CompanyNet awarded place on G-Cloud 13 public sector framework

G-Cloud 13

We’re pleased to say CompanyNet has been selected for the UK Government’s G-Cloud 13 framework. The news builds on our many successful years of experience providing cloud consultancy and solutions for the public sector, and we’ve previously been awarded a place on every G-Cloud framework from G-Cloud 3 onwards. G-Cloud 13 lets CompanyNet continue to offer …

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CompanyNet joins the Core family

CompanyNet is pleased to announce that we have joined the Core Technology Systems group of companies.

Core is a market leading, independent end-to-end IT Managed Services Provider, with 31 years’ experience delivering IT infrastructure support, managed services and digital transformation solutions to its private and public sector SME and mid-market customers. 

Its strategic acquisition of CompanyNet strengthens the business’s technical capability and provides geographic expansion into Scotland. This acquisition results in even greater value and additional service and project delivery capabilities for customers of CompanyNet and Core.

Developing capability

Core’s CEO, Conor Callanan, commented: “We are delighted to complete the acquisition of CompanyNet, a highly skilled and customer-centric company whose values align to ours. We are focused on developing capability and excellent levels of service for our customers, and this acquisition means greater capability and additional resources.

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Microsoft 365 Health Checks – what are they and how can they transform your tenant environment?

Microsoft 365 health check

Many of us have adopted Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams in the workplace in recent times, and they have been something of a saving grace for organisations over the past two years. Whilst Microsoft 365 and Teams have allowed for seamless transitions into remote working, it’s important to ensure that your Microsoft 365 systems are …

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Internet Explorer end of life – take positive action now to fix legacy applications

A man waves goodbye to Internet Explorer

Support for Internet Explorer 11 ends in June – is your organisation ready?

Many organisations still have applications or group policies that rely on Internet Explorer. From June 15th 2022, Microsoft is no longer supporting this legacy browser, in what is called ‘Internet Explorer end of life’. There are several paths your organisation can take to overcome this challenge.

Internet explorer end of life solution 1 – Pay up

One option to deal with Internet Explorer 11 end-of-life is to contact Microsoft and ask for extended support. However, this means paying through the nose – for most organisations, this option will be too expensive to stomach – and is little more than effectively keeping your IE apps on life support.

Internet explorer end of life solution 1 – Do nothing

Another path is to rely on something called “IE Mode”. This is a new feature provided by Microsoft Edge, the browser which comes with Windows 10 and has replaced Internet Explorer. IE Mode integrates some legacy functionality into the new Edge browser, so your users can browse the internet securely, with the browser opening apps designed for Internet Explorer in a special IE view.

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What is Microsoft Purview? 18 data governance and compliance services brought together under one banner

What is Microsoft Purview?

Microsoft Purview is the new name for the software giant’s suite of data governance and data compliance products and services.

What does Microsoft Purview do?

Microsoft Purview incorporates 18 existing Azure Purview products, plus a large swathe of Microsoft 365 services such as Records Management, Office 365 Data Loss Prevention and Microsoft 365 Compliance Center.

Microsoft has launched Microsoft Purview, a new umbrella brand which covers its data governance and data compliance range of products and services.

It’s likely that any new Microsoft products in this space will also be brought into the Microsoft Purview brand. Microsoft views Purview as “a unified data governance service that helps you manage and govern your on-premises, multi-cloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) data”.

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Using Microsoft Teams as a Platform

Here’s another chance to see our webinar from 2021 on taking Microsoft Teams beyond just meetings and chat.

Using ‘Teams as a platform’ means enabling features throughout Teams that will help you and your colleagues to get more done. Our expert will show you how to extend the Teams platform by using App Templates, and demo how you can integrate Power Platform features using Dataverse for Teams.

Watch the full session recording below and don’t forget to check out our upcoming webinars for more Microsoft 365 insights throughout the year.

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Smart business process automation with AI and Power Automate

Here’s a chance to see our popular webinar from 2021 on Microsoft Power Automate. Discover how AI can take the tedium out of repetitive business tasks, freeing your team up to deliver higher-value work and get more done.

In this expert-led webinar, we introduce Microsoft Power Platform’s robotic process automation functionality. Live demos show you how easy it is to automate tasks with Power Automate and AI Builder.

Watch the full session recording below and don’t forget to check out our upcoming webinars for more Microsoft 365 insight throughout the year.

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