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Windows 10 Should I Upgrade or Not

Windows 10 Should I Upgrade or Not

With the free upgrade offer ending on July 29th, this is a question we get asked daily. In this article we’ll answer a few of the common questions, explain different scenarios where upgrading makes sense and where it can cause trouble. If I take the plunge, can […]

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Microsoft End of Life Products – What happens.

Microsoft End of Life Products – What happens.

Microsoft End of Life policy is done in two stages, mainstream and extended. The primary difference is in the type of updates that are still offered. Microsoft End Of Life Mainstream support ends: Microsoft no longer provides non-security hotfixes unless the software has an extended support agreement. […]

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Microsoft Dynamics – Sales in a digital world

Microsoft Dynamics – Sales in a digital world

Sales, marketing & customer service people often utilize a CRM (customer relationship management) system for tracking contacts, interactions, appointments, opportunities, etc. This “electronic rolodex” is integral in the day-to-day activities of a salesperson. There are many platforms on the marketplace such as Salesforce.com, Sage CRM, Maximizer, Act, […]

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Windows 10 – First look and common issues.

Microsoft announced Windows 10 on July 29th, and it’s free if for Windows 7 and 8 users. It is primarily a blend of the Windows 7 interface and the Windows 8 infrastructure. The start menu is looking better and expanded on, Cortana (their new search product) is integrated and the new browser Edge is here (don’t worry, you can still run Explorer).

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7 Reasons why it’s Time to give up on Windows XP

7 Reasons why it’s Time to give up on Windows XP

Although businesses have been getting rid of Windows XP for at least the last 3 years, the fact remains that as of March 2013, nearly 39% of the world’s PCs were still running Windows XP. That’s about 600 million PCs. Beginning April 8, 2014, security updates, non-security […]

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How to Set a Password to Microsoft Office Files

How to Set a Password to Microsoft Office Files

With the Microsoft Office system, you can use passwords to help prevent other people from opening or modifying your documents, workbooks, and presentations. This can keep files safe and secure. To set a password for a Microsoft file, first open any Microsoft office’s component such as Word, […]

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Meet Windows 8

Meet Windows 8

Windows 8 is the biggest change to Windows since the original Windows 95. It uses touch technology, an app based start screen, a file hosting service called SkyDrive and more … The first thing you’ll notice when firing up your new Windows 8 PC is the lack […]

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Windows 7 Home Premium vs. Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 Home Premium vs. Windows 7 Professional

Came across a great article that does a great job explaining the differences between the home and premium editions of Windows 7… Originally published by Glenn Howlett – PC World Australia (online) – http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/386085/windows_7_home_premium_vs_windows_7_professional/? People often ask us which version of Windows they should purchase for their […]

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How to send a large file

How to send a large file

Have you ever had trouble sending a particular file attachment through e-mail, and wondered why? The file is probably too large. Most mail servers restrict attachment sizes to a maximum of 10MB, and sometimes even less than that. If you’re trying to send someone a video file, […]

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Managing Conversations in Outlook

Managing Conversations in Outlook

How often do you search for an email that you sent or for an email that someone had replied back to? I often reference past emails to confirm information that was exchanged and spend too much time looking for “the one I want”. Well Outlook has a […]

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