Comms Group – LinkedIn #commsgroup #managedservices #completecomms

If you would be so kind as to follow the Comms Group UK Ltd Social Media Pages, we’re in the process of engaging our customers and general interest through our official sites, so for even more news and communications – please follow us below;

Linked In – https://www.linkedin.com/company/comms-group-uk-limited

Twitter –¬†https://twitter.com/commsgroupuk

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CommsGroup Offers – July 2014

Latest offers from CommsGroup UK Ltd – for more information visit http://www.commsgroup.com or call on the number below

CommsGroup UK Ltd July Offers

CommsGroup UK Ltd July Offers

Comms Group UK Ltd – A new role…..

I have recently jumped ship to become IT Manager at Comms Group UK Ltd. I have¬†been offered a fantastic opportunity to work in a Telecoms company moving forward with their IT Managed Services offerings. I have now been at Comms Group for 4 weeks and already we’re taking things to a new level. The Telecoms side of the business offers competitive pricing and a clued up support base to offer insight and opinions with the technology in mind.

Moving towards the IT side of things I’ve recently attended the Service Desk and Support Event at Earls Court in London where I was able to meet some of the big players of Help Desk and support applications. It was a great insight into what is available and as such we are now moving forward with some¬†excellent products¬†This will enable us to offer a fantastic support portal for our customers and internal users, as well as the ability to remotely manage the IT infrastructure of our Managed Service contracts. We also have many other offerings including online backup and antivirus software that comes in at a very competitive price and we’d be very happy to quote you.

Moving forward we have plenty more to work on and improve but we’re making giant strides, if you’d like to be a part of our success and excellent support services then please give us a call for a competitive quote and informed opinion – 0844 848 8144

We may be able to give you some additional discount if you quote my name when making any enquiries – Either Stephen Pothecary or Guru365 – unfortunately I am unable to guarantee a discount as this may be unavailable to the products you require, but we can certainly give you a discount on any Managed Services enquiries or contracts.

Quote from the Comms Group UK Ltd Website –

At Comms Group, due to strategic partnerships we buy landline services on a wholesale basis from BT and have the same level of access to systems and support from BT Openreach as BT Retail. By understanding your needs we aim to provide better customer service than BT Retail. We can GUARANTEE you savings compared with your current telecoms supplier, typical savings are 35% and you can be assured that you will not receive loss in service when using Comms Group for your land line low cost call charges and line rental facility.

If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call and we’d be very happy to talk to you regarding any kind of Telecoms or IT related requirements. Even if you need pricing on a piece of equipment we’ll be very happy to get you the very¬†best price we can through our many distribution partners.

Comms Group UK Ltd – 0844 848 81 44

GFI SysAdmin Day T-shirt has arrived! #gfi @gfisoftware @commsgroupuk

Many thanks to GFI Software for the SysAdmin Day competition T-Shirt

Wearing it with pride!

 

Guru365'er Steve Pothecary rocking the GFI SuperHero T-Shirt

Guru365’er Steve Pothecary rocking the GFI SuperHero T-Shirt

 

If you require any information on GFI products and services, please give Comms Group UK Ltd a call Р0844 848 8144

Free Trial of Microsoft Office365! #office365

Please click the link below to initiate a trial for Office365. It will allow you to try the full product on an E3 plan for 30 days.

It includes all of the features that you will need to effectively trial the software as well as the ability to create a subscription once the trial has finished if you wish to carry on with Office365. Bear in mind the trial is for the Enterprise subscription so will be more expensive than a Home Premium version but it is definitely an opportunity to fully evaluate the software and see if Office365 is right for you.

(Awaiting new link) – Please contact Comms Group UK Ltd if you require a trial – 0844 848 8144

Experience Office virtually anywhere

Provide users with the Office applications they know, optimized for their devices, so they can work their best wherever they happen to be.

Watch how to work with files across your devices.

  • Get Office fast. With the new streaming Office, you don’t have to wait for Office installs or stop working to receive Office updates. Plus, the new Office can be installed side by side with previous versions of Office.
  • Roaming settings.¬† Your recent documents, settings, and custom dictionaries follow your Office 365 account, so you can quickly pick up where you left off from any device.
  • Office Web Apps. Enhanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote Web Apps let you work across multiple devices, right from your browser. Users can work on the same file together, simplifying version management.

Always have the latest version of the Office applications you rely on to stay productive.

Create and edit your Word documents even when you’re away from your desk with the Word Web App.

With the PowerPoint Web App, you can edit your presentations from any browser, so you can make changes whenever you need to.

Keep your business compliant

Help protect your company’s data and keep your business compliant with enterprise-grade security and protection tools.

Watch how Office 365 helps protect your data.

  • Unified eDiscovery. Search data across Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync. eDiscovery integrates with advanced retention and archiving, enabling in-place legal hold and case-based projects.
  • Data loss prevention. Create data loss prevention policies and use templates for protecting sensitive information. Built-in policy education in Outlook informs users what they are doing wrong before the email is sent.
  • Control access to information. Enable Rights Management Services and create access policies for your organization. Admins and users can use policies to restrict access to documents and email.
Advanced IT controls without the maintenance overhead

Reduce your IT overhead and stop patching servers. Office 365 gives you highly configurable administration and a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially backed SLA, so you can spend more time managing your core business.

  • Enjoy a new, unified admin experience. Easily manage Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync services from any browser, while still having advanced PowerShell commands available for automating management tasks.
  • Migrate on your terms. Stream the latest version of Office and run it side by side with a previous Office version while users transition. Connect your on-premises servers to migrate to Office 365 on your timeframe.
  • Take advantage of new apps. With the new cloud app model you can build scalable, flexible cloud apps that integrate with users’ documents. The new corporate catalog app helps you manage apps¬† in your organization.
Manage all your Office 365 services simply from the easy-to-use, web-based admin portal.
Office 365 Enterprise E3 includes:
Office suite
Always have the latest versions of:
Microsoft WordMicrosoft PowerPointMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OneNoteMicrosoft OutlookMicrosoft AccessMicrosoft PublisherMicrosoft LyncMicrosoft InfoPath
  • Capture your ideas however you work best‚ÄĒusing a keyboard, pen, or a touchscreen.
  • Easily format information in Excel with tools that recognize your pattern and auto-complete data.
  • Easily incorporate content from PDFs to create your own great-looking Word documents.
Office on more devices
Enjoy a consistent and familiar Office experience across PCs, Macs, Windows tablets, and most mobile devices.
Office on any PC
Stream full versions of Office programs to any Internet-connected PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8 with Office on Demand.
Advanced email
Use archiving and legal hold capabilities, plus unlimited storage, for compliance needs. And use data loss prevention  (DLP) policies for additional compliance enforcement.
Document and email access control
Rights Management Services enables you to restrict access to documents and email to specific people and to prevent anyone else from viewing or editing them, even if they are sent outside the organization.
Voicemail integration (Unified Messaging)
Hosted voicemail support with auto-attendant capabilities. Voicemails are recorded to Exchange Online and users can access them from Outlook, Outlook Web App, or a compatible mobile phone.
Advanced business intelligence tools
                                        Get the insight you need fast with advanced dashboards with full Excel Services. Perform big data analyses and data visualization mash-ups with the new Excel client with PowerPivot and PowerView.                                         Watch how easy it is to work with data and share it.Watch how easy it is for users to gather and interpret data.
Email and calendars
Use business-class email through a rich and familiar Outlook experience you can access from your desktop or from a web browser using Outlook Web App. Get a 25 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 25 MB.
Web conferencing Host online meetings with audio and video using one-click screen sharing and HD video conferencing.
Instant messaging and Skype connectivity Connect with other Lync users via instant message, voice calls, and video calls, and let people know your availability with your online status. Share presence, IM, and audio calling with Skype users.
File storage and sharing SkyDrive Pro gives each user 7 GB of personal cloud storage that can be accessed from anywhere and that syncs with their PC for offline access. Easily share documents with others inside and outside the organization and control who can see and edit each file.
Team sites
Work together on projects with team sites that help keep related documents, notes, tasks, and conversations organized together.
Office Web Apps
Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from any modern browser.
Mobility
Sync email, calendar, and contacts; access SharePoint sites; view and edit Office documents with Office Web Apps using a browser on Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices.
Office Mobile apps
Stay productive and never miss a meeting, even on the go. Access, edit, and view Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on iPhones, Android phones, and Windows Phones. Use the OneNote, OWA, Lync Mobile, and SharePoint Newsfeed apps on most devices.
Administration
The admin portal provides IT detailed configuration options for your services, either from an online portal or through automated management with PowerShell commands.
Reliability Get peace of mind knowing your services are available with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially backed service level agreement (SLA).
Security
Cutting-edge security practices with five layers of security and proactive monitoring help keep customer data safe. Watch an overview of Office 365 security.
Privacy Your data belongs to you. Microsoft does not scan emails or documents for advertising purposes.
Up to date No need to pay for version upgrades; updates are included in your subscription. New features are rolled out to Office 365 customers in an IT-configurable experience.
Support 24/7 phone support for all IT issues. For less urgent issues, you can make service requests directly through the admin portal.

Guest Product – Fujitsu CELVIN NAS @fujitsu_uk

NAS solutions for backups and file storage the latest offering from Fujitsu.

The Fujitsu CELVIN NAS range for small/medium sized business is certainly a product that will be looking to implement as part of our backup solutions as well as any file storage requirements that our clients may need.

Fujitsu have 4 main offerings with regards to the CELVIN NAS range which I will detail below (details taken from the Fujitsu CELVIN NAS brochure);

Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q700 – Affordable UsabilityW-CM30742_tcm21-13610

“If you want to upgrade from using multiple external hard disk drives for data handling to a RAID capable professional NAS server, the Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q700 is an affordable next step. It has space for two hard disk drives with up to 6TB of storage. Saving, sharing and managing files over multiple platforms has never been so easy or affordable.”

Product Summary –

  • Fast and easy setup.
  • Ideal NAS storage, multimedia, backup or print server.
  • Supports up to 2 IP cameras.
  • Backup to external drives.
  • Secure business service features like FTP server.
  • Three RAID levels: 0/1/JBOD.

 

 

Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q802 – Business Versatility W-CM33198_tcm21-13899

If you need a balanced multipurpose NAS server to meet your data management, backup and storage needs, the flexible Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q802 is your solution. Four hard disk drive trays provide plenty of storage, and it can be set up for anything from surveillance applications to NAS plus iSCSI storage.

  • Hot swappable drives.
  • VMware/Citrix/Hyper-V Capable.
  • iSCSI storage for cluster virtualisation.
  • Encrypted remote application for archiving.
  • LUN backup with one-time snapshot.
  • Seven RAID levels: 0/1/5/5+ HS/6/10/JBOD.

 

 

Fujitsu CELVIN NAS QR802 – Rackable ReliabilityW-DK26304_tcm21-326601

If you want all the benefits of a fully featured professional NAS server and need all the hardware out of the way, the Fujitsu CELVIN NAS QR802 is the solution for you. The Fujitsu CELVIN NAS QR802 has dual power supplies for superior reliability with up to 12TB of storage capacity. It is designed to be rack mounted right alongside your other networked enterprise equipment.

  • Rack mountable.
  • Four hot swappable business critical drives.
  • VMware/Citrix/Hyper-V Capable.
  • Redundant power supplies and cooling.
  • Failover redundancy and load balancing.
  • Seven RAID levels: 0/1/5/5+ HS/6/10/JBOD.

 

 

Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q902 – Ultimate ScalabilityW-DK27716_tcm21-326619

If you have massive amounts of unstructured data or virtual machines to manage, you need to be able to easily scale up. The Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q902 is perfect for your business. It has six hard disk drive trays so you will never have to worry about running our of space and has more configuration options than any other Fujitsu CELVIN NAS server.

  • Six hot swappable hard disk drives.
  • Ideal for VMware/Citrix/Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Up to 18TB storage capacity and virtual disk expansion.
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration.
  • Backup to eSATA and USB drives.
  • Nine RAID levels: 0/1/5/5+HS/6/6+HS/10/10+HS/JBOD.

 

If you believe any of these offerings are of use please give Comms Group UK Ltd a call on 0844 848 8144

 

Signing up to Office365 #freetrial

Why not take advantage of the free trials available to you! You can choose the smaller home and small business packages or if you wish you can delve into the enterprise packages with all the bells and whistles.

Signing up takes a very short amount of time Рsimply go to the following link or if you are a business and looking for a trial use this (Awaiting link details) (will take you to the Comms Group UK Ltd Office 365 partner link which will allow us to assist you in your trial or answer and questions you may have).

Once you have signed up it will automatically log you onto your Office 365 trial where you will be met with your services being provisioned!

 

provision

Once provisioned, you are ready to go! Download the latest version of Office, look into what Yammer can do for your business, choose from a number of setup options to fully provision and manage your cloud environment ready for your cloud/on-prem data.

Although the portal can look quite clean and basic, there are plenty of advanced options to work with, it is wise to plan any moves effectively as you will need some ‘infrastructure’ with regards to SSL certificates to properly manage a cloud/on-prem/hybrid cloud environment.

It’s a trial after all so go nuts, make stuff happen, see what settings do, best in a trial then on a live environment right?

The other thing to do would be to look at the ‘exam blueprints’ to see what deploying and administering entails so that you can look into those areas in more detail.

Free trials are a great way of working with the product, Microsoft have given us the tools, use them! ūüôā

 

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