Windows 8.1 soon to be released

blog-windows81Hot off the heels of Windows 8, a prelease version (preview) of Windows 8.1 has been released today. Microsoft has responded to comments provided by its customers and is looking to address some of the feedback from Windows 8.

 

 

Windows 8.1 will be a free update to Windows 8 that will be coming later this year through the Windows Store. Some of the improvements include a revamped Start screen, enhanced search functionality, advances to cloud-based applications and some changes to the Desktop (however the Start menu has not returned at this stage).

We are currently downloading and installing Windows 8.1 Preview and will share our opinion with you in future CyberGuru Blog posts. If you have any questions or would like to know more about Windows 8.1, please feel free to contact us. We will be responding to questions asked in these Blog posts.

Preparing for the end of financial year

blog-eofy201213We are nearly at the end of another financial year. Whilst we are not accountants, we thought it would be timely to provide some general advice to take advantage of the tax deductions available to invest in your business to purchase computer products and services before 30 June.

 

 

You can claim tax educations for purchases over a range of products and services, and our computer solutions are no exception. So much so, our demand for our services has increased dramatically over “tax time”.

Our first tip, directly from our own accountant, is that if you are looking to purchase a piece of equipment, such as a computer, server or multifunction device, that you can depreciate assets if they cost less than $6,500 if your business has a turnover of less than $2 million?

Our second tip, if you operate a home office is to purchase additional hardware, software and consumable supplies (eg. printer ink and blank discs) to deduct them from your tax return. You may be considering a new hard disk to backup your files, or to enhance your security with a new security package. Our Consulting solution can help you find what you are after at a price you can afford. You can also claim up to $300 without receipts for work-related deductions.

Another suggestion is self-education expenses. We provide training as one of our solutions, so if you are looking to up-skill and enhance your knowledge and skills, why not take advantage of some training sessions to prepare you to upgrade your Windows or Office abilities?

If CyberGuru can be of assistance in any way, please feel free to contact us.

Thinking of moving to the cloud? Let CyberGuru bring Microsoft Office 365 into your organisation

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Chris Jeffery, Proprietor/Chief Guru of CyberGuru, has recently achieved a high passing grade for the Microsoft certification exam, “Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses” and now able to bring Microsoft Office 365 into your business or not-for-profit organisation through our T-Suite partnership with Telstra.

 

Microsoft Office 365 is “your complete office in the cloud” provides virtually anywhere access to familiar Office tools, plus enterprise-grade email, conferencing, and more. CyberGuru has the knowledge, skills and ability to implement, migrate, administer and support Microsoft Office 365, including Exchange Online, Lync Online as well as SharePoint Online.

To find out more about Microsoft Office 365 and how CyberGuru can bring Microsoft Office 365 into your organisation, please contact us today.