Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Password Protect Your Files

AxCrypt is a FREE open source file encryption for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with Windows to compress, encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with individual files. Features right-click integration with Windows Explorer and self-decrypting files which doesn't require additional software by the end user. See: http://www.axantum.com/AxCrypt/Default.html

Thursday, 17 April 2014

FREE DWG Compatible CAD Software

DraftSight is a FREE 2D CAD package by the makers of Solidworks and Catia that lets you create, edit and view AutoCAD DWG 2013 files. Available for Windows, Mac OSX & Linux.  See: http://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight

Monday, 14 April 2014

333 Hours Virtual Server Use For FREE

FREE $10 credit to deploy a virtual server on DigitalOcean with promo code DEPLOY2DO - The credit can be used for a VPS with 2GB RAM/2 cores/40GB SSD HD & 3TB transfer for 333 hours. To not be charged when powered off, take a snapshot and then destroy the VPS. Restore from the snapshot image anytime to bring it back online. Pricing starts @ $5/month or $0.007/hr, see: http://bit.ly/bythehourVPS

Friday, 11 April 2014

Online Microsoft Project Viewer

Seavus Project Viewer™ Web version is a FREE standalone web application that reads the Microsoft® Project .mpp file format. All you need to have is a valid Gmail account. Supports files created in MS® Project 2003, 2007, 2010 & 2013.
See: http://www.seavusprojectviewer.com/

Thursday, 10 April 2014

LastPass Heartbleed Vulnerability Checker

The LastPass Heartbleed checker lets you check if a website is vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug causes a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, which is used by roughly two-thirds of all websites on the Internet. See: https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/

For more information on the Heartbleed bug, see: http://venturebeat.com/one-handy-graphic/ and http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Purple WiFi is an enterprise guest WiFi solution that works with most leading WiFi routers and your internet connection. Their FREE product allows you to give your guests a free, easy to use, secure and legally compliant WiFi hotspot.
See: www.purplewifi.net

Monday, 7 April 2014

Am I Running XP?

May seem like a silly question to those in IT, but a lot of people have no idea what operating system they are running. Don't forget, you can make Windows 7 and Vista look like XP.  So to help, Microsoft have a website promoting the Windows XP end of life message at: http://amirunningxp.com/
Still using XP see http://www.welivesecurity.com for security advice.

Friday, 4 April 2014

FREE Router Crash Test

Lately there have been at lot of news reports regarding security flaws in routers that could allow your home network be taken over remotely and used for DDoS attacks. Gibson Research Corporation has a FREE online router crash test, to see if your router has a certain potential security vulnerability. See: https://www.grc.com/dns/crashtest.htm

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

FREE IT Log Management

XpoLog’s log management and analysis system with Augmented Search technology for searching live log data is available as a FREE Starter Plan. Features include 1GB/Day with no limitations on the number of users or devices that send log data. See: http://www.xpolog.com/

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

FREE Online Financial Management For Small Business

Yodlee SmallBusiness is a FREE online service to view all of your business' money coming in and going out, as well as track invoices and expenses. Works with multiple accounts and is automatically categorized for tax. See: http://yodleesmallbiz.com

Friday, 28 March 2014

Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint On The Ipad

      Microsoft Office has come to the iPad (iOS7 only). View Word, Excel and PowerPoint files for free. To create and edit, an Office 365 subscription is required. Each corporate E3 Office365 plan includes up to 5 mobile/tablet devices. Links for each ipad app: Word Excel PowerPoint

Thursday, 27 March 2014

RTF Vulnerability Fix For Microsoft Word and Outlook 2010

Microsoft is aware of a vulnerability affecting Microsoft Word and Outlook 2010, if a user opens or previews a specially crafted RTF (Rich Text Format) email or file. To stop this use Microsoft's Fix it solution to turn off Word's ability to open and view RTF content altogether at: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2953095

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Free Email Marketing Software Account

Mailigen is offering a free lifetime account to send email newsletters to 5,000 subscribers. Features Drag’n’Drop email campaigns editor, advanced web signup forms, autoresponders, real time reports and tracking. Use this link to get a $35 credit, or a free account. http://mlgn.to/kp5

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

70% Off Almost Any Training Course On Udemy

Get 75% off almost all training courses on Udemy using promo code YOU75 until 25th April 2014, see: http://www.udemy.com

Learn To Code Udemy Bundle: $893 worth of training for $14
8 online courses, 826 total lectures, and 80+ hours of content. Covers HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, XML, AJAX, jQuery, MySQL, Objective C, Python and Java.
Hurry ends 15th April 2014, see: http://bit.ly/Learn2CodeBundle2014

Monday, 24 March 2014

FREE Handcrafted Mousemade Design Content

Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world. Content includes, Graphics, Templates, Themes, Fonts & Add-Ons. The site has a 'Free Goods of the Week' section. See: https://creativemarket.com/free-goods

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Microsoft OneNote 2013 Is Now FREE

Microsoft has stopped charging for OneNote which lets you capture thoughts, ideas, and to-dos and sync them to all your devices via OneDrive. Features include, emailing content into your notebook and saving a web page to OneNote and view it later, online or offline. Available for Windows 7 & 8, Windows Phone, Mac, iOS, Android and Web, see: http://www.onenote.com/

Friday, 14 March 2014

Learn To Code HTML/CSS In Sixteen Steps

Decoded have a FREE introductory 16 Step HTML/CSS course at: http://o2learn.decoded.co/html-css/lesson/0/ together with live edits and previews so you don't need to open any other software.
They also have a quick intros into HTML, CSS & JavaScript.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Presentations For The Mobile Generation

Haiku Deck is a FREE web or iPad app to create and share inspiring presentations. Includes access to over 35 million free images and six free themes; additional themes and premium content is available for purchase on the iPad, see: http://www.haikudeck.com/

Friday, 7 March 2014

Windows Easy Transfer for moving to Windows 7

Microsoft have improved the original Windows Easy Transfer program which helps you transfer your files, email, pictures, and settings from your old computer running XP or Vista to a Windows 7 computer. You still need to install your programs on the new computer though. It's free to download at: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transfer

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Detailed reporting of your Office 365 environment

Extend Microsoft Office365's built-in reports with Cogmotive Reports, a web based dashboard and reporting system. Export reports in CSV or PDF format. It is FREE for companies with less than 50 mailboxes. See: https://www.cogmotive.com/

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

BT Openreach UK Superfast Broadband Checker

Check the current status of the UK BT exchanges near you to see whether you can get superfast fibre broadband or when it's likely to be available in the rollout plan. See:
http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/

Monday, 3 March 2014

FREE Video Format Converter

HandBrake is a FREE tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Advanced video filters include deinterlacing, decomb, detelecine, deblock, cropping and scaling. Available for Windows, Mac OSX and Ubuntu Linux. See: http://handbrake.fr/

Monday, 10 February 2014

Amazon Web Services Free Usage Tier

AWS offers a Free Usage Tier which for 12 months, gives you free access to compute, storage, database, and application services. The same account can be used for paid services like Amazon Glacier or WorkSpaces. See: http://aws.amazon.com/free/

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

FREE Windows System Management Portal

O&O Syspectr gives you a complete overview of your entire Windows infrastructure. Manage your systems from your Smartphone, Tablet, Notebook or from your Desktop PC and can track all the events in real time together with email notifications. FREE for up to 10 PCs, see: https://www.syspectr.com

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

FREE Enterprise Mobile Manager 2013 (EMM)

AppTec offers companies a free license for 25 devices to manage Apple iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. Features include; centrally backup/restore device data, reports, install company apps, remote wipe and compliance restrictions. See: http://www.apptec360.com/

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

FREE 'Cyber Streetwise' Advice From The UK Government

Be Cyber Streetwise is a UK cross-government campaign funded by the National Cyber Security Programme and delivered in partnership with the private and voluntary sectors. The easy to use site offers a range of interactive resources for SME's and individual’s to provide clear advice on the essentials for enjoying a safe experience online.
PDF document see cyberstreet-open-for-business.pdf
Website see: www.cyberstreetwise.com

Friday, 24 January 2014

Deploy Windows Software Quickly

Use the FREE version of PDQ Deploy to install applications and patches to all the Windows computers in your company. Integrates with AD, Spiceworks, PDQ Inventory, and more. Agentless and lets you install using MSI, EXE, PowerShell, VB Script and Batch files to multiple computers simultaneously. See: http://www.adminarsenal.com/download-pdq

Monday, 13 January 2014

Repair missing or corrupted Windows system files

The System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) is a free built-in utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files in Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista. For more instructions see: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Fix Java Installation Errors

I recently fixed a laptop with a corrupt Java installation which wouldn't update, uninstall or re-install. The Oracle Java uninstall tool also didn't work. In the end it was solved using the free JavaRa utility by SingularLabs. See: http://singularlabs.com/software/javara/

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

SketchUp Pro discount codes

Please note this promotion has expired.

Until January 1st, 2014 get $100 / £68.60 off a new single-user SketchUp Pro license using promo code SU2013DEC see http://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-pro