IT News and Updates from the Your IT Team

Windows 10 1909 released by Microsoft
November 14, 2019

Windows 10 1909 released by Microsoft

On Tuesday 12th November Microsoft released Windows 10 1909 – a feature update with very few new features! Users under support from Your IT need do nothing. If asked to upgrade, please reject the option as we will manage this. We understand that Microsoft will not begin forcing upgrades to Windows 10 1909 until January… Read full article

Windows 7 End of Support and Office 365
October 15, 2019

Windows 7 End of Support and Office 365

On the 09th October there was an important announcement from Microsoft regarding Windows 7 and Office 365 Business. We have reproduced this announcement in full below: As announced previously, Windows 7 will be out of support after January 14, 2020. Because Office 365 is governed by the Modern Lifecycle Policy, customers are required to stay… Read full article

The Business Benefits of Windows 10
October 02, 2019

The Business Benefits of Windows 10

With Windows 7 reaching its end of life on January 14th 2020 it really is time to look at the business benefits of Windows 10. As Microsoft withdraw security updates and support for Windows 7, you’ll be left with little choice but to upgrade. This may feel like a challenging change for many businesses. However,… Read full article

Microsofts To-Do gets an upgrade
September 17, 2019

Microsofts To-Do gets an upgrade

Back in March last year we introduced you to Microsoft To-Do as part of our series ‘Getting More From Office 365’. We described To-Do as a simple and straightforward app for creating to-do lists, set reminders and keep track of projects. Well To-Do has had a bit of a makeover and is now a much… Read full article

Which is better Office 365 or G Suite?
September 04, 2019

Which is better Office 365 or G Suite?

A question that a lot of business, especially start-ups and early stage businesses ask us is which productivity suite should we use, Office 365 or G Suite? In this post we’ll do our best to help you decide which is best for your business. We’ll put the two head-to-head, comparing features, ease-of-use and the all-important… Read full article

Outsourced IT Support or In-house?
August 21, 2019

Outsourced IT Support or In-house?

As long as there has been IT the question of whether outsourced IT support or in-house is best has been asked. Effectively managing the cost and performance of IT is vital for the success of the modern business. If a business’s computer systems are continually breaking down or causing other problems, productivity can plummet. To… Read full article

How Email Filtering Works
August 05, 2019

How Email Filtering Works

We get a number of calls from clients about emails. These often involve emails not being delivered, receiving unwanted emails, or outgoing emails not getting to recipients. Many of these issues can be traced back to how email filtering works. Email filtering is incredibly useful. It is a vital layer of cyber security and also… Read full article

Rewarding Staff for Your Feedback
July 30, 2019

Rewarding Staff for Your Feedback

Here at Your IT Department we’ve always been keen to get client feedback. We share feedback within our promotional materials, display our running Customer Satisfaction Score live on the front page of our website and we analyse any negative feedback to improve our service. In May 2017 we moved from using the reviews.co.uk website to… Read full article

Which Office 365 Is Right For Me?
July 23, 2019

Which Office 365 Is Right For Me?

Microsoft have been working on simplifying the number of Office 365 options and making it easier for businesses asking the question: Which Office 365 is right for me? For small and medium sized businesses there are three main options; Business Essentials, Business and Business Premium. There are also both Home and Enterprise Versions but for… Read full article

Have You Tried Turning It Off and On Again?
July 11, 2019

Have You Tried Turning It Off and On Again?

Back in January 2017 we produced a blog called ‘Have you tried turning it off…….’ The blog post detailed why rebooting your machine is the first thing that an IT Engineer will often ask you to do when you report and issue. Indeed, if possible, we recommend doing this BEFORE calling support. Obviously if an… Read full article

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