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Why You Need to Prepare for Windows 7 End of Life
August 15, 2018

Why You Need to Prepare for Windows 7 End of Life

On January 14th 2020 Microsoft will end extended support for the Windows 7 Operating System. This is known in tech terms as end-of-life for the software. So, what does this mean and how do you prepare for Windows 7 End of Life? What The End of Extended Support Means Firstly, end of support doesn’t mean… Read full article

Android Beats Microsoft As Most Popular Operating System
April 05, 2017

Android Beats Microsoft As Most Popular Operating System

A recent report from StatCounter has indicated that Google Android is now the worlds most popular operating system in terms of internet usage, beating Microsoft Windows for the first time ever. The data, which was released on Monday of this week, looked at total internet usage across all devices and put Androids market share at… Read full article

Keyboard shortcuts to save you time
March 21, 2017

Keyboard shortcuts to save you time

Windows 10 includes lots of keyboard shortcuts that can save you time. These often replace multiple mouse clicks. Whilst not all of these will be useful, and memorising them all would be a bit of a task, learning and using the ones that are most important to you is a great way to enhance your Windows… Read full article

Why switch to Office 365 for your company email (for the non-technical)
January 26, 2017

Why switch to Office 365 for your company email (for the non-technical)

I was recently passed a paper that offered a comparison between Office 365 and POP3/IMAP and asked to ‘dumb it down’ – initially I was insulted, then I read it, failed to understand most of it and agreed it needed some simplification! Your current email probably works fine most of the time, if there is… Read full article

Microsoft Stream: a new video service for your business
July 19, 2016

Microsoft Stream: a new video service for your business

Microsoft have launched Stream today, a new business video service that aims to give businesses that want to share video internally the same kind of tools and flexibility that YouTube offers to consumers — but with the added benefits of the security tools enterprises expect from their document management services. The service is now available as a… Read full article

The new Windows 10 update
June 16, 2016

The new Windows 10 update

You can find Windows Update in the Update & Security tab of the Settings menu. (Start > Settings > Update & security) Along with sections for Windows Defender, backup, recovery, activation, and developer options. If you’d like to become a Windows 10 Insider, there’s also a section for that.   The Windows Update section is… Read full article

Microsoft launches project management app: Planner
June 07, 2016

Microsoft launches project management app: Planner

The Microsoft Office lineup is getting a new addition today: Microsoft Planner, team collaboration software that lets you visually organise plans, assign tasks, share files, chat and more. The new app enters a competitive space which includes pro software like Atlassian’s JIRA Core, as well as other easy-to-use tools from startups like Trello and Asana. Much like… Read full article

4 ways to get the most out of Microsoft Office 2016
May 03, 2016

4 ways to get the most out of Microsoft Office 2016

1) OneNote Keeping teams informed and connected across projects and content proposals can be costly, in terms of time and budget. You can forget scanned documents and misconstrued data points and make better decisions with Office 2016. Simply gather notes in Microsoft OneNote and share the complete notebook with as many colleagues as you wish without… Read full article

Microsoft is trying to lure more businesses to Windows 10
April 22, 2016

Microsoft is trying to lure more businesses to Windows 10

Microsoft are talking about all the new features it has lined up for future versions of Windows to try to get more businesses excited. Microsoft aren’t promising when all these new features will be available, just that they’re working on them. While Microsoft announced that it will be rolling out a big new ‘Anniversary Edition’ of Windows… Read full article

Recommending Windows users uninstall Apple’s QuickTime Player
April 15, 2016

Recommending Windows users uninstall Apple’s QuickTime Player

The U.S. government has recommended that Windows PC users uninstall Apple Inc’s QuickTime video player following security software maker Trend Micro Inc said it had discovered two new bugs in the software. Trend Micro said it had uncovered two critical vulnerabilities in the version of theQuickTime media player for Microsoft Corp’s Windows operating system, which could… Read full article

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