As an evergreen service, Office 365 is always expanding and updating to provide users with new features and admins with more granular controls and functionality. Here is a list of some of the updates we are looking forward to this year: MDM for Office 365 – at the moment this is a weak spot in […] ...read the full article
Office 365 Roadmap – What Next?
Office 2016 Preview & Skype for Business
The Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview is now available! This is a very early build however those who choose to use the preview will receive updates and new functionality along the way, much like the Windows 10 Technical Preview. From an Office 365 point of view there are some great new features such […] ...read the full article
Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) now available in an Open License programme
As of 1st March 2015, the Enterprise Mobility Suite is available to small and medium businesses, supplied on Microsoft’s Open License programme. The suite consists of 3 tools which can enable your users to be productive across any platform or device, whilst keeping the data on those devices secure: Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium – […] ...read the full article
Office Online Overhaul!
Office Online (formerly known as Office Web Apps) is having a major overhaul at the moment, with lots of new functionality added. This is good news for all Office 365 users, making what was a strong but basic editing suite into something which is much more akin to the traditional desktop Office suite experience. The […] ...read the full article
Azure & Microsoft Datacenter Security
Following the last two blogs on the security of cloud services, below we look at Microsoft Azure in more detail… The Microsoft Azure IaaS environment should be considered as an extension of your datacentre. Microsoft is a staunch supporter of the concept that the data you place in cloud services is your data, not theirs. […] ...read the full article
Office 365 Security
Following the previous blog which looked at the security of cloud services, below we examine the security features used to protect your data in Office 365 and some of the ways your data is protected in transit… The Office 365 service provides many layers of security. Microsoft wants to be seen as a safe pair […] ...read the full article
How secure are your cloud services?
With Microsoft, Amazon and Google currently enticing businesses and consumers into cloud services with promises of resiliency, scalability and simplified administration, many companies are quite understandably moving services and data into the cloud in some way or other. Before making such a leap however, questions need to be asked around data security and compliance. Cloud […] ...read the full article
Office 365 Multi Factor Authentication
Great news for users of Office 365 Multi Factor Authentication! Office 365 MFA is soon to be fully supported in Office 2013 Windows client applications. At the moment, MFA only supports web based applications like OWA. If you have MFA enabled and want to use rich client applications such as Outlook 2013, you have to […] ...read the full article
Doing WAN Better Than The Carriers
EACS can provide a range of communications services focused on the design of reliable, scalable, cost effective, flexible, integrated network access solutions across the Wide Area Network (WAN). These solutions can consist of multiple network providers along with multiple products, services and vendor hardware, integrated into a single managed contract. We will design and maintain […] ...read the full article
Why is 8765.81 an interesting number?
Is it how much Wayne Rooney earns per day? The number of shoes Imelda Marcos owned? Or perhaps the total miles around the UK coast line? 8765.81 is actually the number of hours in a year. Why do we state how many hours there are in a year? It’s to encourage you to contemplate how […] ...read the full article