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What would you do if your business broadband went down?
May 28, 2020

What would you do if your business broadband went down?

Your business is challenging enough, without connectivity being another source of headaches. Most businesses start with one connection – for example a single FTTC (fibre) circuit. Hopefully this is business grade so that it is supported by a solid SLA (service level agreement). As they expand, they may move to a leased line type circuit,

Microsoft 365 Updates – Week Ending 24th May 2020
May 26, 2020

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,

Microsoft 365 Updates – week ending 17th May 2020
May 18, 2020

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,

Microsoft 365 Updates – Week Ending 10th May 2020
May 11, 2020

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

Microsoft 365 Updates – Week ending 3rd May 2020
May 04, 2020

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

Backups: Protect your business with the answer to these 5 questions
April 29, 2020

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

Microsoft 365 Updates – Week Ending 26th April 2020
April 27, 2020

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

Microsoft 365 Updates – week ending 19th April 2020
April 20, 2020

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

Microsoft 365 Updates – week ending 12th April 2020
April 14, 2020

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

Here’s how I can get your password if you share the make of your first car…
April 06, 2020

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.