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This Weeks Helpful Tips (3/22/2024)

I've made the switch over to Microsoft Edge. I avoided the switch for a long time, but I've been using Edge for about a month solid now, and I'm all in.

  • Edge can be signed into and easily syncs to your work Microsoft 365 account to help with separation between work and personal items in Google Chrome.
  • Edge uses fewer resources (processor and memory) as it's optimized for Windows computers and is integrated with many Microsoft services as well.
  • Here is a video of a few other fantastic features that I find myself using often now (like split screen in browser and a built-in calculator!):

We've gotten a lot of tickets over the past few months about the New Outlook. Some people have accidentally updated to it, and other did it on purpose and rolled back. Microsoft has now decided not to force rollout to the New Outlook until 2029 so everyone should be able to switch back and forth until then. In the meantime, if you'd like to try out the New Outlook or you already are, here are a few helpful features included in the new version.

As a final bonus tip. Whenever you get an email with a link, even if you know and trust the sender's name, be wary and confirm outside of the email (phone call text message to known number or business organization). It is very unusual to need to sign into your Microsoft or Google account to access a document from a sender outside of your organization. There is a new line of attacks where bad actors will send links that look very similar to real Microsoft or Google links in order to harvest credentials and even steal MFA tokens in order to take over protected accounts. This could look like the difference in these 2 links:

 

login . microsoftonline . com

vs

login . microsoftonllne . com

 

(spaces added so that these aren't live links) As always, when in doubt, reach out!

 

 or 678-609-8150

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