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Clean Out Your Computer Day 13/2/17

Clean Out Your Computer Day fell on 13th February 2017 so we’ve put together some top tips of how to boost the speed of your PC. Make sure it is up-to-date! Updates can enhance the security and performance of your computer so make sure you have automatic updates turned on. Run your antivirus – malware […]
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How to Protect Your Computer

Here are a few simple steps about how to protect your computer: Install antivirus and anti-spyware software Use the firewall that’s built into Windows and MacOS. Make sure you schedule regular backups of all your data. Use complex and different passwords (and secure password management software). Be aware of spam and scam emails and know […]
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NCS IT Health Check

‘IT infrastructure’ is not a term that should only be considered by large companies.  It is the wording used to cover all aspects of IT for any size business including hardware and software, networking, security, backup and storage and disaster recovery etc. It is our job as an IT support and services company to ensure […]
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Disaster recovery – the Monday morning scenario

 Consider this business scenario: It’s 9am on Monday morning. Your IT systems are down.Email is not working either, and your main business programs aren’t loading. What do you do next? Do you have a plan to find the cause and solve the problem? At what time does it become an issue that your email and […]
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Creating your IT Budget

Thanks to Tech Republic, we are able to bring you 10 top tips for creating a basic IT budget: DO plan and budget for disaster recovery DON’T buy the latest tech and gadgets for the sake of it DON’T overestimate your revenue, keep your figures real DO budget for seasonal fluctuations and budget accordingly DON’T […]
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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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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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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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