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  • Setting up Office 365 email accounts on Android

    1. Tap Settings > Accounts > Add account > Email.

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    2. Type your full email address, for example tony@contoso.com, type your password, and then tap Next.

    3. Select the Exchange option.

    4. Depending how the Office 365 administrator in your organization set up your account, you might receive a message about additional security features. Select OKto continue.

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    5. Once the device verifies the server settings, the Account Options page opens. Accept the defaults or select the options for how you want to receive and send your mail, and then tap Next. (You may need to scroll down to see the Next option.)

    6. On the Set up email page you can change the name of your account. When you’re finished tap Done

    Manual setup

    If your device can’t connect make sure you typed your email address and password correctly and try again. If you still can’t connect try setting it up manually following the steps below.

    1. Tap Settings > Accounts > Add account > Email.

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    2. Type your full email address, for example tony@contoso.com, type your password, and then tap Next.

    3. Select Manual.

    4. Review the settings on the Exchange server settings page and update if necessary.

     Email Make sure your full email address is in this box, for example, tony@contoso.com.

     Domain\Username Type your full email address in this box, for example, tony@contoso.com. If Domain and Username are separate text boxes in your version of Android, leave the Domain box empty, and type your full email address in the Username box.

     Password Use the password that you use to access your account.

     Exchange Server The server name for Office 365 for business is outlook.office365.com.

     Make sure the Use secure connections (SSL) box is checked.

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    5. Once you’ve finished checking your settings, tap Done.

    6. Depending how the Office 365 administrator in your organization set up your account, you might receive a message about additional security features. Select OK or Activate to continue

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    7. Accept the defaults or make changes for how you want your account to sync on your device. When you’re finished, swipe to the bottom and tap Next.

    8. On the Set up email page you can change the name of your account. When you’re finished tap Done.

  • Setting up Office 365 email accounts on iOS

     

    1. Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars >Accounts > Add account > Email.

    2. In the Add Account page, tap Exchange. 

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    3. Enter your full email address, for example tony@contoso.com, and your password, and then tap Next.

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    4. By default, Mail, Contacts, and Calendar information are synchronized. Tap Save.

    5. If you’re prompted to create a passcode, tap Continue and type a numeric passcode. If you’re prompted and don’t set up a passcode, you can’t view this account on your device. You can also set up a passcode later in your settings.

    Note: If iOS mail does not automatically discover your email settings, you will need to enter the following if it asks you: Mail Server – outlook.office365.com – User Name Type your email address, for example tony@contoso.com.

  • New Features Within Windows Tablets

    VivoTab Smart TabletSeeing as laptops are becoming more and more “obsolete”, tablets have found themselves on a pretty good track to glory. When you look around at people using their smart devices, you’ll notice that a lot of the people have switched from the traditional iPad to something a bit more unique. The new tablets that run on Windows 8 have tons of great and new things to learn and tackle within it, but what exactly are those things? We’re here to break it down for those who aren’t exactly sure, because it’s important to know these things!

    Snap multitasking is a great thing to consider when you’re talking about the use of tablets, as it allows for the user to run two apps side-by-side (as well as switch between them whenever they please). Some of the older tablets had problems running multiple programs/applications at once, so this is a great thing to have implemented into tablets nowadays.

    Another thing you should be looking at is the control panel itself, as it allows for a much more customised experience when you’re using your tablet. Windows 8 as developed to try and ease the use of tablets (as well as computers using Windows 8) for those who aren’t completely aware of how everything works. You can personalise your experience right down to the tee with the control panel, whether you’re changing up your background picture or simply setting up a wireless connection.

    As you can tell Microsoft has taken their time and really perfected their new operating systems to appeal to those who are on the go constantly. Mobile computing is the way of the future and Microsoft knows this, that’s why they’re doing their absolute best to create a great operating system for on the go. Windows 7 was great start, now we’re all the way to Windows 8.1 and people couldn’t be more happier about the fact. They’ve made incredibly vast amounts of improvement, so if you’re the kind of person who wants the best of the best for them when it comes to mobile computing, the newer Windows tablets could be a good place to start your journey.

    There are plenty of different types of tablets available as well, from the VivoTab Smart Tablet (which sports a 10.1 inch HD display as well as a 1.6GHz processors to smooth out mobile gaming), the Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet (which is the common one you’ll see being used, it sports the largest memory as well a dual-core processor). The one that gets overlooked quite often would be the Nokia Lumia phones, although they aren’t necessarily tablets they sport nearly the same look and use, just with additional features a phone would usually have.