News

23rd September 2019

Office 365 – Microsoft Outlook

Although most of us are familiar with using Outlook as an email and diary facility, how many of us know what else this application from Microsoft can do for us. Outlook was originally included in Office 97 and bundled with Exchange Server 5.5 and was one of the original emailing programs when emails started.  As time has moved on Outlook has been used increasingly in the business sector and the use of the application within Office 365 suite provides the latest and a continually updated […]
4th September 2019
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Monitoring, Back-ups and Batteries

When CHERRY ORANGE say we monitor your systems, we really do both day and night. During August our systems alerted us to two major issues with our client’s servers to say that the connectivity had been lost out of working hours. We immediately investigated and called the primary out of hours contacts to alert them to major issues before heading out to the sites.   We were on one site until the early hours of the morning with one fault and the other was a […]
21st August 2019

Office 365 – Microsoft Teams

Since the start of 2019, Microsoft have been rolling out its newest application in Office 365 – TEAMS. Here at Cherry Orange, we have been using the new application for three months now and are finding it invaluable in enabling clear and concise communications between staff both in the office and when working remotely. The ability to install the app on our mobile devices enables contact to be maintained across the country and we have used it on several occasions when access to our email […]
26th July 2019

End of Window 7

DID YOU KNOW THAT WINDOWS 7 SUPPORT IS ENDING? Thinking about the new year in the middle of July isn’t something any of us like to do, but there is one important date you should all be aware of and planning for if you run Windows 7 on any of your devices. Tuesday 14th January 2020 is the day that Microsoft will stop its support and security updates of the Windows 7 system. While this does not mean that you will not be able to […]
21st June 2019

We’ve added a new service to our Client Portal

We are delighted to announce that we recently added a new exclusive service to our Cherry Orange client portal. All our clients have personalised access to the specialist portal where they have clear visibility of their account including recently raised support tickets, invoice information and quotes as well as the new PROJECTS feature with up to date information on current projects that we are working on for our clients. The new “MY PROJECTS” facility allows our clients clear and informative access to every stage of […]
17th May 2019

What’s new at Cherry Orange

There have been so many changes to Cherry orange since our last news post, its hard to know where to start. WE’VE MOVED Back in late 2017, Adrian became the proud owner of a new property and moved to the new premises as the only full-time member of the company.  We now have 2 full time and 2 part time members of staff as well as associates that are working on specialist agreements for us. Our new premises means the we can we run the […]
11th October 2017

Microsoft finally admits defeat in the mobile war

A pretty big clue arrived last month when Bill Gates admitted that he had switched to an Android phone rather than a Windows one. Now senior executive Joe Belfiore, who had headed up the PC, tablet and smartphone efforts for Windows 10, has pretty much confirmed what most of us already knew. Windows 10 Mobile is not just pining for the fjords. It is an ex-OS. Okay, that’s maybe a slight exaggeration. Windows 10 is not being discontinued…yet. Microsoft will continue to support the operating […]
1st September 2017

Identity theft at epidemic levels.

Identity theft at epidemic levels warns fraud prevention service. Data fraud is achieving epidemic levels with about 500 cases happening in the UK consistently, as indicated by a leading fraud prevention servicet. Cifas is the UK’s driving cross-sector fraud prevention service and deals with the biggest confirmed fraud database in the country. In the half year of the year, the organisation recorded more than 89,000 cases of identity theft. That represented a 5% increase over a similar period in 2016 and was also another record […]
1st May 2017

The month ransomware hit the big time

May 2017 saw the WannaCry ransomware bring down the majority of the UK’s NHS IT systems and reduced many departments back to paper based systems where possible, surgery was cancelled and A&E departments warned the public to stay away. So what is ransomware? Ransomware is now one of the biggest threats to a company computer systems as it encrypts the files and displays a message requesting a ransom payment for the supply of the encryption key/program to unlock your files. The payment will be requested […]
1st April 2017

Dell 70″ display is ideal for the class room

The Dell C7017T 70-inch Interactive Conference Room screen is an ideal choice for both corporate and primary schools searching for that fully-collaborative solution that works for everyone. This superb 70-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution) will enhance any conferencing or learning environments, with bold colours, and 10-point touch capabilities. It also supports hand and stylus interaction and comes with DisplayPort, USB, HDMI and VGA ports and optional wireless connectivity. Conveniently, it also ships with a wall-mount kit, so it’s ready to install right […]