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Hybrid Right Here, Right Now
  By Harry Brelsford, Founder and Chairman,
SMB Nation


Last week, I spoke with Zynstra executive Andrew Morlidge, days before the company’s US launch of its SMB Hybrid IT solution (and just days before the Seahawks won the NFC Championship to go to the Super Bowl). In a wide-ranging conversation, we focused on a few core conversations: demographic, segment and opportunity.


Demographic

I offered that Zynstra, who previously announced its forthcoming SMB hybrid solutions at our SMB Nation Fall 2014 conference last October, stands to benefit in this way.

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Supporting Office 365
  By Nathan Mitchell, AppRiver

As an original Office 365 syndicator and current Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, we at AppRiver have discovered a feature or two about Microsoft’s popular productivity suite. And sometimes those discoveries can create a challenge for our team who supports the product 24 hours a day, every day. So just how do you support a product that continually evolves?

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Office 365 Ombudsman
image   By Harry Breslford, Founder and Chairman,
SMB Nation


A common question that we receive every day concerns “who/what is O365nation?”

It’s a very simple answer. We are an Office 365 Ombudsman, committed to independent analysis, events, research, advocacy and outreach to make the Office 365 community a better place. It’s a very necessary role that we take incredibly seriously. We optimistically awaken everyday driven by a “Blue Ocean” abundance philosophy. We reject “Red Ocean” negativity, espoused by critical curmudgeons (you know who you are!)

Here’s our essential raison d’etre:


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AppRiver Releases Global Security Report for 2014
image   By Heather Lawrentz, Contributing Writer, SMB Nation

Earlier today, Florida-based SaaS provider, AppRiver, LLC, released its Global Security Report for 2014. This report covers the top malware and spam trends in the world from last year, as well as the numbers of malware trapped by the company.

To begin, AppRiver reported that it trapped 893 million messages with viruses in the attachments, as well as 30.5 billion spam messages in 2014. The amount of messages with viruses in the attachments was nearly double what the company saw in 2013. Also interesting is...


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Office 365 Community Group Kick-Off Meeting – Coming Soon To Your Community!
image   SEATTLE – Be sure to mark your calendar to attend the inaugural *independent* Office 365 community meetings occurring in seven NFL cities in the first part of 2015. Already we are experiencing an overwhelming response and we are limited enrollments to 150-attendees so we encourage you to sign-up today. Learn more here: o365tour.smbnation.com.

Who should participate?
  • Office 365 IT Pros
  • Office 365 MSPs
  • Office 365 Consultants
  • Segments: Enterprise, Government, Education, SMB

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January 20
Issue 9-29

This Issue:
 
bullets Hybrid Right Here, Right Now
 
Office 365 Ombudsman
 
AppRiver Releases Global Security Report for 2014
 
Office 365 Community Group Kick-Off Meeting – Coming Soon To Your Community!
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
January 27, 2015: Office 365 Tour Stop, Bellevue, WA
 
January 29, 2015: Office 365 Tour Stop, Silicon Valley, CA
 
February 26, 2015: Office 365 Tour Stop, Los Angeles/Irvine, CA
 
 
 
 
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SMB Nation Kitchen

Salsa Chicken

Ingredients:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix
1 cup salsa
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle taco seasoning on both sides of chicken breasts, and pour salsa over all.

Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is tender and juicy and its juices run clear.

Sprinkle chicken evenly with cheese, and continue baking for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with sour cream if desired, and serve.

Recipe Source.

 
On This Day in History

January 20, 1986: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time

 

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