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19 Great Windows Key Shortcuts (Plus A Couple Of Not-So-Great Ones)

It’s not just a key you accidentally press sometimes.


If you ever want evidence of how much Microsoft Windows has become part of everyday life, just look down at your PC keyboard. Unless you’re using a Mac, you’ll find Windows has its very own key. How many other operating systems can say that?

But the Windows key is also somewhat misunderstood. Some regard it as an annoyance, a key that, when accidentally pressed, opens the Start menu no matter what the user is already doing. And opening the Start menu is probably the entirety of what most people use the Windows key for.

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It's National Coding Week 2019!

What better time to learn to code?


Today marks the start of National Coding Week 2019. Every year, the National Coding Week organisation promotes the importance of digital skills in the workplace, working with businesses, schools and libraries on events throughout the UK.

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Are Your IT Solutions Too Complex?

Simplification can be helpful, but only if you do it right.


IT is complex – there’s simply no getting away from that. But just how complex it needs to be is another matter entirely. Far too often, businesses have IT solutions that are badly in need of simplification, but because they don’t realise this fact, they struggle on with what they have. So what’s the solution?

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Do You Need An Electronic Document Management System?

Why deal with hard copies if you don't have to?


Do you ever find your desk at work buried under bits of paper? Maybe a pile of customer orders here, a heap of invoices there – and more than a smattering of timesheets to deal with. Not only is it messy and terrible for the environment, it also makes finding anything a nightmare. So how do you solve the problem? With an electronic document management (EDM) system.

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5 Cool Technologies That Never Took Off

Sometimes, an interesting idea just isn’t enough


The graveyard of history is littered with technology products that failed because they were awful. Like the Nintendo Virtual Boy, an early virtual reality console with terrible graphics and a tendency to give users headaches. Or the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, with its tendency to explode and catch fire.

But not all failed tech products are bad. In fact, they can actually be pretty cool but, for one reason or another, they just don’t make it. Here, we tip our hats to five technologies and products

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Should You Use Open-Source Software For Business?

Why saving a few quid on software might not be such a good idea.


Using open-source software for business purposes can seem like a good idea for one simple reason: it’s usually free. When you’re trying to keep down expenses and boost margins, a saving of hundreds or even thousands of pounds can be hard to ignore. But like most things in life, it’s a bit more complicated than that…

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Why Opera 3 On Subscription Could Be Perfect For Your Business

Should you buy Opera 3 outright or pay monthly?


Pegasus Opera 3 is not only a powerful software solution for business; it’s also extremely flexible. It’s modular, it can be customised with add-ons, and it can be paid for in a variety of ways, including a one-off payment or instalments. If neither of those are right for you, though, then you might be better off with Opera 3 on subscription.

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The Beginners' Guide To Kanban

How a system of cards on boards can bring greater efficiency to SMEs.


Efficiency and teamwork are everything in business, and Kanban can do a hell of a lot to improve both. But if you’ve never heard of it before, or if you’re just unsure about how it works, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this beginners’ guide, we’ll take you through the basics and show you how Kanban can benefit your business.

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SQL Server 2008 Support Has Ended. Now What?

TMB looks at your options if you’re still running this software.


Today’s the day. If you’re running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2, you’re now officially using an unsupported operating system. The extended support phase for these products is over, and that means no more updates or patches, even for security issues. So what should you do now, if you’re affected?

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How Microsoft Teams Can Help Your Business Succeed

Work better together with Microsoft’s collaboration tool.


Microsoft Teams, the company’s business communication and collaboration tool, has made a name for itself in the two years since its launch. While Skype for Business rightly remains a popular business chat choice, Microsoft Teams is used by hundreds of thousands of businesses around the world.

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