Happy New Year and welcome to 2017. Trying to keep up-to-date with technology seems to get harder, not easier, so I am going to continue to try and highlight relevant snippets of information which I hope you will find useful. I will therefore concentrate on the Cloud services we specialise in namely Office 365, Dropbox Business and Cloud PBX.

How To Add An Additional Time Zone To Your Outlook 2016 Calendar

This is a handy feature for us when working with clients abroad i.e. Madrid. In Outlook 2016 go to the File menu and select Options. Select Calendar and scroll down to Time Zones. Check Show a second time zone and select the zone you want, in this case (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris. Give this time zone a label i.e. ‘Madrid’, name your local time zone ‘UK’ and click OK. Now when you launch your Outlook 2016 calendar you’ll see your UK & Madrid time zones.

Microsoft Teams - Quick Start-Up

What are Microsoft Teams? A chat and collaboration platform for Microsoft Office 365 customers designed to simplify group work. In its simplest form the service allows users to set up Teams, each of which is essentially a hub for group chat rooms, called channels.

Why do Microsoft Teams matter? Alongside chat-based communications, Teams’ integration with other Microsoft services allows for shared files, calendars, collaborative editing and the ability to easily switch between voice, video and text chat.

Who does Microsoft Teams affect? Teams will be available to Business Essentials, Business Premium, E1, E3 and E5 Office 365 subscribers. Teams will be available for Windows, macOS, iOS Android and the web. When will Microsoft Teams be available? Teams is currently available in Preview and will be launched as a generally available service to Office 365 subscribers in January 2017.

Outlook Large Attachments Update

Microsoft are rolling out an Office 365 update that allows you to attach large files to Outlook emails using ‘OneDrive For Business’ (ODFB). In the past you had to send a link to your files stored in ODBF, now you can choose to upload a file ODFB in the Outlook menu you normally use to attach a file to your email. The recipient then receives a link to that file allowing them to download it without clogging up their inbox.

Microsoft PSTN Update

Microsoft have now enabled PSTN calling for France with Skype For Business Cloud PBX. Microsoft PSTN Calling gives users real PSTN phone numbers from Microsoft directly in the Office 365 Cloud with no local infrastructure.

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