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Over the years we have been asked many questions by customers and prospects. At the IT Learning Centre, we look to convert these questions into articles and videos to inform and guide you in your technical and commercial decisions. You are welcome to browse and search our library of articles without commitment, registration or advertisements!

Expert articles

Do I need to backup Office 365 data? 

Do I need to backup Office 365 data? 

Do I need to backup Office 365 data? My Inbox has been swamped of late with vendors trying to sell ...
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How should I prepare for a successful video meeting?

How should I prepare for a successful video meeting?

How should I prepare for a successful video meeting? FORE! A technophobe has just joined the video meeting  Before COVID-19 drove ...
What benefits can SharePoint Online bring while working remotely?

What benefits can SharePoint Online bring while working remotely?

What benefits can SharePoint Online bring while working remotely? So, for the whole community who have been using and leveraging ...
Are changes in technology usage here to stay?

Are changes in technology usage here to stay?

Post-COVID Technology Shifts – What’s Here to Stay? If I hear one more expert talking about the ‘new normal’, I’m ...

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Tips and Tricks

Can I get some help with Microsoft Teams?

Can I get some help with Microsoft Teams?

Can I get some help with Microsoft Teams? Since March 2020 and the onset of COVID19, many have adopted Microsoft ...
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Can I get some help with Zoom?

Can I get some help with Zoom?

Can I get some help with Zoom? Since March 2020 and the onset of COVID19, Zoom has become the “go ...
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How do I add a watermark in a Microsoft Word document?

How do I add a watermark in a Microsoft Word document?

How do I add a watermark in a Microsoft Word document? As an indication of a documents status (confidential, draft, ...
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How can I edit a PDF in Microsoft Word?

How can I edit a PDF in Microsoft Word?

How can I edit a PDF in Microsoft Word? Most of us PDF files daily to read or distibute documents, ...
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Microsoft SharePoint and Teams

Do I need to backup Office 365 data? 

Do I need to backup Office 365 data? 

Do I need to backup Office 365 data? My Inbox has been swamped of late with vendors trying to sell ...
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Can I get some help with Microsoft Teams?

Can I get some help with Microsoft Teams?

Can I get some help with Microsoft Teams? Since March 2020 and the onset of COVID19, many have adopted Microsoft ...
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How should I prepare for a successful video meeting?

How should I prepare for a successful video meeting?

How should I prepare for a successful video meeting? FORE! A technophobe has just joined the video meeting  Before COVID-19 drove ...
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What benefits can SharePoint Online bring while working remotely?

What benefits can SharePoint Online bring while working remotely?

What benefits can SharePoint Online bring while working remotely? So, for the whole community who have been using and leveraging ...
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May 2020 is to be an exciting month for those of us who use Microsoft Teams with some new features that will help overcome some irritations and limitations

Some much needed enhancements for Teams – coming your way in May 2020

Some much needed enhancements for Teams - coming your way in May 2020 May 2020 is to be an exciting ...
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Is SharePoint Online a Document Management System?

Is SharePoint Online a Document Management System?

SharePoint is a Document Management System. I am often asked if SharePoint can be used as a document management system ...
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Microsoft Office Video Training Resources

Where can I learn to use functions in Microsoft Excel?

Where can I learn to use functions in Microsoft Excel?

Where can I learn to use functions in Microsoft Excel? If you need to learn how to use functions in ...
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Where can I get help with Microsoft Outlook?

Where can I get help with Microsoft Outlook?

Where can I get help with Microsoft Outlook? If you are new to Microsoft Outlook, coming back to the workplace ...
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Where can I get started with Microsoft Word?

Where can I get help with Microsoft Word?

Where can I get help with Microsoft Word? For relative newbies to Microsoft Word, a selection of 18 videos covering ...
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Where can I learn PowerPoint basics?

Where can I learn PowerPoint basics?

Where can I learn PowerPoint basics? Been asked to create a presentation? Microsoft PowerPoint has great tools to help you ...
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IT Strategy and Policy

What are the benefits of hiring an IT Director?

What are the benefits of hiring an IT Director?

What are the benefits of hiring an IT Director? How important is IT to your company? Consider for just a ...
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The leaver: gone – but too often forgotten

The leaver: gone – but too often forgotten

The leaver: gone – but too often forgotten You’ve had the farewell drinks. You’ve signed the ‘Good luck’ card and ...
What should be included in a business continuity plan?

What should be included in a business continuity plan?

What should be included in a business continuity plan? Unpalatable, but predictable You’ll be glad to know this isn’t another ...
I’m unhappy with my IT support – what should I do?

I’m unhappy with my IT support. What should I do?

I’m unhappy with my IT support. What should I do? In this article I explain what to do if you ...

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Cyber security and resilience

Supplementing your firewalls and your endpoint protection should be education of users and good security practice; measures that cost little other than a little time and can make all the difference. The articles below are provided without registration or cost to that end.

You may also find information useful from the The National Cyber Security Centre  (External link)

Do I need to backup Office 365 data? 

Do I need to backup Office 365 data? 

Do I need to backup Office 365 data? My Inbox has been swamped of late with vendors trying to sell ...
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How secure is my office Wi-Fi?

How secure is my office Wi-Fi?

How secure is my office Wi-Fi? A vulnerable route straight into the system. Earlier this year I sat in a ...
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How do I assess how secure our IT system is?

How do I assess how secure our IT system is?

How do I assess how secure our IT system is? Common sense isn’t difficult or expensive There’s often a big ...
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How do I secure a WordPress website?

How do I secure a WordPress website?

How do I secure a WordPress website? Any website which has an online admin panel can be a target for ...
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Microsoft Office 365 “hidden gems”

Meet, chat and collaborate with colleagues and customers with Microsoft Teams


Introducing Microsoft Teams, the chat-based workspace in Office 365. When teams have a dedicated place designed to help them be more effective together, there’s no limit to what they can achieve.

Create surveys to collect customer or employee feedback using Microsoft Forms



Using Microsoft Forms in Office 365 you can create surveys to easily collect customer or employee feedback. First, open Microsoft Forms and either create a new survey or modify an existing one. Choose your question type, add answers, and send out. Recipients can respond from any device

Accurate mileage tracking on your mobile device with MileIQ



MileIQ can accurately track your mileage anytime. Just set MileIQ to run in the background of your mobile device and swipe left or right to classify your drives and add any optional details. MileIQ can auto-classify routes you frequently take and provide reports on your drives anytime you want.

Mobile note taking on the go with Microsoft OneNote



Mobile note taking makes it easy to capture ideas whenever inspiration strikes with OneNote. Open Microsoft OneNote on your mobile device, select the file and page you want edit, jot down the ideas you want to share, and brainstorm with your team back at the office.

Team management made simple with Microsoft Planner



Team management helps your team stay on track with Microsoft Planner. Just open Microsoft Planner, create a new task, assign to a teammate, include a due date, and click Add Task. Automatic email reminders will keep everyone on task.

Can my prospects and customers book time with me online?



Microsoft Bookings makes it easy for small businesses to schedule and manage appointments with their customers

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