How to Spot a Text Message Scam

Scams are becoming more common each day. Do you know how to spot a text message scam?

As scammers have caught on that the majority of people can identify an email scam, they have since resorted to text message scams. The below article is going into depth on ways that you can identify if a particular text message is a scam and other things to be aware/ mindful of in order to not fall victim to smishing – phishing via SMS. As always be cautious and safe in all online connected spaces.

Privacy vs. Security: What’s the Difference?

Often times the terms privacy and security are interchangeable in the online space, however, that is not the case. They are both different and equally important in terms of online safety.

The below article will discuss in depth what the differences are between privacy and security, and what you can do to enhance your privacy and security in the online space.

10 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Browser Tabs

Using keyboard shortcuts daily can end up saving quite a bit of time and can become essential in your day to day time online. 

Shortcuts can assist you in opening a new tab, a browser incognito, switching from one tab to the next along with many other time saving, repetitive actions. For example, if you’ve ever accidentally closed a tab and wanted to reopen it, try this keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+T.

The article linked below will demonstrate how to do the above listed and other essential keyboard shortcuts for Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox, and other browsers.

How to Unshare a Google Doc

It’s become so easy to share Google Docs and files with others, and it is just as easy to unshare a Google Doc.

Whether you have shared the Google Doc by sharing the link, or by adding their email to the file you can easily unshare the Google Doc — the steps are just slightly different. The article linked below will walk you through the process for each way to unshare the Google Doc depending on the method in which it was originally shared.


Update to Microsoft 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivity

Reminder: Update to Microsoft 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivity
Final Reminder: As previously announced (MC229143 – December ’20, MC274503 – July and MC288472 – September), to ensure that we meet performance expectations, we are updating the supported versions of Outlook for Windows that can connect to Microsoft 365 services.

Note: Effective November 1, 2021, the following versions of Outlook for Windows (starting with Outlook 2007, in a phased rollout), will not be able to connect with Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services.

  • Additional Apps and Versions have been added since last communication.
Office and Microsoft 365 Apps Outlook for Windows Version
Office 2007 All Versions
Office 2010 All Versions
Office 2013 Versions prior to 15.0.4971.1000 of Office 2013 (Service Pack 1 with the October 2017 Update)
Office 2016 MSI Versions prior to 16.0.4600.1000 of Office 2016 (With the November 2017 Update, KB 4051890)
Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise;(formerly Office 365 ProPlus) 1705 and older
Microsoft 365 Apps for business(formerly Office 365 Business) 1705 and older

Key Points:

  • Major: Retirement
  • Timing: November 1, 2021
  • Action: Ensure Outlook for Windows client are updated accordingly

How this will affect your organization:

Versions that are newer than minimum version requirements listed above, but are not the currently supported version, may experience connectivity issues.

To see a list of the currently supported versions, visit Update history for Microsoft 365 Apps (listed by date) (for Microsoft 365 Apps) or Latest updates for versions of Office that use Windows Installer (MSI) (see “Latest Public Update” for Office 2013 and 2016).

Supported versions of Outlook for Windows in Office and Microsoft 365 will continue to connect to Microsoft 365 services as expected.

What you need to do to prepare:

We recommend that all users upgrade to the supported versions of Office and Microsoft 365 Apps.

How to Automatically Forward Emails in Microsoft Outlook

Do you often find yourself forwarding the same kind of emails over and over again? 


Why not automate the process! The article linked below will teach you how to automatically forward emails in Microsoft Outlook. This is a seemingly easy process that can help to free up some time in your day. 


This can work for specific types of emails that you would like to automatically forward by setting a rule that they get forwarded or you can easily do it for all emails as well. This article will walk you through the steps to do on both your desktop version of Microsoft Outlook or the web version. Have a read through and learn how.

How to Restore Deleted Files and Folders in Microsoft OneDrive

Have you ever accidentally deleted files or folders in Microsoft OneDrive?


It can be a frustrating time, to say the least. You wished that you could just click undo and have it reappear. Well, it will not. However, this article will teach you how to restore those deleted files and folders in Microsoft OneDrive. 


In the article linked below, you will learn how to restore deleted files and folders from your OneDrive account, PC, and mobile device. This helpful article can save plenty of frustrations if this does happen to you.

How to Check Which Websites Can Access Your Location in Google Chrome

Did you know that when you allow a website access to your location they can see your location on future visits without permission?


There is a method that you can use to check which websites can access your location in Google Chrome. The below link will help you to see which websites you have given permission to see your location. From there, you can manage which sites you wish to continue to allow this access to. The below article will give you a step by step process to understand which websites can access your location in Google Chrome.


One thing to note is that method will not work for Apple products. What you can do instead is disable location sharing, which will prevent websites from seeing your exact location.


See the full article here: 

How to Insert a Handwritten Signature in Google Docs

The use of Google Docs and the Google Suite, in general, have become more widespread and used amongst businesses. Within Google Docs there are several handy tips and shortcuts that one can use. 


Did you know that you can insert a handwritten signature in Google Docs? You can, and it is quite simple to do. The following link will take you to a step by step article to show you exactly how to insert a handwritten signature in Google Docs. This will become second nature soon enough, should you want to sign your Google Docs.

How to Copy and Paste Only Visible Cells in Microsoft Excel

It can be a frustrating thing when you copy and paste cells from a filtered Microsoft Excel sheet. Often when paste is clicked all the (hidden) cells reappear. One can spend too much time trying to copy and paste the visible cells in Microsoft Excel.

There is an easier way. The article linked below will take you through the step-by-step process of how to copy and paste only visible cells in Microsoft Excel. This handy tip is compatible with both Microsoft and Mac devices. Click the link below to learn how.

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