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Welcome to the home page of David Ian William Harper, an Information Technology consultant based in Sydney, Australia.

I offer clients affordable I.T. support and consulting services, including support for Microsoft Windows and Office, home networking and personal website design. With over seven years of experience supporting home and home office users, chances are that if you need assistance, I will be able to help you.

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Office 365 - A Handy Guide
Posted by: David Harper - 25/11/17 @ 8:23AM
The Office 365 subscription service is a new way to obtain the ubiquitous Microsoft productivity software -- such as Word, Excel, and Outlook -- without the need for an upfront purchase. Many people are wary of ongoing subscriptions, so I have put together some information that you can use to determine whether paying an ongoing charge will be as or more cost-effective than an outright purchase.
Currently, Office 365 Home costs around $11 per month when billed on a yearly basis, and includes full copies of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access for up to five PCs, plus Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook for up to five tablets and five phones. By...

Is Windows 10 finally ready?
Posted by: David Harper - 27/10/17 @ 5:34PM
When Microsoft first released Windows 10 back in July 2015, it was a mess, and I spent a large amount of time going around and removing it from Windows 7 computers which had been "upgraded" for "free".
Fast forward two years, and Microsoft has released another four major updates, analogous to the service packs of old, for Windows 10. With the forced retirement of Windows 7 in January 2020 rapidly approaching, now is the time to look again at whether Windows 10 is finally ready for general use.
The good news is that despite the occasional flaw or two, Windows 10 version 1709, released this month, is now significantly more stable and far more feature complete, especially on tablets and...

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