Bring Your Teams Together

The Microsoft Office 365 Groups feature moves team communications on to a new level by putting everything related to a project in one place. From Outlook, teams of users can connect, schedule meetings, share common calendars and files and take notes. Six tips and tricks for using 365 Groups. 1. Bring your team together around a topic or … [Read more...]

Easy Office 365 eBook

This new eBook is possibly the only guide you will ever need to all the amazing things you can now achieve using Office 365. For a thorough overview of the latest apps and productivity solutions your organisation needs, to tips and short-cuts to help you every day, this single slim volume has the answers.There’s more to Office 356 than meets the … [Read more...]

Get a December Deal on Office 365

It’s time to make the productivity leap to Microsoft Office 365, and save on 2017 prices. Subscribe to Office 365 now and you will always have the latest version of all your favourite Office software across all your devices, with the option to tweak your staff’s access to the various products, so you only pay for what you really need. Sign-up … [Read more...]

Microsoft Announces UK Specific Data Centres

Stay Creative, Productive and Data Safe in the UK Operating your IT solution from a cloud infrastructure has just become more British. Microsoft Cloud now operates Azure and Office 365 from UK located data centres, allowing organisations with UK specific compliance and policy requirements to retain their data in the UK. With a cloud adoption … [Read more...]

Things that go Bump in the Night!

All Hallows’ Eve is the night of mysterious happening and historically is the ancient time of year for change. The fields are bare, the nights’ drawing in, with colder days and frosty mornings. It is still a misunderstood time of year, where consumerism has taken over from mysticism. As in other areas of life, misconceptions are rife and often … [Read more...]

A Cunning Plan For Successful Group Working

Are you running a team, or involved with planning for single or multiple teams and projects? If the answer to that is yes, or if you are juggling multiple activities and need an easy to use tool to provide an overview of the status of all of those tasks, then Microsoft Office 365 Planner is an application that you should take a look at. Planner is … [Read more...]

Where Is Your Data Safe?

We are often asked the question, ‘Is my data safe in the cloud’? Well unless your data is on a device that has no communications interface and the device itself cannot be stolen, then the cloud is safer than any security measures you can support locally, with certain provisos. As a Microsoft Partner, we have worked together for 25 years and have … [Read more...]

Get On Your Game

The Astec team have been inspired, like many sports fans to get involved in an Olympian sport! Call it what you like – whiff-whaff, ping-pong, or table tennis our athletic teams have established their own league and the competitiveness in the office is reaching Rio heights. It is good to have a winning mentality in business, and the right tools … [Read more...]

Top of the Form

We have been working with schools and colleges for a number of years and often find that the teachers and staff developing the curriculum are some of the most technology adventurous customers we support. This month we were one of the first south east Microsoft Solution Partners to hold two education technology events in partnership with Microsoft … [Read more...]

Surface Bundles of Joy

We have been working hard with Microsoft to bring you offers for one of the most anticipated and highly rated mobile technology platforms to hit the market. The Surface family of high performance laptops and tablet systems offer everything you need to enhance your mobile work experience, helping to keep your staff fully connected. Microsoft Surface … [Read more...]