Tag Archive for: computers

Google Says Chrome 99 Is Faster Than Safari on Mac

Google’s most recent update, Chrome 99 is faster than Safari on Mac. This was not the most significant update by Google, however, it does add speed to Safari and Android.  It is 7% faster than the current Safari, according to Apple’s benchmark test. If you aren’t using Chrome on your Mac, maybe now is the time to start. Read the full article below.


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 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 Find Your Router’s IP Address on Any Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet

Ever run into a snag when trying to configure something because you are having trouble finding your router’s IP address? Stress no more. This article will explain how you can find the router’s IP address on almost any device, from Apple, to Windows, to Android, to Chromebook, and more. This step-by-step article will walk you through the steps to find the IP address depending on your device. Click the link below to see the full article.



Why Long-Pressing the Power Button Could Damage Your System

When turning off your system do you press and hold the power button until the device shuts off? If you answered yes, there are downsides to doing this. There is a far more graceful approach for your system.

Holding down the power button forces the system off. This is oftentimes done before doing what it needs to do to maintain the integrity of your system. When you perform this task with the more graceful approach – clicking the power off option from the screen menu will allow it to slowly shut down. This ensures everything is finished in the backend prior to the shut off. The link below will take you to the full article.



The Best Chromebooks of 2021 for Students and Everyone Else

With back to school around the corner, this week’s tech tip provides you with the information for the best Chromebooks on the market. It breaks it down into all categories that one may need to decipher which Chromebook will be best for you. Chromebooks are accessible to many as they rank high on the affordability scale, and if you do not need it to run heavy programs it may be a great solution for you. Check out this article for more on the top picks for Chromebooks.



How to Remove Edge Browser Tabs From Alt+Tab on Windows 10

Starting with the October 2020 update, Windows 10 now shows Microsoft Edge browser tabs in the Alt+Tab task switcher by default. For some people, this may be handy. But, if you want to disable tabs in Alt+Tab, it’s easy to fix in Settings. Here’s how.

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How to Enable or Disable Windows 10’s Full-Screen Start Menu

While in desktop mode, Windows 10 allows you to use the Start menu in a full-screen mode (like the Start menu in tablet mode) or in a more traditional way that only covers part of the screen. Here’s how to change how it works.

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