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Microsoft updates Office 365 apps for Apple

Microsoft updates Office 365 apps for Apple

Microsoft recently updated Office 365 for iOS and Mac to enhance user experience. Office apps are now better integrated into the Apple ecosystem, which means iPhone, iPad, and Mac users can expect a more seamless experience when creating, accessing, or storing Office documents.

Facebook makes space for more relevant posts

Facebook makes space for more relevant posts

Social media has proven to be very influential in shaping people’s lives, affecting everything from one’s mental health to people’s views on certain political parties. To limit this, Facebook has made a decision to limit the posts from business accounts on your News Feed to make room for more meaningful posts shared by your friends and families.

The dangers of distributed spam distraction

The dangers of distributed spam distraction

Users get around 200 emails in their inbox a day, including work messages, automated payment slips, and everyone’s least favorite email, spam. Spam messages are mostly harmless, but when you get more than 10,000 of them flooding your inbox, you’re probably the victim of a special type of spam attack.

5 things to do to your new laptop

5 things to do to your new laptop

Getting a new laptop can be very exciting. It guarantees a more seamless user experience with faster speed, more memory, and better battery life. But it’s all for naught if you don’t take certain preventive steps before using your new machine. Discover five things you should do before you start exploring your new toy.

Fighting ransomware with virtualization

Fighting ransomware with virtualization

Ransomware takes your data hostage and demands a payment for its recovery. While it may seem like there’s no other choice but to pay the ransom, you should never give in to the hacker’s demands. Before the next wave of ransomware comes around, it’s important to protect your business with virtual disaster recovery solutions.

The Security Threat to your Network from Computers running Microsoft XP Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.

The Security Threat to your Network from Computers running Microsoft XP Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.

Just under 4 years ago, on the 8th of April 2014, Microsoft announced that they had finally ended support for Windows XP. Since that announcement, we worked with our clients to remove XP machines, and their attendant risks, from company networks. We’ve struggled to convince some users, but over time and with the threat of malware and, specifically, ransomware growing on an almost daily basis, most people have accepted the need to tighten security.

Understanding Office collaboration tools

Understanding Office collaboration tools

Office 365 is chock full of so many apps that it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of them all. Sure, you have the most popular tools like Word and Skype for Business, but there are three tools in the lineup that seem like they could be used the same way: Outlook Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams.

Get Active and help others in your community

Get Active and help others in your community

Most of our longer-standing clients will know that we operate a survey feedback scheme to encourage clients to tell us how we are doing. What you may not know, however, is that every time one of our surveys is returned, we donate 50 pence to charity.

This is part of Active IT’s commitment to giving back to our community and reflects the significant amount of work we do to support the IT networks of charities in our region at preferential rates.

Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

It’s been three weeks since one of the worst IT security vulnerabilities in history was announced, and consumers are still receiving mixed messages about how to protect themselves. We usually encourage users to install software updates as often as possible, but when it comes to Meltdown and Spectre, that advice comes with an asterisk.

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