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Lync is now Skype for Business

Lync is now Skype for Business

Microsoft  will release the next version of Lync, a business communications platform, branded as Skype for Business. The release is scheduled for the first half of 2015 and will include a new client interface, a new server version, and close integration with Office...

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Office 365 now includes unlimited OneDrive space

Office 365 now includes unlimited OneDrive space

Microsoft have upgraded the amount of OneDrive storage space available to Office 365 subscribers from 1TB to an unlimited amount. The upgrade applies to all Office 365 subscribers, but will not be implemented immediately - business users won't see the upgrade take...

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Did you know? Getting started with Windows 8.1

The transition from Windows XP or Windows 7 to Windows 8 can be challenging, and many customers do find it hard to settle into the new operating system interface. We hope that you find the introductory tips below helpful. Windows 8 has not enjoyed the initial success...

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OneDrive and OneDrive for Business

What is OneDrive? OneDrive is an online file storage service designed for personal use. The files that you upload to the service are stored for you by Microsoft, in various locations around the globe, and you can download and access them from whatever location and...

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Getting used to Windows 8

Get past the lock screen When Windows 8 starts it presents a very simple 'lock' screen, which looks great but does not provide a lot of hints about what you should do next. To proceed just hit space, spin the mouse wheel, or swipe upwards on a touch screen device and...

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Windows Server 2003 support is ending

Windows Server 2003 support is ending

Extended support for Windows Server 2003 will end on 14th July 2015. After that date Microsoft will no longer provide support or issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. The lack of security updates may not sound like a major concern, but it...

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Bring order to the chaos of email signatures

Bring order to the chaos of email signatures

Managing email signatures is a pain in the neck you can easily avoid If you have ever been responsible for updating the company email signatures you probably know what a tedious and annoying process it can be. You may design the signature yourself, or you may be given...

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Is your mobile device fleet under control?

Is your mobile device fleet under control?

The proliferation of mobile devices, and the growing trend of employees using personal devices at work and for work, has created a lot of headaches for business owners, and IT managers. A growing fleet of mobile devices that are being used within a secure business...

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New version of Cryptolocker – beware!

New version of Cryptolocker – beware!

If you receive an email from the Office of State Revenue, check very carefully that it is valid. The new version of the notorious Cryptolocker sends emails that are designed to trick you into thinking they are from the Office of State Revenue. They look like the image...

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Dropbox hacked?

Dropbox hacked?

Dropbox was the subject of a hack this week, with small batches of user account information and content released by hackers as part of their demand for payment. Dropbox has denied that their systems have been compromised, and that instead a third party network may...

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