Hello and welcome to the Paradise blog. We will be posting tech info, white papers, FAQs and interesting hints, tips and news as we discover them. Enjoy!

Microsoft has announced that it is introducing a “push-to-talk experience” to its ‘Teams’ collaborative platform that turns employee or company-owned smartphones and tablets into walkie-talkies. No Crosstalk or Eavesdropping The new ‘Walkie Talkie’ feature will offer clear, instant and secure voice communication over the cloud.  This means that it will not be at risk from tra ...

Microsoft’s Windows 7 Operating system and Windows Server 2008 formally and finally reached their ‘End of Life’ (end of support, security updates and fixes) earlier on Wednesday 14 January. End of Life - What Now? End of life isn’t quite as final as it sounds because Windows 7 will still run but support i.e. security updates and patches and technical support will no longer be ...

Microsoft is launching a new "campaign views" tool in Office 365 that is designed to offer greater protection from phishing attacks by enabling businesses to be able to spot the pattern of a phishing campaign over individual messages. Context and Visibility Microsoft is in a good position to leverage the large amount of anti-phishing, anti-spam, and anti-malware data and expe ...

Will Microsoft Teams ever replace the email client? This was a goal Microsoft implied at the 2019 Partner Conference but how practical a goal is it? In a serious attempt to plumb this storyline we at Paradise decided to move to Teams wholeheartedly in Q4 of 2019 and this article describes the results. First of all, it is very clear Teams is far from ready to deal with replaci ...

We have had a busy year this year, actively supporting many activities and developing our teams and our services: Sponsoring the Northamptonshire U11 County Cricket Team Donating several cuddly unicorns to the hard-working Children's A&E Department at Northampton General Hospital Introducing our pet doggies to life in the office - Hugo and Lola Three Peaks Challenge ...

  1.  Nothing happens when Logging In, Printing or Accessing Menu Options? If you’re logging in, printing, or accessing a menu option and nothing appears to be happening, press ALT + TAB on your keyboard to cycle through the open windows as the option you’re trying to access may be hidden behind another screen!     2.  Message says you're alread ...

With the UK’s General Election due to take place on 12 December, many issues have been covered in the media.  One key area of interest for businesses is technology and for those of you who may not have time to plough through the manifestos of the main parties, here’s a quick look at some of the technology-related pledges and ideas featured in those manifestos. CONSERVATIVES W ...

Minimise Distractions with ‘Focus Assist’ If you’re using Windows 10 and you’d like to maintain productivity and minimise distractions from your operating system e.g. notifications, sounds and alerts, ‘Focus Assist’ can help you to achieve this and can now be turned on automatically for full-screen apps. With Focus Assist you can choose which notifications you’d like to see a ...

Microsoft has announced that its Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide on Azure and will include Windows 7 free Extended Security Updates for up to three years. Windows Virtual Desktop Windows Virtual Desktop from Microsoft, which was announced last September but has just been made generally available worldwide, is a Cloud-based ‘virtual’ version of Win ...

Introduced back in November 2016, ‘Teams’ is a platform designed to help collaborative working and combines features such as workplace chat, meetings, notes, and attachments. Described by Microsoft as a “complete chat and online meetings solution”, it normally integrates with the company's Office 365 subscription office productivity suite, and Teams is widely considered to be M ...