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The Windows 10 upgrade process for your business

Chris Vilim

In my prior post I addressed the question, “Should I upgrade my business to Windows 10?” If you read through the checklist and walked away thinking, “Yes, I should potentially upgrade to Windows 10” then the next logical question is “How do I go about upgrading?”

The upgrade process to Windows 10 is one that requires some research and planning to avoid problems and headaches. Here are the basic steps:

  1. Hardware requirements check – You need to make sure you have enough hardware resources (processor, RAM, drive space) to run Windows 10. If your computer is less than three years old, you should be pretty safe.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers

Should I upgrade my business to Windows 10?

Chris Vilim

You are probably well aware that Windows 10 will remain a free download from Microsoft through July 29, 2016. It’s a great deal, right? New version of Windows at no cost – awesome! Yes, however what you need to know for your business, and Microsoft doesn’t tell you, is that you will need to engage your IT provider (CoreTech) to assist with the upgrade. That means your “free upgrade” isn’t so “free”.

Why? There’s a lot you need to keep in mind relative to your network, applications, peripherals, and a number of other factors before you upgrade. So, how do you determine if a Windows 10 upgrade is worth the cost?

We are providing some basic guidelines below to help you answer this question: 

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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers

Boost your teamwork with Office 2016

Megan Thiemann

“Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” – Unknown

Without the use of teamwork how effective can any business be? But the bigger question we often ask ourselves is, how can we increase workplace teamwork? With the release of Office 2016, collaboration is at the top of the list of importance. So, let’s see exactly how to boost your teamwork with the new collaboration tools available in Office 2016.

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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 will arrive later this month! Get in on the advance details here.

Vee Figueroa

Isn’t it fun when a new gadget hits the market—one you can really use?! I wouldn’t normally highlight a new product release, however I know many of you are interested in the skinny on new gadgets built for business, so here it is…

I sat in on a technology webinar conference today and they happened to have a Surface product release launch. I admit, I was impressed! Released with Windows 10 Pro installed, the Surface Pro 4 is slightly larger than the 3 at 12.3 inches, however thinner, lighter and faster. The Pro 4 also has a bit larger trackpad. The pen is now magnetic (as it was in the original Surface Pro) and does not need the band to hold it in place.

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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers

10 things SMBs need to know about Windows 10

Chris Vilim

What is important for a SMB owner or manager to know about Windows 10? As you may have heard, the Windows 10 release brings changes to the product which impacts your business differently than some operating system implementations have in the past. Take a look at this article that succinctly outlines items you need to know.

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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers