These small updates from Microsoft could make a big difference

These small updates from Microsoft could make a big difference

Don’t you often find it’s the small things that make the biggest difference?

That’s certainly the case with technology. Minor updates to the software you and your team use every day can have a surprising effect on your overall productivity.

Microsoft has recently announced a series of small improvements to Teams, Microsoft 365 and Windows 11. It’s keeping its foot on the accelerator despite the holidays being just a few weeks away.

How To Video Series

Part 2 of the How To video series is now available – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams Tips

Part 1 of the How To video series proved to be very popular with people.

I am pleased to announce that the How To video series has been updated to include even more short, easy to follow videos.

The videos are free to watch and can be accessed from the Support section of the website.

For home & business users alike, this can be a useful way to learn new ways to do things more quickly and efficiently.

Microsoft 365: 10 Apps you didn’t know you had

Boost productivity, save time, and improve customer experience

Microsoft 365 has many features to be discovered. Most businesses get it just to access Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams. And then they discover there are so many other apps included.

Find the right ones and you can save time, increase productivity and motivation, and create a smoother workflow for everyone in your business. With more of us working remotely, that’s never been more important.

we’ve put together a useful guide. Here are the 10 Microsoft 365 apps we think every business should look closely at.

OneDrive as a portable scanner

Working from home, working away from the office and suddenly realised you need to print, sign and scan a document but don’t have a scanner.

Microsoft 365 has an answer.

The App on your phone has a scanner built into it if you have the 365 app installed.

Watch the video to see how easy it is

Help plan 2021 with Microsoft Planner

Microsoft 365 has some amazing productivity and collaborative tools already built in.

Did you know that within Teams there’s a useful project planning tool?

Watch our short video for the lowdown on how to use Microsoft Planner.

Microsoft Teams: Make working from home & the office easier

Many businesses have now shifted into a new way of working. A hybrid way.
Some people have gone back to the office and some people work from home. If you’re , typically, in an office based role then you now need to be able to work from anywhere at any time – it should be possible – and it is possible.

Make remote working easier with SharePoint

Right now we’re all looking at hybrid setups.

The perfect technology that allows you to collaborate and work efficiently, whether you’re working from home or at your workplace.

IT Support

Working From Home: Keep your business running

The rapid call to work-from-home has resulted in a shortage of new laptops along with webcams and headsets used for online communication with Skype, MS Teams, Zoom, etc.
Whatever you have decided for your business and your staff, it is important that security, backups and staff vigilance for phishing attacks continues

tKnowIT: Services mostly as usual

With the latest announcement from the government, it is important that you know that tKnowIT is able to provide you with your normal IT support, monitoring and maintenances services.
This includes businesses who currently don’t have a support agreement with tKnowIT but need help on a pay as you go basis. tKnowIT can help with IT systems, assistance with staff working from home, auditing and securing their machines, etc.
It is sad to see so many businesses are having to shut their doors until this all blows-over but I’m in the fortunate position that a lot of IT tasks can be performed remotely.

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CoronaVirus: Working from home – it’s not too late

Since I sent out the checklist for businesses to consider how staff could work from home things have moved on rather rapidly and we are heading for a full lockdown in the UK. Many businesses have staff in self-isolation at home and everyone should be social distancing.