The current lockdowns across the globe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a huge increase in working from home (WFH). Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Cisco Webex, Google Hangouts and other meeting and video conference apps have seen a massive increase in use. Add to this the demands from online learning, streaming video services and IoT devices and you begin to wonder if the internet has the capacity to cope.
Microsoft Teams is a great tool for collaborative working, but for those who work across multiple Microsoft 365 tenancies, the inability to easily switch between accounts has long been a bugbear. Now Microsoft has announced that they will be offering a better way to deal with multiple accounts.
Microsoft’s Edge browser based on Chromium is finally a worthy contender to Google Chrome. Even if you aren’t a Microsoft 365 user, it might be time to switch; if you are already bought into the Microsoft ecosystem, start using Edge now.
Microsoft is renaming some Office 365 subscription. The products themselves and the applications and services included with the subscriptions won’t be changed, but the name changes may cause some confusion. Here we give the details on the name changes which will be implemented in April 2020…
If you use Microsoft Office 365, Teams is a critical productivity Tool that brings together a number of SharePoint platform components and other Office 365 productivity tools. Teams can greatly improve productivity, but unplanned adoption can be a recipe for chaos. If you want to get the most from Microsoft Teams, follow some simple guidelines and you will be able to supercharge your workgroups and get everyone more engaged!
Google’s new assessment tool for software engineers aims to speed up the pre-onsite interview process – saving the time of in house engineers and making the process fairer. Sounds like a win for everyone – except those working in the tech assessment space!
There is an increasing amount of remote working as companies try to accommodate flexible working and teams are gathered together for projects from across the globe. However, video conferencing equipment and technology has lagged behind. Let’s face it, the VC experience typically isn’t great – especially for remote attendees. Products like the Meeting Owl – a 360 degree camera with auto microphone focus – sorts out the tech while you can get on with productive meetings.
The Legalex Show at London’s ExCeL highlights technology and services to help law firms drive business growth. One of the stars this year was Melu – a managed live chat service based out of Oxford. In a refreshing change from the move towards automated chatbots and AI, Melu combines technology with old fashioned customer service – real chat with real people in real time. They might be on to something…