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Microsoft's Office Plans Are A Confusing Mess

Last week, I tried to get a subscription to Microsoft Office. I expected to simply find an Office licence that included what I needed for a simple price. Instead, I discovered that Microsoft’s Office licenses are infuriatingly complex, making it nearly impossible for anyone to get what they need without overspending.


How The Right Technology Can Save You Time And Money

No matter what business you’re in, the cost of running an office hurts. Ongoing costs like stationary, paper and electricity may not raise eyebrows day-to-day, but in the long run will detract significantly from the bottom line. And that’s not even counting your time.

That’s why it pays to implement the right technology. Smart lights and thermometers can cut down on your electric bill. The right computers or printer can reduce the time you spend fiddling with paper, dealing with breakdowns — and picking up more supplies.


Could Nokia's Death Lead To The Demise Of Microsoft?

PayPal is the latest company to ditch support for “fringe” phone operating systems: Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon’s Fire OS. This decision comes on the heels of Microsoft’s announcement of getting rid of a further 1850 jobs; mostly from the remnants of its acquisition of Nokia. It was the latest terrible business decision from a company that is fighting its slow slide to irrelevance…


Five Tips For Setting Up The Ideal Home Office

As more people turn to freelance work and self-employment, the home office is fast becoming the new norm. Working from home welcomes the luxury of freedom that’s hard to find in a conventional office setting. However, the comfort of your own home may also act as a distraction, so it’s important to design a fully functional workspace that is both stimulating and inspiring, to boost your productivity. Here are five tips on setting up the ideal home office, for maximum comfort, style and efficiency.


How To Block The Windows 10 Upgrade Forever

Over the past few months, Microsoft has aggressively stepped up its campaign to get people to upgrade to Windows 10. Last week, the company made a sneaky change to its pop-up reminder. Closing this window no longer dismisses the update; instead it automatically schedules an installation, often without the user realising what they agreed to. If you’re sick of having Windows 10 pushed on you all the time, here’s how to stop those incessant reminders.


How Jake Dyson Plans To Revolutionise Lighting In Your Office

Jake Dyson, son of renowned inventor Sir James Dyson, and an entrepreneur and inventor in his own right, has turned his attention to making a better light — and fixing the way that designers use light in office spaces. We take a look at his grand design.


Windows 10 Will Now Get Two Major Uprades Per Year

Microsoft has quietly revised its Windows 10 upgrade timetable, with the OS slated to receive two feature upgrades annually instead of the three that was previously advertised. In addition to saving time for home users, this should make the lives of IT departments and third-party developers marginally easier.


Who Was Your Mentor And How Did You Find Him Or Her?

Finding a mentor can help you get ahead in your career. If you’ve been lucky enough to have a mentor, tell us, how did you find that person?


Microsoft's All-Time Revenue Just Topped $1 Trillion

Last quarter, Microsoft’s all-time revenue finally surpassed the $1 trillion mark to join arch rival Apple in the “four commas” club. That’s a lot of Zune players.


IT Admins Can't Block Access To Windows Store On Windows 10 Pro Anymore

Companies running Windows 10 Pro used to have the ability to block workers from accessing Windows Store to prevent them from downloading unauthorised apps. Microsoft has now removed this features from the Pro version and has made it available only to the more expensive Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions. That’s a bummer for smaller businesses. Here’s what you need to know.


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