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Microsoft introduced the Clutter feature at the end of 2014 as a way to help users focus on their most important messages in their inbox. It uses machine learning to identify lower priority messages and move them out of the inbox into a new Clutter folder. Clutter analyses users’ email habits and past behaviour to determine the messages the user is most likely to ignore and moves them into the Clutter folder. Users can review these messages later when they have time.

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Microsoft Teams is a hub where a team or group of colleagues can find both the tools and content they need to get a collaborative task done. One of its key features that currently sets it apart from its competitors is that it lets users share and view documents created in Office 365 applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Skype is also built into Teams, allowing users to make and receive video HD conference calls within the program.

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Multi-Factor Authentication is a way to authenticate user sign-ins by adding an additional layer of security to a standard username and password login. By adding this additional layer, users can be safeguarded against potential database attacks. If an attacker manages to obtain user passwords, they are useless unless the attacker also has access to the devices linked to the Multi-Factor Authentication account.

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In late May, Microsoft launched its latest Surface Pro, its first upgrade to the company’s popular line of hybrid PCs since October 2015. While the Surface Pro’s specs have been upgraded across the board, including the newest 7th-generation Intel processors, many of the changes to the Surface Pro are minor, with the most notable upgrade being improved battery life.  Here’s a ...

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As of April 11, the Windows 10 Creators Update is available to Windows 10 customers around the world as a free upgrade. New features in the Windows 10 Creators Update include 3D paint, built-in game broadcasting, new tab management features in Microsoft Edge, and enhanced security features. Despite this,  Microsoft  has released a message, urging users without a tech backgrou ...

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Due to increased regulation and the growing adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the workplace, it’s now more important than ever for businesses to protect sensitive information and company data. At the same time, companies need to securely share sensitive information with appropriate employees and individuals within and external to their business network. Fortunately, ...

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Microsoft is surging forward with its commitment to artificial intelligence (AI), formally announcing its latest chatbot, Zo.  Zo is built on the back of the same technology that powers Microsoft's other chatbots, Xiaoice in China and Rinna in Japan. Unlike Cortana, Zo is a social chatbot, which combs through the social content of the internet and learns from human interactio ...

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Trying to schedule a meeting time to suit everyone can result in wasted time and lots of back and forth. While tools like Scheduling Assistant in Outlook and Outlook on the Web have helped users coordinate schedules, and search for rooms, the tool isn’t without its hiccups. On occasions where most attendees have accepted a meeting, and one of the attendees suggests a new time ...

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As of last week, we have become a Microsoft Certified Silver Partner for Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions.  We have achieved this status through our recent work migrating clients to Office 365, Microsoft’s Cloud Solution which incorporates business class email, instant messaging and the full office suite. If you would like to learn more about Office 365 and how it may be b ...

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SharePoint Online is a cloud-based service which can be used to create websites, store information, and collaborate in real-time. SharePoint isn’t something you buy and install on each individual desktop but rather a cloud-based back-end system which ties an organisation’s information together, allowing colleagues to collaborate and synchronise their efforts. Regardless of whe ...

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