Software

The Future of Microsoft Office

How long can any specific copy of Microsoft Office be usefully retained? The answer to this question might not be as straightforward as you think. Recently Microsoft made an announcement concerning the future of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office is still the de facto productivity suite for business, so any changes Microsoft makes have the potential to affect millions of business users. Almost certainly, your own business relies on MS Office software. In the past, buying software was as simple as…

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Microsoft Planner – a brief review

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the business case for Office 365, Microsoft continues to build new features and add them to the suite for existing and new users. These new features come with cryptic brand names like Delve, Yammer, PowerApps and Flow. Each of them meets a particular business need, and in combination they add up to a whole ecosystem of Microsoft apps. Today we’re looking at one of the most recent new feature additions: Microsoft Planner.…

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Microsoft Office 365 – Return on Investment

How can a business judge whether Office 365 is an appropriate solution for them? What are the costs and benefits of migrating? We take a look at some of the benefits of Office 365 compared to an on-premises Exchange server. From the late 1990s through to the 2010s, business email has typically relied on having an up to date on-premises server to host and run a local copy of Microsoft Exchange. Having an internal email server meant businesses had total…

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Windows 10 review

A new Windows – again? On 29 July 2015, Microsoft released the newest version of its operating system, Windows 10. You might be forgiven for thinking it seems only last year that Windows 8 came out, but it has been almost exactly three years since the release of Windows 8, in line with Microsoft’s release schedule.         Microsoft has a patchy history with Windows releases. There is a good likelihood that your business still operates some computers…

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