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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

HOW TO: Schedule a Teams meeting with someone external to your company or a Guest user

HOW TO: Schedule a Teams meeting with someone external to your company or a Guest user
If you have the Microsoft Teams Desktop client installed, Outlook automatically enables the Microsoft Teams add-in. To schedule a meeting click New Appointment from the Outlook Calendar view In the ‘New Appointment’ window select Teams Meeting from the ribbon bar As you can see from the screen shot below the meeting invite has the link ...

Microsoft Cloud Services

Microsoft Cloud Services
With the increase in remote and home working over the past few weeks, many companies, including Microsoft, are now taking steps to ensure their services remain accessible despite huge spikes in user activity. Microsoft has recently released the below stats…. 775% increase in cloud services in regions that are enforcing social distancing.900 million minutes of ...

Office 365 becomes Microsoft 365

Office 365 becomes Microsoft 365
Microsoft has announced changes to the names of Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium-sized businesses. Going forward, all products will use the Microsoft 365 brand. The new product names go into effect on April 21, 2020. This is a change to the product name only, and there are no pricing or feature changes currently.  ...

Talk Talk Broadband

We have experienced some issues with customer who have a Talk Talk Internet service at home.  VPN connections are unable to connect, and users are unable to establish a connection via our remote support tools. Talk Talk appear to have a scam protection service, which we believe is preventing these services from working.  If you ...

Office 365 issues

Office 365 issues
We have seen a few customers experiencing issues with Office 365 today, primarily gaining access to Exchange online mailboxes. Microsoft are currently not showing any issues, although Down Detector is showing a different picture…. Update…

Issues with Microsoft Activation Servers

Microsoft’s activation servers appear to be experiencing issues today.  Some Windows have seen Windows 10 Pro systems have, er, gone Home.

Microsoft will continue Skype ‘classic’ support after negative customer feedback

Microsoft originally announced the classic Skype would be discontinued on 1st September 2018 and encouraged users to upgrade to version 8. Skype 8, first introduced last year, features a total design overhaul that has not been popular with some customers, which led some Skype users to be unhappy with Microsoft’s announcement. Microsoft has changed its ...

SonicWall Capture Client

SonicWall Capture Client
The ever-growing threat of ransomware and other malicious malware-based attacks has proven that client protection solutions cannot be measured based only on endpoint compliance.  Traditional antivirus technology uses a long-embattled signature-based approach, which has failed to match the pace of emerging malware and evasion techniques.   SonicWall Capture Client is a unified endpoint offering with ...

Microsoft will end the final free Windows 10 Upgrade program on the 31st December (2017)

Microsoft will end the final free Windows 10 Upgrade program on the 31st December (2017)
Microsoft offered Windows users a free upgrade to Windows 10 back when the operating system was released. The official free upgrade offer hasn’t been available for more than a year, however customers who use assistive technologies were still able to upgrade. The ongoing free upgrade offer was implemented for anyone who wanted Windows 10 for ...

SonicWALL Advanced Gateway Security Suite

SonicWALL Advanced Gateway Security Suite
Complete network security in a single integrated package SonicWall Advanced Gateway Security Suite (AGSS) is a complete suite of security services for SonicWall firewalls.  An upgrade over SonicWall Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (CGSS), which features Capture Advanced Threat Protection, a multi-engine sandbox that runs and inspects suspicious files and code in an isolated cloud-based environment.  ...