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Microsoft releases sizzle videos to promote products

During its recent annual Ignite conference, US multinational Microsoft issued three brand-new sizzle videos for three of its software products – Tasks, Fluid Framework and Yammer. This new media release is designed to not only show the potential of the software but entice viewers to revisit them and discover exciting new applications.


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New business-focused phone system launched by Microsoft in the UK

An all-new phoning system designed for business use that unites chat functions, calling, meetings, email services and calendars has been released by Microsoft here in the United Kingdom.


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Microsoft and Cambridge University project secures government support

The government is backing a new initiative to offer researchers better artificial intelligence (AI), enabling it to have a stronger impact in important areas like healthcare.


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New Microsoft acquisition helps customer cloud migration

Many companies are now choosing to make the move from on-premises storage to cloud-based platforms to house data, as they offer both lower energy costs and improved scalability. As a result, IT pros and others managing migration are always seeking a more efficient set of tools that allow this process to be as seamless as possible and, with this in mind, Microsoft focuses on acquiring technology firms that can provide dependable tools for migration.


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Microsoft launches second ‘AI for Good’ initiative

Microsoft has announced it will be working alongside UK companies to help the planet as well as individuals with disabilities by developing artificial intelligence (AI) at the recent Future Decoded expo for 2019.


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SharePoint used to outflank secure software from Symantec

A campaign of phishing attacks is using the online platform SharePoint to bypass the Symantec Corporation’s secure email gateway.


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Latest Microsoft fixes featured in October’s Patch Tuesday

The latest software updates have been issued by Microsoft to fix close to 60 security problems in both Windows and software developed to work on top of the operating system. For the most part, the October edition of Patch Tuesday is ‘light’ but does contain some fixes considered critical by Microsoft.


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Microsoft enables social care team to devote more time to people

A major health and welfare charity for the disabled is using Microsoft technology as a way to assist its staff in delivering enhanced support and care.


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AI helps NatWest comprehend financial market behaviour

A collaboration between Microsoft, Natwest and DreamQuark will use Artificial Intelligence to predict patterns in the financial market and source fresh insights.


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Microsoft chief speaks out on data privacy at UK event

Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, announced at a recent London event that the world has reached a pivotal point, with people insisting on greater control than ever over their data and the technology they use.


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Safety testing zone added to Windows server

Windows users looking for a safe area to test security have been afforded a new option from Microsoft.


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Microsoft Outlook beats Gmail to introduction of must-have theme

Microsoft is hoping a new feature it has announced for Outlook will give it the edge over email rival Gmail.


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How clarity keeps collaboration tools from stressing you out

Every couple of years or so, it seems, rumbles of discontent begin to crop up about issues with collaboration tools like Slack. Namely, that it’s an attention sapper at best, and downright pain in the backside at worst, something that hasn’t been helped by Slack’s recent double-posting glitch.


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US cybersecurity specialist launches DevServ

Cybersecurity and cloud provider RFA has officially announced that its dedicated team for Development Services (DevServ) will be now offered to all of the company’s clients.


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Latest phishing strategy pinpoints hacked SharePoint users

Cyber attackers are slipping through the net of email filters under the guise of SharePoint user accounts they’ve compromised.


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Microsoft recognises 555 leading UK education innovators

Over 500 educators based around the United Kingdom who use technology to assist students in their learning have been nominated as Innovative Educator Experts by Microsoft.


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UK county council uses Microsoft technology for greater collaboration

The Warwickshire County Council is now rolling out Microsoft technology to afford its personnel a more flexible way to work. This move supports the Council’s initiative to modernise its system by creating a staff with enhanced flexibility.


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Crow Canyon Software chosen as Microsoft Charter Partner

California-based company Crow Canyon Software has been selected to join an elite group of organisations chosen by Microsoft to be showcased in its Office 365 Business Application Program.


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Microsoft’s Chromium-based browser available in beta version for macOS and Windows

Microsoft has progressed its Chromium-powered Edge browser with an official release of the beta version designed to run with Windows operating systems and macOS.


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Microsoft Partner acquires Mirus IT Solutions

One of Microsoft’s first authorised Managed Desktop partners, IT Lab Group, has taken possession of managed service provider (MSP) Mirus IT Solutions.




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Aberdeen City Council teams up with Microsoft for Scottish first

Aberdeen City Council is the first of Scotland’s local authorities to join forces with Microsoft using its Cloud Navigator programme for digital transformation.




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Microsoft adds new auto-renewal feature to Office 365 Groups

Microsoft has announced that a newly included expiration policy, based on user activity, can be activated in Office 365 groups for select customers using Azure AD Premium. The new policy will allow customers automated access to lifetime renewals making user intervention no longer required.


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Patient.Info uses Microsoft cloud technology to stay ahead

One of the UK’s most popular websites for medical help, Patient.Info is leading a revolution that transforms homes into a GP surgery and supports family doctors. With the assistance of Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-based platform, Patient.Info is joining the new trend that allows patients to avoid unnecessary visits to their GP if possible.


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NCC and Microsoft facilitate a company move to cloud

Thanks to an all-new product created by the teamwork of Microsoft and cyber security specialist NCC Group, firms can now utilise Azure cloud-based operations with greater confidence.


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The rise of phishing scams in Microsoft 365

More organisations than ever today are opting to utilise cloud-based services. The benefits are myriad, including both enhanced scalability and drastically reduced maintenance costs, but companies need to remain vigilant against the many cyber threats, such as phishing scams specifically targeting software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps. Widely used by over 155 million commercial users on monthly subscriptions, Office 365 from Microsoft is a major target for cybercrime and companies utilising it must bolster cloud security to protect sensitive data.


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UK council uses Microsoft technology to modernise payroll system

Wiltshire Council is utilising Microsoft virtual assistants to handle repetitive checks on payroll, allowing staff to learn new skills in a more efficient system.


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Microsoft to offer secure OneDrive vault to store valuable files

Microsoft recently announced users will soon be afforded the ability to keep their most important information and personal files in a new section of OneDrive that benefits from additional layers of protection.


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Wales grants NHS operatives Microsoft 365 access

Every NHS healthcare worker throughout Wales will be able to use Microsoft programs, including Teams and Outlook, as part of a new countrywide initiative that focuses on digital transformation.


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Award winning legal business Slater and Gordon has authorised Microsoft to manage its user support, device management and endpoint security directly, in order to enable IT personnel to assist the company in focusing on flexibility and supporting its customers.


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Adobe and Nintex extend e-signature capabilities to SharePoint

Enterprises making use of Nintex in SharePoint either on-premises or online will now have full access to the powerful e-signature capacity from Nintex Sign, which is powered by Sign from Adobe.


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Microsoft and Metropolitan Police Service combine forces to combat London crime

Microsoft is now working alongside the Metropolitan Police Service to help in the battle to reduce London’s crime rate, by cutting costs and making the city safer.


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Quest Software named as 2019 finalist for Microsoft Award

Security software company Quest has announced it has been recognised as a finalist for the Microsoft Health partner of the Year Award 2019. The California-headquartered company joined an elite international list of Microsoft partners also honoured for showing excellence through innovation and successfully implementing customer solutions using Microsoft technologies.


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British business uses Microsoft cloud capabilities and AI to diagnose eye disease

UK company Visulytix is utilising Microsoft Azure and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to supply solutions for eye-care experts so they can identify disease sooner.


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Microsoft adds UK to startup support programme for women

UK women will be offered assistance in starting companies and developing them in a new Microsoft initiative.


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Microsoft urges against bypassing spam filters in Office 365

End users and those with administrative privileges are being warned by Microsoft not to bypass the in-built spam filters Office 365 ships with.

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Businesses to be able to save 365 settings in cloud

Microsoft has announced that as part of a new update to the customisation tool in Office 365, organisations will be empowered to save configuration files within the data centres of the American multinational’s cloud facility, so they can access them later.



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Microsoft to open London flagship store

US multinational Microsoft has officially announced it will open a major store in London in July 2019.


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Phishing attacks evolve to complicate detection

A recent report has outlined how individuals behind phishing attacks are taking more sophisticated approaches to improve their effectiveness against existing defences.


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Birmingham university uses AI Microsoft grant to aid disabled

Birmingham City University (BCU) is working on technology that allows people to code using their voice and eyes with an aim to get more workers with disabilities into the technology sector.


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Microsoft outlines new features in OneDrive and SharePoint

At Microsoft’s annual conference for SharePoint held in Las Vegas, the American multinational announced the addition of brand new features for both OneDrive for Business and SharePoint.


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Microsoft research informs UK healthcare on benefits of AI

One of the foremost technology experts for health at Microsoft briefed the UK Health secretary on the positive impact Artificial Intelligence (AI) could have for healthcare.


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General availability for Microsoft Search announced

The US technology giant Microsoft has made an announcement at Build 2019 of the general availability for its latest search facility – Microsoft Search.


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Ethical walls for Microsoft Teams with SharePoint soon to follow

Microsoft has announced the availability of information barriers for Teams via Office 365 with SharePoint next set to benefit from the feature.


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Geoff Ables to chair at 365 and SharePoint strategies conference

Managing partner for C5 Insight, Geoff Ables is taking on the role of chairman at the SharePoint and 0365 Strategies Conference held by the Advanced learning Institute. Ables will also present the internal conference’s keynote address and lead a workshop.


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Microsoft technology empowers King’s College London

The staff of London’s King’s College is utilising Microsoft technology to collate data for analysis throughout the university.


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Microsoft to deliver Files Restore feature to Teams and SharePoint Online

The capability of Files Restore will be available for both Teams and the online version of SharePoint to tenancies in Office 365, according to Microsoft in an announcement made on April 22.


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Azure UK regions doubled by Microsoft

Microsoft has now announced it has doubled the scope of its UK Azure regions through the addition of newly made Availability Zones. This will increase the Azure regions in the UK’s compute capacity by over 1,500 per cent since their online inception in 2016.


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AvePoint now delivering fastest migration for cloud files on offer

The migration platform from AvePoint has achieved speeds up to 100 terabytes per day during real operations.


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Druva attains 100+ percent growth in Office 365 backup adoption

Druva Inc, the leading provider of cloud data management and protection, announced recently that key enterprises are progressively looking to Druva to protect Microsoft Office 365 data for them.


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April Update Tuesday tackles previously-unknown vulnerabilities

The latest April Update or “Patch” Tuesday from Microsoft targets two zero-days actively being exploited.


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Visual Studio 2019 facilitates faster creation, collaboration and coding

In the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio, developers are afforded the tools to create programs and applications quicker and code with colleagues in real-time.


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Three forms of phishing attack on Office 365 explained

While Office 365 and collaborative software like SharePoint are excellent solutions for inter-office communication and file sharing, there is no doubt they are a strong target for phishing schemes.


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Wales to be among first to give free Microsoft 365 to schools

In a move to assist almost 500,000 of the youngest members of its populace, Wales will become one of the world’s first countries to give its maintained schools the benefit of free Microsoft Office 365 access.


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Event: Fall in Love with Yammer 2019

Falling in Love is an annual occurrence here at WM Reply, and judging by the wealth of familiar faces in the room last Thursday, for a lot of you too. Yes, this is the story of our third annual Fall in Love with Yammer event, where we bring together Yadvocates, Yambassadors and fans, to tell stories and share tips on all things Yammer, learning from each other – and from a panel of those in-the-know – to ramp up the effectiveness of their internal comms and employee engagement.


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New features offered to celebrate Microsoft Teams’ second anniversary

To mark the occasion of its second birthday, Microsoft Teams has been enhanced with additional features for the benefit of its users.


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What enhancements are available for SharePoint news?

There’s no doubt the news web part on any SharePoint page is an exceptional way to engage with your active audience and keep them up to date with what is currently happening on your site. You can easily draw their attention to the most important events and interesting accounts, from people-focused stories to company updates. All of this news can be represented with rich graphic imagery through this eye-catching and effective feature.


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Key reasons for considering upgrading a SharePoint Environment

During its 18 years, SharePoint has transformed significantly. In terms of its complexity and functionality, the web-based digital platform has made huge advances from where it started as it continues to support its users in the digital workplace of today.


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Real conversations about workplace collaboration

Our Senior Change and Communications Consultant Charlene Cottle talks about the beauty of Yammer and collaboration in the workplace.