Microsoft Patch Tuesday July 2020 Updates

Microsoft Patch Tuesday July 2020 Updates
Microsoft has released 123 security updates to Microsoft products this month. Below is a breakdown of all Microsoft Updates released on Patch Tuesday… New Security Bulletins : 2020-07 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 10 Version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 (KB4558997)2020-07 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 (KB4565552)2020-07 Servicing Stack Update for Windows ...

Microsoft free online virtual workshops

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 ...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday June 2020 Updates

Microsoft Patch Tuesday June 2020 Updates
Microsoft has released 129 security updates to Microsoft products this month. Below is a breakdown of all Microsoft Updates released on Patch Tuesday… New Security Bulletins : 2020-06 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows (KB4561600)2020-06 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB4561645) (ESU)2020-06 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 and ...

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

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 ...

Microsoft Yammer

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 ...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday May 2020 Updates

Microsoft Patch Tuesday May 2020 Updates
Microsoft has released fixes for 111 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. 13 are classified as Critical, 91 as Important, 3 as Moderate, and 4 as Low. Below is a breakdown of all Microsoft Updates released on Patch Tuesday… New Security Bulletins : 2020-05 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB4556854) (ESU)2020-05 Security Only Quality ...

Cyber Essentials and Essential Plus

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 ...

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

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. ...

Happy Birthday Captain Tom!

Happy Birthday Captain Tom!
Wishing Captain Tom a very happy 100th birthday from the team at Readycrest. What an inspiration you are! Thank you!

Centralised Patch Management

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 ...

Using Zoom video conferencing safely

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 ...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday April 2020 Updates

Microsoft Patch Tuesday April 2020 Updates
Microsoft security updates this month have patched 113 vulnerabilities. Updates are listed below… New Security Bulletins :2020-04 Servicing Stack Update for Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 Version 1809 (KB4549947) 2020-04 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016 (KB4550994) 2020-04 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 10 Version 1903 and Windows ...

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 SeverityCVE-2020-6458Out of bounds read and write in PDFiumHighCVE-2020-6459Use after free in paymentsHighCVE-2020-6460Insufficient data validation in URL formattingHigh

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

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.

HOW TO: Add applications to Microsoft Teams

HOW TO: Add applications to Microsoft Teams
In each Teams Channel you can add Apps. Not only can you add Microsoft Applications such as Planner, Word and Excel but also Apps from outside of Microsoft such as Mail Clark which allows you view and reply to your personal or shared email accounts from within the Teams interface. To add an Application click ...

HOW TO: Pin important Chats in Microsoft Teams

HOW TO: Pin important Chats in Microsoft Teams
Over time you may have lots of different of different chats and it can be hard to find the important ones. Select the Ellipsis icon next to a chat and then choose Pin This will Pin the particular Chat to the top of your Chat list for easier access later

HOW TO: Save posts, conversations or chat items in Microsoft Teams

HOW TO: Save posts, conversations or chat items in Microsoft Teams
Teams uses something called ‘persistent’ chat. This means that items are saved in succession over an indefinite period of time. This can make important items difficult to find or refer back to in your history. What you can do is to ‘save’ items so that you can easily refer back to them later. To do ...

HOW TO: Search emails by date range with Advanced Find feature

You can configure the Advanced Find criteria to search emails by specific date range, such as between two dates, before a certain date, or after a certain date, etc. 1. Select the email folder where you will search emails by the specific date range, put the cursor into the Instant Search box to activate the ...

HOW TO: Remotely access a Windows 10 PC from a Chromebook

HOW TO: Remotely access a Windows 10 PC from a Chromebook
In order to connect via Remote Desktop or Remote Desktop Gateway, you will require a Google account, which is free to create if you do not already have an account. You will need to be signed into Google Chrome on both your Chromebook and Microsoft Windows PC with your Google account. Local admin rights on ...

HOW TO: Set a status message in Microsoft Teams

HOW TO: Set a status message in Microsoft Teams
This is a useful function to let colleagues know if you are available or not and provide information as to your availability at a glance To do this click on your Profile icon and select Set status message Enter some information about your current status such as ‘At Lunch’. Optionally select to ‘Show when people ...