Windows 10 free upgrade

How to jump Windows 10 upgrade queue

Windows 10 is out! On the 29th July 2015 Microsoft started the roll out of the much anticipated Windows 10 upgrade. This upgrade is free for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users for the first year. At HasleNet we have been testing the pre-lease versions of Windows 10 for several months and have found it to be, by some way, the best desktop operating system that Microsoft (and dare we say ‘anyone’)has ever release. Continue reading

Office 365 for Business

Creating, accessing and syncing SharePoint sites in Office 365

SharePoint sites provide a centralised, online location for the storage documents and other resources. These sites are useful for increasing collaboration, improving access and security and providing essential tools for your organisation to run more efficiently. This article outlines how to set up a SharePoint site using Office 365, grant users access to the the site and store and sync documents between the site and your local computers.

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Windows 10 sceenshot

With Windows 8 a dud, it’s testing times for Windows 10

Windows 8, with its split desktop/mobile personality, has been far from a universal success. Windows 10 is scheduled for release later in the year and it may even be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users, and a small upgrade fee for Windows 7 users.Windows 10 sceenshot

Microsoft found plenty of takers when it offered a technical preview edition of the next version of its best known software. More than 1.5 million people signed up and the company says at least half a million people are using the preview every day. Microsoft says it is especially happy about this because the feedback will help them fix bugs and glitches before Windows 10 hits the consumer market.

For some interesting reading on what to expect from Windows 10, see this PC Advisor article


Data Security

10 Tips to secure your small business network without spending a fortune


With the business value of our networks, applications and data continually increasing, network security is an area that most business correctly identify as a priority. According to a PWC 2014 Information Security Breaches Survey, 60% of small businesses had a security breach in the last year with an average cost of £65k-£115k to the business for its worst security breach of the year.  Securing your systems can seem like a daunting task, but it needn’t be. Follow these simple steps to make your business computer systems more secure. Continue reading

IT Support

Does My Business Need A Server?

As your business continues to grow you will, at some point, need to think about deploying a servers or servers in order to improve your business’s computing efficiency ad security, and reduce administrative overhead. Find out what servers do, how they can improve your IT operations and whether the time is right for you to deploying servers on your business network. Continue reading