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December 2019 Tech Update Newsletter

   

Season's Greetings from the
K2 Enterprises Team

Christmas Tree

We wish you and yours a happy, safe, and joyous Holiday Season and all the best for a peaceful and prosperous 2020!

     
Excel's Easy to Use LARGE and SMALL Functions

Microsoft Begins Rolling-Out New XLOOKUP Function in Excel

Microsoft has begun rolling-out Excel’s anticipated XLOOKUP feature to some Office 365 subscribers. While not all Office 365 subscribers yet have access to this feature, if you are an Office 365 subscriber, you can expect receive this feature during 2020.  And once you do gain access to it, you will no doubt want to take full advantage of this great new enhancement to Excel. 

Product Review - Epson PowerLite 1795F
Data Projector

Epson PowerLite 1795F Projector

Recently, I needed to purchase a new data projector to replace my Epson PowerLite 1776W. I had used the 1776W for over five years and had a great experience with that device.  Because of that experience, I looked first at the current Epson product line for a  replacement. After a bit of research, I quickly decided to try Epson’s PowerLite 1795F model. Following is my independent review of that device. 

K2's 2020 Technology Conference Survey to
Roll-Out in December

Each year, the team at K2 Enterprises reaches out to the accounting community via a survey. We use the results of the survey to determine what technology-focused learning sessions we should develop for the upcoming year. This year, we will publish the survey in December and we ask for a few minutes of your time to answer the questions posed in the survey.

Ransomware

Ransomware Proliferation Proves Costly

One of the most – if not THE most – significant issues in information security during 2019 was the proliferation of ransomware. Unfortunately, this trend is likely to continue in 2020. Therefore, let us examine some ransomware statistics so we can prepare to defend our data.

IRS

Tax Preparers Must Renew PTINs Before December 31

All accounting professionals planning to file any federal tax returns and receive compensation for doing so must have a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). This requirement extends to all enrolled agents. PTINs expire annually, and if you currently have a PTIN, it will expire on December 31, 2019. Therefore, you must act on or before December 31, 2019 before preparing any tax returns in 2020.

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K2 Enterprises Highlights
Two Year-End Webinars

For those needing last-minute CPE, K2 Enterprises is pleased to offer two webinar options on New Years Eve.


K2's Adobe Acrobat DC - Big Changes for PDFs

With the introduction of Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe changed the game on how we work with PDF documents. More than just “another new software version,” Acrobat DC offers a number of new outstanding productivity features that you will want to take advantage of. These features, coupled with significant changes in licensing, means that Acrobat DC is a substantially different product than its predecessors. Join us in this session to learn how to take advantage of all that Acrobat DC has to offer.


K2's Tech Tools and Gadgets for a More Efficient You!

Technology – specifically the ever-evolving world of tools, gadgets, and apps – continues to awe and amaze while “The Internet of Things” is rapidly turning this evolution into a revolution. By learning how to utilize these tools and gadgets, you can enhance both personal and team productivity and, in this program, you will learn how to take advantage of many features in tools that you likely already own – such as Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office – to become more productive.


You can obtain complete details for each session, including learning objectives and registration information by clicking the button below.

     
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K2 Team Members On The Road In December

During the remainder of December, K2 team members are scheduled to deliver 56 in-person training sessions in 14 venues across the United States. A summarized schedule is shown below. We hope that you will be able to attend one or more of these sessions, and we look forward to the opportunity of serving you soon.

December 2019 Schedule