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Microsoft 365 Licensing

Licensing in Office 365 is often a confusing topic.What license(s) do you need? How do they work? What is the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365?If you are still not sure after reading this, then please talk to us to figure out which plans will work best for your business needs. License Types There are two different types of licenses. These are known as per seat and per device. Per Device Licenses These are a single license that…

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Audit Logs in Microsoft 365

Why you should be using Office 365 Audit Logs Office 365 Audit logs let you know who has access to your information and what they are doing with it. The Audit logs capture activities in Exchange, SharePoint, Yammer, PowerBI, Sway, and Azure Active Directory. Once it’s turned on, it records almost every major action you can think of including Office 365 logins, viewing documents, downloading documents, sharing documents, setting changes, and password resets (a full list can be found here).  In addition to recording actions, you can…

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MFA in Microsoft 365

Multi-Factor Authentication in O365 What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? Sometimes known as Two Factor Authentication, MFA is a secure method of verifying that it is really you and acts as an extra security layer if your password is hacked. Examples are: SMS code to your Phone, code to your email address or a code via an APP on your phone. It’s easy to setup and free with Office 365. Why should I use it? Our accounts and IT systems…

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How to Reset One Drive Sync

Sometimes One drive has problems syncing and may be running in circles trying to sync a few hundred files, but the number never goes down. When this happens, you can try resetting the One Drive sync and it should fix it up. How to Reset the One Drive Sync First, check if One Drive is running. You should see the blue cloud icon (blue for business, white for personal) in the notification area (bottom right near the clock). You…

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Fame Video

Fame Video allows you to easily create a highlight reel from a You Tube or Vimeo streamed video. NO expensive software, cropping or re-uploading is required. Just watch the video of the game (at double speed if you want to speed things up) and press the button when something great happens. You can add tags for actions, such as “Goal”, as well as tags for people, like “Jack”. You can then create a highlight reel (FAME Video), to show…

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Windows 10 Major Update Coming Soon

The first Major Update for Windows 10 in 2019 is coming very soon … Slated internally as the May 2019 Update (version 1903 or 19H1), this update is expected to be released towards the end of May or the begining of June. It will bring a slew of new features, tools and apps to Windows 10, and is free to all Windows 10 Users. Amongst these new features is the ability to pause updates, and a system wide Light…

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Moving to the Cloud?

Moving to the Cloud? There’s a lot of talk about moving computing systems to the cloud, but what does this mean? Moving components of your business to the cloud can result in large changes to processes and procedures in the way you operate. This can be good, or it can introduce risks and a lack of flexibility that you hadn’t thought about. We’ve been increasingly busy moving IT systems to the cloud, with the objective of creating a more…

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