Adding Your Google Apps / Gmail Account to Outlook

If you have just setup a Google Apps account through Silicon Dales, or you have an existing Google Apps or Gmail account that you’d like to access using any version of Microsoft Outlook, including Outlook 2013 on Windows 8.1, or an older version of Outlook on an older version of Microsoft Windows, the instructions below […]

How to Prevent Skype from Linking Phone Numbers in Internet Explorer

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We were asked if we could remove the Skype link from a website we recently launched. These links are added by Skype + Internet Explorer, and will be present wherever Skype thinks it can see a telephone number. But what if you don’t want Skype to turn every phone number into a clickable Skype link. […]

Silicon Dales Achieves Accreditation as G Suite Deployment Services Specialists

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Silicon Dales has achieved accreditation as Deployment Services Specialists for Google’s G Suite range of products. The certification involves training on complex migrations from Microsoft, IBM and Lotus Notes to Google’s full service email, conferencing and document product. Silicon Dales are now fully certified in mail migrations, contacts sync and much more. In true Google […]

Skype Forces Microsoft Account on Windows 8 (8.1) – How to Sign in Without One!

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This tutorial describes how to download and use Skype without a Microsoft Account – something the version of Skype pre-installed on later copies of Microsoft Windows doesn’t seem to allow. We recently ordered and received some new machines at the Silicon Dales office, and, because clients often send us files in Microsoft formats, and we […]

How To Remove Microsoft Word Formatting From a WordPress Post

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It is not a good idea to copy directly from Word Processing software, such as Microsoft Word, into WordPress’s visual editor directly, as word processors add lots of styling information which gets copied across, and you may well find that your website’s styles and fonts are not respected in your document! When you do copy […]

The Correct Way to Copy/Paste From Microsoft Word / OpenOffice Writer to WordPress

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As we stated before, copy pasting from Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Writer directly into WordPress’s Visual Editor is not a good idea, as this will import a lot of styles and fonts – and a lot of unnecessary code – from the word processing software you use into WordPress, leading often to undesirable results, like […]

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