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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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3 Microsoft Office Productivity Hacks

September 11th, 2015|Company News, Productivity, Tips and Advice|

Starting a new document by using an old one as a template You can start a new document in Office 2013 by copying one you worked on recently.  Simply click on File >Open > Recent Documents Edit a PDF in word No need for expensive PDF editing tools such as Adobe Acrobat. You can now do [...]

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A new way to present your digital content

April 9th, 2015|Technology News|

In one of our previous news articles we looked at software for making presentations for those of you who are not keen on using PowerPoint.  Well now there is a new kid on the block – Microsoft Sway. So what is Sway and why is it different? Well Microsoft describes it as ‘a dynamic, interactive [...]

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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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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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