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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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”
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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What is the most cost-effective way to dynamically communicate in a professional and yet personal manner with customers, suppliers and your social network?
The answer is simple – Email!
Consider how many hundreds of emails you and your collective colleagues send each day – then consider the potential.
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After considerable interest from our previous post announcing the availability of Azure reserved instances, several customers have inquired as to the benefit of a reservered instance over a pay-as-you-go VM. Microsoft has the following to say (copied verbatim from their documentation):
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We just wanted to share a great article on Office 365 for those who are new to the platform and want a high level overview of what each product offers.
High Level Overview of O365
Happy Friday everyone!
Continuing with the convention of confusing products names, Microsoft has now released Microsoft 365 Business for general availability. Microsoft 365 Business has all the goodness of Office 365 Business Premium (that is, fully installed Office desktop apps, a 50GB Exchange Online mailbox, a 1TB OneDrive storage space) as well as Windows 10 and Azure Active Directory integration. Continue reading “Microsoft 365 Business”