Newsletter 2015.06

Welcome to the METHOD IT Newsletter for June 2015

Game-changing Quality Offshore IT Development Solutions

Managed Offshore Development ServicesAnnouncing a new METHOD IT solution – Flexible, managed services for your organization’s web, CMS, enterprise and mobile development projects.

Venture Language Training Website

Venture Language Training WebsiteElement, our digital media solutions division, just launched a new responsive website combined with a Social Media Management program for Hong Kong-based Venture Language Training Limited.

Venture specializes in training people of all levels, ages and backgrounds in every aspect of the English language, drama and speech, and social etiquette.

Tips & Tricks

Office 365 vs Google for Work

Which cloud-based set of business applications should you choose for a small to medium-sized business?

7 Things to Do When Your Business is Hacked

Tips for coping with the aftermath of a corporate network breach in your organization.

7 Mistakes Companies are Making on Social Media

Are you stuck ‘spraying and praying’ on social networks? Are you being careful not to plug your brand more than 20% of the time? Some great ideas for rethinking your social strategy.

News from the Web

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Windows 10 Q&A

The release of Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade is only one month away. This useful set of ten questions and answers covers migration concerns and advice for business users.

The Future of Dynamics CRM

Microsoft recently announced that Dynamics, its line of ERP and CRM applications, is moving to the company’s Cloud & Enterprise group. What implications does this rethink have for future developments to the software?

SharePoint 2016 Revelations

A look at what’s on the horizon for SharePoint Server 2016, the next version of Microsoft’s popular corporate collaboration and Intranet tool.

Office Comes to Android Phones

Previously only available for tablets, the latest versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel for Android now work on smartphones too. The free apps are practically identical to their iOS counterparts and feature Dropbox and OneDrive support for storing files.

Facebook Could Recognize You in a Photo Where Your Face is Hidden

An experimental Facebook algorithm has the ability to pick out people in photographs even if their face is not visible by using cues from their hairstyle, clothes, body shape, and posture with up to 83% accuracy.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan – What's New

OS X 10.11 El Capitan was previewed at Apple WWDC on June 8. Here’s a video run-through of the flagship features in the latest Mac OS, due for release this Autumn.

iOS 9 – New and Hidden Features

The next version of iOS was also unveiled at Apple WWDC. This roundup covers some of the tweaks and lesser-known new features we can look forward to using in iOS 9 later this year.

Office 365 Gets a Web Makeover

A new set of user experiences in the web interface of Microsoft Office 365 provide quick access to notifications, help and what’s new feature introductions, contextual and immersive settings and, perhaps most importantly, the integration of Skype for Business.

Surface Hub Pricing and Demo Video

The monster 84-inch 4K touchscreen Windows 10 whiteboard killer is on the way – Microsoft has announced a September release for the Surface Hub with prices starting at US$7,000. Demo videos like the one here have begun to, err, surface.
We are already an authorized Surface Pro 3 reseller and can’t wait for the chance to be able to offer you the Surface Hub as well… stay tuned!