Microsoft Teams Collaboration Platform

Why Teams is Now The Go-To Collaboration Platform

By the end of 2019, Microsoft Teams had amassed an impressive 20 million active monthly users, and cloud communication programmes were steadily becoming more common within businesses day-to-day. Fast forward to today and Teams now has an astounding 270 million active users, that’s almost 14 times more users in less than 3 years. A key element of Teams' recent success will undoubtedly be owed to the recent pandemic that caused countless businesses to expand their online workforce, which in turn required them to adopt a well-rounded collaboration platform such as Microsoft Teams.

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5 Reason Having A Microsoft 365 Backup is Crucial

Approximately 187,000 UK businesses are taking advantage of Microsoft 365 to increase their performance, but do these companies truly have control of their 365 Data? It’s a common misconception that Microsoft takes full responsibility for this, in reality, Microsoft’s primary focus is on managing the office 365 infrastructure and as a standard only protects you against site or hardware failure. Backups are extremely important due to the number of risks your data will inevitably face. Keeping the idea that Microsoft backs up data on your behalf could have damaging repercussions if this responsibility is left unattended.

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Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop... Why it's Time to Upgrade

Despite support for windows 7 ending in January 2020, over 100 million computers still run this increasingly outdated operating system. In addition to not having access to the full Microsoft Office roster, those that still use outdated versions of Windows are currently at risk of bugs, faults, and cyber-attacks! Fortunately, Microsoft now offer Windows Virtual Desktop, an exciting IT environment designed to solve common business problems, especially useful for businesses reliant on legacy apps.

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Stressed Woman

The Microsoft 365 Secret Catching People Out

Since its creation in 2011, Microsoft 365 has become the go-to productivity suite amassing over 250 million average monthly users in 2021. Microsoft 365 became critical for many companies as they navigated through the pandemic. During a time when people have never felt more separated, Microsoft 365 brought them together and gave people the tools to collaborate, communicate and feel connected once again, even when miles apart. Post pandemic, more businesses than ever are looking to join the millions by also adopting Microsoft 365, and for good reason.

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Our Lady of Sion School

Our Lady of Sion School chooses the entrust IT Group!

The entrust IT Group are thrilled to announce that Our Lady of Sion, a respected Independent School in West Sussex, have chosen us as their new IT partner.

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Working from home meeting

How to Collaborate Effectively with a Remote Workforce

A Study conducted by Owl Labs has found 84% of UK businesses are planning on having a hybrid/remote workforce, this confirms the remote wave brought on by the pandemic is here to stay and therefore the need to collaborate effectively remotely will be imperative to your business’ success.

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Remote work

Work Remotely, Productively with Microsoft Teams and OneDrive

With the looming uncertainty around the new Covid-19 Omicron variant and case numbers rapidly increasing, it is once again time for the government to impose restrictions. Unlike the first lockdown in 2020, where we were suddenly forced to work remotely with little to no planning, we are now armed with almost two years of experience and whilst we are most certainly still finding our feet, it is becoming apparent there are many positives a mix of remote, and in person work brings to companies that embrace this Inevitable merge.

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Changes to Microsoft's licensing and how they affect you

  With the new year coming up Microsoft are making some big changes to the way they sell their licenses that could cost 365 users some extra money if not prepared. In this blog we’ll go over all the changes being made to licenses and how they’re cancelled, along with how we believe these changes could eliminate a large amount of financial waste on unused license's.

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