Newsletter 2015.10

Welcome to the METHOD IT Newsletter for October 2015

Office 2016 Arrives

Collaborative real-time typing and Skype for Business video in Word 2016

Collaborative real-time typing and Skype for Business video chat in Word 2016

Office 2016 for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android is out now for Office 365 subscribers. Find out what’s new and how your business can benefit from METHOD IT Microsoft cloud or hybrid solutions using Office 365, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, Exchange Server 2016, and the upcoming SharePoint Server 2016.

Tips & Tricks

Windows 10 Start Menu Tricks

A deep look into customizing the Windows 10 Start Menu to make you more productive, including lesser-known settings and techniques.

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Should you buy an iPad Pro?

Weighing up the pros and cons of Apple’s new jumbo tablet – is it up to work or only play?

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Essential Excel Techniques

5 tools that help you work smarter and faster in Microsoft Excel.

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3D Touch Tricks for iPhone 6S Users

The latest incarnations of the iPhone (see news below) have a pressure-sensitive screen. Here are some of the tricks you can do using new ‘3D Touch’ gestures.

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News from the Web

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First Microsoft Laptop and New Surface Pro Unveiled

Announced at a Windows 10 event on October 6, Microsoft’s laptop debut Surface Book is a premium device designed to take on the likes of Macbook Pro.
The event also featured a majorly upgraded Surface Pro 4, flagship Windows 10 Lumia smartphones, wearable fitness device Band 2, Windows 10 universal apps from Facebook and other big players, and VR gaming fun with HoloLens.
Of course, we plan to offer the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 as soon as they are available in Asia. Stay tuned!

On-premises Exchange Server 2016 Released

Exchange Server 2016 was released October 1. What sets this version of Exchange apart from the past, is that it was forged in the cloud. This release brings the Exchange bits that already power millions of Office 365 mailboxes to your on-premises environment. Contact us for more details on Exchange Server solutions for your organization.

Lotus F1 Team Uses Office 365 + OneDrive for Business

An in-depth look at how Lotus F1 Team’s IT crew implemented OneDrive for Business to protect its intellectual property in one of the most highly competitive environments while enabling secure file sharing and access to key information by a team that’s on the go, traveling from race to race around the globe. Video from an ongoing series of real-world Office 365 case studies.

Real-time Skype Translation Goes Live

Skype Translator was originally demoed last December and released in a limited preview form, but now it’s ready for primetime! Windows users can get real-time translation for 6 spoken languages and 50 written languages inside the standard Skype app.

No Windows 10 Tracking for Enterprise Users

Businesses running Windows 10 Enterprise will be able to opt-out completely from telemetry, sending no device or usage data whatsoever to Microsoft. New settings options are due in an update later this year.

iPhone 6S and iOS 9 Released

The shiny shiny new iPhones are here, and you’ll need one to get the most out of the latest features in iOS 9. Here’s an early hands-on review of the iPhone 6S Plus with a rundown of all that’s new.

OS X El Capitan Review

A look at what’s new in the latest update to the Apple Mac operating system, a free download released on September 30 in the App Store.

Google Unwraps New Devices

At a special event on September 29, Google unveiled its next flagship smartphones the Nexus 5X and 6P as well as the Pixel C, a tablet-keyboard combo designed to rival the Surface and iPad Pro. All run the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow, due to start rolling out this month. An updated Chromecast device raises the bar for wireless home media streaming.

Facebook to Allow Video in Profile Images

A fun new feature has begun to appear on Facebook – a looping 7 second video in place of your regular profile picture. Other updates to user profiles include pinned photos, temporary profile images which expire, 100-character bios, inline privacy controls, and a new mobile-friendly design.

Most Dangerous Celebrities of 2015

This year’s list is in! Search for these celebrities on the web at your peril… they could lead to nothing but malware and viruses.