Partners and resellers of BackupAssist

Partners and resellers of BackupAssist

resellers of BackupAssistDo you have a backup plan?

We are now partners and resellers of BackupAssist.  With BackupAssist you can survive cyber attacks, ransomware, natural disasters, hardware failures and user accidents. BackupAssist guides you to a clear path to recovery. Backups are essential and having the right solution in place is crucial. Your solution needs to be reliable, easy to use and quick to perform any urgent data restores.

There are two options to choose from with BackupAssist, please find below a summary of both;

BackupAssist Classic

Achieve cyber-resilience with BackupAssist Classic – the right backup for SMEs running Windows Server environments. Discover how easy it is to protect yourself from ever losing data or suffering lengthy downtime.  Here are some of the core features of BackupAssist Classic;

BackupAssist 365

Users often think that their Office 365 and cloud data is backed up.  While there is some level of a cloud recycle bin and a deleted items retention period for Email in Office 365 that is just not enough, in our opinion, and you will also need a reliable and secure cloud backup solution. Summary below;

These are the reasons why we have become resellers of BackupAssist and if you want anymore information please – Contact us

Microsoft ends Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 support

Microsoft ends Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 support

Windows 7 and Server R2The day has arrived and good old Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are finally retiring and support for these operating systems is going to be discontinued.  It has been a good run and we have had many years of dependable computing and decent server operating systems.  Windows 7 was probably one of my favourite Windows builds but with age and new ways in which technology is doing things it just could not keep up.

What will happen with Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2
  • No more Bug fixes
  • No more security Updates
  • No more Malware protection
  • Compatibility issues with applications

Seriously though I know a lot of our followers are still using Windows 7, it is not just going to stop working today but using these operating systems will slowly become more and more risky as there will be no more updates or patches plus hackers are surely going to target it and find as many exploits as possible.  Remember a few years ago when Ransomware was rife? It came out of nowhere and hit a lot of systems that were not completely up to date, well I can see similar problems in the future for Windows 7 and 2008 R2.

We can help you upgrade from Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

I know it is different and we do not like change, but Windows 10 has evolved and has got better on every new build and update furthermore TC-IT Services can help make the transition over to this new operating as seamless as possible for you.
If you wanted to do the process yourself you can start by going to the Windows 10 download page;
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

If you are still running Server 2008 R2 or SBS 2011, which runs on Server 2008 R2, you need to act sooner rather than later as having your server attacked could have much more serious consequences.

At TC-IT Services we are cloud service providers so have many options to migrate your server to the cloud.  If you are still using Exchange 2010 or higher, we can migrate all your email and other Outlook data seamlessly to Office 365 as well.
OR if you still want the ability to have your own server and control where you data is, upgrading your domain or stand-alone network to Windows Server 2019 is pretty straight forward. We have performed many of these migrations for our customers to date so we can help with this.  Once complete we can de-commission your old server or domain controllers properly making the transition seamless.

There are so many advantages of Windows 10, migrating your servers to the cloud or moving to a current server operating system. If you need any more information or just want to chat about it all please don’t hesitiate to speak to one of our experts on 01273 987926 or contact us here.

More information can be found on the following interesting BBC News Article;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-51090407

Automatic Replies (Out of Office) for Outlook

Automatic Replies (Out of Office) for Outlook

Today we are going to show you how to set up Automatic Replies (Out of Office) for Outlook. Simply follow our step-by-step guide below to create Automatic Replies for Outlook.

(This guide is applicable for Microsoft Outlook 2010 onwards)


Firstly, Click on to File in the top left-hand corner


And then click on to Automatic Replies


A window will open in the centre of the screen, in order to edit/type into it click on; ‘Send automatic replies’

Please note you can set a date and time range if you want but in this example we will not set one



Now you will be able to Type into both the Inside & Outside of the organisation tabs.

I have already filled out an example of inside, please note you will need to fill out the inside section REGARDLESS whether you going to use it or not, otherwise you wouldn’t be send automatic replies.


Once you have filled out you’re inside my organisation tab, click onto the outside my organisation. (If not look above)

Now you fill out your message to anyone, outside of the company who emails you.

When you are happy with it click ok.


Now you will see the Automatic Replies section has become highlighted, which means Automatic Replies will be sent to whoever emails you, until it is turned off.


Outlook will also display a banner for you when you are not in this menu. (See below)


To turn off Automatic replies click on ‘Turn Off’ under file OR on the banner above 


We hope that this has helped you add Automatic Replies to Outlook. Here are a number of other useful guides available on our blog.

Just visit https://www.tc-itservices.com/our-blog/ to find them or visit Microsoft’s official article here.

 

Microsoft Authorised Education Partner

Microsoft Authorised Education Partner

TC-IT Services are very pleased to announce that we have become a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP). This means that we will be able to offer a vast range of Microsoft Office 365 products and services tailored to your school, academy or other educational instituation.

There are so many benefits of moving your school to Office 365. Firstly, the standard Office 365 Education packages are completely free of charge. This gives you business-class email, contacts and calendars, as well as cloud file storage with OneDrive/SharePoint and collaboration tools to increase productivity.

As a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner, we can provision your insititution’s Office 365 portal, managing your product and service licensing, taking out all of the administrative headache from you.

Here are some of the main products and services that come bundled free of charge with the standard package:

  • Business Class Email with 50 GB mailbox capacity
  • Web versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook 
  • Unlimited personal cloud storage
  • Inform and engage with communication team sites throughout your intranet using SharePoint 
  • Microsoft Teams, a digital hub that integrates the conversations, content, and apps your school needs to be more collaborative and engaged 
  • Self-grading quizzes with Forms 
  • Digital storytelling with Sway 
  • Rights management, data loss prevention, and encryption 
  • Plan schedules and daily tasks with Microsoft Teams 
  • HD video conferencing with Skype for Business
  • Advanced email with archiving

If you would like to speak to one of our Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP) specialists, please contact us.
https://www.tc-itservices.com/contact/

Click here to view our Microsoft AEP Certificate

Also, please visit the Microsoft website for more information: Office 365 Education Plans

 

 

 

Microsoft ends Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 support

Adding An Office 365 Email Account On iPhone

Today we are going to show you how to set up your Office 365 email account on iPhone and your iPad. Simply follow our step-by-step guide below to add your email account on your chosen device.

Firstly, on your iPhone open Settings

office 365 email account iphone

Scroll down and select Passwords & Accounts

Press on Add Account

 

Tap on Exchange

Type your email address in the top box and then enter a description for your email account e.g. “Work Email”. Then press Next

On the next screen, press Sign In

Then enter the password for your email account and press Sign in

When prompted, Accept permissions to have the account on your phone

Lastly, select the services you would like to be synchronised on your phone and press Save

Once it’s all done, simply open the Mail app and start using your email account.

We hope that this has helped you add your Office 365 email account on iPhone. Here are a number of other useful guides available on our blog.

Just visit https://www.tc-itservices.com/our-blog/ to find them or visit Microsoft’s official article here.

 

 

 

Microsoft ends Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 support

Adding An Office 365 Email Account On Android

Today we are going to show you how to set up your Office 365 email account on Android. You may find that there are different email apps that come bundled with your phone, but we would recommend using the built-in Gmail app.

Firstly, open the Gmail app on your phone.

Tap the menu icon in the top left corner and select
Settings > Add account > Exchange and Office 365.

Enter your email address and press Next

Enter your password and press Next

 

Then select OK on the pop-up below if it appears and continue.

If prompted to enter more information, enter the server: outlook.office365.com and click Next

Next, simply click OK or Activate to allow permissions on your phone.

Lastly, click Allow on the other messages that appear.

Once all done, simply open the Gmail app and start using your email account.

We hope that this has helped you add your Office 365 email account on Android. Here are plenty of other useful guides available on our blog.

Just visit https://www.tc-itservices.com/our-blog/ to find them!