Windows 10 Versions – which to choose

Windows 10 Editions Compare Table Windows10-editionsMost people thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 will be using the same hardware (laptop, desktop, all-in-one or convertible) for the upgrade. But if you are planning a new computer, network or just replacing the odd machine, which Windows 10 license do you require?

Here is a list of the features from Microsoft. If you are after just the differences between versions, skip to page two.

Some of the considerations might be:

Will you connect to an on site Microsoft server or Microsoft Azure service?

Do you need to remote into other computers with Remote Desktop?

Is there a need to run a virtual machine on your computer?

Is your business or software vendor creating an App for the Windows store?

Do you have a requirement to schedule updates in the future?

If you are answering “yes” to any of the above questions, you’ll need to consider Windows 10 Professional at a minimum.

NAR Design can provide upgrade advice for your business. Please contact us for more information.

Welcome to Windows 10

Windows 10 on laptop and phone from NAR DesignThe latest evolution of Windows operating systems for home and business is here with Windows 10 and some of the biggest news is that it is a free upgrade for those with a suitably licensed Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer.

Other drawcards include protection, device management, productivity and integrating new types of devices.

Microsoft have studied data breach attacks in detail to build features in Windows 10 that protect against modern cyber threats and prevent them from happening. Passwords are becoming a thing of the past as we move towards more secure options such as biometrics and hardware-based multi-factor credentials.

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50 Years of Moore’s Law

I remember reading about Moore’s Law more than 25 years ago and wondering how long it could continue. As it turns out – a very long time.

Gordon E MooreGordon E. Moore co-founded Intel and in 1965 he wrote an article predicting that the number of components (transistors, resistors, diodes or capacitors) in a dense integrated circuit would continue to grow exponentially. This observation became known as “Moore’s Law”.

I remember the comparison of the development of the first Intel integrated circuit, the 4004 and car development while studying Electronic Engineering at Uni in the 90s. Now that comparison is massively further apart.

If cars had developed at the same rate as the integrated circuit, today they would go almost 480,000Km/h, would use only 0.000117607 litres per 100km and cost around 5 cents to buy.

So the next time you are looking for some new computer hardware, just take a moment to consider just how good that technology is.

Find out more about Moore’s Law at Intel.

Customise your web and email with new top level domains

Want something more unique than a domain name?

NAR Design has just registered our first <businessname>.farm domain for a client. So instead of “” we can now have “” with the website at

It is as simple as .agency, .beer and .coffee. You could be into .fitness or .photography. Have a look at the options and get into your .zone.

These are just the beginning of the expansion of domain names with many more expected to hit the market soon.

There are 261 options currently available. Contact us if you want to do something different.

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Step by step – a recent custom workstation build

NAR Design work with our clients to provide solutions catered for their needs including office networking and setup, choosing the best internet connection from the options available or providing email, hosting and training.

In this case a client was after performance for a large amount of image manipulation at a price. The solution is built for you below captured via a Nokia 1020 phone at various stages during the build process.

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Microsoft Office for iPad

Do you use an iPad® but want to use it with your documents? Microsoft Office for iPad is now available and combined with Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive allows you to create, edit and review your documents anywhere.

Microsoft Office for iPad - NAR Design

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Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security is complete user protection designed for small business and available now from NAR Design.

Trend Micro Worry-Free™ Business Security is the global leader in small business content security. It is an easy-to-use solution that provides complete user protection for everyone on your staff. Worry-Free Business Security is the only protection specifically designed for small businesses and features integrated mobile device security.

Trend Micro and NAR Design take care of your IT security so you can focus on growing your business.

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Country Business Mums’ presents Mother’s Day Business Lunch Friday 9th May

NAR Designs Country Business Mums Flyer Mothers Day 2014Mother’s Day is approaching and what a great time to celebrate being a mum in business and all of the hard work, sacrifice and joy this brings. Indulge in a day out with NAR Design’s Country Business Mums at Eldredge Vineyards, Spring Gully on Friday 9th May.

Our guest speaker will be Linda Eldredge from Eldredge and Associates.

Linda will take us on a rare personal journey of being a mum in business while travelling the world learning other cultures and experiences.

Her experience covers business, management, training and consulting as well of course as being a Mum.

This will be followed by networking, lunch and a glass of bubbles (or softdrink) in the beautiful surroundings of Eldredge Vineyards for only $36.

So come along on Friday 9th May from 11am at Eldredge Vineyards, Spring Gully Road, Spring Gully.

RSVP by 2nd May – 0433205661

Join the event on Facebook.

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