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Recent Windows 11 update improves browser switching experience

Microsoft’s history of decisions with antitrust regulators has been controversial, but the company has more recently shown that it listens to feedback from customers and has changed course accordingly. The new update is extensive and includes everything from improvements and changes, to support for new high-priority notifications. Microsoft’s official changelog for the update doesn’t list…

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Top 4 benefits of outsourcing IT

Powerful and efficient technology is more integral now than it has ever been for businesses. The right technologies can streamline production processes, reduce costs, improve employee productivity, and allow your organisation to easily communicate with customers. The wrong technologies can lead to excessive IT costs, disorganisation, and the inability to keep up with competitors. Unfortunately,…

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How to protect your IT supply chain

Managing an extensive IT supply chain can be difficult and time-consuming. Over the past decade, this has become even more of an issue with government-mandated regulation around cyber security and data protection becoming mandatory for businesses around the country. For organisations that utilise IT service providers, they must ensure that they protect themselves in a…

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Microsoft institute new security policies for activating Office macros

In February, Microsoft announced an upcoming change for Office 365. Designed to improve the security processes around activating macros in Office 365 applications, the change adds a warning message and mandatory confirmation check before the macro is successfully activated. The change applies to Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word, with the update being pushed…

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Zoom vs Teams

Zoom and Microsoft Teams have both experienced incredible growth over the last couple of years. While productivity tools combining things like messaging, file sharing and conferencing have been on the rise for a while, few have achieved their levels of popularity. Zoom, the leading provider of video-focused communications, offers a simple meeting environment where teams…

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Microsoft Teams Security and Functionality Updates in 2022

Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo for Teams brings more control to companies when deciding where their data is located. It’s especially helpful for multinational companies. Multi-Geo is supported across Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and now Teams. Teams Multi-Geo enables customers to store Teams core customer data for end-users in the geo-locations of their choice by using…

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Preparing for Hybrid Working

A recent study confirmed that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, around half of employers are anticipating an increase in employee requests for flexible working from home or remotely, for all or part of the time. What are the implications of hybrid working and what do employers need to consider?  Before the Covid 19 pandemic, a lot of jobs were thought to…

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Creating Inclusive Hybrid Work Experiences

Within the hybrid workplace, technology is a crucial factor and can make or break your level of inclusivity. For many employees with disabilities, it can mean the difference between being a productive team member or an outlier.  There is still progress to be made to help drive awareness of this topic. Here are some of the improvements that have been made to accessibility…

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End-to-End Encryption for Teams Calls

Microsoft recently announced that end-to-end encryption will be possible in person-to-person scenarios for Microsoft Teams Calls.  Calls made in Teams are already encrypted by Microsoft 365 encryption technologies. However, end-to-end encryption goes a step further and prevents man-in-the-middle interception scenarios.  Here’s Microsoft’s definition of end-to-end encryption for Teams:  “End-to-end encryption, or E2EE, is the encryption…

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How Cyberattacks are Changing

Cybercrime will be more sophisticated, widespread, and relentless by 2022. Criminals have been targeting healthcare, IT, financial services and energy markets with headline-grabbing attacks.   These attacks have proven to be extremely damaging to our infrastructure and have also made a lot of consumers unhappy in the process. Despite this, there are some positive trends. Cyber attack victims are coming forward, demonstrating the scale of the problem, humanising…

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Patch Tuesday Updates

What is Patch Tuesday? Also known as “Update Tuesday”, “Patch Tuesday” is a term that refers to Microsoft’s monthly release of software fixes. These include security patches for the Windows operating system and updates to other Microsoft products.  The Security Response Center publishes a bulletin for each vulnerability. This vulnerability is then assigned a number from the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) list within the…

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Microsoft Highlights Benefits of Windows 11 TPM and VBS Features

VBS and TPM 2.0 are mandatory for Windows 11 devices and Microsoft is now demonstrating what these security features can do.   There’s been a lot of discussions recently about Windows 11, including the powerful new security features. One of the main features is Virtualization-based security (VBS) and Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0). A lot of the discussion is around how…

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Microsoft brings Windows 365 Cloud PC to Windows 11

Microsoft recently released a new Windows product, Windows 365. It’s a Cloud PC platform that they now offer to their enterprise customers called Windows 365 Enterprise. Windows 365 Enterprise can also run on Windows 11. As organisations are switching towards solutions that address the need for collaboration, security is becoming more difficult to maintain in…

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Microsoft Windows — Version 1.0 to Windows 11

Today, 90% of personal computers and 70% of network computers worldwide use Microsoft’s Windows versions. No other software has ever achieved such widespread acceptance and adoption. Microsoft released Windows 1.0, the first graphical user interface (GUI) operating system, on November 20, 1985. At that time, Interface Manager was the name of the project. It was…

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The End of Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer will be discontinued, is your business ready? Microsoft has officially announced that the end-of-life date for Internet Explorer 11 will be June 15, 2022. Plans are in place to transition everyone to Microsoft’s newer Chromium-based browser, Edge which has legacy support (“IE Mode”) for Internet Explorer-based websites built-in. One of the most important…

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Glasstap – Microsoft Teams

Glasstap Case Study – Microsoft Teams Website: https://www.glasstap.com/   Industry: Professional Training & Coaching Company Overview Established in 2000, Glasstap is a leading provider of experiential training and training materials. The company has been developed around core passions: To be Innovative, Customer Oriented and Socially Responsible. Wizard IT have helped Glasstap in the past with server…

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Microsoft Price Increase – Enterprise Software & Cloud

Important changes for customers buying enterprise software and cloud services in British pound. We wanted to give you advance warning of changes to pricing coming in January 2017. Microsoft will be increasing British pound pricing to harmonise prices for enterprise software and cloud services within the EU/EFTA region. We periodically assess the impact of local pricing…

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