Our TOP 7 FREE software alternatives

Software from popular vendors including Microsoft, Adobe etc can cost a business a significant amount of money, especially with the ongoing recurring costs. In this blog, we’re going to take you through what we think are the best FREE replacements for the most common business software applications. Now let’s make sure we’re on the same…

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Moving 30 private medical practices

Project Title: Dr Move Project Duration: Dec 21 – Jan 22 Complexity: Moderate Last year just before Melbourne’s major Covid lockdown, we commenced the physical move of more than 30 private medical practices from one building to another. This was for one of East Melbourne’s largest private hospitals and was brought about to accomidate a…

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A lot of unwanted activity in Microsoft 365

At Coretechs IT, our systems constantly monitor our Managed Services customer’s Office/Microsoft 365 environments for any suspicious activity. With this commitment, on many occasions we’ve uncovered dodgy activity (both internal and external) before our customers even knew they had a problem. Recently our proprietary systems have been picking up a lot of unusual activity from…

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TPG outages causing dramas for remote work

Over the last few days TPG has been experiencing numerous internet outages, which in the current situation is causing a lot of customers to lose productivity when working from home. The solution to future situations like this? Well there’s a few things: Try and have the systems you need access too most as redundant as…

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Microsoft 365 Outlook: Annoying flashing box

We’ve had numerous customers of ours logging support requests due to Outlook constantly flashing a box on the screen. It looks to be related to bad cached Office365 credentials, but each instance seems to require a different fix, i.e. one fix for one PC does not necessarily work on another. If you’re experiencing this, please…

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MS Windows: Print Spooler Vulnerability CVE-2021-34481

Summary: A new point-and-print driver vulnerability enables users to elevate their user accounts. Any user, local or remote who has access to machines can potentially run the exploit and become a local/domain admin. No 100% patch as yet, just mitigation strategies. Intro This week at Coretechs IT, we protected our clients from a new critical…

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Kadotas NBN woes.

Kadota, the star Japanese restaurant in Daylesford relies heavily on internet connectivity to run their dine-in business, including communications, taking orders and processing payments. All good, accept that the NBN in Daylesford is very poor and the heritage-listed building has walls made of concrete that severely hinder wireless and 4G coverage. Kadota heard about Coretechs…

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Windows 365: your PC, in the cloud.

Summary Windows 365, a Cloud PC that’s been around for years in some form or another. Now a part of Microsoft 365 with fixed-price offerings Persistant, just like the real thing 2 variants: Business and Enterprise. Enterprise is very Enterprise, otherwise known as complex The PC is dedicated to the user, and accessible from multiple…

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Melbourne Connect: Office 365 + Zoom

Melbourne Connect, the new innovation hub in partnership with The University of Melbourne and Lendlease provides more than 16 meeting spaces for business use. Coretechs IT was approached by another contractor to deliver the Office365 tenant, Zoom rooms and integration between the two. The Brief Approached by Lendlease, the requirements of the solution was to…

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