Weekly Tech Update
We produce a weekly technical update video. I have left the TechTip videos here for reference. If you see anything that you want more information about, or help in implementing anything then call us on 01752 546867.
What is phishing!
This weeks video explains what phishing is, and what it may do!
Google Calendar Update!
Google have an updated feature coming to the Calendar App.
Want to know what you can do with AI to help you?
More people are using VPN’s than ever before, but is using a FREE VPN a good idea?
The Ultimate Browser
Microsoft are goiing to launch a new version of thier web browser, more details watch the video.
Just because you are a smaller business doesn’t mean the bad guys aren’t trying to hack you! Watch this to discover what you can do to help prevent this.
The latest trend in phishing attacks
This week we look at sa new trend in phishing emails, the use of images.
Microsoft Edge Tip
This week we look at some of the settings in Microsoft Edge, find out more in this video.
If you are getting rid of a device, then make sure you clear the drive of data, more in the video.
Microsoft Authenticator Number Match
If you use the Microsoft Authenticator you may have recently seen a change when using it with Microsoft 365, find out more in this video.
Curtains for Windows 10
Microsoft have announced that there will be no more feature updates to Windows 10, but what does that mean for you? We will expalin all in the video.
Advantages of moving to the cloud
There are many advantages of moving to the cloud, but have you considered the green reasons?
In this video we explore the issue of having your device jacked whilst charging it.
Windows 11 Optional Update
MicroSoft have announced an optional feature for windows 11, we explore if you should install this or not?
Linkedin is enhnacing security
You might have noticed a sharp rise in the number of fake profiles and connection requests on LinkedIn lately.
To stamp this out, LinkedIn is introducing new verification features.
Windows 12 is coming soon, find out more this week.
Use of AI in Scams
The scammers are using AI to make their campaigns more effective, find out more this week.
3 Essential Security Tools.
What are the 3 must have security tools for your business?
Multi-Factor Authentication made easier
MicroSoft are making MFA easier to use on Android and IOS find ou more in this video
What about the bad bots!
This week we look at the Bad bots out there.
Mobile Phone Security
Is your phone secure?
Chat AI Brief
We have all heard about Chat GPT, but what is the hype about?
Is your Cyber Security Enough?
The days, of anti-virus protection being enough are long gone! Check out this weeks video to see why.
Phishing by chatbot
Phishing emails are getting better thanks to AI Bots. we explorer this in the video
Latest phishing scam
This week we give some details of the one of the latest phishing scams
Technology Health Check
This week we look at why an annual technology health check is a good idea.
Some younger people entering the work force, may actually be struggling with the technology used, this week’s video explores this.
Is that the right Download?
In this week’s video we explore the risks of downloading software.
Whilst browser plugins can be really useful, they do sometimes contain malware, we explore this in this weeks video.
Passwords are so 2021, coming soon to most platforms will be passkeys. We explore this further in this weeks video.
Coming Soon to Windows 10
There are a couple of features released in Windows 11, that will soon be making there way to Windows 10, watch this for more info.
Latest Phishing Scam
The latest phishing scam, really piles on the pressure of time to respond. Please share with everyone, and if in doubt give us a call.
What Apps are your staff using?
This week we look at the apps that your staff maybe using, and are the possibly causing an issue with your cyber security
Notification Spam, is Google about to help us all!
Google are working on a new feature to help block Notification Spam. For details watch this.
3 Top Cyber Security Tips
In an ever changing security landscape we bring you 3 everlasting top tips.
Ransomware is an horrific crime, If you don’t want to be a victim watch this
Online meeting set up
Online meetings are here to stay, so is your set up giving you the best experience?
3 new Teams features
There are 3 new teams features coming soon here is a brief video explaining them.
The edge browser is getting an upgrade to it’s password manager, but we recomeend you don’t use this. Contact us to find out which password manager we recommend,
IT Buying is on the Increase.
Businesses are forecast to spend more on IT this year! this is our view on it.
Work Life Balance
Work life balance seems to be a bit wrong at the momemnt, view this video for some details.
Browser tab groups
If at the end of the day your browser is full of tabs, then tab groups maybe the feature for you.
Updated Guidance on Cyber Resilience
This week we look at updated guidance in the wake of the continuing threat.
New Phishing Methods
The scammers are getting more sophisticated more details in this video.
One of the most popular hacks is the phishing emails for financial gain.
Windows 11 Efficency Mode
Windows 11 has an efficency mode, so hopefully we can say goodbye to the resource hocks.
Microsoft Email Blocking
Microsoft blocked more than 35.7 billion malicious emails last year. It also blocked 25.6 billion attempts to compromise accounts. The best way to prevent this is Multi Factor Authentication.
Walkie Talkie comes to teams
Teams now have a walkie talkie feature, we are going to be using this. Are you?
Data Breaches will lose you clients
Trust is important in business, but building this trust can take some time. But you can lose it all in the blink of an eye. Specially after a cyber security breach?
Our latest video explores this topic.
Microsoft 365 Sway: A niche app with a real purpose
So you need to design a document for work… but you’re not a designer. And apps like Publisher are too confusing?
Enter Sway. It’s inside Microsoft 365, and makes designing easy for non-designers. Here’s our take on it.
How to spot the early signs of a data breach. And limit the fallout
A data breach is one of the most terrifying things that can happen to your business. The financial and reputational impact can be enormous.
Here’s how to spot the early signs of a breach… and what to do if you suspect a cyber-criminal is in your network.
Planner helps your team to get things done
If your team is based in lots of different locations, managing projects effectively can be a headache.
Not if you’re using Microsoft Planner. It’s a powerful tool, and integrates perfectly with the Microsoft 365 apps you already love.
Let’s explore many of the benefits.
Do you need a Password Manager
Have a guess how many passwords the average person needs to remember…
It’s an astonishing EIGHTY passwords! It’s just not realistic asking someone to remember that many, is it?
That’s why we recommend you use a password manager. Our new video explains what that is, and what the risks are.
We’re all busy, with packed calendars. Which sometimes makes it difficult to find a good time to talk to each other.
Enter Microsoft Bookings. It’s designed to find gaps that suit you and the person you want to meet with. And make sure everyone gets reminders about the call or meeting.
Plus it’s fully integrated with your Outlook. Here’s how it works.
What’s the biggest risk to your business?
As the leader of your business, you have lots of responsibilities. Driving growth, ensuring you staff are fulfilled and enjoying their work etc.
But can you say for certain that your business is protected from the threat of a cyber-attack?
Our new video explores the biggest cyber security risk to every business.
Why you need a business continuity plan
Today’s technology is pretty much critical to all businesses…….
But it is continually under attack!
How long could you survive without your Data, or even internet access? A Day? A Week? longer??
In our new video we explore how easily “Business as Usual” canbe disrupted, and why we all need to plan for this.
SharePoint – The lowdown on the business benefits.
Do you need to collaborate and share information in your business? Is SharePoint the answer. Our new video explains what it can do.
Microsoft ToDo makes your life easier
Half the challenge of being productive is knowing what you need to do, by when.
There’s a very powerful task manager that works with other Microsoft 365 applications. Here’s the lowdown on it.
Your business can get hacked no matter what the size!
Cyber Attacks are huge problem for businesses of all size, even when they don’t make the news.
Because hackers use clever automated tools that hunt out any opportunity for them, anywhere, every small business is at risk
In our new video, we tell you about one of the biggest causes of data security breaches… and how to protect your business.
How are your team handling security breaches?
It’s very easy to be scammed online these days. What would happen if a member of your team clicked a dodgy link by accident?
Our new video explores some options.
The modern Whiteboard
In our new hybrid world, getting everyone in the same place to brainstorm ideas is difficult. But with the Microsoft Whiteboard App, you can now achieve the same benefits.
Should your business be cloud based?
What is the Cloud, and should your business be using it, our latest video has the answers.
Can you delete data from your devices remotely?
These days, when a member of your team loses their mobile phone, it isn’t just an inconvenience… it can also leave your business’s data vulnerable to thieves. Our new video shows you a safety check you should do now; to help protect your data in the future.
Collaboration made easy with Microsoft Lists
If you use Microsoft 365, then you will have access to lists. It is powerful as it integrates with other apps you already use.
Here’s our take on Lists.
Brute force Attack? What does this mean for your business?
Do you know what a brute force attack is?
It’s how cyber criminals break into accounts protected by weak passwords.
These attacks are usually automated, making them efficient and scarily successful.
Our new video explains what can happen, and how to defend your business.
Microsoft 365: Your mobile apps and business without the office
There are loads of different applications contained within your subscription, are you getting the most out of your subscription.
And it’s surprising just how many devices you can use your apps on.
Have your emails been compromised?
Most businesses rely heavily on email, and that’s why it’s so popular with hackers. A large majority of cyber-attacks start in your email.
Here are some ways to protect your business from your own inbox.
Excel smart look up feature
Excel isn’t just for crunching numbers. This week we look at a productivity feature.
Here’s one you might not know about. It’s where Excel can look up the contents of a spreadsheet cell for you.
Keep a look out for these malware traps
For years now, We’ve been warning businesses that the most likely source that a cyber-criminal will use to hack their IT systems, is their email.
But scammers use other methods. Here are some other malware scams to look out for.
There is one thing which prevents 99% of hack attempts
Hackers use clever automated tools to hack into any business.
There is good news. One simple security method has been shown to be 99% effective. Find out what it is in this week’s video.
Boss, I’ve lost my laptop!
What is the cost of a member of staff losing a laptop or other device?
Don’t just think about the cost.
You’ve also got to consider the data security of the lost device. Here are a few key questions you must ask yourself…