News

June 2018

Microsoft Office 365 New App: Microsoft Whiteboard

Microsoft Office 365 customers will soon have the option to add a new app to their Windows suite. Microsoft Whiteboard is a freeform digital canvas when people, ideas and content can come together for creative collaboration. It is designed for teams that need to work together both in person and remotely across multiple devices. 

There will be a preview available soon with the full content available in the next few months. 

Microsoft Whiteboard will contain an on/off switch which will give the user some control of the rollout of the application within your company. The Preview switch is currently off by default, to give you a chance to explore the new capabilities. In the Summer, this experience will be on by default-unless you specifically turn it off.

New Microsoft Application

In the next few months, the updated version of the Whiteboard Windows 10 app will be available for download from the Microsoft Store. Users within your company will be able to download and log into the Windows 10 app, as long as Whiteboard is enabled for your organization.

If you are not ready for your users to use Whiteboard please disable by going to Office 365 Admin centre\Settings\Services & add ins\Whiteboard and Turn off Whiteboard for your entire organization. 

We are certain that there will be hundreds of ways that this application will allow companies to communicate with each other in a clearer, more efficient and concise manner.

January 2018

Microsoft Dynamics 365, Small Business Licencing Offer for 2018

SMB customers can purchase Enterprise versions of Dynamics 365 for Sales, at £30*/month, or Dynamics 365 for Sales and Customer Service, at £49*/month via our CSP agreement (+VAT).

Renewal price availability is guaranteed until the end of 2019 and Microsoft are making several offers available (see below) at this reduced cost until the new SMB Dynamics 365 Applications are available, rumoured to be sometime in Q2 - 2018.

1. Dynamics 365 for Sales, Enterprise edition (SMB Offer)

2. Dynamics 365 for Sales and Customer Service, Enterprise edition (SMB Offer)

3. Dynamics 365 for Team Members, Enterprise Edition (SMB Offer)

New customers that purchase the above SKUs will also be able to obtain a version of Team Members, Enterprise edition, targeted at SMB customers, with a retail price of £3.80*/user/month + VAT.

To help target this discounted SKU at the SMB segment, a seat maximum will apply to each temporary SKU as follows: 25-seats for Dynamics 365 for Sales, Enterprise edition; 50 seats for Dynamics 365 for Sales and Customer Service, Enterprise edition (the 25 potential seats of Dynamics 365 for Sales would count toward this 50-seat limit), and 150 seats for the Dynamics 365 for Team Members, Enterprise edition, per customer tenant.

 

* subject to Microsoft $ Exchange Rates and T's & C's.

November 2017

Introducing Microsoft 365

 

Empower your team, safeguard your business, and simplify IT management with a single solution, purpose built for your business.

Achieve more together

  • Create with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.
  • Connect with your customers, colleagues, and suppliers.
  • Bring together teams and resources, all in one place.
  • Meet Cortana, your digital personal assistant.

Anywhere it matters

  • Access your work securely anywhere.
  • No need for WIFI, work offline and sync your devices later.
  • Available on Windows, iOS, Mac, Android, through web browsers.

Always on Security

  • Safeguard your company data across your devices.
  • Help protect against phishing and security threats.
  • Be secured with the latest versions of Office 365 and Windows 10.

Simplified for business

  • Simple setup and development for employees.
  • Company users and devices are managed through a single dashboard.
  • Single login for all services and devices.

September 2017

General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR is becoming closer every day and soon will be upon us - enforcement begins the 25th of May 2018. As such, Microsoft have updated their Trust Centre website, the page now includes 5 areas of focus:

• Overview – A basic understanding of GDPR
• Get Started – How Microsoft recommend the approach for compliance
• Solutions – The different Microsoft products available
• Assessment – Quick, online self-evaluation to help review readiness for GDPR
• Resources – White papers, Blogs, FAQs

We strongly recommend that everyone completes the assessment. Please click the link that will take you to the Microsoft Trust Centre GDPR page.

 
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Helpdesk@fruitionsystems.co.uk

For your info, here are Fruitions results for September!

August 2017

 

Bringing All The Good Of Microsoft To Your Business

Microsoft continues to invest heavily in its Partners meaning that all its great technology and solutions are easily available to any business, no matter how small it is. A Microsoft Partner can translate (into plain English) how new technologies can make a massive difference to a business. As a Microsoft Partner on both The Microsoft Cloud and Dynamics 365 (CRM) front, Fruition are able to help drive your business to new heights of success.
 

May 2017

Outlook Customer Manager

New from Microsoft - Advanced Outlook functionality rolling out now.

Capture customer information in native Outlook.

April 2017

Office 365 Update

Here’s the latest on what’s happening with Office 365. 

There are plenty of hints, tips & info to consider.