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Cyber Security – Do not ignore the risks

This is absolutely true and the key thing is to remind everyone to always report anything suspicious or if you think you may have made a mistake. Cyber attacks are very clever and sophisticated and anyone can make mistakes, we’ve done it ourselves. IMPORTANT - The...

Microsoft Teams video training

Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 help you get work done—with others and on your own—wherever you are. As long as you can connect to the internet, you can connect to the files and people you need to stay productive. Teams and Office have advanced security features...

Welcome to Microsoft Teams

Teams - Find channels to belong to or create your own. Inside channels you can hold on-the-spot meetings, have conversations, and share files. Meetings - See everything you’ve got lined up for the day or week. Or, schedule a meeting. This calendar syncs with your...

Job Opportunity @ Refresh – IT Support Technician

Job Description We are a successful and growing IT Managed Service Provider offering outsourced IT services to UK based businesses. We are currently seeking an energetic individual to join our busy IT helpdesk team based in North Bristol. The ideal candidate will have...

Is your business Microsoft 365 ready?

Everything you need, everywhere you need it Connected experiences improve productivity and foster a culture of collaboration Comes with Office Stay up to date with the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. Email and calendaring Connect with customers...

Terrifying new email scam

The emails are slightly different depending on who's being attacked, but they all have a few similar features: The subject line includes a password that you probably have used at some point. The sender says they have used that password to hack your computer, install...

New Microsoft partner status

Refresh achieves Microsoft Silver Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions status, asserting our position as a leading cloud services provider. We’re delighted to announce that Refresh has achieved the Microsoft Silver Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency. This accreditation...

Ssd drive case study

The standard hard disk drive (HDD) has been the predominant storage device for computers (both desktops and laptops) for a long time. The main draw is the high storage capacity and low cost. The solid-state drive (SSD) is another storage solution and is slowly...

Windows 10 update

Microsoft is now hard at work on its next major update for Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 4 and scheduled for launch in Spring 2018. Here are all the changes coming in this release. Windows Shell Fluent Design reveal effects have been softened Fluent Design Acrylic...

Heard of OneDrive for business?

OneDrive for Business is an integral part of Office 365, and provides a place in the cloud where you can store, share, and sync your work files. You can update and share your files from any device with OneDrive for Business. You can even work on Office documents with...

Heard of BitLocker?

BitLocker is Microsoft’s easy-to-use, proprietary encryption program for Windows that can encrypt your entire drive as well as help protect against unauthorized changes to your system such as firmware-level malware. BitLocker is available to anyone who has a machine...

Positive feedback is always good to hear

Excellent local company - very helpful highly recommended. Win7 update prevented PC from restarting. Refresh IT reinstalled W7 and all drivers, replaced all data from backup taken, both PC's fixed within 24hrs and back up and running somewhat faster too!! Thanks...

Heard the phrase VPN?

What is a VPN? A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a private network that encrypts and transmits data while it travels from one place to another on the internet. Using a VPN to connect to the internet allows a user to surf websites privately and securely as well as...

What is ransomware?

Dangerous for you and highly profitable for hackers, ransomware has taken over as today’s no. 1 security threat. Attacks and infection attempts have spiked over the past few years, and will continue to do so as each version seems to get more powerful and more...

Virus, malware, Trojan… what’s the difference?

Not every piece of software that attacks your PC is a virus. Computer viruses are just one kind of malware (mal-icious soft-ware). Here are some of the other, most common kinds: •Trojans: like the ancient wooden horse full of attackers it takes its name from, this...