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PatchWork – The Fourth Edition

By |2020-05-21T11:42:15-05:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Patchwork: Fourth Edition Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the fourth edition of Patchwork! We have some stunning new developments in the way of Windows Updates, so without further ado, let’s dive in! The End of an Era, and a New Direction for Microsoft A Windows 10 May 2020 Update is sunsetting its support for the 32-bit [...]

Microsoft Teams for Group Collaboration and Communication 

By |2020-05-14T07:20:09-05:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

As many churches have adopted remote work by necessity, some are evaluating the usefulness of the tool they selected in the heat of the moment. Perhaps an organization selected Zoom, but find it lacks file management and group collaboration outside of a scheduled meeting. Perhaps you have been using OneDrive to share files, but find it lacks real time voice [...]

A Prescription for Balance

By |2020-05-07T19:07:40-05:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

During my weeks in quarantine I have developed a regimen that I find helps me maintain a perspective that leads to balance and a restful soul, amid what could be quite a chaotic situation. Its basis is in several Scriptures, with the first in the book of Matthew. I would like to share it. Focus only [...]

Your Church & “The Cloud”

By |2020-04-30T13:10:34-05:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

By now I’m sure you’ve heard the term, “The Cloud”, but really what does that term mean to you? How do you react when you hear it? I’ve heard it said that the cloud is just someone else’s computer and to a certain extent that’s an accurate description, albeit a very simplified description. Everyone is in fact participating in [...]

PatchWork – the Third

By |2020-04-30T01:48:27-05:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hello and welcome back to another episode of PatchWork! This episode we’re going to take a more in depth look at a few particular updates that are still demonstrating their influence despite Patch Tuesday being two weeks ago. Microsoft had another amazing 113 vulnerabilities, 19 of which are critical and the other 94 being considered important. [...]

The New Normal of Connecting With Your Congregation

By |2020-04-14T07:24:14-05:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

As churches discover their new normal, the ACTS Group is here to help. We understand technology can be daunting and complicated. Regardless, technology has become a lifeline - a critical component in staying connected during this time. Unfortunately, even things that are supposed to be “easy” don’t always work as intended. Exponential.org has published a church [...]

Evaluating a Church Live Streaming Service 

By |2020-04-09T08:09:29-05:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Things have changed for churches in the recent weeks, and while many have scrambled to establish live streaming workflows, others are comfortable in their long-standing processes. The reality of it is, both are likely to experience trouble. Many church specific streaming services have been overwhelmed by the onslaught of churches joining their platform all at once. [...]

Proactive Vigilance – be aware and alert

By |2020-05-11T12:12:43-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ephesians 6:12 tells us that there are spiritual forces at work in this world, and we can be certain that the Enemy seeks to wreak havoc by taking advantage of turmoil, much like we are all experiencing now with the Coronavirus. There are several practical steps we can take daily to mitigate tension and anxiety, such [...]

PatchWork #2: More Holes Plugged, but Not the Main Issue

By |2020-03-19T15:03:50-05:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hello and welcome to the second edition of PatchWork! This month, there was a host of issues that had to be taken care of; however, considering the recent occurrences between two weeks ago and last week, the copious amount of small security patches paled in comparison. Worth briefly noting is the sheer number of small fixes [...]