5 new features for Outlook

5 new features for Outlook

Lately, Microsoft has given some love to Outlook — not just the desktop app, but also the web and app versions. In fact, they just released a bunch of new and improved features. Let’s take a look.

Outlook makes it fairly simple to invite people to a meeting, but now it will also keep tabs on who’s coming.

New faces, New lives, hellos and goodbyes…

June 1st, 2018

Sometimes I need to take a breath and look at how far we’ve come. The list of names here at Simplex-IT seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. You’ll see a couple of new faces (and a returning one) in the eNewsletter for this month. But there are a couple other ones we decided to save until next month.

Welcome Angus Nietert

Hi, my name is Angus Nietert and I am an intern here at Simplex-IT. Prior to this internship, I worked at Nike, NOCO and Anna Maria Nursing Home. Although none of my previous jobs dealt with IT, I was still able to take valuable lessons away from them.

The lowdown on virtualization and the cloud

The lowdown on virtualization and the cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing are sometimes used interchangeably, and it’s easy to see why people confuse the two. To set the record straight, virtualization is NOT cloud computing. But these two revolutionary technologies often overlap.
Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc.

Welcome Back Alec Barker

Hello! My name is Alec Barker, and I am an intern at Simplex-IT. I am currently a student at the University of Mount Union, where I study Multi-Platform Software Development. I previously worked as an intern at a camouflage fabric company, where I sorted test pieces and documented them.

FREE Webinar: Stealing your Office 365 Credentials

The bad guys have a new way to make your Office 365 account send malware to all of your contacts without you ever knowing. The way it works is actually pretty simple.

And here’s the fun part. Most anti-virus tools won’t catch it. Spam filters don’t do a great job, either.

Intro to Project Online


Project Online is a great tool for managing projects, and it's easier to set up and use than you might think (and Patti can help you with that.)  It provides project managers a place to enter all the work that needs done on a project, as well as allocate resources, time, and budget.

The Risk of Not Having Cloud Backup

The Risk of Not Having Cloud Backup

It is always better to be safe than sorry. And given the fact that files can disappear or be corrupted in an instant, small businesses need robust data backup systems in place. Without one, you could very well lose lots of money and have your hard-earned reputation irrevocably damaged.

Welcome Alex Frashuer – Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Hi there! My name is Alex Frashuer and I was recently welcomed to the Simplex-IT team as the new Sales and Marketing Coordinator. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron in May 2017, I worked as an office assistant at a local startup which gave me my first look into the tech industry.

Firmware: the threat most users overlook

Firmware: the threat most users overlook

For decades, one of the most foundational principles of cyber security has remained the same: Always update and patch your software. But for most people, hardware is exempt from this process. They think of hardware as nothing more than a vessel for software to occupy — and that’s totally incorrect.