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Two-Factor Authentication – Protect your Office 365 Account

You’ve probably heard the term Two Factor Authentication (sometimes referred to as Multi-Factor Authentication). You may have even been urged to implement it on your Office 365 Tenant.But what is it and why is it so important?   What is Two-Factor Authentication? Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) works by linking your mobile to your Microsoft Account. When you log in, a verification code is…
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The new world of work – Microsoft’s Solutions for hybrid working

We’ve all experienced a transformation in the way we work. It’s unlikely that many businesses will revert to previous working patterns, as so many of us have enjoyed the benefits of a more flexible approach.   Research carried out by Microsoft found that 80% of managers will be exploring hybrid working, post pandemic and 70% of employees expect to be taking advantage of flexible working polices.  …
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Where are they now? – Our past Apprentices

We have always been advocates of Apprentices here at Freestyle. Through our years of trading, we have aided many young people at the start of their professional journey. Our partnership with Basingstoke ITEC has helped us to deliver quality Apprenticeships, in multiple departments, within our company.   So what are our past apprentices doing now? James completed his IT Engineer Apprenticeship in 2018. He has since achieved multiple vendor accreditations. To expand…
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We’re here for longer – IT Support 8 til 8

We’ve been reflecting on how the way we work has been revolutionised and how technology has helped us facilitate a new set of priorities.  Whether that’s working around other priorities such as home schooling, caring for loved ones, or taking time to exercise. Many of us find ourselves with no ‘fixed’ working hours. With the new ‘Roadmap’ for unlocking and restarting the Economy being announced, it’s…
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Advantages of Virtual Desktop for your business

As we all navigate the new way of working, it’s never been more important to have all your Office apps and files accessible, from anywhere, on demand. What is the best solution for your team? Virtual Desktop provides the answer With Windows Virtual Desktop everything you’d expect to see on your desktop, is available anywhere,…
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Meeting virtually, reimagined…

As teams across the country continue to work remotely. Microsoft have announced some more Teams updates making virtual meetings easier, coming from October. To help us all stay connected and increase collaboration. The Breakout Room Split your attendees into smaller groups, to encourage discussion and brainstorming.Need to clarify some information? Not a problem, you can…
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Embracing the new way of working from our team to yours

From 1 August 2020 many more of us will be returning to the office, many will be working remotely and for a lot of us, a hybrid of the two will become the ‘new’ normal. Whilst the benefits of virtual collaboration has been evident for some time, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of…
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Remote Working Solutions

Microsoft Teams – Improve your remote working solution As the majority of us are now working remotely, how are you planning to handle your incoming and outgoing calls and move meetings online? Can your customers and colleagues stay in touch, as you adapt your day to day working practices? We want your business to be…
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Virtual Desktops – the future of IT?

With the IT landscape ever changing it’s hard to stay on top of what’s new. One of the most recent developments in the IT sector is Microsoft Azure, launching the Windows Virtual Desktops. Which have already been adopted by many forward-thinking businesses worldwide. But what are they? What is a Windows Virtual Desktop? A Windows…
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