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What is new in Office 2016?

October 6th, 2015|Technology News|

At Pro Drive we do feel obliged to ensure we are 'early adopters' of the latest technology - learning it early before our customers start using it. However there is always a certain sense of trepidation when moving to new software as soon as it is released, especially one we use almost constantly throughout the [...]

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Do you have Windows Server 2003? Start planning your upgrade now….!

January 14th, 2015|Company News, Technology News|

Microsoft has announced the official date for end-of-life support for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015.  Many businesses are still reliant on this software which was released 10 years ago and if you are not already planning your upgrade, now is the time to start. End of support means that Microsoft will no longer [...]

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Microsoft’s Cloud Becomes Endless

October 28th, 2014|Technology News|

With cloud storage rapidly becoming a commodity, Microsoft has taken the next logical step in the file-syncing bunfight, doing away with storage quotas altogether for paying customers of its subscription Office 365 offerings. Microsoft began opening up the data-hosting sluices in June, when it gave every Office 365 subscribers' 1TB of OneDrive storage each. Now [...]

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CryptoLocker – Dangerous ransomware on the increase

October 15th, 2014|Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Pro Drive has seen a noticeable increase in ‘CryptoLocker’ type malware recently – according to Symantec it has become eight times more prevalent than in January 2014. CryptoLocker is malicious software that encrypts your data files (word, PowerPoint, pictures, music, videos, etc.), preventing you from opening them, and then demands a ransom to give you [...]

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Announcing Windows 10

October 2nd, 2014|Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Windows, an operating system which is used by over 1.5 billion people in every country of the world. From kids playing with computers for the first time, to writers and journalists, to engineers, to gamers, to CEOs, at some point Windows has empowered all of us. The Windows team, are proud of this – though [...]

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What is Microsoft’s fastest-growing corporate product ever?

July 22nd, 2014|Technology News|

When Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference kicked off on the 14th July, the first to take to the stage was Phil Sorgen. While on stage, Phil stated that "Office 365 is fastest-growing corporate product ever," which was big news for several reasons. It shows that the software as a service  (SAAS) business model is viable for [...]

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Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever

July 22nd, 2014|Company News, Technology News|

Typically when we get emails offering something free we tend to take this news with a cup of salt. A few days ago Eric Ligman, Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager, posted a blog in the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) This blog consisted of the largest collection of downloadable and useable eBooks from Microsoft. After careful [...]

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Changes to Microsoft Office 365 plans

July 17th, 2014|Technology News|

Microsoft have announced changes to their Office 365 plans for small and midsize businesses which are expected to become effective in October 2014. As well as simplifying choices for customers, functionality is improved and for customer who would have previously used the midsize business plan, there is a cost saving as well. So it all [...]

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Microsoft’s much loved “Start Menu” to make it’s return to Windows 8.1

June 2nd, 2014|Company News, Technology News|

We have all become used to it being there - that handy little button which opens our world to the inner workings of our machines and devices, whether you want to run a program or uninstall one, we've all used it and expect the Start Menu to be available for us. So when Microsoft developed [...]

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