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 ...

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.  ...

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 ...

What version of Microsoft Windows am I running?

What version of Microsoft Windows am I running?
In order to find out which version of Microsoft Windows and associated build number, please use the below link to download and then run this tool. When running the script you should be presented with information similar to below.

Upgrading to Windows 10 (Reminder)

Upgrading to Windows 10 (Reminder)
Microsoft’s FREE upgrade to Windows 10 ended in July 2016.  All upgrades must have completed and reached the “Welcome” screen for Windows 10 ahead of the 29th July 2016, to be entitled to the free upgrade. You can still upgrade your Windows 7 PC to Windows 10, however the best way to experience Windows 10 ...

Microsoft releases fixes for 99 security flaws, some being actively exploited by hackers

Patch Tuesday this month has seen a total of 99 vulnerabilities addressed, making the February 2020 Patch Tuesday the biggest yet.

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 ...

Coronavirus phishing attack disguised as a message from the Center for Disease Control

Security researchers at Kaspersky have identified a phishing campaign that poses as an email from the CDC (Centers of Disease Control). The email’s subject line is certainly likely to catch the eye of many people, as it claims to be emergency information related to “Coronavirus outbreak in your city”: The email will likely make users ...

Skype for Business Online is retiring

As Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Office 365, we are announcing that Skype for Business Online will retire on 31 July 2021. After that time, the Skype for Business Online service will no longer be accessible or supported. What is the Skype for Business Retirement plan? Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021, ...

Deleting an Exchange email account from an iOS device

Deleting an Exchange email account from an iOS device
1. For iOS 12: Go To Settings > Passwords & Accounts For iOS 11: Go To Settings > Accounts & Passwords For iOS 10: Go to Settings > Mail > Account For iOS 9 and lower: Settings > Mail, Contact, Calendars > Add Account 2. On the Accounts screen, tap the Exchange Account that will need to be removed. ...

Adding an Exchange email account to an Android device

Adding an Exchange email account to an Android device
1. Open the Gmail app. Tap the menu icon in the upper left corner > Settings > Add account > Exchange and Office 365 2. Enter your full email address and tap Next Enter your password and tap Next 3. The device will try to configure the Exchange server address automatically. If the server address can’t be ...