About eighteen months ago a ransomware trojan called CryptoLocker started infecting corporate computer systems worldwide. CryptoLocker is malware that encrypts files on mapped network drives and then demands money in exchange for the decryption keys.
When you go to a restaurant, you understand the process to get the meal you want. If you’re using Microsoft’s Office 365, it’s a similar (and just as simple) process to get what you need.
A couple of decades ago Microsoft PowerPoint arrived and gave us the tools to for eye catching, information-rich slide presentations. Now, Office Mix is a free PowerPoint add-in (from Microsoft) that converts PowerPoint slides into interactive online presentations.
There’s no point creating a new intranet if no one in the organisation is going to use it. And people are most likely to use their new intranet, and gain its benefits, if it’s easy to access and can capably address their day-to-day work needs.
Since Microsoft opened their data centres in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, more and more clients are asking me about moving workloads to Azure. The technology is great but what about management of the environment?
There’s good news for Australian businesses looking to move their IT resources to the cloud with the launch last month of Microsoft’s two Australian Azure cloud computing data centres.
I was fortunate enough to attend Microsoft’s World Wide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington DC last week and I have to say what a great experience it was and a refreshing view of what a Microsoft conference can be.
As organisations both large and small continue their never-ending quest to find ways to do things better, faster and more affordably, cloud computing remains a hot topic of interest.
One of the most topical technology issues facing small businesses today is whether to maintain an on-premise systems infrastructure or move to the cloud. Increasingly, businesses are seeing the merits of cloud services and are diving into the cloud with great enthusiasm.
Product improvements are occurring cloud first. One thing you’ll notice is that Microsoft is pushing the cloud very heavily today. So if you’re on Office 365 you will get the latest and greatest new benefits and features straight away at your fingertips.