Archive | November 2014

Office Mobile for Android: Open and Save DropBox files

Microsoft has updated Office for Mobile on the Google Play store and support for Dropbox has been included. This means you can open and save existing files on your Dropbox storage and create new ones from within Office Mobile.

Unscheduled critical Windows Server update released

While last week was the scheduled “patch tuesday” for November and saw major exploit patched, another has been patched today. The patch will fix the unnamed Elevation of Privilege issue for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. We recomend all clients apply the patch. The bulletin ID is MS14-068.

Flash and AIR updates available as Adobe addresses 18 vulnerabilities

Users of Adobe Flash should download the latest version, after numerous bugs were patched, many of which were given a priority rating of “1”, which means that the vulnerability has a higher risk of being targeted by an attacker

Source: Adobe

Skype support coming to browsers

Microsoft Skype is coming to the Web with in-browser support for instant messaging, voice, and video chat.

At first you will need a plugin to enable the voice and video. Initially support Internet Explorer 10 or newer, as well as the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome.

Source: Skype Blog

New tool to migrate away from iMessage

Apple had launched a new tool to make it easier for iOS users to switch to a competing smartphone platform and not lose text messages. Previously, iPhone users who switched to a rival operating system would still have their numbers locked into Apple’s iMessage servers, creating problems with text messages not showing up. Now, with the new tool, users can unregister their numbers from the iMessage system and text messages won’t be lost should you switch to a different platform.

The web-based tool allows you to enter your phone number into the system and Apple will send you a confirmation code via SMS. You’ll need to type the code into the browser and your number will be released and freed from iMessage.
Source: Apple

Office without subscription on iOS and Android

Microsoft’s Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now available without an Office365 subscription. In a surprise move, Microsoft untethered Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for mobile from requiring an active Office365 subscription allowing any iOS or Android user to download and use the applications with personal OneDrive accounts today and soon wroth Dropbox integration.

Source: Office Blogs

Dropbox support coming to Office365 / iOS

With over 200M accounts Dropbox claims to be home to over 35 Billion Office documents. Accessing them is about to get a little bit easier for Office365 and iOS users. In the next update to Office for iOS users will be able to not only use documents in OneDrive but in Dropbox as well.

Source: Microsoft