Microsoft Price and Flexibility Changes

In March 2022 Microsoft are introducing two changes to the way Microsoft 365 subscriptions are purchased that will impact all Microsoft 365 users.  You can read the full details of the change here The changes are: 1 - Price Increase of around 15% for selected products Most New Zealand business use the Business plans as they are priced for organizations with less than 300 staff, the changes are listed below in USD Business Basic  (Web only) + $1 USD per user per month Business  Standard (Web + [...]

By |2022-01-12T13:40:28+13:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: News, Office 365|0 Comments

Setting up Multifactor Authentication (MFA) for Microsoft 365

What is MFA and why do I need it? By setting up MFA, you add an extra layer of security to your Microsoft 365 account sign-in. For example, you first specify your username and password and, when prompted, you also type a dynamically generated verification code provided by an authenticator app or sent to your phone. If somebody else tries to sign in as you, they'll enter your username and password, then when they get prompted for that second factor they're stuck! Unless they have YOUR smartphone, [...]

By |2021-07-08T11:38:57+12:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Office 365, Security|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What version of Office are you using?

There are some significant changes coming for users of Office 365.   Currently you can connect older versions of Outlook (2010, 2013 and 2016) to Office 365 to receive mail and access files. The versions you connect is changing, meaning you will need to change Office versions more frequently or  move to Office 365 ProPlus which is the subscription version of office. Starting October 13, 2020, Office 365 ProPlus or Office perpetual in mainstream support will be required to connect to Office 365 services. Mainstream support. Microsoft will offer [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:15:51+13:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: Office 365, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Locking the front door – Office 365 Security

Security options with Office 365 As with your home, your keys or password are the first line of defence to avoid access to your account. While we can't easily have one key that will open our house, car etc, this is easy to do in an online world as we create our own keys or passwords.  Sharing the same password over multiple can have the same risk as misplacing a master key. Password protection is the users responsibility, as much as keeping their card keys safe is their [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:15:52+13:00November 26th, 2016|Categories: Cloud Trainer, Office 365|0 Comments

Block creating Microsoft Account with work email

We see many users struggle with the differences between OneDrive - Personal and their work OneDrive. You can read more about the detail on our recent blow We see many users struggle with the differences between OneDrive - Personal and their work OneDrive. To solve this Microsoft are now blocking new accounts being setup for email domains that are in Office 365. Users will see the message below. You can read more about the experiencing and details at Cleaning up the #AzureAD and Microsoft account overlap This [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:15:52+13:00September 25th, 2016|Categories: Office 365|0 Comments

Office 365 security options

How can I keep my data safe if it's stored in the cloud? We will explore a few options available to keep your data safe from accidental mistakes, or deliberate attempts. Passwords The days of leaving the front door unlocked are gone, as are having an insecure Pa$$word.  This is your first and most important line of defence. Office 365 Provides the following options: Force users to change passwords on a regular basis. Enable Multi Factor Authentication Like some banks multi factor authentication makes you enter [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:15:52+13:00September 15th, 2016|Categories: Office 365|Tags: |0 Comments

OneDrive vs OneDrive for Business

Where are you saving your files to, when you save to OneDrive? That depends on whether you’re saving to your personal OneDrive account or to OneDrive for Business for your organisation. Both are cloud based storage. OneDrive – Personal - this account is linked to your Microsoft Account.  Your Microsoft Account gives you a personal account with access to online office applications and cloud based storage for your personal files. OneDrive for Business  is part of your Office 365 subscription; your work related files should be saved here. [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:15:52+13:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Office 365|Tags: |0 Comments
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