The 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.
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.
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
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.
The signature button causing Outlook to crash is a problem than can be infuriating to deal with. It can interfere with your work and slow down your ability to get on with the day.
However, the signature causing Outlook to crash can often be resolved with a very simple fix.
So we thought we’d share.
First of all open the Start menu and select Settings.
Then go to Apps and select the AppsandFeatures sub-menu within.
The next step is to scroll down through the list until you find Microsoft Office Desktop Apps and then select it.
Once you’ve found it, Uninstall Microsoft Office Desktop Apps. Once it’s completed the uninstall, restart your computer.
Finally, once you’re logged back onto the computer, re-open Outlook and add the signatures. The signature should no longer be causing Outlook to crash.
This is a relatively common issue that faces windows users. It’s caused when you have originally installed the apps version of Microsoft office, then later installed the full version. Often this comes about due to the user getting a Microsoft subscription, but not exclusively.
A good tip for anyone installing the full version of Microsoft Office would be to check for the app version beforehand and uninstall it as needed.
Doing this would prevent this issue or any other potential issues creeping into the system as a consequence of the clash between these two versions.
For other solutions to your problems, please check our blog.