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Tech Insight – What Is An API?

In this article, we take a brief look at what APIs are, why they are important, and how they are they are used. What Is An API? An Application Programming Interface (API) is intermediary software that allows different applications to talk to each other. In essence, it delivers your request to a provider and then…
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How to organise a meeting in Corvid Times. Microsoft FindTime

It’s fair to say that 2019 has been a difficult year for business and for life. A plethora of tools have been many business saving graces. Tools like Teams and zoom have allowed small business to  adapt and adjust. I am sure that if you are reading this post you have had a scenario when…
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Video Tips on getting better with Teams

I came across a series of videos by a Microsoft Employee Kevin Stratvert who posts regular videos relating to Microsoft Products.   He has recently posted some Teams specific ones I wanted to share with you. Did you you know that Mear Technology can supply your Office 365 licences on a 30 day rolling contract for…
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Tip for Working from home – Mute your mic and speakers with one press

Like many we at Mear Technology are working from home. That in itself is not a problem we have all we need. We spend our day with a teams video chat on all day which is fine until one of us takes a call on our desk phones or mobiles. Then we have to mute…
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Watch “Plan and schedule a live event in Microsoft Teams” on YouTube

In this new ditial working environment it has been a steep learning curve for many home workers. Microsoft put together this useful video tutorial on using teams for webmeetings. A top tip, did you you can join an event without creating a Microsoft account. Especially useful to know if joining on your mobile device. Download…
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How to Set Up and Configure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in the Office 365 Admin Center

The threats to business go far beyond cyber criminals accessing data. This can be the start of a very uncomfortable journey for business. After a breach clients have 72 hours to report to the ICO a breach. To help protect our customers we have prepared the following guide on how to activate Multi Factor Authentication…
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Tech Tip – Using Your Windows Clipboard History

You may not have tried it, but if you need to clip up to 10 or more things to your windows clipboard (copy) and come back to them later, the clipboard that’s built-in to Windows 10 allows you to do this quickly and easily. Here’s how to get the most out of the clipboard: In…
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Tech Tip – Clearing & Organising Your Screen

If you sometimes have too many windows open and you need to clear things up and / or get back to the desktop view in Windows 10 as quickly as possible, here are a couple of tips that can help. Windows 10 has a ‘shake your screen’ feature that enables you to quickly clear all…
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Tech Tip – Lockdown Your Wi-Fi

If you’re using Windows 10 and you want to make sure you’re not exposed to the security risks posed by insecure wireless networks, there is a quick and easy way you can protect your Wi-Fi connectivity. Here’s how: Go to Settings. Go to Network & Internet > Wi-Fi Make sure that the ‘Connect to suggested…
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Tech Tip – Using OneDrive Cloud Storage on Windows 10

If you want to set up quick and easy cloud storage from your Windows PC for storing, sharing and saving files across your different devices you can use OneDrive. Here’s how to set it up: – If you have a Microsoft account e.g. @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com email address, Xbox Live or Skype account you can…
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