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Oct
01
WordPad Goodbye! An era has ended.

temp-post-imageMicrosoft has finally taken action after 30 years of faithfully providing WordPad. They will retire this app that allowed people to open.doc files without Word.


Why now and what does this mean for your business?


Microsoft recently made an unexpected and quiet announcement that they will no longer update WordPad, and eventually remove it from Windows altogether. No date for this transition was specified at the time.


But let's be honest...how often have you mistakenly opened a WordPad document when the original intention was Notepad?


Notepad is used to write plain text documents while WordPad serves as an editing program similar to a word processor; they're often confused.


Could WordPad's imminent ...


Oct
01
WordPad Goodbye! An era has ended.

temp-post-imageMicrosoft has finally taken action after 30 years of faithfully providing WordPad. They will retire this app that allowed people to open.doc files without Word.


Why now and what does this mean for your business?


Microsoft recently made an unexpected and quiet announcement that they will no longer update WordPad, and eventually remove it from Windows altogether. No date for this transition was specified at the time.


But let's be honest...how often have you mistakenly opened a WordPad document when the original intention was Notepad?


Notepad is used to write plain text documents while WordPad serves as an editing program similar to a word processor; they're often confused.


Could WordPad's imminent ...


Sep
12
Relieve yourself of anxiety about "file too big to send." The file size limit issue has now passed.

temp-post-imageHave you ever attempted to attach a large file to an urgent email only to be met with the frustration of receiving "file too big to send?" messages?


Frustrating? Certainly!
Microsoft must have heard our collective sighs of frustration as they've announced an update that should finally solve our "file too large" woes.


Here's one of those rare instances when something that seems too good to be true is, in fact, true!


Microsoft announced in an official post regarding their 365 roadmap that it plans to integrate Outlook with OneDrive, its cloud storage service.


Once your attachment size limit in Outlook has been exceeded, OneDrive will prompt you to upload it so it reaches its intended recipient.


Your...


Sep
12
Relieve yourself of anxiety about "file too big to send." The file size limit issue has now passed.

temp-post-imageHave you ever attempted to attach a large file to an urgent email only to be met with the frustration of receiving "file too big to send?" messages?


Frustrating? Certainly!
Microsoft must have heard our collective sighs of frustration as they've announced an update that should finally solve our "file too large" woes.


Here's one of those rare instances when something that seems too good to be true is, in fact, true!


Microsoft announced in an official post regarding their 365 roadmap that it plans to integrate Outlook with OneDrive, its cloud storage service.


Once your attachment size limit in Outlook has been exceeded, OneDrive will prompt you to upload it so it reaches its intended recipient.


Your...


Sep
12
Access Management is an integral component of cyber security

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As technology develops, design software landscape is shifting. Microsoft is one of the leaders in business apps; their Microsoft 365 solution was originally made up of seven apps but now includes over 20.


Microsoft Designer is one of the latest additions, drawing designers and professionals alike with its quick-and-easy design tool. Perfect for graphic designers, marketers, small business owners or creating entertaining videos! You can even use Microsoft Designer to make fun videos!


Microsoft Designer can simplify your design process, offering many useful features that will speed up and streamline it. Give it a try now to see if its artificial intelligence (AI) features can enhance your skills...


Sep
04
Microsoft and Samsung Join Forces to enhance security on mobile phones


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Your mind quickly registers this fact - after searching your pockets, bag, and under your pillows you realize your phone was left at a coffee shop!


Are You Worried about Losing Your Device and its Contents? No. What worries you is how your business data might get compromised should someone find their way onto someone else's phone.


Microsoft and Samsung are joining forces to help make mobile devices safer for businesses, launching an innovative solution this month designed to protect those using Samsung Galaxy phones in the office.


How Can This Be Done On-device Attestation allows companies to check whether mobile phones have been compromised even at their most basic components - think of it l...


Aug
27
Are we to assume this email from Microsoft represents a genuine attempt at phishing?

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Your email inbox is full of threats; have you ever considered that an email from Microsoft could become the biggest fear?


Microsoft, the tech company we all rely on and trust, is one of the most copied brands when it comes to phishing scams. Cyber criminals will send emails containing links or files containing malicious malware in order to gain access to sensitive data and steal it from users.


Microsoft isn't at fault; however, you and your staff should remain wary of anything suspicious that arises in the workplace.


Microsoft was the most copied brand by criminals during the second quarter 2023, accounting for 29% of phishing attempts.


Apple (at 5.2%) and Google (19.5%) both boast significantly...


Aug
09
Have you used Microsoft Universal Print yet? Discover its benefits.

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Printing is still an integral component of modern workplaces, yet maintaining your print infrastructure is no simple task; any hardware malfunction could halt work altogether.


Trouble arises with updating all printer drivers. Without firmware updates being done regularly, vulnerabilities could exist that expose unprotected printers to attack from malware, potentially infiltrating networks with harmful infections.


Microsoft Universal Print provides an innovative solution to simplify print job management. This new approach provides an innovative means of solving age-old printing issues.


Are you seeking to improve the way that you print documents or avoid printer issues? In this post we explore th...


Jul
30
Are You Searching for an Ultimate Business Browser?

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Microsoft never ceases to amaze us with their revolutionary announcements and we often wonder if their employees ever take time off for sleep! But here's another exciting announcement they made that should leave no one unfulfilled: the introduction of Windows 8.


Edge for Business is a new browser specifically tailored for business use.


The updated browser boasts security and productivity features ideal for employers and their teams alike.


Edge for Business could become the go-to browser on work devices - whether managed or unmanaged - thanks to its ability to help companies maintain control over employees without invading their privacy.


Edge for Business's flexibility makes it the ideal solutio...


Jul
11
Discover how Microsoft 365 Copilot will transform M365 applications

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Cloud computing has quickly become awash with advanced AI. Tools like ChatGPT and Bard have proven immensely popular among their users. Now developers are scrambling to add features that automate part of your job process - using contact data, they are creating follow-up lists or emails automatically.


AI-powered applications can do far more than automate processes; they're often used to design websites, write scripts and compose business correspondence - transforming office workflow at an unprecedented rate.


Microsoft is an industry-leading developer of office applications. At the forefront of introducing transformative technologies, they're set to make waves with Microsoft 365's major transfor...