Rolling back from Windows 11

Click the Windows ‘Start’ button and select Settings On the ‘Settings’ screen select System > Recovery In the ‘Recovery’ screen select Go Back  Select a reason (anything will do) and click Next    Select No, thanks in the ‘Check for updates’ window Click Next  Click Next  Click Go back to earlier build  This process should… Read More »

Microsoft Forms – Organising forms using collections

Create a new collection and move forms and quizzes into it In Microsoft Forms, scroll down to the bottom of your page and select All My Forms. On the All forms tab, select New Collection. Provide a name for your collection and select Create. Your new collection will appear as a tile in the first… Read More »

What is SoGEA Broadband

SoGEA stands for Single Order Generic Ethernet Access. SoGEA is a dedicated internet line that delivers a broadband connection to business and residential premises, but doesn’t use a traditional PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) phone line like traditional Broadband services (ADSL and FTTC for example). SoGEA has been created because there is less demand for traditional phone line… Read More »

WatchGuard AuthPoint – Add a secondary authentication device

With AuthPoint, you can use more than one device for authentication. For instance, you might have a work phone and a personal phone, or you might want to use a tablet or other device outside of the office.  To use multiple devices for authentication, you must activate a separate token on each device you plan… Read More »

End of Internet Explorer support for Microsoft 365 and Teams

On Monday November 30 the web-based version of Microsoft Teams will stop working with IE11, so if you’re an Internet Explorer fan you’ll have to switch to Microsoft Edge or another browser to use Microsoft Teams in a browser. On August 17 2021 the remaining Microsoft 365 services will stop working with Internet Explorer 11.

Microsoft free online virtual workshops

Starting today, you can sign up for a number of one hour training webinars. The UK Virtual Summer Camps are a free offering from Microsoft to help people learn throughout the continued coronavirus pandemic, where many UK adults and children will be having a quieter summer than usual. Click here for a list or workshops… Read More »

How to enable TLS 1.1/1.2 as default secure protocols in Windows 7

If you are running Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, the below Microsoft Fix it will enabled support for TLS 1.2/1.1 (WINHTTP) as the default protocol. Please click the below download link to run the Microsoft Fix it tool The Technical Stuff TLS is a replacement of the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL). It provides secure communications… Read More »

Microsoft Yammer

Yammer is an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) that comes as part of Microsoft 365 subscriptions. It allows for Facebook style communications with people both inside and outside of your organisation.  You can think of Yammer as being Facebook in the business world, where friends are replaced with colleagues, ads are replaced with corporate reminders, and… Read More »

Cyber Essentials and Essential Plus

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your company against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks. With over 80% of UK businesses vulnerable to avoidable security threats, the Cyber Essentials framework provides a baseline for businesses. The requirements for Cyber Essentials cover areas such as… Access… Read More »

HOW TO update your Microsoft Exchange password on your iPhone/iPad (iOS 11 or higher)

This procedure is applicable for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.) running iOS how-to-update-your-microsoft-exchange-password-on-your-iphone-ipad-ios-11-or-higherup11 and higher.  If you have recently changed your network/email password, please follow the below instructions to update your password on your iPhone or iPad. From the Home screen tap Settings. Scroll down and tap Accounts & Passwords. Tap your company email account.… Read More »

Centralised Patch Management

Patch management requires a centralised view of the applicable patches that are installed on endpoints (Servers, computers, laptops, mobile devices), that are used by your company or organisation.  Patch management is the process of detecting, downloading, testing, approving and installing new and missing patches.  This allows administrators to identify systems that need attention, so that… Read More »

Using Zoom video conferencing safely

A number of clients have started to use Zoom video conferencing, which has become very popular due to remote working and social distancing.  Like any application, we recommend that you keep up-to-date with the latest version.  Updates are required to resolve any known issues or vulnerabilities that may have been discovered.  The security settings that… Read More »

Google Chrome releases stable channel update to address critical vulnerabilities

Google has updated Chrome to 81.0.4044.122 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This update comes with fixes for three critical vulnerabilities  CVE ID  Vulnerability  Severity CVE-2020-6458 Out of bounds read and write in PDFium High CVE-2020-6459 Use after free in payments High CVE-2020-6460 Insufficient data validation in URL formatting High

What are the key differences between Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Teams (Free)

Microsoft Teams is available as part of Microsoft 365 plans, but there is also Microsoft Team free that can be used without charge. The key differences are shown below. Microsoft Teams allows a company to have central control over the Teams organisation, as well as additional features such as the ability to schedule meetings.