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Office 2007 Reaches End of Life in October

  Microsoft Office 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle in October 2017, meaning there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. We are advising all our customers who are currently using Microsoft Office 2007 products to start planning to move to […]
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NCS Support Becomes a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner

NCS Support Services Ltd in Rossendale, Lancashire, has announced it has become a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. In order to earn a Microsoft AEP authorisation, partners must first complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and […]
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You’ve got the power!

Get the inside story on how your PC is managing power One of the most powerful diagnostic tools in Windows doesn’t have a graphical interface. The Powercfg command, which is available only from a command line, allows you to manage, save, and export power settings. But its best trick is the ability to produce a […]
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Keyboard shortcuts for Windows users

Most Windows users know a handful of keyboard shortcuts to power through everyday tasks: Ctrl+X/Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V, for example, are the universal Cut/Copy/Paste shortcuts, and Ctrl+Z (Undo) is also essential. But true Windows experts know how to really save time by memorising a few less well-known shortcuts. Two of our favourites work on any Windows version: Ctrl+Shift+Esc […]
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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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Microsoft announces final shipment date for Windows 7 PCs

The updated Windows lifecycle fact sheet from Microsoft has announced that October 31st 2016 is the ‘end of sale’ date for PCs with Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 pre-installed. An ‘end of sale’ date refers to the last date when manufacturers can sell a PC with Windows 7 pre-installed. For more information, please call […]
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Outlook 2016 does not support Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft has announced Outlook 2016 does not support Exchange Server 2007 and earlier. After upgrading to Outlook 2016 for Windows, you will see the following error message:       This reads: “The resource that you are trying to use is located on an unsupported version of Microsoft Exchange.  Contact your e-mail administrator for assistance.” Then, […]
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End-of-Life Looms for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Microsoft have announced the end-of-life date for SQL Server 2005 as 12th April 2016, which is less than 5 months away. As with all end-of-life Microsoft products, once support has ended there are no security patches, updates or fixes available leaving you open to threat. To prevent high fix-costs and business risk, Microsoft have recommended […]
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Warning: Office 2013 applications may not be compatible with Office 2016

Microsoft have advised: Office 2016 (whether part of an Office 365 subscription or purchased as a suite of applications such as Office Professional 2016, Office Home and Student 2016, or Office Home and Business 2016), cannot coexist on the same computer as standalone Office 2013 applications. If you install Office 2016 and have one of these standalone […]
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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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