Office 365 is now Microsoft 365

Microsoft announced that Office 365 will have a new name: Microsoft 365.

Existing business and enterprise editions will have their name changed to be in line with the new Microsoft 365 product portfolio:

  • Office 365 Business Essentials will become Microsoft 365 Business Basic.
  • Office 365 Business Premium will become Microsoft 365 Business Standard
  • Microsoft 365 Business will become Microsoft 365 Business Premium
  • Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus will both become Microsoft 365 Apps

Where necessary, we will use the “for business” and “for the enterprise” labels to distinguish between the two.

The new product name goes into effect on April 21, 2020. This renaming evolution is a change of the product name only, and there are no pricing or feature changes at this time.

The following Office 365 plans will have no name changes:

  • Office 365 for Enterprise (Office 365 E1, Office 365 E3, Office 365 E5)

The name change was initiated by Microsoft to be more reflective of the range of features and benefits in the subscription and to meet the unique needs of individuals and businesses.

Microsoft 365, just like Office 365 will include the same Office applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint as Office 365 has. Moreover, Microsoft 365 is designed to help people and businesses achieve more with innovative Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security. It comes with a promise of smart cloud services both today and in the future. Meanwhile, Microsoft 365 can provide the customer with “new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, and cloud-powered experiences”.

If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.

New experience with separated Calling and Meeting windows in Microsoft Teams

Recently, Teams released a new function to separate Calling and Meeting window from main Microsoft Teams client. With this new function, users can view meeting or calls without a block of the underlying content, which is more flexible for users.

Additionally, controls like mute, video, chat leave and others will be located at the top of the window and easier for the customer to manage their meeting and calls. Below is the new meeting/calls control location:

Teams Menu Bar

New features released at the same time are 3*3 video, raise hands and custom backgrounds. And this will make customers work more interesting and participative. The new experience is presented below:

Teams new meeting experience

How to turn on the new function?

By default this new function will be roll-out OFF, customers need to turn on it via the User setting [ General ] Turn on new meeting s and calling experiences.

Step by step to turn on the new experience:

Step 1: Click on Avatar on the top right of Teams, and click [Settings].

Teams Settings

Step 2: Check the [Turn on new calling a meetings experiences] checkbox and then restart the Teams client.

Teams Settings

Notice* Users will have enough time to become familiar with this new function before Team enable this functionality by default. More detail will be provided via the Message center.

Want to know more about Microsoft Teams? Contact Us

 

Optimizing Team Work while Working from Home – Webinar

We have organized a free webinar on how to optimize Teamwork while working from home using technologies like Office 365 and Microsoft Teams.

AccessOrange Achieves Microsoft Gold Partner Status

Hong Kong, April 12, 2020 — AccessOrange, a leading IT provider that helps businesses work smarter by implementing innovative cloud solutions, today announced it has achieved Microsoft Gold Partner status on the Cloud Productivity and Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency. This latest Microsoft Gold Competency recognizes AccessOrange as one of the premier Microsoft partners driving the adoption of the Microsoft 365 and Azure platform in the Asia Pacific region.

To earn a Microsoft Gold competency, partners must prove excellence and customer satisfaction in delivering Microsoft 365 and Azure solutions and demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications.

Microsoft Gold Partner Logo

Achieving Microsoft Gold Partner status reflects our continued commitment to help our customers adopt cloud solutions such as Microsoft 365 and Azure.” said Roald Andersen, Director of Operations at AccessOrange. “We are proud to be recognized for our expertise in delivering innovative Microsoft solutions to our customers. Achieving Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity and Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions reflects our continued commitment to help our customers maximize the benefits of the cloud.”

AccessOrange helps companies work smarter by implementing innovative cloud solutions, such as Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 for which they provide adoption & migration services, training and support. Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Implementations are a major part of their service portfolio.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

For more information about AccessOrange, please visit www.accessorange.com

WorkPoint teams up with AccessOrange to expand into Asia Pacific Market

WorkPoint teams up with AccessOrange to expand into Asia Pacific Market

Hong Kong, October 20. AccessOrange, a company that enables businesses to work smarter by implementing innovative cloud solutions, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with WorkPoint, a fast growing Danish Company that develops the WorkPoint 365 business solution for Office 365.

Under the agreement, AccessOrange will provide sales, marketing, training and implementation services for WorkPoint’s solution portfolio in the Asia Pacific Region, and will closely work with WorkPoint on the promotion and expansion of the WorkPoint 365 solution in Asia, starting in Hong Kong and Singapore.

“We are excited to announce our partnership with WorkPoint”, said Roald Andersen, Director Business Development of AccessOrange. “The WorkPoint product portfolio, with WorkPoint 365 being key, fits completely in our portfolio, as we are always looking for innovative solutions that help our customers work more efficiently in the cloud.”. “The WorkPoint 365 solution integrates with Office 365/SharePoint and enables our customers to optimize their business workflow and information management, without having to spend months on expensive SharePoint development. “

The WorkPoint 365 solution covers some of the most business-critical areas of organizations, such as HR, Quality Assurance, Project Management and much more. The vertical business solutions and functions for SharePoint Online and Office 365 can easily and directly be integrated into a specific department to cater to their individual needs or implemented across the entire organization.

By operating within the same system and by coordinating soft data such as documents, e-mails & data through WorkPoint, cross-organisational activites will significantly be improved. Combined with supporting functions for GDPR compliance, and integrating external users, knowledge-sharing will become an integrated part of the organizations daily routines.

Andy Karamallakis, Export Sales Manager who is responsible for the international expansion of WorkPoint, said, “The Asia Pacific market is in need for intelligent solutions that have a high impact within organizations but can be implemented in a relatively short time”. “Medium and large sized organizations are increasingly looking for improvements on their collaboration, information sharing and communication, especially when it comes to project management, case management and HR management. ”. “ There is a huge market potential for us in Asia Pacific, as we believe that WorkPoint will be a perfect match for these kind of organizations looking for these improvements.”

For more information about AccessOrange, please visit www.accessorange.com.
For more information about WorkPoint 365 Solution, please visit www.accessorange.com/workpoint365

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Ongoing e-mail Scam targeting Office 365 Customers

Ongoing e-mail Scam targeting Office 365 Customers

Please be informed that there is an online email scam going on,
targeting Office 365 customers.


The scam starts with the following kind of email:

(Note: We have removed personal information from this screenshot)

The link in this email will redirect you to a “Fake” Office 365 Login.


When users enter their username and password, it will be sent directly to the hackers, and they will use the information to access your Office 365 account.

Please share this information with all your colleagues, to prevent any leak of sensitive information.

How to Identify if a OneDrive link is safe?

We understand that sometimes you are not sure whether a onedrive link in an email is safe. In general you can check whether the link is safe by hovering the mouse over the icon. In the case of this spam mail you can see the following:
You can see that the link will point to http//alutech-sr.it.
Obviously this is NOT an Office 365 or Microsoft website.

If you are not sure about the origin of an email, always contact the sender first before opening the file.

Protect Yourself
Be aware of e-mail scams

Want to know more about other ways to protect your organization against scams and malware? Please contact us for more information.

Protect your Business against Ransomware – Don’t become the next victim

Protect your organization against Ransomware

Make sure your business will not be the next one to appear on the news

Ransomware Infection Alert

Two Hong Kong travel agencies were hacked this week, having their company information held ransom, seeking a payout in bitcoin.

In the past weeks, similar incidents have happened with other companies, severely impacting their business.

Don’t become the next victim

AccessOrange can help you implement the tools that protect your network and your data.

Malwarebytes Anti-Ransom Protection

Protect your computers against ransom and malware infections with multi-layered, cloud-managed security via a single agent.

Malwarebytes Alert Window

Due to its AI, Machine Learning capabilities, Malwarebytes proactively identifies unknown viruses and malware based on anomalous features from known good files, making it more effective than any other anti-virus software that is out there.

Cloud Based Platform

The Malwarebytes console provides centralized policy management and consolidated threat visibility across all endpoints. Also including asset management capabilities. (Monitoring which software has been installed on the computer).

Malwarebytes Cloud Console Screenshot

Protect Yourself,  Start Using it Today!

 

 

Online Chat and other new features in AccessOrange Support Portal

Meet the new AccessOrange Support Center

Computer with Mouse

Due to the fast expansion of our Support Services, we have upgraded our online support portal.
This article explains the new features and how to get in touch with us.

The AccessOrange Support site is geared towards self-service, allowing our you to find answers when you need them. Built on the Zendesk customer service platform, our support site includes:

  • Knowledge Base (FAQ) provides answers to frequently asked questions and you can our guides
  • Submit a Request is where you can create support tickets and manage your existing tickets.
  • Chat with Support is where you can have a real-time chat with our Support Department.
  • Multi Language. English/Chinese Traditional/Chinese Simplified
Support Portal Screenshot

How To Log On

Our Support Portal can be accessed via the following URL:

https://support.accessorange.com

Support Portal Logon Screen

For new users, click the “Sign Up” button.
Existing Users can log on with their email address and password.

Set your Language

The language Switch can be found on the bottom of the page

Langguage Screenshot

Start Using it Today!