Technology Tree Monthly Update - October 2019

We are now well and truly enjoying all that Spring has to offer which is a great time to have a clean out of your old IT equipment and keep your business up to date. Remember we’re happy to take old equipment off your hands or help you find the right devices for you.

All users should be on the latest Windows 10 update (1903) so this month you will just see your latest monthly Microsoft Security Patches. The desktops should automatically download and apply their patches over the next few days. Please remember to shutdown/restart your PC when you leave the office this week in order for all patches to be applied. 

For those unsure on how to update: allow yourself at least 10 – 15 minutes to fully shutdown and restart your system. This ensures patches are applied, this can also address (and solve) some problems you may be having with your system. You can also manually check by following steps that can be found here.

Microsoft surface new products: Microsoft held their latest product launch event last week and has announced revolutionary new products in the surface range - the Neo laptop and the Duo smartphone which both have dual screens and a 360 degree hinge as well as exciting new wireless earphones. They are due for release in 2020. They also introduced refreshed versions of their Surface Pro with the new X edition and laptops. If you are interested in finding out more click here or to see the recorded launch event click here.

Apple users: for Mac users, today the latest version of Mac OS - Catalina (10.15) was released. Not sure how to upgrade? Click here if you need some help. For those of you that we manage your MDM we will be in touch in due course to ensure these upgrades are applicable.

For Mac users on Mojave, latest version of Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6 was released. Not sure how to update? Click your Apple logo in the top left corner, go to ‘About This Mac’, and if your version is not at 10.14.6, click ‘Software Update’ and go from there!

For iPhone users, the latest version of iOS is now 13.1.2 which carries various new features and better security. For iPad users the latest version of iPadOS is 13.1.2. The latest version of tvOS is 13.

For those of you that we manage the Apple environment through your MDM, these updates should automatically download and apply the patches over the next few days.

All other Apple update information can be found here. As always, it is important to update your operating systems to ensure your devices are working their best!

Get the most out of Office 365: Last month we gave you some links to use to get the most out of Office 365. If you find yourself needing some help or want to know how to get more out of for your Office 365 applications on your computer or your phone you will find all you need to know at support.office.com.

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA): All users should now have MFA enabled to comply with the security requirements that have been made compulsory for all Microsoft Partners. If you have any queries or are not sure if MFA is enabled on your PC then please contact us.

Have you had a chance to take a look at our website recently? We have updated our services, and added in our website portfolio and giving back pages! Take a look at some of the websites we have built, and learn a bit about what we do to give back - working with ONSITE Workplace Learning Program, as well as the our secondhand, refurbished IT store, that helps keep e-waste out of landfill and looks after the environment, whybuyitnew.

As always, feel free to contact us at the office on 08 6161 7113 or email the team at support@techtree.com.au for any assistance with your queries.

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