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Do you use Internet Explorer? Microsoft warn that you could be blocked from Word, Outlook and PowerPoint this month!

Microsoft have warned that users of Internet Explorer 11 will find themselves blocked from accessing Office 365 applications or having a downgraded experience. Why is this happening? This change is happening because the Internet Explorer browser has become outdated over the years – with Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge and rival browsers. Why have Microsoft released a warning? Latest stats...
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Microsoft release new update to fix critical ‘PrintNightmare’ bug – update immediately!

Microsoft has today released a fix for a serious flaw in the Windows operating system where hackers can exploit the Windows Print Spooler – with the bug being named ‘PrintNightmare’. This blog post will outline all you need to know – including what the bug is, how it could affect you, and how to update. What is the bug? This bug was found by researchers at a cybersecurity company Sangfor....
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Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021

Originally announced in July 2020, as Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Microsoft 365, Microsoft has issued a reminder the Skype for Business Online service will retire July 31, 2021. How this will affect your organization if you use Skype for Business Online If your organization has been scheduled for a Microsoft-assisted upgrade from Skype for Business Online to...
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Microsoft announce Windows 11!

On the 24th of June 2021, Microsoft announced the next iteration of the Windows operating system – Windows 11. In preparation for it being launched later this year, this blog post will highlight the key features that Windows 11 will bring to your computer! A brand-new look There is a new start menu, taskbar, and icon design – the start button is moved to the middle of the taskbar, with a...
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New Microsoft Teams update will make hybrid working that little bit easier!

Through this past year, you have probably become familiar with two things: remote working and Microsoft Teams. As things start to return back to normal, Microsoft have announced a brand-new update with a bunch of features that will help us transition to the world of hybrid working. This blog post will highlight all the new changes and how they will help us as we start to change the way we work...
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Support for the original Microsoft Edge, based on Internet Explorer, ends on the 9th March

On the 9th March 2021, Microsoft will be dropping their support for the original version of Microsoft Edge. This blog post will explain what this means for you. Why are Microsoft doing this and what to do now? Microsoft have released a new version of their Edge browser based on Chromium. You can read about it here and also download it. There is an easy way to identify which version of Microsoft...
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Update to Microsoft 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivity

To ensure that we meet performance expectations, Microsoft is updating the supported versions of Outlook for Windows that can connect to Microsoft 365 services as of November 1, 2021 - so you have plenty of time to prepare for a phased change to newer versions of Outlook, as part of a Microsoft 365 subscription or Hosted Exchange email solution that includes appropriate Outlook licenses....
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Upgrade macOS to access new Microsoft 365 for Mac updates

As of the Microsoft 365 for Mac, November 2020 update, macOS 10.14 Mojave or later is required to receive updates to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. If you continue with an older version of macOS, your Office apps will continue to work but you will no longer receive any updates including security updates. If your organisation is not using macOS then you can disregard this change,...
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Windows 10 has a hidden emoji picker – here’s how to use it

Windows 10 has a hidden emoji picker you can use to type emoji in any application, even desktop programs like Google Chrome. It’s accessible by pressing a keyboard shortcut combination. How to Open the Emoji Picker To open the emoji picker, press Win+. or Win+; on your keyboard. In other words, hold the Windows key down and press either the period (.) or semicolon (;) key. Your cursor must be...
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Bing Webmaster Tools to be fully revamped by July

While a lot of attention is paid to Google and their Search Console service for webmasters, Bing still deserves a look in - after all Bing powers Yahoo search results as well as a lot of other smaller search engines so it's 2 for 1 on the big names when it comes to managing your site's ranking on Microsoft's Bing search engine. Microsoft's Bing team announced Tuesday at SMX London that Bing...
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