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Microsoft 365 Updates – Week Ending 24th May 2020

A day late this week – hope everyone had a great bank holiday weekend! Here is a summary of the Microsoft 365 updates from last week. Create Screen Recordings in Microsoft Stream There is a new feature for screen recording now available in Microsoft Stream. This can be used to record any window or screen,

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Microsoft 365 Updates – week ending 17th May 2020

FREE cybersecurity awareness training! One of the biggest pieces of news this week is that Microsoft are releasing a cybersecurity awareness kit in partnership with Terranova Security. This contains three full end user courses on: Phishing Protecting Home Computers Privacy All Microsoft 365 customers have access to this course – it can be taken online,

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Microsoft 365 Updates – Week Ending 10th May 2020

Welcome to this week’s plain English summary of all of the important changes to Microsoft 365. Teams to support multiple windows Rolling out in June, it will be possible to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Also, the meeting controls will move to the top of the meeting

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Microsoft 365 Updates – Week ending 3rd May 2020

Welcome to this week’s plain English summary of all of the important changes to Microsoft 365. New feature: Live Presentations Live Presentations for PowerPoint for web will be released before the end of June. This allows audience members to see slides and a live transcript of the presenter’s spoken words, including live translation. Participants can

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Backups: Protect your business with the answer to these 5 questions

Backups are confusing. We never know what we should be backing up, how often we should be doing it, and sometimes it’s difficult to see the value in it. Backups are a bit like seat belts in cars. 99% of the time you think “what’s the point”, but when you have an accident you realise

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Microsoft 365 Updates – Week Ending 26th April 2020

Here is your weekly roundup of changes in the Microsoft 365 Message Centre. Quite a short one this week! Microsoft Teams Yammer App A new Yammer app is being rolled out for Microsoft teams, to bring a fully interactive Yammer experience into Teams. This will allow users to join community discussions, share announcements, attend live

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Microsoft 365 Updates – week ending 19th April 2020

Quite a few updates in the Microsoft 365 message center this week! Below is your weekly summary. Teams Outlook SharePoint Word Office Apps Update Microsoft Teams Changes to video layout in Teams meetings The number of participants that can be viewed simultaneously during a Teams meeting will increase from 4 to 9, and Microsoft are

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Microsoft 365 Updates – week ending 12th April 2020

Here is a summary of the main updates for last week, affecting Microsoft 365 services. Microsoft 365 Name Changes One of the bigger announcements recently are the upcoming name changes in Microsoft 365. The following products will rename, but the features will not change. Old Name New Name Office 365 Business Essentials Microsoft 365 Business

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Here’s how I can get your password if you share the make of your first car…

By coming up with your hilarious Royal Wedding Name, you’ve inadvertently posted the answer to three of your password security questions online. Be careful what you share.

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Remote Working: How do I allow my staff to work from home, securely?

For some of us, flexible working or remote working is already common place. But for many, it’s a new concept. I want to provide some advice about the technological challenges for supporting remote working, particular for businesses with a more “legacy” IT set up. A lot of organisations these days have already moved a lot