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Tech News : New Windows Feature Displays Which Apps Have Been Listening-In

Tech News : New Windows Feature Displays Which Apps Have Been Listening-In

The new Privacy Auditing feature in Windows 11 allows users to see a list of which apps have accessed their microphone or camera recently, plus details of any other suspicious activity.  See Which Apps Have Accessed Your Microphone and Camera  David Weston, Microsoft’s VP for Enterprise and OS Security, highlighted the new privacy feature in a recent tweet, saying: “New…

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Tech Tip – How To Colour Code Your Outlook Calendar

Tech Tip

If you’d like to get more at-a-glance organisation and track all items related to a project or task in your Microsoft Outlook calendar, colour-coding can help. Here’s how to add it: – From the main calendar view, right click on an appointment, meeting, or event in your calendar, select ‘Categorize’ and select a colour category. – From an open…

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Tech News : Internet Explorer … Explores No More

Internet Explorer ... Explores No More

Microsoft has announced the retirement of its famous Internet Explorer browser which is now officially out of support as of June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10.  Why?  First announced in May 2021 and after 25+ years) Microsoft has announced that “Internet Explorer (IE) is officially retired and out of support as of today, June 15, 2022”. Microsoft’s blog…

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Tech News : New Microsoft Update Enables ‘Reactions’ In Outlook

Tech News : New Microsoft Update Enables 'Reactions' In Outlook

With the next update, as part of Microsoft’s 365 roadmap, Outlook users will soon be able to ‘react’ to Outlook emails without sending or receiving incremental emails.  Like Emojis  The Microsoft ‘Reactions’ feature will enable Outlook users to choose a thumbs up, laugh, heart, celebrate, or shed a tear reaction to emails. As well as applying their own ‘sentiment’, users…

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Tech News : Microsoft’s Self-Updating Emails

Microsoft's Self-Updating Emails

As part of its roll-out of the collaborative working ‘Loop’ app, Microsoft has announced that as part of its ‘365 Roadmap’, self-updating Loop elements can now be included in Outlook emails. What Is Loop? In November 2021, Microsoft unveiled its ‘Loop’ collaborative app which it described as “a flexible canvas with portable components” designed for assisting with new hybrid working patterns….

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Tech Insight : How To Stay Focused Among The Chaos

How To Stay Focused Among The Chaos

In this insight, we look at some of the Microsoft Windows features that can be used to minimise distractions and help you to stay focused.    Minimise Interruptions, Stay Focused   Being able to stay focused during work can help productivity, keep a flow, and can help improve the quality of your output. Finding ways to minimise unnecessary interruptions and help…

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Tech Tip – Organise Windows Using ‘Snap Groups’

Tech tip

Tech Tip –  Organise Windows Using ‘Snap Groups’ Windows 11 has upgraded Snap Assist to Snap Layouts and Snap Groups. You can use these features to customise the sizes of apps on the desktop, and to snap other apps into your chosen layout. Here’s how it works:  – Hover the mouse over a window’s maximize button or press Win +…

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Tech Tip – Using Microsoft’s Floating ‘Edge Bar’

Tech tip

The Edge Bar is a handy floating sidebar / mini (Bing) browser that comes with the latest version of Edge in Windows and makes searching and accessing email and other platforms faster and easier. Here’s how to enable and use it: – Open Edge and click on the three dots (top right). – Select ‘Settings’. – Select ‘Edge bar’…

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Sustainability : Microsoft Data Centre Heating Homes And Businesses

Sustainability : Microsoft Data Centre Heating Homes And Businesses

Microsoft is building a new data centre region in Finland that will use the clean heat from its server cooling processes to heat local homes and businesses.  Microsoft and Fortum  The project, which will see Microsoft working in collaboration with local state-owned utility provider Fortum Corporation, requires Microsoft to build a new data centre region in the Helsinki metropolitan area of Finland. …

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Tech News : Microsoft Halts Sales In Russia

Microsoft Halts Sales In Russia

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Microsoft has suspended all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia.   Other Aspects Of Its Business Too   Microsoft has described how it has been “horrified, angered and saddened” by the “unjustified, unprovoked and unlawful invasion by Russia” which has led to its decision to suspend sales to Russia.   In addition to this, Microsoft has…

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