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Microsoft Office 2016 – Coming Soon

The next version of Microsoft Office will be called Office 2016, and will appear in the second half of 2015, however, how does this tie in with Microsoft’s on-going Office 365 plans and the inclusion of Office for free on Windows 10 tablets and phones? We have a universe with “touch-first” and “keyboard-first” flavours of…


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Office 365: New Plans for SMBs and more!

Microsoft is announcing several updates and improvements coming to Office 365 this fall specifically targeted to meet the needs of small and midsize business customers (SMBs). This wave of updates will begin in August. 1. New ‘Office 365 Business’ plans: a new set of plans with features and price points tailored for SMBs. These plans…


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Spotlight on Office 365

CJ Systems Your Technology Specialist When most people hear “Office 365”, they only hear “Office” and think “Word, PowerPoint, Excel”. And when they hear “cloud“, they think web apps only, thinking this is only a browser-based version of Office, similar to Google Apps. Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based service hosted by Microsoft. It brings…


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Internet Explorer: Microsoft plans ‘silent’ updates

From January, Internet Explorer (IE) users will be automatically updated to the latest version of the browser. Microsoft said it was starting the project to update millions of machines to improve security online. Future updates to the browser would be applied without a user’s knowledge to help beat scammers catching people out with fake updates….


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Excel 2003 hangs when opening files from the network

Recently we have seen a lot of users experience extreme slowness or hanging when opening Excel files from a network location.  PCs that are running XP and 2003 are affected whilst those using W7/Office 2003 or XP/Office 2007 or 2010 are fine. After much searching the fix was actually a recent help article from Microsoft….


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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is here – browsing hots up

It’s finally here: Internet Explorer 9. Internet Explorer 9 is meant to revitalize Internet Explorer and maybe even turn some techies into IE users. Its web standards supports are exponentially better than previous versions, with much better CSS3 and HTML5 support than previous generations.  It was also the first browser to introduce hardware acceleration and…


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