IT Pros at the ready, Office 2016 rollout has begun

Make IT do more in the new Office Office 2016 rollout is less than a week away and now seems a suitable time to run through what you can expect – from an admin point of view – in the latest iteration of the productivity suite. It’s several months since we released our Office 2016…

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Office 2016 for Mac now available on Office 365

Office 2016 for Mac is here! Available to Office 365 customers in 139 countries and 16 languages. Introducing five advanced, first-class applications, built with unparalleled customer participation after the largest Office for Mac beta ever. We experienced unprecedented levels of support, that resulted in over 100,000 pieces of feedback and seven updates in four months….

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Microsoft Certification exams: at a time and place that suits you with online proctored exam delivery

Introducing a convenient way to take Microsoft Certification exams in the UK at the time and place that’s best for you. Online Proctoring, offered by Pearson VUE, allows you to choose the time and place to take any Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) or Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam. Using a webcam and your personal computer,…

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Reflecting on Ignite

Chris Rhodes is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and awardee of the MVP award in Windows IT Pro. He is one of the co-founders of the Windows User Group who give talks on hot Windows topics around the country. Catch him on Twitter or at one of the WUG events. Last week saw Microsoft host the…


Updated: What did I miss at BUILD 2015? A Summary of Announcements

I think it’s fair to say it’s been a pretty busy 24 hours for our colleagues over in the US! Whilst we were making our way home from what could have been any other Wednesday, our American counterparts and several thousand guests were settling in for a keynote session full of exciting announcements at the…

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Office Mechanics: Office 2016 for Mac Preview

Earlier this month Office 2016 for Mac was announced and includes updates to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, as well as Outlook and OneNote. Office 2016 for Mac Preview is integrated with the cloud so your documents can be accessed on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business at anytime, anywhere and on any device. If you haven’t seen the…


Guest Post: Adding Telemetry to the already bulging Toolbox of the IT Pro

By Ed Baker Office Compatibility The modern IT pro has just been handed a great new productivity tool by Microsoft – Office Telemetry gives you the ability to ensure that all your carefully crafted in house add-ins, documents and solutions will work with the new Office as well as your current versions. The Office team…

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Guest Post: Microsoft Office Specialist – SharePoint Importance

Sustained User Adoption is vital to ensure people using SharePoint remain productive and proactive. Pro-activity is key, since the reliance on SharePoint support will grow based – success breeds success; on solving user queries, meeting and solving business information and collaborative challenges using SharePoint, delivering solutions. A significant number of queries will come from the…

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Using Lync to run Tech Days Online

Hopefully many of you attended Tech Days Online last and got lots of value from the event.  From a production perspective whilst it was a great deal of hard work, we really enjoyed the event and the end result. I thought I would put up a quick post on how we managed to run the…

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All those ways you didn't think Office was going to change your life

To celebrate the launch of Microsoft Office 365 in the UK we are holding a unique event taking place based on and around the specially created Route 365 bus. The 365 will travel through London for a day, playing host to a fascinating selection of speakers sharing their personal stories of how technology supports and…

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