If you use Outlook to help manage and organize your life (and why wouldn’t you?), you’re probably well aware of the various rules, filters and notification options it has. But did you know that if you use Office 365 that you can set it up so that you can receive text messages sent to your phone for calendar or email notifications? Here’s how to set it up.
A vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Word that could allow malware to get into your system. Microsoft is working on a fix or this, but for at least the next couple of weeks be especially vigilant if you receive a Microsoft Word attachment from someone that you don't know.
If you get a document from someone that you do know that you were not expecting, it is a good idea to check with them and make sure that they sent it. It only takes a minute to check versus the hours to clean up and the possible loss of data if something gets through.
This is a good reminder that it's a cruel digital world out there so definitely don't click on links or attachments from anyone you don't know, and view with suspicion any links or attachments from someone you do know that you were not expecting (especially those that are asking for you to pay an invoice or transfer money). WestonBlock and our antivirus software should block most of these but nothing beats plain old vigilance.
More technical info on the Microsoft Word vulnerability for those of you interested can be found here.
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Weston has been a Microsoft-certified partner for many, many years. We’ve also achieved Microsoft-certified competencies. Basically, to achieve a Microsoft-certified competency, you have to have a minimum amount of techs that have passed certain tests and your organization has to submit verifiable references to Microsoft. Our techs have worked hard to learn and become masters in the technologies that drive your business. Because of that work, they have achieved several certifications this year in the following categories:
Silver: Midmarket Solution Provider
Silver: Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions
What does this mean for you? It means that if you need experts in the Microsoft technologies that run your business, Weston Technology Solutions is the right choice.
If you use OneNote, Outlook, or OneDrive (and if you’re not, why not?), then you’re likely not taking advantage of it to its fullest. While we’ve featured loadsofOutlooktips and one for OneDrive, but these eBooks go into more detail and will be useful for anybody that uses these tools: