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 [&hellip
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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 [&hellip
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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
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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 [&hellip
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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 [&hellip
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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 [&hellip
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Microsoft Office 2016 is here!

Microsoft Office 2016 has arrived and it’s not just another software product release! More service-led than ever, Office plays an integral part in your day-to-day role with greater emphasis on teamwork and collaboration plus simplified file sharing. No longer do multiple emails need to be exchanged for the sharing of edited documents and information.  Instead, [&hellip
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Windows 10 Released Today

        Windows 10 is released today.  This update brings a whole host of new features, however we recommend you check out this important information before upgrading. Click here for upgrade information
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29th July 2015: The Launch of Windows 10

29th July 2015 sees the launch of Windows 10 which has been described as ‘a complete update for Windows’. New features include: The return of the start menu A faster start up and resume time More built in security A brand new, built in browser ‘Microsoft Edge’ The ability to have 4 app’s open in [&hellip
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Further Microsoft Exams Successfully Completed

Our team have been busy again this month completing yet more Microsoft exams.  Congratulations to: Carl Nelson, Managing Director and Jeremy Santhouse, Sales Director who both completed exam: Sales Specialist Assessment for Data Centre. Daniel Lowcock, IT Engineer who completed exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services. It is our company policy to ensure all staff continually [&hellip
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