New Year, New Possibilities

New Year, New Possibilities!

New Year, New Possibilities

Harbor Computer Services would like to take a moment to wish each of you a Happy New Year! We’ve seen a lot of new changes coming from Microsoft lately and wanted to take a moment to share some changes that might affect you and your organization.


Office 365 is now Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365

The most obvious change is that Microsoft is changing the name of Office 365 to Microsoft 365. Microsoft 365 now refers to the entire suite of apps, while the name Office 365 still refers to only the old reliable apps such as Word, Excel, OneDrive, and Power Point. If you haven’t already, you will be receiving an email when your accounts are migrated over to the new name. This will affect you minimally as it is just a name change.


New Modern Look to Office

Microsoft 365 New Ribbon

Have you noticed the new look of Outlook, Word, Excel, and a few others? The ribbon icons have been modernized in the roll outs over the past couple of months, but don’t worry, everything is still there!


Prevent Downloads when Sharing Documents

Block Download

There is a new feature for sharing documents via a link, where you can choose to prevent downloads. This could be crucial in sharing sensitive information. This may not show up for everyone yet. The roll out is supposed to be complete by the end of January, so keep an eye out!


Skype for Business Features are Being Replaced with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Logo

Skype for Business will be down for maintenance on 1/6/19 at approximately 5PM Eastern for a few hours. Please plan accordingly.

Speaking of Skype, if you haven’t already heard the news, Skype for Business is being phased out. Don’t panic though! All capabilities of Skype for Business are now in Teams. If your organization uses Skype it’s time to start thinking about making that change.


Harbor Offers Full Implementation Services and Training for all Microsoft 365 Products

As always, Harbor is here to help you through any changes with Microsoft or with your internal organization. We offer training on the full Microsoft 365 suite, specialized consulting and implementation services, and are here to assist you every step of the way through your business changes!


About Harbor Computer Services

Harbor Computer Services

Harbor Computer Services is an IT firm servicing Southeastern Michigan. We work exclusively under contract with our clients to provide technology direction and either become the IT department or provide assistance to the internal IT they already have. We have won many awards for our work over the years, including the worldwide Microsoft Partner of the Year in 2010. We’re the smallest firm to have ever won this most prestigious award. Most recently we were recognized as one of the top 20 visionaries in small business IT by ChannelPro Magazine (2015). And in 2016 as the top Michigan IT firm for Manufacturing. There are a few simple things that make Harbor Computer Services the best choice for your business. •We are Professionals •We are Responsible •We are Concerned About The Success of Your Business


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