Office 2016 has arrived

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Office 2016 has arrived

Microsoft have bounced back from the poor reception that met Windows 8 with the excellent Windows 10, and now that Office 2016 has hit the shelves (as of September 22), the software giant is back and firing on all cylinders.

The evolution of Office has gone hand-in-hand with the rise of web-enabled technology and software, and what used to be a productivity suite comprising on five core products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook) is now engineered towards the mobile-and-cloud world that we find ourselves living in.

The apps of Office 2016 are built-in to the new Office 365, which in Microsoft’s words allows you to “work anywhere, anytime, on any device”. Whether it is for business, personal or student usage, the new Office is built around our need to be able to work or play on every device we own – at home, at our work desk or on the move – and have access to everything we’re working on at any given moment.

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Computers don’t like pickled onions!

If you were planning on feeding pickled onions to your laptop then stop it right now. It’s not a great idea.

How do we know? Well we had first hand experience of this recently when a client brought their machine in in a panic (and a stink). The accident happened just a few days before some serious work needed to be submitted, and lacing it with pickle wasn’t part of the plan.

We quickly took the important data off the machine and stored it in a cloud once we managed to boot it up.

We fixed the machine and we were once again left to lecture someone about the importance of taking a backup of your data.

Stored amongst the important proposals were family pictures and music. Losing your work is one thing but Aunty Margaret and Van Halen? That’s a risk too far, surely?

Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive can save you from a real pickle so please install them or give us a call and we’ll get you set up.

Tech News – September 2015

Tell Me About IT

Tech News and Thoughts from the Somerbys IT Team

Every month we’ll be bringing you news and insights from the IT and tech world. We’ll only share really useful content that we find throughout the month and we really hope you’ll like it. If you’d rather not get this email then simply click the link at the bottom and we’ll do our best not to cry into our biscuits.

Summer was busy in the Somerbys IT office

Windows 10 arrived at last and it’s been the talk of the office and our Twitter ever since. First thoughts? Yes, we like it, and it’s much faster than Windows 8. Our MD Allan installed Windows 10 on his wife’s new laptop and it was fairly seamless once the old software was taken off.  Like all new software, it’s not without its issues, and we hope to update you on our findings very soon.

Some shock news this month – Computers don’t like pickled onions! If you were planning on feeding pickled onions to your laptop then stop it right now. It’s not a great idea. How do we know? Read more

Like Somerbys IT – Could You Recommend us to a Friend?

We understand how important it is to have a reliable, trustworthy infrastructure for IT which of course includes the day to day peace of mind that comes from having quality IT support.

Could you recommend our services to others?

Somerbys IT is looking to grow and it would be great if you could help us.

Just simply let us know the details and the person you would like us to contact, and we’ll do the rest. As a thank you, we will enter you into a prize draw with the opportunity to win a Luxury Chocolate Hamper from Hotel Chocolat.

If you would like to find out more then get in touch:

CALL 0333 456 4431
TWEET @SomerbysIT
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Congratulations Allan!

Congratulations to Somerbys IT Managing Director Allan Page who celebrated his 15th year anniversary on 19th June. Cake all round…..

Competition Winner!

Congratulations to Linda at Wilson Electrics – You are the lucky winner of our recent competition.

A lovely box of luxury chocolates is on its way to you.

“Help! I’m An IT Consultant!”: Why I Got Into IT

OK, I admit it. I’m an IT consultant and that makes me about as popular as a fart in a lift.
Yes, you can put me with the Estate Agents and Accountants at a conference or networking event, and yes, I understand if you think I wear Star Wars underpants. I get it.

There was a time when I wished I wasn’t into IT and there was a time that I wanted to be anything but a geek. But the fact is, I’m good at being a geek and many of our clients have very successful and hassle-free businesses because of my skills (Jedi or otherwise). Once upon a time I didn’t want to be an IT consultant. In fact, I didn’t know what one was. I was however, really into IT -and in a big way!

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Windows Server 2003 support is ending

Time is running out – but your options aren’t. After July 14 this year, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your business, you will need to take steps now to plan and execute a professional migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. Somerbys IT can help.

We are now rapidly approaching Windows Server 2003 end of life. After July 14 2015, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your business, you will need to take steps now to plan and execute a professional migration strategy to protect your infrastructure.

By migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2 you can achieve concrete benefits, including improved performance, reduced maintenance requirements, and increased agility and speed of response to the business. What does end of support mean for you? The team at Somerbys IT pride themselves in providing outstanding customer service to all of its clients, and can offer you the best solutions for your business.

If you would like to find out more then get in touch:
CALL 0333 456 4431
TWEET @SomerbysIT
Or EMAIL info@somerbysit.co.uk

Windows 10 is coming to a desktop near you!

Following on from the end of support by Microsoft for Windows XP in April 2014, the team at Somerbys IT are excited for the launch of Windows 10 scheduled for later this year. We will obviously keep you up to date with the latest announcements from Microsoft to ensure you hear the latest developments first.

The Windows you know, only better. Windows 10 is due to be launched in the Autumn this year. As you expect, there are some great improvements and developments planned. Windows 10 will feel familiar so you can get more done from the off. The Start menu is due to be back with space to pin your favourite apps (something that many Windows users will be pleased to welcome back!). Simple navigation means you won’t need to spend much time learning anything new. You won’t have to wonder if you have the latest features or security updates as Windows will automatically deliver updates, when they’re ready, directly to your device.

Are you ready to enter the next era with Microsoft Windows 10 too? If you would like to find out more then get in touch:
CALL 0333 456 4431
TWEET @SomerbysIT
Or EMAIL info@somerbysit.co.uk

You can also find out more information (including a sign up for a free upgrade) via the Microsoft Windows website

Work anywhere, anytime, on any device – Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is ready when you are. It provides essential tools for the professional and for your teams – with easy set up and management. If you are considering upgrading your systems to Office 365, then look no further than the team at Somerbys IT. You’re in safe hands: We can provide a dedicated team of IT consultants to look after your systems from the initial implementation stage to the end (and beyond) of any project.

To discover more about the pricing and options with Microsoft Office 365 then get in touch:
CALL 0333 456 4431
TWEET @SomerbysIT
Or EMAIL info@somerbysit.co.uk

You can also find further information on the Microsoft website