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Ofcom Renew IT Support Service with Netcomm

Netcomm are pleased to announce that they have been chosen as Ofcom’s IT Support provider for a further two years.   The communications regulator relocated two departments, its Consumer Contact Team, which handles around 70,000 enquiries every year and Spectrum Licensing, which processes around 100,000 applications and requests each year to a new base in the centre…

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Microsoft Releases Office 2019

Last week, Microsoft officially released Office 2019, the next on-premises version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, Access, and Publisher.   Office 2019 has a range of new features across the usual apps to “help users create amazing content in less time”. Office 2019 is a one-time release and won’t receive future feature updates.…

Microsoft Have Released a Free Version of Teams

A free version of Microsoft Teams has been released by Microsoft. Teams, a program that allows businesses to chat, call, and share files and apps in a shared workspace, will be available in 40 languages for up to 300 people.   The free version of Teams will feature: Unlimited chat messages and search Built-in audio…

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Microsoft Announces Windows Server 2019

In a blog post this week, Microsoft announces Windows Server 2019, due to be released in the second half of 2018. “Windows Server 2019 is built on the strong foundation of Windows Server 2016” wrote Erin Chapple, Director of Program Management. “We also spent a lot of time with customers to understand the future challenges…

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Microsoft Announces Office 2019

Microsoft have announced the next perpetual release of Office, Office 2019. This release, due to be released in the second half of 2018, will include the usual popular Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and servers (including Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business). Office 2019 will add new capabilities for customers who aren’t yet…

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Microsoft launches “My Workspace” for macOS

Microsoft have launched an Office 365 toolbar for macOS called “My Workspace“, providing Mac users with a fast way to access documents, calendar items, and more. A result of Microsoft’s Garage program, a program that encourages employees to create apps in their spare time, this latest app is designed to sit in your toolbar area.…

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NotPetya: New Ransomware Affects Companies Around the Globe

A new Ransomware campaign dubbed “NotPetya” is currently infecting IT systems across the globe with government bodies, critical infrastructure and large businesses affected.   The ransomware’s patient zero machines are believed to have originated from Ukraine. The virus specifically infected machines through software called Doc.ME, which is a Ukranian government-approved accounting software. Another infection source…

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British Airways Computer System Outage

A couple of weeks ago 75,000 British Airways passengers’ plans were ruined by a company-wide computer system outage.   Since the incident, BA has stated that the outage was caused by “human error”. This is a catch-all term however and can mean numerous different things. British Airways clarified what they meant and claimed the power…