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.
Big Microsoft Office price increases in South Africa
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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Add a virtual machine in the new Azure South African data center
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”
You’ve been hacked
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”
How does Databias brand your email ?
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:
Email signature tips
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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Still the most disregarded tool in your marketing tool box?
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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Price increase announcement
To all customers, please note there is an increase in pricing on our dollar based products as of September 2019.
Notably, the price increase will only affect the following products, with all other pricing remaining constant:
- Office 365 Business Premium: R189
- Office 365 Business Essentials: R78
- Office 365 ProPlus: R169
- Exchange Online Plan 2: R119
- Office 365 E3: R299
- OneDrive for Business Plan 1: R74
- OneDrive for Business Plan 2: R149
- Project Online Professional: R490
- Windows Server Standard Core: R449
- Windows Server Remote Desktop CAL: R99
Even with the slight increases in the above items, Databias’ month-to-month pricing will always be less or equal to Microsoft’s annual commitment offerings, thereby offering you the most flexible licensing for your business.
Rest assured that we will always endeavour to keep our prices as low as possible whilst continuing to offer a stable platform and knowledgeable, dedicated support.
Why choose an Azure reserved instance
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):