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12 Dec RSS Icon
Jon Plummer

Jon Plummer
Creating a Windows 10 Recovery Drive

A recovery drive can be used to restore your operating system, files and folders. These are not included when you upgrade online. Fortunately, there is an easy way to create one.

11 Dec RSS Icon
Ben Etherington

Ben Etherington
Install Multiple Printers from a Server

If you have multiple printers to install from a server, there's an easy way to install them all at the same time. Here's how.

8 Dec RSS Icon
Martin Noble

Martin Noble
Industry News Roundup, 8 December 2017

My pick of the latest news from across the UK IT industry for the week ending Friday 8 December. This week, Lego are launching an AR app and Microsoft is releasing Whiteboard to Windows 10 users.

7 Dec RSS Icon
Gareth Snooks

Gareth Snooks
Pinning Folders to the Taskbar

In Windows 7, it was really easy to pin a shortcut to your favourite folders or files onto the taskbar - you could just drag and drop it. You can still achieve this in Windows 10, but the steps to get there are a little different.

5 Dec RSS Icon
Rupert Davey

Rupert Davey
Why manage a UPS?

Your servers and infrastructure should be protected from brownouts, powercuts and power spikes using an uninterruptible power supply - a UPS. But that's only half the story, to get the full benefit the UPS should be managed.

4 Dec RSS Icon
Ryan Turner

Ryan Turner
Turning Off Cached Exchange Mode

You may have shared mailboxes added to Outlook, possibly from old colleagues or a mailbox which multiple people have access to. Sometimes these can take a toll on the speed of Outlook searches, but there's a way to avoid this.

30 Nov RSS Icon
Daniel Lindsay

Daniel Lindsay
Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

Have you been using Microsoft Teams? It's a great new tool from Microsoft that's included in the Business Premium and Business Essentials Office 365 packages. Here are some keyboard shortcuts that could help you find your way around Teams.

21 Nov RSS Icon
Laura Garwood

Laura Garwood
What is Firefox Quantum?

Mozilla has released its biggest update since the launch of Firefox 1.0 in 2004. The update is called Firefox Quantum, and it comes with a lot of changes to the user interface, along with some new features.

13 Nov RSS Icon
Ben Armitage

Ben Armitage
How to implement a L2TP VPN

If you have a hard requirement where PPTP will not fit your needs, Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol could be an option!

6 Nov RSS Icon
Cameron Shackcloth

Cameron Shackcloth
Microsoft Teams with Skype for Business

Microsoft have recently announced they will be working on new video and voice technology for Microsoft teams. They will be looking to integrate Skype for Business with Microsoft Teams, starting in Q2 of 2018.

26 Oct RSS Icon
Louise Lewis

Louise Lewis
How to Generate Nonsense in Word

Sometimes you want to create a generic template for colleagues to use but you don't want to include any specific information. Microsoft Word has a quick solution that will fill your document with gobbledygook.

29 Mar RSS Icon
Andrew Tomlinson

Andrew Tomlinson
How energy efficient are your servers?

With electricity prices higher than ever it is important to consider the running costs of your servers and think about what you can do about it. Here are a few of your options.

4 Mar RSS Icon
Matt Cannon

Matt Cannon
Industry News Roundup, 4 March 2016

My pick of the latest news from across the UK IT industry for the week ending Friday 4 March. This week the new Raspberry Pi 3 is released and Google plans to let people pay for things using their face.