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Attention Office 365 Business users – genuinely useful new apps!

July 20th, 2017|Productivity|

Microsoft do have a habit of adding a succession of relatively mediocre new applications to their office 365 suite. Often these are reinvented version of exciting features or an app that has been freely available elsewhere being merged with Office 365. However, starting with the recent release of Outlook Customer Manager some genuinely useful features are [...]

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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What do I get with Office 365?

June 1st, 2015|Company News, Tips and Advice|

Office 365 has brought about a dramatic change with the way Microsoft manages the development of its business applications. Gone are the days of major version upgrades, where every two to three years would mark a major change of the software. The modern approach is incremental monthly updates - including security updates, bug fixes and [...]

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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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A Windows Tablet PC for less than £100?

January 20th, 2015|Technology News|

Yes it is true – it is now possible to buy a tablet PC running a full version of Windows 8.1 for less than £100! So how is this possible? They run a version of Windows called “Windows 8.1 with Bing”.  The ‘Bing’ part is important – by bundling Microsoft Bing as the default search [...]

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How to enjoy a clutter free inbox

November 13th, 2014|Company News, Productivity, Tips and Advice|

If you are lucky enough to be using Office 365 for your email you will be able to benefit from a nifty new feature from Microsoft designed to improve your productivity called ‘Clutter’ that will be included in your subscription free of charge. Clutter is currently being deployed to business customers and uses artificial intelligence [...]

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Office for iPhone released – for free!

November 12th, 2014|Company News, Technology News|

Following hot on the heels of office for iPad is the new iPhone optimised version of the popular Microsoft Office applications. Word, Excel and PowerPoint are all now available for download to the iPhone from the App Store now. And the best part of it is that they will be available free of charge. If [...]

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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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