Denver IT Support Newsletter – July 2013

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July 2013 Newsletter
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Article: Re-Start Windows 8 with Windows 8.1
Windows 8 Changes Coming Your Way

Microsoft made huge news last year with the greatly anticipated introduction of Windows 8, the newest operating system from the software giant. Following months of hype, along with six months of a special introductory price, Win8 has received mixed reviews from users since the beginning of the year.

Now, in answer to the critics, Microsoft is bringing us Windows 8.1, with a preview that was available at the end of June 2013, and full release of the FREE update scheduled by the end of the year.

What is new in Windows 8.1? To name a few:

  • New Start Screen and Tile Sizes
  • New Lock Screen
  • New All Apps Screen
  • Customize your Start Screen
  • Complete SkyDrive Integration

But the biggest news is… The Start Button is Making a Comeback!



Introducing Our New Employee – Scott Bailey

Welcome Scott to the North Star family!

We’ve got a new member on the technical team at North Star. Scott Bailey joined the team a little over 3 months ago and has fit right in. You might have seen him around already, but if not then give him a big warm “hello” if you see him walking through your doors to work on one of your projects.

We’re happy to have such a savvy and genuine IT technician join our team, and are confident you’ll feel the same way when you meet him.


Did You Know That North Star Has a Referral Rewards Program?

That’s right!

Whenever you refer a business to North Star, and that business becomes a new customer, we reward you with a Referral Bonus as a “Thank You” for letting others know about us. We appreciate the confidence you have in us.

To get all the details, give us a call to get the scoop on how you can benefit from this super-easy way to get some extra goodness from us. Call 303.552.0018.

We have attached our Company Profile Flyer pdf for you to send to others. Thanks Again!

Business Anywhere –
Give your employees the flexibility to work anywhere they need to be.

As the division between our personal and business lives blurs, more people are working from home, the office, and on the road and using a growing assortment of mobile devices. This flexibility can create significant business benefits by fostering happier, more productive employees. But it can also create IT management headaches and data security risks, such as company data being vulnerable if laptops are lost or stolen. Now you can provide your employees with the freedom to do business nearly anywhere they need to be and have peace of mind from a platform that helps protect your data.


Empower employees to do business anywhere with a consistent experience across mobile PCs & devices.

Give your team the flexibility to work wherever they need to be, while offering a consistent, personalized experience across PCs and mobile devices. With Windows 8, your employees get their familiar desktop experience across a wide assortment of computing devices, including PCs, laptops, tablets, and convertibles. Your team can sign in with their Microsoft accounts on their Windows 8 PCs and devices, and they’ll immediately see their own background, display preferences, and settings.

Make remote access easy & keep data on-site.

Using Windows Server 2012, you can provide easy remote access to on-site applications, like accounting and CRM, while having the peace of mind that company data is kept on-site, not on laptops or mobile devices. Instead, sensitive data is stored on your own server, where it is backed up and always up-to-date.

Respond quickly to customer needs to win sales and set your business apart.

Fast, mobile access to information can be a major differentiator when servicing customers. Whether accessing customer data, a project plan, or a sales proposal, your team needs to know they can get the latest wherever they are. Office 365 brings together the familiar Office apps with cloud services like email, file sharing, & HD videoconferencing. So your sales team can reliably access their productivity tools and current documents across devices, while traveling or at a customer site and their personalized settings will roam with them.


Contact North Star, Inc.North Star, Inc.
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451 E. 58th Avenue, Suite 4263
Denver, CO 80216


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