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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft OneDrive is part of the Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) suite of applications and services. OneDrive is included as part of every Microsoft 365 plan. Once the OneDrive application is installed, which is supported on Microsoft Windows and MacOS, it creates a OneDrive folder on your local device. This folder acts in the same ...

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.  ...

What is Microsoft Patch Tuesday?

What is Microsoft Patch Tuesday?
Patch Tuesday occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. It is when all the essential fixes for the month are collated and officially posted on the Microsoft Bulletin. These fixes include security updates that are imperative to resolve vulnerabilities, non-security updates, as well as upgrades for OS components and other applications. What is the significance ...