Microsoft has made major changes to its Office software by renaming the Office suite, and adding major chat features for everyday customers. Influenced by the Coronavirus outbreak, the additions are a result of millions of workers around the world working from home and looking for great software to do it with.
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The fact that millions of locked down businesses can enjoy video-calling simultaneously at near broadcast quality today is a technological miracle considering that only 25 years ago, an entire day’s worth of trans-Pacific data consisted of approximately 50GB. An average South African household in the mid-LSM range in this day and age uses 3-5 GB a day, and there are millions of us.
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The West African Cable System (Wacs) cable, which connects South Africa to the UK, suffered a breakage off of the coast of England, once again inconveniencing South Africans with slow and unreliable Internet. This comes at one of the worst possible times as the country enters a lockdown period of 21 days to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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Microsoft has recently pulled two Windows 10 updates, that can cause system freezes and crashes across every supported version of Windows 10 – from Windows 10 Home through to Enterprise and even Server. The update designated as KB4524244, which was available for just four days, has been pulled along with KB4532693, a security fix released two years ago by Microsoft, which just recently begun causing stop errors and Blue Screen of Death crashes.
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Microsoft has announced price increases for its Office 365 Personal and Home products in South Africa.
Starting from 19 February 2020, the annual subscription fee for Office 365 Personal will be increased from R899 to R999. It will also be available at a monthly rate of R99.
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Adding new South African located virtual machines is now possible using the simple Azure Add Virtual Machine ‘wizard’ in the Azure Portal. Alternatively, you can use the Microsoft Azure SDK for Python or Powershell and specify the South Africa (North) location to provision your new virtual machine in the brand new Johannesburg Azure data center.
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Dark mode is a thing. In fact it’s the new black. First made popular by Apple on macOS Mojave last year, it is now available on iOS 13 and iPAD OS 13, as well as Windows 10 and Android mobiles. You can also enable Dark Mode in many apps such as Facebook Messenger, Google Maps, Microsoft Edge, Outlook and Word; Mozilla Firefox, Slack, Twitter, YouTube and more. Continue reading “Dark Mode”
What to do in the event of a security breach
First – Reset your password and then carry on reading.
According to the Radicati 2015 Email Statistics Report, the number of worldwide email users was set reach almost 3 billion this year, receiving almost 100 messages a day. The ubiquitous nature of email combined with its continued growth makes your accounts a tempting target for hackers. So here is how to prevent a hack, notice you have been hacked and how to act on your suspicions. Continue reading “You’ve been hacked”
Branding your email with Databias is both secure and easy. We offer you a secure, access-controlled, web-based user interface, that you can manage yourself. Databias’ email branding works seamlessly across Office 365, Exchange and G-suite. Here is how it works:
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A lot of people treat their email signatures like an afterthought, which makes for a missed direct marketing opportunity considering how many emails you send a day.
So, what does a great email signature look like? Here are some tips for creating signatures that are helpful and professional.
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