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

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

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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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Microsoft Loop brings real-time collaboration to the desktop

Microsoft has announced a new product, Microsoft Loop, which will allow users to create highly-interactive pages in a collaborative way.

Loop will be the first significant use of the hotly-anticipated Fluid Framework, which treats data in Office 365 apps as ‘live’. That means data remains linked to its original source when copied into Loop.

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CompanyNet celebrates 25 years in business

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CompanyNet staff met for a special lunch at the George Hotel in Edinburgh to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The business was founded in August 1996, originally delivering websites and applications during the early days of the web. We soon broadened out to be pioneers in the nascent market for SharePoint intranets and Dynamics CRM systems. …

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Advisory Panel appointed by CompanyNet

As a technology company, CompanyNet is always looking forward. Our team’s constant innovation means we keep pace with the way people work – as well as the continual stream of changes from Microsoft.

However, even in the IT world, it’s vital that innovation is backed by hard-won experience and real-world perspective. To that end, we have benefited from working with our advisors individually and now we are creating our new CompanyNet Advisory Panel.

Who are the Advisory Panel?

Made up of four business experts bringing independent expertise, members of the Advisory Panel have helped us build and grow CompanyNet consistently and will help us do even more in the coming years.

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Embedded CompanyNet staff win Scottish Water iGEM award

CompanyNet colleagues Mandy Pattison and Cheryl Leonard have been named winners of Scottish Water’s iGEM award for exceptional performance. They are currently working as part of the business’s Corporate Data and Compliance team, and were among four people chosen to receive the iGEM award in July, from an organisation of more than 4,000 employees. The …

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