How to make the most of Office 365

When it comes to running your business, there are plenty of different platforms and tools fighting for your attention. While tools like Google Docs and Google Excel are rising in popularity, Microsoft Office 365 continues to improve upon its services with every update, and retain its title as the market leader. Whether you’re already a…

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How Office 365 can benefit your business

Office 365 is “Microsoft Office in the Cloud” and provides access to email, contacts, documents and calendars wherever you are via cloud computing. Office 365 comes with a range of functions which can be extremely useful to your staff. Some of these features you may not even be aware of, but they have the ability…

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Microsoft fixes a record number of security flaws this month

Microsoft has released its biggest patch update ever including 18 patches, with 9 classed as ‘critical’ and a further 9 classed as ‘important’. Microsoft’s latest bumper package of patches comes after a quiet start to the year in terms of updates, with no patches released in February at all. However, this latest update includes fixes…

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Microsoft strengthen Office 365 security

Responding to the ever growing threat of cyber crime, Microsoft has ramped up their security efforts for their Office 365 platform. Users will now benefit from better visibility, control and security of data when using the cloud based services. In a blog posted on the Microsoft website, Bret Arsenault, Chief Information Security Officer for Microsoft,…

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Windows 10 receives positive reaction

Back in 2012, Microsoft launched its first attempt at an operating system that coped with the inevitable collision of tablets and desktops. Regarded by most users as a flop, Windows 8 was typified as an awkward mismatch between touch friendly technology and more traditional desktop operating systems; in short, it didn’t work for either desktop…

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Millions of computer users at risk from “Freak”

At the end of last week, Microsoft issued a major security warning about a computer bug that has been named “Freak” and announced that it was working on a security update to tackle it. Initially it was thought that only some users of Android and Blackberry phones were at risk, along with users of Apple’s…

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Microsoft no longer forced to offer web browser choices

A rule forcing Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe options for web browsers has come to an end, five years after it was introduced. The so called Browser Ballot had forced Microsoft to give as much prominence to non-Microsoft browsers such as Firefox and Chrome on Windows as it does to Internet Explorer…

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Still running Windows Server 2003? It’s time to switch

Anyone still using Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is being urged to upgrade after Microsoft announced that they will no longer offer extended support as of July 14th 2015. But what does this mean to current users and why should they switch? It’s estimated that there are currently 10 million machines still running Windows Server 2003…

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Problems with upgrading Windows XP

Microsoft officially stopped supporting the Windows XP operating system on 8th April this year after more than a decade. This means that it no longer provides technical support services, but more importantly it also stopped updating the software. So, no more bug fixes, and most crucially of all, no more security patches. Desktops or laptops…

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