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 – 0844 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—using 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.
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.
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).
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.
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