Newsletter 2018.09


Welcome to the METHOD IT Newsletter for September 2018

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WordPress Web Hosting for Business

You may own a stunning WordPress site, but it’s not just about looks.
Settling for a low-cost hosting solution can hamper performance and impact your business. Migrate to enterprise-level hosting with fast page loading times, global data centers, automated daily backups, Content Delivery Network, SSL certificates (HTTPS), version control, and three-tier dev|staging|prod environments, tailor-made for WordPress.

DNS Hosting with Cloudflare

Simply changing the DNS provider for your website or other Internet property can improve speed, stability, and security. Find out why you should be switching to Cloudflare.

Introducing Microsoft Azure

Get scalable storage without breaking the bank. Microsoft Azure is an agile cloud platform, customized to meet the needs of your applications.

Grow Your Business Efficiently

Reduce costs while getting the right technology for every phase of your business growth by using cloud-based Microsoft solutions – Azure, Dynamics 365, Office 365, SQL Server and Windows 10.

Do Business Anywhere with Microsoft Solutions

Why Microsoft for the mobile workforce? Get familiar mobile productivity combined with simplified management, protection, and control using Office 365, Windows 10, Azure, Dynamics, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

News from the Web

Office 365 Update for September 2018

The latest on
PowerPoint • Access • Teams • Power BI • Flow • Sharepoint • Office 365 Security

New iPhones and Apple Watch Unveiled

September 12th was Apple Event Day, seeing the announcement of three new iPhones – XS, XS Max and XR, plus the Apple Watch Series 4. Catch up with these edited highlights of the two-hour event. More details and specs here.

Outlook User Experience Update

The interface of both the Outlook desktop and web apps is undergoing a refresh, making things leaner and cleaner. This short video gives a handy run-through of all the changes. More details here.

iOS 12 - The New Features

Good news for those of us not upgrading our iPhones – iOS 12 was released September 17th for iPhone 5S, iPad Air, and iPad mini 2 onwards. Sadly the long-awaited addition of group Facetime has been postponed, slated for inclusion in a future iOS 12 update. Check out the features arriving next week in this roundup.

macOS Mojave Coming Late September

macOS Mojave will be made available to all Mac users from September 24th, featuring a new dark mode, dynamic desktops that change according to the time of day, file ‘stacks’ to keep your desktop tidy, and the appearance of more default apps from iOS.

Microsoft Teams is ready to replace Skype for Business

A major milestone in the Office 365 roadmap was just cleared – the year-long process of bringing Teams up to feature parity with Skype for Business is now complete. Organizations using Skype for Business can begin migrating communications to Teams, and take advantage of the unified experience and extra features it offers.
For more on the indispensable Teams, see our recent round up of must-have Microsoft apps.

Surface Event Announced for October 2nd

Microsoft has sent out invitations to a mystery Surface event in New York on October 2nd. This is likely to cover updates to the Surface Pro and Laptop, while acting as a showcase for new software and services across Windows, Cortana, and Office.