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New Ransomware Protection In The Latest Window's Updates.

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The Window's 10 Fall creators update, or Version 1709 was released a few weeks ago. This update included a very useful new addition to Window's Defender. Designed to block ransomware and crypto-locker style viruses, Controlled Folder Access keeps Window's 10 one step ahead of hackers. Keep reading for the solution...

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Festivities at the Ashmolean

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Festivities at the Ashmolean

A couple of weeks ago whilst out networking we met the vivacious Marie Giraud from the Ashmolean, Oxford.

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Business Leaders Masterclass: 5 Secrets For Sales Growth by Sandler Training

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Business Leaders Masterclass: 5 Secrets For Sales Growth by Sandler Training

 

Last Thursday we were privellieged enough to attend one of Sandler Training's taster sessions. We spend two hours looking at the slaes process, and much of that from the customer perspective.

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Horticulture House Conference Facilities

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Our friends at the Horticultural Trades Association recently invited us to check out their new conference facilities. The wonderful Merilyn took us on a tour to show off their variety of new rooms.

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The WPA-2 WI-FI Vulnerability

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The "secure" Wi-Fi standard has a huge flaw making millions of people at risk, including you! WPA-2 is the defacto standard security protocol for wireless devices like your phone, and router. If you have ever set up a Wi-Fi network you will have ticked the WPA2 box, either by default, or by recommendation.

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Annoyed with US-English spell checking in Outlook?

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Annoyed with US-English spell checking in Outlook? - Simply change the “Proofing Language”!

This is very easy to do and will only take you but a moment:

  • Compose a new email;
  • open Review tab;
  • and from the “Language” dropdown, then;
  1. select “Set Proofing Language”. Choose English (UK);
  2. and click “Set As Default” at the bottom; 
  3. sit back and enjoy!
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Office 2019, What we know so far:

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Office 2019 was announced on the 26th of September during Microsoft Ignite at the most recent TechEd event. New features were advertised and improvements to PowerPoint and Excel were revealed. We predict that Office 2019 will include a few or even many features of EMS, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security.

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Buying New Hardware? What To Look Out For:

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If you're buying a new PC or laptop for the first time in a while, then you may need to look out for a few things. Buying online from "Build your own PC" websites can seem like a daunting task if you're not used to them but you should also be aware when buying in store.

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Phishing And E-mail Spoofing, What To Look Out For.

Phishing is one of the most common and consistently used forms of online scams. These scams target users and attempt to find out their personal data. This kind of personal attack is based on deception, much like many real-life scams and frauds. Often no viruses are used and it all falls to the fault of the user, which makes them particularly dangerous.

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What Is A Smart Office?

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With the idea of having a "Smart Home" becoming ever more popular, many businesses are looking to modernise their offices into "Smart Offices". The level of convenience at home that is created by products such as Google Home and Amazon's Alexa makes many wish for a more automated and up to date working environment. In a 2016 Study by Dell more than 50% of employees questioned said that they expect to be working in a smart office in the next five years. 82% of millennials questioned in the same study said that the level of workplace tech influences the chance that they'll take the job. So what is a Smart Office and how does it have such an effect?

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How To Make Your Window's 10 Machine Faster

How To Make Your Window's 10 Machine Faster

Windows 10 is a great operating system for both personal and business use. But if you are using an older machine or even one upgraded from Window's 7 it may slow down over time. The more software, documents, images, etc. that are added onto your machine the more weighed down it will become. If you want to try to avoid buying a whole new machine, then follow this guide on simple tips and tricks for how to improve your computers performance.

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Excel: Real-Time Collaboration Update

Last month, Microsoft announced that there was a "significant" step for the update that will allow you to collaborate with your co-workers on Excel, in real-time.

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Windows Vista End Of Life: When? And what does it mean?

Windows Vista End Of Life: When? And what does it mean?

For every operating system there comes a time in its life where Microsoft deems it too old for continued support. This is called "End Of Life" (EOL) for an operating system. Operating systems often last a very long time, compared to the average computer and so you may find that even after a new OS has been released you still prefer your older one. This is perfectly fine but after two or three operating systems have been released since the release of your currently used one, then it may be nearing its EOL.

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Is this the new Business Contact Manager (BCM) for Office 2016?

Is this the new Business Contact Manager (BCM) for Office 2016?

Outlook Customer Manager – a micro CRM

Outlook Customer Manager is being released worldwide in the coming months, or sooner for Office 365 Premium users who opted into it. Free for Office 365 Premium users, this new addition to Outlook makes it easier to manage the relationships you have with your customers. Outlook Customer Manager shows you all your business dealings, meetings, e-mails and conversations organised by contact. This addition to Office 365 comes in the form as an addition to Outlook, therefore only needing an update, not an install of additional software. This will allow you to quickly pick up the addition to Outlook and work with it without having to learn any new tools.

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What is PCI Security and why is it important?

What is PCI Security and why is it important?

Payment Card Industry Security is an essential for any online business that uses any kind of debit or credit card to make transactions. The PCI Data Security Standard (or PCI DSS) is a standard for companies that handle (or store) customer credit card details and bank details. In this blog we will explain the benefits of PCI DSS and how you and your company can reach the standard.

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What Is Cyber Essentials and How can I get secure?

What Is Cyber Essentials and How can I get secure?

The Cyber Essentials scheme was set up by the government and a group of cyber security experts to help many small to medium sized companies become digitally secure against 80% of known cyber threats. In this blog we will explore how Cyber Essentials could help your business, point you to several ways of implementing it, and suggest other things you can do to make your network secure.

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The New Windows Server 2016, What's New?

The New Windows Server 2016, What's New?

Microsoft has released Windows Server 2016, but what's new? What's been improved? And what hasn't? Hopefully this overview will give you an idea of if it's worth the upgrade or not.

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SIP Trunking: VoIP's Perfect Partner

SIP Trunking: VoIP's Perfect Partner

SIP Trunking: VoIP's Perfect Partner

Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony has been gaining traction for some years now, but many businesses have yet to take advantage of SIP trunking, a technology essential for the full realisation of the benefits of VoIP and other tools.

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is a communications protocol designed specifically for multimedia communications running over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the typical company network, and the Internet itself. It is most commonly used to underpin VoIP, video call and instant messaging applications.

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Facebook: Mixing Business With Politics?

With the end of the final TV debate of the 2016 US election, what is left that could change the results of the November vote? Analysts claim that Facebook’s "I Voted" button could have a potential influence over voter turnout. The so-called "Voter Megaphone" allows you to show that you have voted and see if your friends on Facebook have also voted. But by how much could it change the Presidential race in the US and its polls?

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Is Your Local Police Website Secure?

Is Your Local Police Website Secure?

A recent study finds that one quarter of law enforcement websites based in the UK have a weak connection and could be prone to hacker interception.

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The Window's 10 Fall creators update, or Version 1709 was released a few weeks ago. This update included a very useful new addition to Window's Defender. Design...

Festivities at the Ashmolean

A couple of weeks ago whilst out networking we met the vivacious Marie Giraud from the Ashmolean, Oxford.

Business Leaders Masterclass: 5 Secrets For Sales Growth by Sandler Training Last Thursday we were privellieged enough to attend one of Sandler T...
Our friends at the Horticultural Trades Association recently invited us to check out their new conference facilities. The wonderful Merilyn took us on a tour to...
The "secure" Wi-Fi standard has a huge flaw making millions of people at risk, including you! WPA-2 is the defacto standard security protocol for wireless ...