Newsletter 2015.05


Welcome to the METHOD IT Newsletter for May 2015

Time's Up for Windows Server 2003

2015_05_method_news_windows_server_2003_eosWindows Server 2003 support is ending July 14, 2015. Stay secure and in compliance – start migration now. METHOD IT will help you every step of the way with plans for Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure, or Office 365. Find out more with our free infographic and white paper downloads.

Your Laptop, Tablet, and Desktop Replacement

2015_05_method_news_surface_pro_3See how one CTO replaced his laptop, iPad, and desktop with a Surface Pro 3 in this video.
Surface Pro 3 takes your business further – offering the power, portability, and productivity you demand from a laptop – in less than 1 kilogram, with full versions of Windows and Office.

IT Resourcing + Consulting

2015_05_method_news_it_resourcingProfessional, bilingual, elite IT resources for Asia-Pacific, backed up with the best IT engineering talent. Find out why METHOD IT people are the coolest IT professionals and contact us for a free consultation. We offer contract, interim, managed or project-based resources.

Tips & Tricks

Method IT Manila


We are delighted to announce we now have feet on the ground in the Philippines for local IT Management, Admin, and Support, plus expanded resources for Back Office, Website, and App Development.

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SMB Guide to Secure Email

Seven vital tips to reduce the risk of email hacks and raise employee awareness of cyber-security in small businesses.

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30 Need-to-know SEO Terms

An excellent primer on the jargon used to understand how your website performs in Search Engines.

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News from the Web

7 Shades of Windows 10

This month Microsoft announced the Windows 10 lineup, which comes in seven different editions ranging from Home to Enterprise, with special editions for Mobile Enterprise and Internet of Things.

Salesforce Turns Down Microsoft Bid

According to a CNBC report, Microsoft offered $55bn for Salesforce earlier this year, only to be met with a request for a whopping $70bn.

Skype Translator Preview Opens

With the Sci-Fi-like promise of live translation for voice chats in English, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin, the preview version of Skype Translator is now available for download. Skype Translator also claims to provide real-time translation for Instant Messaging in 50 languages.

Microsoft Apps on Apple Watch

For truly mobile sales, how about controlling a PowerPoint presentation on your iPhone from your watch? Here’s a detailed look at Apple Watch versions of PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote, and Skype.

OneNote for WordPress Released

Jot down some ideas on the move with the free OneNote app and drop them straight into a WordPress post on your website with this very handy new plugin.

Cash, Card, or Eyeballs?

A new Japanese smartphone from Fujitsu lets its owner pay for things with their eyes thanks to a unique iris recognition app.