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Power On Computing is pleased to announce the introduction of a new eBook series, delivered free to your inbox – Unlock your Office 365 Subscription. This recurring eBook series will focus on helping you learn more about the many features your Office 365 business subscription has to offer by teaching you what you need to know to begin using Office 365 to its fullest potential.

We begin this series by showcasing Microsoft Forms.

Microsoft Forms is a simple, lightweight app that lets you easily create surveys, quizzes, and polls. In educational institutions, it can be used to create quizzes, collect feedback from teachers and parents, or plan class and staff activities. In business organizations, it can be used to collect customer feedback, measure employee satisfaction, improve your product or business, or organize company events.

Microsoft Forms is free to use for anyone with the following:

Office 365 Education licenses

  • Office 365 Education
  • Office 365 A1 Plus
  • Office 365 A5
  • Existing customers who purchased Office 365 Education E3 prior to its retirement

Office 365 Commercial licenses

  • Office 365 Business Essentials
  • Office 365 Business Premium
  • Office 365 Business
  • Office 365 ProPlus
  • Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3, and E5 plans
  • Existing Office 365 Enterprise E4 customers who purchased E4 before its retirement

U.S. Government Community Cloud: GCC and GCC High environments

  • Office 365 GCC and GCC-High G1, G3, and G5

Microsoft personal account

Complete the form below to request your free copy of the first eBook in this series. A valid email address is required to receive your free eBook.

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The ever-evolving threat of ransomware continues

Bad guys have found a new way to trick people into infecting their PC with ransomware. This time it looks like a Sprint / Verizon / Charter / etc. (it could claim to be from any phone service really) email that tells you about a voice mail that was left for you, and wants you to play the voice mail.

The email has a .zip attachment that supposedly has the voice mail message in a .wav file. However, if you unzip the file, the ransomware will encrypt all the files on your computer and possibly all files on the network if you have access. You only get your files back if you pay around 500 dollars.

Do not click on links in “voice mail” emails from someone you do not know, and certainly do not open any attachments!

Remember, Think Before You Click!


For more information on how to keep yourself or your organization safe, or if you’d like a threat evaluation, contact POCC today.