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LastPass Password Manager

Password management can be a bit of a nightmare. We’re always told to use complex passwords that are hard to guess, and to never re-use passwords. But, in practice this can be a challenge to remember them all! Most of us may have dozens if not hundreds of online services that require a username and password to access. How on Earth are we supposed to have a different complex password for them all and be expected to remember them without writing them down?

The good news is, you don’t have to remember them, or write them down!

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Outlook
How-To

Import an Online Archive to your Mailbox

Online Archives are a great way to increase your mailbox storage in Microsoft 365 but they have some drawbacks, most notably for backup and retention. If you need to delete your archives for compliance but don’t want to lose the mail, you will need to move the archived emails back into your main inbox.

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Outlook
How-To

How to add a Shared Mailbox to Outlook Mobile

If you have access to shared mailboxes and you need to view these in Outlook on your mobile, you don’t need to know the username and password for those accounts. You can add them using your existing delegated access rights.

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You have a new Fax!

When was the last time you received a fax? Possibly never. But, it might surprise some of you to know that millions of faxes get sent every day. In Germany, Japan and the US especially, they are alive and well, if not so much here in the UK. But how are they used in Phishing?

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Best practices

To Save or to Auto Save?

Save as you go. If ever there was a golden rule of working with computers, this is it. Anyone who has ever worked on a document before losing their progress to an application crash or power cut knows only too well the dangers of not saving your work. So the introduction of Auto Save in Office seems to be, on the face of it, an absolute gem. But how does it work and what if you need to turn it off?

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How-To

How to reset your Windows Hello PIN

Windows Hello allows you to unlock your PC or Laptop using a PIN instead of a password, or if you have biometric inputs, facial recognition or a fingerprint. This is considered more secure than a password, even though it’s less complex, because it’s unique to the device you are using, and doesn’t leave the device to be authenticated somewhere else.

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How-To

How to copy Office Auto Correct Customisations to a new PC

Over time, you may start to build up a nice set of Auto Correct customisations and shortcuts in Office on your PC. If you are setting yourself up on a new PC, or perhaps even just a new profile for a PC migration (for example from a Server Domain to Microsoft 365 Azure AD) then you’ll want to take any customisations you have made with you.

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How-To

How to Create an App Password

Most modern applications work with 2 Factor Authentication, but some older (or, ‘legacy’) applications do not support this modern sign in method. Instead, if you need to connect one of these applications to your Microsoft 365 account, you will need to use a specially generated password called an ‘App Password’

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