Beginning Computers

Getting the hang of this

Getting the hang of this

Steve and JoanA new round of our highly rated Beginning Computer Program is underway. 21 hours of training in 3 hour blocks.

We have already covered Windows 8.1; filing systems; uploading and downloading; use of a usb; MS Word; security, changing the desktop; inserting and formatting pictures.

It is great fun and the clients are going very hard.They are excellent learners.

Microsoft give back the Start button on Windows 8

This article from the Sydney Morning Herald gives details about upcoming changes from Microsoft that will impact on Windows 8 users, as well as smart phone and tablet users.

There will be a Start Button put back into Window 8, which is great news.

They are also adding a “Siri” style voice navigator; creating a Microsoft Office for iPad and a few other useful changes.

 Check out the link below

March, April and May 2014 – Calendar Download

March, April & May 2014

MS Excel Gold Coast Training

Our March round of MS Excel training is scheduled as follows –

Intro to MS Excel – Tuesday, 18th March  $180  9am to 12 noon

MS Excel Level 1 – Tuesday, 4th March       $250  9am – 4pm

MS Excel Level 2 – Thursday, 20th March  $250  9am – 4pm

MS Excel Level 3 – Thursday, 27th March  $250   9am – 4pm

Book all four courses – $750 – and save.

Levels 1, 2 and 3 – $600.



Windows 9 in 2015

This article form the Sydney Morning Herald outlines the possibility of Windows 9 coming out in 2015, following the “tanking” of Windows 8. It may be that when using Windows regularly that we don’t like change, as many Beginner Users don’t mind Windows 8 as that is all they know and they often wonder what all the fuss is about. Perhaps it is the dislike of change or is it a “bad” program?

As Windows XP exits, businesses face big IT decisions

This article from the Sydney Morning Herald presents information about the imminent exit of support from Microsoft for the X.P. O.S., that many businesses are still using.


There are implications – serious financial and technical- for all of these businesses.