According to express.co.uk, hundred millions of email accounts are on the black market. It is roughly estimated that around 270 million accounts have been hacked, 24 million of which belong to Gmail, 12 million to Microsoft and 40 million to Yahoo Mail. The rest belong to national postal services (web.de, mail.ru, inmail.sk, etc.).
Grovety Inc. – developing products to connect people to people and people to hardware.
Given the immense popularity of messengers these days, it’s no wonder that businesses try to use any opportunity to get closer to the consumer. Has Whatsapp’s ad spam managed to get to you too? So annoying! Let’s skip the sad part and talk about useful technology.
About 75% of Internet users use messengers. Messengers even surpass social networks in number of active users. It is no surprise that the business sees Facebook Messenger, a new platform, as a loophole towards the consumer.
Skype for Business is excellent software for communication and collaboration. However, it is not always that easy to use. It has many functions but if you don’t know for sure, it can be pretty complicated to find them. How often do you read software products instructions? I think we all know the answer to that =). Let’s find out how Skype for Business works.
You open Skype for Business to discuss something with your colleagues, right? You talk to some of them constantly, and just every once in a while to the rest. Let’s start with the last group.
Where do I begin if I need to contact a colleague I haven’t spoken to in a while or maybe even never?
As we have already written, Microsoft has decided to actively develop Skype technologies and strengthen the market position of Skype for Business. To achieve these goals Microsoft has already acquired two IT companies in the last half year: Talko and Event Zero.
Talko is a start-up founded in 2014 by Ray Ozzie, a former chief technical officer of Microsoft. Talko develops mobile business applications for collaboration and communication through text messages and audio/video calls. The whole Talko team, with the exception of Ray Ozzie, joined Microsoft in January 2016.
Do you remember we promised you some useful tips? :)
“That may be,” said the Scarecrow, “but you made a promise. You must keep your promises.”
L. Frank Baum. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
There are several ways to show what’s on your screen, or screen sharing as it’s more commonly called, on Skype for Business (Microsoft Lync). The easiest way is to install EasyLy and share your screen with it. Just kidding (although there is a grain of truth in every joke ;)). We’ll explain how EasyLy simplifies the process at the end of this post for those who are interested.