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NCS becomes Microsoft Authorised Education Partner

We are proud to announce, Microsoft have awarded us the title of Authorised Education Partner (AEP). To earn AEP authorisation, we had to train in Microsoft’s Academic licensing before completing the relevant test to showcase us as knowledgeable academic partners. Carl Nelson, NCS Managing Director says, “We invest heavily into the continuous development of our […]
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How does Office 2016 differ from Office 1997?

In this short video from Microsoft, 5 people trialled the new Office 2016. They then attempted the same tasks in Office 1997. Apart from being excited by seeing the Paperclip again, they were disappointed with the limitations in Office 1997
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Microsoft unveils new software and hardware

Yesterday (6th October) in New York, Microsoft hosted an event to unveil their latest software and hardware devices. Following the launch of Windows 10 back in July, it was anticipated that this software release would play an integral role in the development of any new devices from Microsoft. Today, we are able to report back […]
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New release predictions for today’s Microsoft event

In a New York based press event today (6th October), Microsoft are set to unveil some brand new devices.  We can’t wait to hear more, however in the meantime here are some predictions from various sources: A mix of hardware and software releases 2 or 3 new Lumia headsets running Windows 10 Windows 10 software for […]
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Another Microsoft exam pass for NCS

Helpdesk Engineer, Chris Rawstron (aka Little Chris) successfully completed Microsoft exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 in September. This module required study of the following units: Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Configure hardware and applications Configure network connectivity Configure access to resources Configure remote access and mobility Monitor and maintain Windows clients Configure system and data recovery […]
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NCS enters 10th year as Microsoft Gold Partner

We have entered our 10th year as a Microsoft Gold Partner. As Microsoft say, ‘Gold Competencies demonstrate best-in-class capability within a Microsoft solution area.’  It shows: Quality of Engineers Level of sales Technical knowledge and expertise Quality of pre-sales assessment   To ensure we keep our Gold partner title, we develop great relationships with our […]
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