How to Use Focus Assist to Control Notifications in Windows 10

How to Use Focus Assist to Control Notifications in Windows 10

Do you find that your computer is too distracting? The barrage of notifications we receive on every device makes it hard to focus on one task.

This is why Windows 10 has a feature called Focus Assist (formerly Quiet Hours). We'll show you what it can do and other ways to take control of notifications on your PC.
What Is Focus Assist?
All sorts of apps can send you notifications in Windows 10. This includes your email client, apps you've installed, update prompts, and even notifications from websites.

4 Learning Websites to Take Courses About Anything Online

4 Learning Websites to Take Courses About Anything Online

Thanks to the internet, you can learn almost anything online -- and much of it is free.

Whether you're looking to bolster your credentials or just want to learn about a new subject for fun, these four online learning sites are fantastic.
1. Coursera

Coursera is a great place to learn just about anything.

What Is Azure Active Directory?

What Is Azure Active Directory?

We discussed the benefits of a Windows domain a while back. In that post, we described how domains let IT staff easily manage users and set up Group Policy for controlling settings. But we noted that not all businesses use a domain.

One of the alternatives growing in popularity is Microsoft's Azure Active Directory.

What We Look for When Buying New Computers

What We Look for When Buying New Computers

When buying a new computer, you can choose from all sorts of models depending on your needs. Cheaper computers often seem like a good value, but their below-average components can lead to a frustrating experience.

We keep a variety of factors in mind when shopping for new computers for your company.

Dropbox’s Smart Sync Makes the Service Even Better

Dropbox’s Smart Sync Makes the Service Even Better

Dropbox is a popular file syncing tool that offers great value for businesses. With it, you don't need to email files back and forth, and employees in the same department can easily access shared resources.

But one of the drawbacks of Dropbox is that keeping all those files on your PC takes up space.

What We Believe About Customer Support

What We Believe About Customer Support

Customer service is a vital support of any business. Unfortunately, many companies today don't prioritize it as they should.

At Houk Consulting, we want you to know that we place an extremely high value on customer service. Here are our beliefs on how a business should treat its clients.

5 Ways Office 365 Mail Beats POP Email

5 Ways Office 365 Mail Beats POP Email

Your business has plenty of choices for email. For instance, Google Apps and Office 365 are two popular choices from big providers. However, many companies stick with inexpensive POP email, often provided through a website host, to keep costs down.

While POP email is functional, it pales in comparison to what Office 365 offers.

The Advantages of VoIP Phone Service for Your Business

The Advantages of VoIP Phone Service for Your Business

While traditional phones are still used by many companies, cloud-based VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems are rising in popularity. Instead of a physical phone line, these services let phones communicate via the internet.

You might think that your business isn't a candidate for VOIP phones, but there are many advantages of VoIP to consider.