Windows is the prime target for cyber criminals

Microsoft Windows logo with the words: Windows PCs are the target for cyber crinimals

With its huge dominance in the workplace, Microsoft’s Windows has become the prime target for cyber criminals. They’re looking to access your information, disrupt your business, or hold your data to ransom. Tens of millions of attempted malware attacks were discovered throughout this year, and a massive 95% of those threats were targeted at Windows. […]

Don’t walk the plank with pirated software

a computer keyboard with a skull and crossbones on it, and the words: don't walk the plank with pirated software

A huge number of small and medium-sized businesses would consider using pirated software to try and save money. A new study has revealed a surprising number of businesses willing to break the law to save costs. Our advice? Think twice before you walk the plank. Right now, the most popular types of pirated software are […]

Could avatars make your Teams meetings more fun?

a man in a suit and glasses with the words, cloud avatars make your Teams meetings more fun?

Do you inwardly (or outwardly) groan at the thought of yet another video call? They’re now a normal part of our working lives, but it doesn’t make them any more exciting. Good news: Microsoft is introducing Metaverse-style avatars, called Mesh avatars, to Teams. You’ll be able to design your own avatar, personalizing its appearance, accessories, […]

Windows 12 is coming… here’s what we know so far

abstract image with the words: Windows 12 is coming, here's what we know so far

While Windows 11 is only just celebrating its first birthday, we’re already hearing our first rumors about what Windows 12 will have in store.  There’s no rush for the time being – we won’t see this new operating system until the back end of 2024 – but we love to be ready for what’s coming next, […]

Are you using Teams to share sensitive data?

a cell phone with the text, are you using Teams to share sensitive data?

Microsoft Teams has fast become one of THE most useful business tools for the way we work today. No matter where your people work from, they can communicate and collaborate quickly and reliably. But this remote way of working can also open the door to some MAJOR security issues. New research shows that nearly HALF […]

Some bosses think people do less when working from home

a man on top of papers typing on his laptop, with the words: some bosses think their people do LESS working from home

Microsoft has become the leader of productivity over many decades. Can you imagine doing your day to day work without their software?  So, it’s no surprise the tech giant recently conducted a major new survey into productivity in the workplace – and some of the results might surprise you.  Researchers surveyed 20,000 people working for […]

Your business’s Windows updates might be failing because of

a person typing on a laptop with random techy symbols in foreground

If you’re the kind of person who installs security updates on all of your devices as soon as they become available, don’t start polishing your halo just yet. Because Microsoft’s just released a piece of information which might explain why your Windows machine is STILL out-of-date… despite all your care. Updates are crucial for all […]

Microsoft blocks 1,000 malicious emails a second

an email envelope with the @ symbol on it

Microsoft’s recently revealed that more than 35.7 billion malicious emails were sent to its customers last year. Fortunately for us, the tech giant blocked 1,000 of these malicious emails every second of 2021. That’s about 31.5 million seconds. Many of these attempted attacks came in the form of phishing emails – where attackers attempt to […]

Never use your browser’s password manager

a magnifying glass with the words: never use your browser's password manager

Microsoft is always introducing new features and services to keep your people safe online, and your data secure. As a business owner or manager, you should already know that weak or reused passwords are one of the biggest risks to data security. A new update coming soon to Microsoft Edge will give you access to […]

Three new Teams features to look forward to

a photo of a laptop running Microsoft Teams app and the words: 3 new teams features to look forward to

The use of Microsoft Teams has just exploded in the last few years, and it now boasts 270 million people using it every month. Of course, it was the right tool at the right time when we all rushed to working from home at the start of the pandemic. But the growth of Teams has […]