Integrated IT Solutions News August 2016
 
 
Android vulnerability affects 1 billion

Researchers have discovered a new form of Android malware, and almost 1 billion phones are vulnerable. If you have Google's Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 or Nexus 6P, HTC's One M9 or HTC 10, BlackBerry's DTEK50, or Samsung's Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, your phone, and all the data on it, could be at risk. The vulnerability is called "QuadRooter," named after a piece of software native to Android devices wit Qualcomm chipsets.

So far, three of the four flaws have been fixed in Google's last monthly Android security update, but one was not fixed in time for the update's release. While the fourth flaw should be fixed for September's update, Qualcomm has already provided the patch's code, so the fix could come sooner via device manufacturers.

To check if your device has vulnerability, you can download QuadRooter Scanner for free from Google Play.

Win 10 anniversary update

On August 2nd, Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Anniversary update. New features include Windows Ink which lets you quickly and easily take notes, sketch on a screenshot or draw out an idea. Smart sticky notes can help you remember common tasks. The Update brings new improvements to Windows Defender security program as well as increased power efficiency and power saving features. They claim to have made 150 improvements in battery life functionality alone.

Windows 10 browser extensions are coming to Edge in the Windows store as well. Now Cortana will be available above your lock screen so you can do things like ask questions, play music from your PC or set a reminder without unlocking your device.

You can check out more of the Windows 10 Anniversary updates here.

Microsoft Northeast SMB Influencer of the Year

We are proud to announce that Integrated IT Solutions has been named Northeast Area SMB Influencer Partner of the Year 2016 by Microsoft's US Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Champions Club. The award recognizes the US SMB Champions Club partner that demonstrates a significant commitment and success in working with Microsoft and its influencer community (Chambers of Commerce and various professional organizations) to drive awareness and adoption of Office 365 and other Cloud Services in the Northeast Area.

Members of the US SMB Champions Club have shown dedication in engaging the small business community with the right technology and services they need to be successful. Congrats to our team dedicated team!

Skype for Business Mac Preview

Microsoft has just unveiled the next phase of the Skype for Business Mac software Preview. Highlights you can expect are:

  • Contacts and presence - See whether a contact is offline or online, whether they are busy, in a meeting or available, and easily start an IM conversation.
  • Peer-to-peer (P2P) calling - Call other Skype for Business users directly using voiceover IP.
  • Group video calling - Now you can see up to four meeting participants simultaneously.
  • Conversation history - View a list of previous conversations and restart them at will.

 

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