The little things that make a big difference

Microsoft has recently released an update for Windows 11. Theres a minor change that could have a significant impact on you and your team. The update places Copilot, Microsoft AI assistant in a spot on the taskbar. No need to search for the button anymore; it now resides on the right of the taskbar in […]

It’s Time to Check Your Remote Workers’ Devices

When was the last time you conducted a health check on your remote workers’ devices? If it’s been a while, then this might be a task you’ll want to move to the top of your to-do list. Here’s why… Did you know that Australia is the hybrid work capital of the world? It’s true! Reports […]

Do You Know Which Services Your Staff are Signing Up for?

Signing up to try out new cloud-based tools? It’s a piece of cake. This is great news for your employees, but not so great for your business. When your organisational data is being shared with various applications – and you’re not keeping track of them all – you’re leaving yourself open to risk.  As you’ve […]

Reduce the Burden on
Your Brain, Part 4: Automation

Automation is a powerful tool that can streamline and simplify your work routine. With an accessible and flexible solution like Microsoft Power Automate, you don’t need to be an IT whizz to benefit from cutting-edge automation technology. In a previous blog post, we looked at some of the ways automation can simplify your daily work […]

Reduce the Burden on
Your Brain, Part 3: Workflows

Workflows are sequential processes that can easily be derailed by poor planning. A tool like Microsoft Planner can make it much easier to keep workflows smooth and save you time, effort and brainpower. In part 2 of this series, we looked at how a dynamic to-do list can make your work much more efficient. We […]

Reduce the Burden on your
Brain, Part 2: Planning

A dynamic, agile to-do list is your best ally when it comes to effective day-to-day planning. Microsoft’s intuitive and uncluttered To Do app is a simple but powerful tool that can make a huge difference to productivity. In our previous post, we looked at scheduling as one way to lighten the mental load and increase […]

Reduce the Burden on Your Brain, Part 1: Scheduling

Double bookings, cancellations, invitations that slip through the cracks … scheduling can be a time-consuming business. Microsoft 365’s built-in calendar has lots of tools to make your life easier and increase your productivity. In this series of posts, we’ll be looking at easy ways you can streamline your work routine and lighten the load on […]

What’s Next for
Productivity Tools?

When it comes to productivity tools, the global pandemic transformed the whole landscape. Just think of the rise of Zoom! But there’s still plenty of change ahead. From updated features to brand-new apps, a reliable IT support partner can help you make the best choices for your team. If you’ve been in the workplace for […]

Are Your Remote Workers’
Devices Still Working Properly?

Accidents happen to the best of us, but it can be hard to own up when they do. With 67% of remote workers using faulty or damaged equipment, encouraging prompt reporting and supplying new, up-to-date devices as needed is the only effective way to keep your business’s data safe. It’s a nightmare scenario. You’re working […]

Should You Monitor Your
Remote Workers?

Late last year, Microsoft announced a new feature that would make it easier for employers to monitor their employees’ activity. “Bossware” is increasingly popular with corporations who want to keep tabs on their remote workers. But is this kind of surveillance justified? In November 2021, Microsoft made a controversial announcement. The software giant was road-mapping […]