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Supporting staff working from home

Supporting staff working from home

We have all been working from home for a while, and although many have settled into the swing of things, some of us have struggled. Here, at Jolly IT we like to think we are supportive, and some would like to give you some hot tips on supporting staff working from...

MS Teams new features to look at

MS Teams new features to look at

We have all been working from home now for some time. Microsoft has been busy updating and improving Teams with new features in preparation for the move away from Skype. Last month we had the battle of the video conference platforms, read more.  Here I am going to...

Video conferencing- let battle commence

Video conferencing- let battle commence

In these restricted times, accessing data and working in teams can be a little fraught. We are going to look at the more popular video conferencing applications and see how they compare. Zoom video conferencing You most probably never heard of Zoom until the lockdown....

Microsoft 365 the new name for Office 365

Microsoft 365 the new name for Office 365

On April the 21st, you will see changes to your Office 365. Here we are going to show you what is in store for us all as we migrate to Microsoft 365. Office 365 name changes Most of the Office 365 packages will stay the same. Only the name will change. Starting by...

Work from home

Work from home

With the threat of Covid-19 and the impending lockdown of the UK, we are going to give you some advice. These are tips on how to move your office operations to work from home. Preparation to work from home Preparing your staff to move to their home bases and work...

Windows 10 update causing issues

Windows 10 update causing issues

Whilst everyone is worried about catching viruses, both computer and Coronavirus, one problem has slipped under the radar. We would like to bring your attention to the KB4535996 update to Windows 10, the potential problems, and the fix for it. What was this update...

Simple ways to upgrade your IT

Simple ways to upgrade your IT

It is a new decade, and with Windows 7 losing support, is it time to upgrade your IT systems? We are going to look at some simple ways to upgrade your IT. Every three years Most businesses look at upgrading their IT every three years. It is a good rule of thumb,...

So why is Microsoft Windows 10 essentially Free?

So why is Microsoft Windows 10 essentially Free?

As we say goodbye to support for Windows 7 in a few days, we asked ourselves why is it that Windows 10 is essentially free. We used to pay £100’s to own and run earlier versions of the operating software. So just how is Microsoft making their money now? Really, Free...

Out of the Office-It’s a Jolly IT holiday!

Out of the Office-It’s a Jolly IT holiday!

It is the festive season and we are all preparing for the parties and celebrations. We shall be out of the office and so away from our desks and computers. This can mean coming back in the New Year to a backlog of emails and workload. We are going to look at some of...

Is Skype worth the hype?

Is Skype worth the hype?

For most of us, using skype has changed the way we communicate and work remotely. Does it still give us all we need or has other video conferencing platforms killed it off? Video Conferencing As a straightforward video call to call, Skype works very well. Newer...