Boston, MA – April, 2019
Founded in 2006, ComputerSupport’s mission is to help business executives get the most out of their technology investment. Our customers are in various geographies and verticals but have one thing in common – they understand the value of IT and the impact great technology makes on their business operations. That is why they choose our specialized team to make things happen.
ComputerSupport.com is proud to be recognized by Clutch as the premier managed IT services provider in Boston. We are ranked number one on the Leader’s Matrix – a matrix compiling the top seven companies specializing in managed services in Boston.
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In the digital landscape spear phishing has been around for over 20 years, but for about 5 years it has attracted massive attention.
Primarily using email to deliver its malicious payload, spear phishing is a very real and current threat to any business of any size basically because we all use at least one business email address. The golden key to prevent any similar threat is to make sure your staff is fully aware of the signs of such an attack.
Let’s take a deeper look.
There are certain techniques hackers use to launch a phishing scam. Here are some of them.
A lot of people know what phishing is and many businesses are aware of this threat. However, spear phishing is a bit different.
Hand phishing emails tend to target large numbers of individuals with generic content, but spear phishing is a much more personalized attack. For example, rather than starting an email with “Dear Sir/Madam”, a spear phishing email will use the recipient’s exact name to inspire trust to get him/her closer to taking the malicious bait.
Generally, phishing attacks are executed by experienced hackers, but there are still a bunch of signs which characterize spear phishing such as:
There are several notorious examples of spear phishing attacks that happened within the last few years. Let’s remember few of them.
In 2016, a Snapchat employee fell victim to a spear phishing scam caused by an email allegedly sent by the Snapchat CEO. Unfortunately, the victim carefully followed the request within the email and forwarded financial information to a spoof email address.
However, probably the most popular example of spear phishing is the attack launched against the US Democratic Party in 2016. You probably remember how Fancy Bear used spear phishing tactics to target email accounts linked to the 2016 presidential campaign. They attacked more than a thousand Google accounts and used a fake domain “accounts-google.com” to mislead the victims. What hackers did was to send emails claiming to be from Google representatives suggesting recipients to update their email passwords to enhance security. Bad luck, because the links within these emails simply led the victims to malicious websites which enabled the hackers to take control of their email accounts.
It is crucial to understand how such an attack is likely to be launched against your business. Don’t forget! Knowledge is the golden key of cyber security, so make sure that you educate yourself and your employees to protect sensitive data.
We take cybersecurity very seriously. With Secure.Email we provide complex email protection to defend your business against the latest threats: ransomware, spear-fishing, impersonation and other targeted attacks.
Nearly a decade after Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) entered the enterprise environment, cybersecurity leaders still strive to manage the risks.
Employee‑owned devices were responsible for nearly 51% of corporate data breaches in 2017, according to AT&T.
Like desktop and laptop computers, mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) must be secured appropriately to prevent leakage of user/business sensitive information.
Mobile payment services are very common these days. Some mobile apps or web services recommend users to activate features like “remember username” or “remember password”, so that you don’t have to re-enter the password each time you login. In this case, you shouldn’t choose to remember, especially the password, to reduce the risk of unauthorized access and payments in case the device is lost or stolen.
Attackers always target sensitive data because by selling it they could generate easy money. Cybercriminals tend to make use of social engineering such as emails, links to attract people to provide personal/business information. Hence, when browsing the Internet, be extra careful not to expose yourself or your organization to potential harmful schemes.
A good VPN extension will encrypt your browser traffic so that hackers cannot use sensitive data to get unauthorized access to your accounts. In addition to securing your connection, a VPN browser extension will hide your IP location and allow you to view geoblocked content and bypass censorship from anywhere in the world.
NOTE: Activating a VPN extension may slow down your browser.
As you probably know, Public Wi-Fi / Wireless Access Points are insecure. So, you should avoid as much as possible to perform payment transactions or transmit sensitive data through public Wi-Fi / Wireless Access Points. Also, consider using encryption, such as SSL or VPN when is mandatory to do so.
Leaving your device unattended is dangerous firstly because it can be stolen. Secondly, it would also increase the risk of unauthorized use of the device, or even a data breach.
Last generation mobile devices let you enable private mode / secure mode when browsing the Web. From security and privacy perspective, you should keep this mode enabled, so that your browsing behavior will not be easily traced.
To reduce security risks, you should stick with the Apps, options and services that are absolutely necessary. So, a small number of installed applications means fewer software updates and fewer vulnerabilities. Also, if it is not required to use Bluetooth or Infra-Red (IR), it is also recommended to keep them off to mitigate the risk of unauthorized network access.
It is required to perform security updates for the Apps and OS of your mobile devices by enabling automatic updates, accept security updates when prompted by trusted providers, such as OS / Apps manufacturers that attempt to fix known security loopholes or vulnerabilities.
If you set a weak password and a long screen timeout period, your mobile device may be easily hacked. Cyber security professionals recommend you to use a password that cannot be easily guessed while setting a short screen timeout interval (a minute or less).
Some iOS users like to jailbreak their device after purchasing it, because that allows them to perform certain actions on their Apple devices that cannot normally do. Basically, jailbreaking is the process of removing software restrictions put into place by iOS developers allowing users to install software that Apple doesn’t authorize.
On the other hand, Android rooting allows you to gain privileged control over your device, it also enables you to remove or replace the entire operating system of the device. This is achievable because Android itself was built on a Linux kernel, and permits users to access administrative permissions on their smart devices.
Jailbreaking or rooting to break factory security settings would make you mobile devices vulnerable to cyberattacks. Mobile apps that run on rooted or jailbroken devices may also be vulnerable to attacks, especially mobile banking applications.
Nowadays, there is no excuse of not backing up your most important data. Make sure you do it regularly to be able to restore the most recent version of your files and software. When adopting a cloud-based backup solution, consider using data encryption, integrity checks etc. to protect your backups.
Obscure mobile apps may include malware designated to collect sensitive information. To protect your mobile devices from being hacked, it is recommended to download mobile apps from trusted stores only.
Last-gen smart devices become increasingly popular. It is quite often for consumers to change their mobile devices with new ones, disposing of the old ones. In addition to data migration, before decommissioning the old devices, don’t forget to reset to factory settings to clear all configurations and data containing sensitive information to prevent data leakage.
As we all know, it is vital to protect our data. When it comes to business information such as emails and files, extra caution is required.
Google Chrome is the most popular desktop internet browser in the world with a global market share of more than 70% in December 2018 according to Statista.
Unlike other browsers, Chrome is a minimalist one, but its resizing performance and web page loading speed are usually superior. But, like any expandable browser that allows users to enable plugins or to install extensions, Chrome can generate load speed issues due to high system resource usage (CPU and memory).
If you’re experiencing low Chrome performance, you should apply these suggestions to speed up your browser.
As you probably know, Chrome stores a cached copy of any web page you visit, so it can load the page faster next time you visit it. It also keeps a database of your browsing history and cookies for the same purpose. As you visit more and more websites, your browser’s database will grow slowing Chrome down.
Fortunately, there is an easy and viable solution: clear your cache. To do this, you just need to access your browsing history by entering chrome://history on your address bar. From the left panel click Clear browsing data. Then, choose what to clear by clicking the checkboxes next to the items you want to delete, like cached images, browsing history, cookies etc. Once you’ve selected the files you want to delete and the time range, click Clear data. Restarting Chrome is recommended.
Sometimes your browser appears to load a web page slowly, but when the problem is the website itself, there is nothing you can do rather than wait or abort.
This is where Gauge (Chrome extension) comes in. This free extension, developed by Dyn, measures the performance of the internet, recording page loading times, geographic latency, and other relevant variables. Gauge is very useful to find out if your browser is slow due to your Wi-Fi connection, internet service provider or web page you visit.
Chrome can also be affected by malware or adware which is a type of malware that hides on your computer and monitors your behavior online for serving you promotional content. So, if you are displayed recurring pop-up ads, toolbars, alerts about a virus or web pages redirecting to other URLs, be aware because those are clear indications of a form of malware.
Google made malware scanning even easier in 2018. You just need to go to chrome://settings/cleanup on your browser and click on Find and remove harmful software on your computer. It’s a pretty efficient scan that you should run from time to time.
Extensions are programs that can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store that you can install to your browser to add more features and functionalities. For instance, you can add an extension that shortens URLs, blocks ads or one that shows you what are your most important tasks every day. While some extensions are useful, they can slow Chrome down especially when there are too many installed and activated.
You can check your browser’s extensions by entering chrome://extensions on your address bar. There you’ll find the list with all the extensions you have (even the ones that are turned off). You just need to scroll through the list and click Remove to delete the extension/s you don’t need anymore.
One of the most efficient extensions for speeding up the browser is Google’s own Data Saver extension.
Nowadays, more and more websites move to HTTPS and pages accessed through HTTPS or in incognito tabs will not be optimized or seen by Google. Therefore, Data Saver extension has become less useful, but for regular HTTP connections this means faster browsing and smaller downloads making it ideal in case you are using a slow Wi-Fi connection or if you are charged for downloads.
Eventually, a top-performing web browser can increase employees’ productivity therefore is critical to keep it secure and optimized.
More and more companies adopt virtual desktop solutions. This is a great way to achieve better network control and to improve your company-wide performance.
As you probably know, with virtual desktop infrastructure, each individual user’s desktop environment is hosted by a remote-access server and not stored on the employee’s local machine. This enables organization-wide access to higher computing power with a centralized approach, and it allows employees to bring their own devices saving the company’s resources.
In general, employees work on machines with all software stored on the hard drive, locally on that same machine and possibly also on a server within the local network. This traditional solution often left applications and files on those machines exposed to potential threats – they could be misplaced, stolen or experience hard drive failure.
VDI eliminates dependence on the local machine for storage or computing power. The user’s experience remains the same, but all the core software, applications, and files are stored on remote servers instead of individual hard disks.
This shift makes backup and restoration a painless process and reduces the chance of failure that could lead to data loss. And because each virtual machine works as an individual on the server, even if one of these virtual machines goes down, the others are not affected.
Purchasing and maintaining their hardware rank among the highest IT expenditures most companies make.
VDI uses data center’s computing power and storage capabilities, so all individual machines within your local area network (LAN) will require less RAM, HDD space and overall computing power to function efficiently. This means your company can invest in more affordable machines basically without sacrificing performance. This obviously prolongs the life of otherwise quickly outdated hardware, allowing your organization to capitalize more on the initial hardware investments.
By using VDI you will be able to avoid costly capital expenditures such as top-notch servers, relying instead on a professionally managed remote data center to provide this resource for your organization. This way you can reallocate the budget to other vital areas of your business.
A virtual desktop infrastructure will reduce costs associated with equipment maintenance. Also, patches, upgrades, and updates can be made to your company’s unique centralized hard drive image and then easily pushed out to the entire network, rather than patching or updating each individual machine one by one. This will save time and headaches.
Like many other benefits of VDI, improved security is the result of centralization. By storing all sensitive data and files in one central location where access is password-protected, your data will be secure and automatically protected from loss.
If an employee loses his/her smart device, and if your organization already requires machines to be password-protected and has login/logout policies in place, VDI will use multiple layers of security to monitor and protect your data from potential hackers.
We’ve pointed out several benefits associated with VDI’s centralization, but there isn’t one more important than the simplified management VDI provides. VDI allows you to perform updates, backups, virus scans and other maintenance tasks far easier.
This centralized management is also an advantage in growing and scaling. VDI means hardware is virtualized, so as you hire employees, your IT provider can deploy the base image of what their desktop should look like and then credential them into that image. All employees will get access to the network’s computing power and virtualization will replicate the traditional local area network (LAN) connection where all machines are connected and able to communicate with each other.
With virtualization, all the “heavy lifting” associated with computing is transferred to powerful remote servers where software and data are centralized. This means that all applications will perform faster due to increased computing power.
So, reduced latency, increased computing power and downtime reduction VDI ensures for disaster recovery will generate massive savings over time.
Every organization has its own operational needs. Still, almost all organizations can benefit from the centralized control over their data, security, and performance that a virtual desktop infrastructure provides.
Eventually, most small businesses will use VDI to save man-hours on administrative activities and maintenance costs to further improve their IT approach.
Back in 2017, Microsoft revealed that they intend to make Microsoft Teams its primary communications platform for organizations, replacing Skype for Business over time.
Supporting Microsoft’s intelligent communications project, Teams is the nucleus of efficient teamwork, bringing together chat, meetings, calling, collaboration, app integration, file sharing, storage etc. In case you are an existing Skype for Business user, you’re invited to upgrade to Microsoft Teams, to try the full suite of communication and collaboration capabilities in a single client experience.
When Microsoft Teams is used along with other advanced tools and features of Microsoft Office 365, a complete collaboration environment can be created. So, companies will no longer need to use Skype for Business or other voice/video specialized applications.
Microsoft Teams adds several other functionalities on top of Office 365 Groups. What it means is that Teams is giving users access to OneNote, SharePoint Online document libraries, Planner, and a whole bunch of other features such as unified presence, federated meetings (the ability to host and participate to meetings spanning multiple organizations) cloud-based meeting recording, direct routing, in-line translation feature that allows participants to discuss in their native language and many more.
Note: Officially, more than 200,000 companies utilize Teams.
Microsoft is constantly working at improving meetings with Teams and thanks to AI technology the future looks promising. Microsoft uses machine learning, cognitive services, and speech recognition to improve meetings experience and makes it easier to set them up and receive follow ups after the meeting has finished.
We shall see if they continue to upgrade Skype for Business as they are doing with Teams, because it seems that Microsoft doesn’t just want you to upgrade your Skype for Business client – they want you to use the complex solution which is Microsoft Teams to upgrade the way your team works.
To simplify the transition, the company has released self-serve guidance for upgrading to Teams, along with upgrade tools in the Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center, which are expected to be distributed to all Office 365 customers over the coming weeks.
Microsoft provides a complex framework to help you plan and execute the upgrade. The framework includes two options: Upgrade Basic dedicated for less complex environments and smaller deployments, and Upgrade Pro for big companies that rely heavily on Skype for Business and its features.
Skype for Business was developed to support both voice and video calls, briefly a communication tool – a capable one. As you probably know, it can offer video conferencing calls that could support up to 250 participants. Comparatively, Microsoft Teams was designed to be a comprehensive collaborative solution, including but not limited to: chat, voice, and calling features.
In the end, reducing the number of tools that have similar functionalities in Office365 is promising because it can eliminate user confusion. Office 365 already includes about 25 apps and each of them has its own set of solutions.
It does make sense that Microsoft wants to combine the products when certain features are redundant. What’s your take on this? Please share it with us.
NATICK, MASSACHUSETTS – December 11, 2018
Our digital world is advancing faster than ever before. Technological developments have revolutionized the way that businesses interact with their clients. A good business adapts to these changes; a great business leverages these developments to propel themselves to new heights. We at ComputerSupport.com help our clients be great businesses. As a managed IT services provider, we help business leaders get the most out of their technology investment, on-premise and in the cloud. So, we’re proud to have our hard work recognized by Clutch.
Clutch is a B2B reviews and ratings platform based in Washington, D.C. They perform in-depth research on companies for numerous industries, evaluating each agency on social media presence, industry expertise, and client projects. The best companies are then ranked on Clutch’s website according to their industry, based on their ability to deliver the finest solutions to their clients. We’ve scored a position amidst Clutch’s top managed IT service providers.
While we’re proud of this achievement, what we’re most proud of are our client reviews. Clutch conducted telephone interviews with our clients to get the inside perspective on what it’s like working with us. As seen on our Clutch profile, our clients have given back to us by providing stellar reviews. Here’s just a taste of what they’ve said:
“They have a phenomenally well credentialed and intelligent group of technical professionals.” – MIS Director, APS Medical Billing
Read the full review on our Clutch profile. Our expertise is so superior among managed service providers that we’re also featured on Clutch’s sister website, The Manifest. The Manifest is a site of guides to top service providers and industry trends. We earned our spot on their list through our market prominence, our high-quality work, and our consistent delivery to our clients.
We want to continue providing our project-based and emergency on-site IT support for years to come. With our high rankings on Clutch and The Manifest, we’re even more motivated to serve our clients with our best effort. We’re grateful to the Clutch team for their research and recognition, to our clients for their reviews of our projects, and to all who have helped our company grow.
The major difference between SharePoint Online and On-premises is that to run the on-premises version you’ll need an IT team to maintain the server, to install updates and patches. This means more people and hardware. With the online version your internal resources are reduced. There’s no new hardware to buy and maintain, which means your IT staff can focus on more impactful tasks.
The cloud version of SharePoint Server is Office 365. Microsoft has enabled SharePoint Online in Office 365 since 2010 and when Microsoft releases new features in any version of SharePoint, those features are already tested and used in Office 365 for months.
Some of the most important features of Office 365 are:
Microsoft applies security patches and installs platform updates.
SharePoint farms are hosted in Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure.
Office 365 has committed to 99.9% availability in their service level agreement (SLA) – anything less than that and you may receive a service credit.
The cloud version receives more new features and it is geographically redundant.
Here are some notable features of on-premises SharePoint servers:
SharePoint farms will be hosted by your company.
Your internal IT staff will be responsible for updates, patches, change control, etc.
Your organization will manage the Active Directory Domain Services on-premises.
You need to buy Client Access Licenses (CALs) for each person/device accessing the SharePoint server.
There are obvious differences between online and on-premise, but if your organization needs an on-premise solution, then SharePoint server can be “the” solution. However, if you think about switching from on premise to Cloud version of SharePoint to take advantage of more up time, more new features and spend less time maintaining your SharePoint environment, then you should go with Office 365.
Migrations to SharePoint solutions are essential to maintain business efficiency and continuity. However, some executives are still reluctant when it comes to migrate to a new environment because they believe the migration will be too costly and complex, but this is not always an accurate statement.
When it comes to users and the differences between SharePoint Online and On-Premises, focusing on what your organization’s goals are is a good starting point. You may also want to think about who is going to manage SharePoint, and how would you make a successful transition from On-Premises to a hybrid model or to a Cloud environment.
Businesses realize now more than ever that to be more successful they need to have certain capabilities: coordination, full collaboration, social capabilities etc. With Office 365, Microsoft simplifies day-to-day business administration and management.
Modern sites & pages
The modern experience is designed to be flexible, mobile, compelling and easier to use.
With SharePoint Server 2019 you can create and publish modern pages quickly and easily. These pages are responsive and will look great on any device.
Helping people share and collaborate on content has always been a priority to SharePoint specifically. Therefore, modern libraries combine the power of SharePoint with OneDrive usability – these libraries have an updated UI that offers a unique experience. It is more intuitive to create new folders and upload files in your browser with SharePoint 2019.
SharePoint Server 2019 introduces a modern list experience that simplifies how people create, modify and engage with content having a set of capabilities that work across all devices and browsers.
As we all know, for any company, the intranet is extremely important. It provides collaborative space that offer teams the resources they need to work productively. It also hosts relevant applications that support and automate relevant business processes.
SharePoint Server 2019 makes your intranet more accessible, innovative and intelligent increasing the efficiency of its users.
SharePoint Server 2019 launched a new generation of intelligent intranet, so now you can communicate with fellow colleagues using dynamic, mobile-friendly sites and pages.
Large file support, special characters in file names & URL path length
It’s clear that the world of professional collaboration has changed, so text-based files are shifting to modern media, videos, audio files, and more. SharePoint Server 2019 now provides default support for uploading files up to 15GB.
In addition, SharePoint Server 2019 has increased the maximum length of any URL path from 260 Unicode characters to 400.
SharePoint Server 2019 now delivers support for several other types and naming conventions. This will allow users to create, store, sync files containing # and % characters whether those characters are used within file or folder names.
Eventually, this is just part of what’s new in SharePoint Server 2019. For a complete list of new features and capabilities refer to the new SharePoint Server 2019 Reviewer’s Guide and for technical documentation you may check: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SharePoint/sharepoint-server.
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Note: This update was designed for those of you (organizations and consumers) that haven’t opted for Microsoft’s Office 365 service with monthly feature updates.
With Office 2019, Microsoft launches an enhanced roaming pencil case and ribbon customization across all Office applications. PowerPoint now includes scalable vector graphic (SVG) images and 3D model support, play video in-click sequence, Morph transitions, 4k video export, and Zoom through which you can create cinematic presentations. With Excel 2019, Microsoft has added new formulas, charts and a bunch of improvements to PowerPivot tool.
The Office development team launches new data analysis features and for Word and Outlook apps, they introduce several features like Text Spacing and Read Aloud to simplify content management. Also, Focus mode can be used on both Word and Outlook. This capability can prove helpful as it blocks out most distractions and increases user productivity.
Word 2019 helps users better manage content organization. Learning tools like Read Aloud and text-to-speech, make it easier to engage with your content. There are also many accessibility and usability improvements in the last version of Word.
o Learning tools (captions and audio descriptions)
o Speech feature (text-to-speech)
o Use LaTeX math syntax in your equations
o Ability to draw and write with a digital pen
o Enhanced inking functionality
o Improved screen reader interactions and navigation
o Black theme
Excel 2019 adds several new data analysis features, including 2D maps, formulas, new charts and enhancements to PowerPivot. In the Office newest version, users can now publish from Excel to Power BI (business analytics service that delivers insights throughout your organization).
o PowerQuery improvements
o Funnel charts, 2D maps, and timelines
o New Excel functions and connectors
o PowerPivot tool enhancements
o Ability to publish Excel to PowerBI
With PowerPoint 2019, Microsoft reveals the most enhanced zoom capabilities, the ability to manage 3D images within the app and enhanced roaming pencil case features. Now, you can create cinematic presentations with new visual effects like the Morph transition and Zoom. Microsoft also improved inking features across the apps in Windows as for instance the roaming pencil case, pressure sensitivity, and tilt effects which allow you to create documents easier than ever before.
o Zoom capabilities for ordering of slides within presentations
o Morph transition feature
o Ability to insert and manage Icons, SVG, and 3D models
o Improved roaming pencil case
o Recording features
OneNote for Windows 10 comes pre-installed on every version of Windows 10, and it’s also included in Office 365 and Office 2019.
Microsoft said in a separate release that it combines OneNote 2016’s best features with Windows 10 usability. These features include ink-to-text, improved syncing and it offers an enhanced user experience.
In regard to Outlook, Microsoft has updated contact cards, supports @mentions now and just recently has introduced focused inbox feature that moves less important emails out of the way, so what is truly important will have your full attention.
o Updated contact cards
o Focused inbox
o Travel and delivery summary cards
In the coming weeks, Microsoft will release Exchange Server 2019, Skype for Business Server 2019, SharePoint Server 2019, and Project Server 2019. Stay tuned for further information.
Note: Microsoft has recently stated that Windows 10 is now installed on more than 700 million machines around the world.
If you already have Windows 10 and have automatic updates enabled, this update will be installed on your device when it’s ready.
Here are the most recent updates.
By installing Your Phone app on your Android smart device, you get smooth access to photos and texts from your mobile device on your Windows 10 PC. When you take a picture with your smartphone, you can drag and drop it from your device to your PC. So, you will be able to copy, edit or markup the photo.
You can also view, send and receive SMS text messages from your Android device on your PC through the Your Phone app.
There is an iOS version of the app that should be available in November, but the capabilities in iOS appear to be limited to being able to send a web page to your desktop or laptop, so you can pick up where you left off and continue surfing on a larger screen.
Microsoft announced new AI-powered inking and 3D updates for PowerPoint and Word. You can now sketch your project and Microsoft AI will transform it into perfectly designed slides. Artificial intelligence will also suggest slide designs based on handwritten ink or change written text to SmartArt.
The new 3D embedded animations will improve design by automatically turning your work into 3D animations.
Microsoft also added new pen gestures to simplify document editing: it’s now easier to insert new words, split or join words etc.
Microsoft rolled out the Timeline feature on Windows 10 in April. As you probably know, it lets you go back in time to find documents, URLs and other resources you were working on your desktop or smartphone.
The new Timeline update allows you to view and scroll back in time to find the files and websites you were using on your phone, computer and tablet. Share or remove activities from a specific day or hour. This feature is now available in preview for Android phone through Microsoft Launcher app and soon it will be available for preview also for iPhone.
The new Snip & Sketch app will appear on screen once you press Alt + Tab, but you can quickly open the snipping toolbar by pressing the Windows key + Shift + S. Now you can simply snip a rectangle, the full screen or a free form area and you will be able to add text and share the screenshot, otherwise it will be stored to your clipboard, so you can share it later.
Microsoft has stated that the original Snipping tool for Windows 10 will still be available until/unless they receive feedback from their users suggesting that they don’t need both apps.
In October, Microsoft introduced several new tools for the Microsoft Edge browser. Firstly, line focus which allows you to highlight a set of maximum five lines at a time, so you can focus on web content.
Microsoft Edge also brings new learning and grammar tools, an offline dictionary that allows users to look up definitions for any word in Reading View when scrolling a page or a document even if they are offline (not connected to the Internet).
Microsoft constantly explores how people use their software and hardware and focuses on further improving user experience. If your organization needs help implementing or configuring any Microsoft solution, reach us today at 855-397-8776 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.