helped (again) position Microsoft as a Magic Quadrant Leader in analytics and BI.

Power BI a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant
This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document.

This year, Gartner evaluated Analytics and Business Intelligence platforms based on twelve areas that it defines as crucial capabilities:

  • Security
  • Manageability
  • Cloud Analytics
  • Data Source Connectivity
  • Data Preparation
  • Catalogue
  • Automated Insights
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Storytelling
  • Natural Language Query (NLQ)
  • Natural Language Generation (NLG)
  • Reporting

Microsoft offers data preparation, interactive dashboards, augmented analytic and visual-based data discovery in Power BI – available as a SaaS option running as an on-premises option in Power BI Report Server or the Azure cloud. Microsoft Power BI Desktop can be used as a stand-alone, free analysis tool. Power BI Desktop installation is required when power users authorize complex data mashups involving on-premises data sources.

Microsoft also releases a weekly update to its cloud-based Power BI service, which got hundreds of features in 2020. Some of the notable additions include more augmented analytics in the form of AI-infused experiences, including intelligent narratives (NLG) and anomaly detection capabilities for out-of-the-box visuals.

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Strengths of Power BI

  • Alignment with Office 365 and Teams: The inclusion of Power BI in the Microsoft/Office 365 E5 SKU has provided an enormous channel for the platform’s spread, making it “self-seeding” in many organizations. The increasing integration of Power BI into Microsoft Teams, with its tens of millions of daily active users, will further increase Power BI’s reach in the world of remote working. Power BI is now often the option that organizations have in mind when using Gartner’s client inquiry service to ask about ABI platform selection — “why not Power BI?” is effectively the question most are asking.
  • Price/power combination: The influence of Power BI has drastically reduced the price of tools in the ABI platform market since its launch. In this case, though, low price does not equate to limited functionality. The Power BI cloud service is extremely rich in its capabilities, including an enlarged set of augmented analytics and automated ML capabilities. AI-powered services, such as text, sentiment and image analytics, are available within Power BI Premium and draw on Azure capabilities.
  • Scope of product ambition: Microsoft continues to invest in a broad set of innovative capabilities and integrate them with Power BI. It now claims to have 80,000 customers using AI services in Power BI deployments. It continues to encourage usage at scale by, for example, applying ML-driven automatic optimization of materialized views on Azure Synapse (and soon other data sources, including Snowflake and Redshift) to autotune query performance.

Learn more about Power BI

Business Intelligence is an excellent opportunity for companies that want to ride the wave of data-driven decision-making and forecasting.

With Microsoft Power BI, you can easily visualize and analyze data across your entire organization and gain a deep understanding of your operations and performance.

As a certified Power BI Gold partner in Canada, VOX ISM can guide you through every step of the way.


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Better Together: Explore how Office 365 works seamlessly with Power BI

With the massive amounts of data generated by your company, making sense of that data and sharing it with decision-makers can be challenging. In this blog, we covered the advantages of combining your existing Office investments with Power BI to work better and achieve more – Together. And how you can empower your team members to make better decisions with immersive reports and dashboards across Excel, Teams, SharePoint, and PowerPoint.

how Office 365 works seamlessly with Power BI

Advantages of using Power BI and Office together

  1. Get insights where you need them: You can get the data insights you need right inside the Office apps you use every day without changing applications.
  2. Help protect your Power BI data—across Office 365: you can safeguard your BI data with protection that persists when exported to other Office 365 apps formats, such as PowerPoint and Excel.
  3. Discover answers quickly through a familiar experience: If you know how to use Excel or PowerPoint, you can quickly get started to find insights fast.

Power BI insights + Office productivity

Microsoft Excel

By combining Excel with Power BI, you get comprehensive data analytics and visualization capabilities. With this integration, you can:

  • Efficiently use Excel skills in Power BI through everyday experiences like data analysis expressions (DAX) and Power Query.
  • See the correct data instantly in Power BI by automating your data refresh with a single click.
  • View and interact with Microsoft Power BI datasets in Excel while maintaining interactivity features from Power BI.
  • Get advanced custom visualization, modelling, and predictive capabilities for advanced analytics workflows.

how Office 365 works seamlessly with Power BI_Excel

Microsoft Teams

You can make everyone in your company more productive by incorporating Teams with Power BI reporting. You can: 

  • Add interactive Power BI reports directly into conversations and Microsoft Teams to spend less time seeking them and more time using them to help team priorities.
  • Give everyone in your team access to the data they need for a project by quickly incorporating Power BI visuals.
  • Get to decisions accelerated by viewing and collaborating on data visualizations as a team.

how Office 365 works seamlessly with Power BI_Teams

SharePoint

  • You can embed interactive Power BI reports in SharePoint Online pages that everyone in your team can access.
  • Stay updated on what’s crucial by surfacing data visualizations regularly accessed location.
  • You can quickly customize the look of your BI reports to best suit everyone’s requirements.
  • You no longer need to rely on local files that can get lost or damaged by storing BI reports in an online document library.

how Office 365 works seamlessly with Power BI_SharePoint

PowerPoint

  • By exporting Microsoft Power BI reports to PowerPoint as high-resolution images, you can drive clarity and improve decision-making.
  • It allows you to move seamlessly between your presentation and Power BI to dive deeper into analytics if required.
  • You can export only the information you care most about—the filters and slicers settings you added are always preserved.
  • You can create and publish Power BI reports using your existing PowerPoint skills.

how Office 365 works seamlessly with Power BI_PowerPoint

Learn More

Discover more ways to make sense of all the data your organization generates. Join our exclusive Power BI Online Training Bootcamp from July 20 – July 22, 2021.

VOX ISM Power BI Training Bootcamp

Upgrading, Updating and Backing up Databases - Microsoft Security - August 5 - Webinar

Upgrading, Updating and Backing up Databases - Microsoft Security - August 5 - Webinar

1) Upgrading\Updating

    • Upgrades v. Updates\CU’s
    • Considerations
    • On-premise procedures & recommendations
    • Cloud procedures & recommendations

2) Backing up and Recovering Databases

    • On-premise procedures & options
    • Azure SQL procedures & options
    • Cloud procedures & options

3) Microsoft Security

    • On-premise options
    • Cloud options

4) Closing comments\Questions

Details

Date:
August 5, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - ET EDT
Event Categories:
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Venue

WebEx Conference Line

This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


Microsoft Security Online Training Camp - July 24

Microsoft Security Online Training Camp - June 24

As people increasingly shift to remote work, protecting your organization’s information and managing risk should be a top priority. Microsoft Security Online Training Camp teaches you how to take advantage of Microsoft technologies that identify and remediate threats that arise from creating, storing, sharing, and using sensitive data.

In this online training camp, we will give you all the essential tools and materials that will help you to train your staff on data security, cyber hygiene and compliance. Properly preparing the team on security protocols promotes a security-conscious staff that works together to avoid internal risk and external risk in fraud, breaches of data and losses for the company.

How necessary is this Microsoft Security Online Training?

Studies have shown almost 34% of businesses do not consider training employees the first line of defence, leaving them vulnerable and open to cyber attacks. Sadly, if staff don’t know how to protect the company from cybercriminals, who will?

Join Microsoft Solutions Expert – Mike Fontaine and Senior Technology Advisor and Information Systems Expert – Trevor Reid for this one-hour training camp that will leave you confident in your ability to protect your organization’s most valuable asset: its data.

Microsoft Security Online Training Camp will cover:

Overview of Microsoft Security and Compliance

    • Understand and identify the possible threats
    • The “Dark Web” – what you should know about what’s really out there

Security Awareness Training

      • Using the Tools you May Already have (Anti-Phishing\Spam\2fa in O365)
      • Creating an Acceptable Use Policy for the staff
      • Providing Strong Password Training
      • Teach Employees to Identify Threats and Report Problems
      • Use Proper Device Management
      • Remote Access and Wi-Fi Best Practices
      • Organizational Security Awareness and Preparedness (DRPs, exit protocols)

What’s next

      • Security changes that are coming this year (double authentication, etc.)

VOX ISM Security Package

      • A comprehensive collection of security capabilities for the modern organization.

Details

Date:
June 24, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - ET EDT
Event Categories:
, , ,

Venue

WebEx Conference Line

This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.