Monthly Archives: October 2021
Do you need to use these programs on your tablet or smartphone
(as well as your desktop PC)?
“Yes”? – You probably need to invest in Office 365 Personal or Home
Office 365 Family is the version you need ONLY if you have multiple users logging on – or need more than 1TB of OneDrive Space included
Office 365 Personal is the version the majority of people need – it’s designed for single users within a home, but who use multiple devices such as a desktop PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone (even multiple devices!)
Both are available on a monthly or annual basis, which you can cancel at any time.
If you answered “No” to the above question about using mobile devices
….. you could save money by purchasing MS Office software as a single, one-off purchase. Selecting the packages you want affects the price you will pay – but there are NO recurring costs at all.
If you have a Microsoft account (ie. access to OneDrive), you can use Word Online, Excel Online or PowerPoint Online without any costs whilst you are connected to the internet
Want to learn more about any of the above, please get in touch.
Bought a new laptop? You’ll have noticed that they no longer come with a CD/DVD drive !
Many still find them valuable for playing music or audio CDs they have, playing DVD’s whilst travelling or installing some software quickly.
Not a problem – it is easy to connect a drive one via USB cable. They cost less than £30 and look like the image below:-
For example, the following:-
These need to be re-installed from either the original DVD they came with – or in the case of software you bought online – using a downloaded file and a licence key emailed to you
Should be straightforward, using an external drive (fast and easy, but you have to buy the drive or memory key)
…. or a cloud storage provider (FREE but takes time and in many cases hours!)