Spring is in the air and everyone at ITS is excited for our April newsletter full of great news, electronic deals, and a tech tip that is sure to help any user out! Welcome to the ITS monthly newsletter! Spring is in the air and everyone at ITS is excited for our April newsletter full of great news, electronic deals, and a tech tip that is sure to help any user out! ITS MICROSOFT OFFICE TRAINING PROGRAM SPACE STILL AVAILABLE! We appreciate that technology is always changing and staying current is challenging and that’s why we offer effective and interactive training that will improve skills and teach some new ones. ITS Consulting Inc. and Alandale Training are coming together to offer a series of training session for Microsoft Office 2007 in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. Our trainer, John Chandler, has been providing computer training since 1995. All courses are offered as one-on-one, classroom or group training either in a lab environment or on-site if all requirements are met. John’s hands-on approach focuses on teaching the shortcuts, tips and tricks to help train participants to increase their productivity. Each course provides a handbook that can be used as a reference guide upon course completion. The following dates for classes are still available: Apr 14 – PowerPoint 2007 Level 1 Apr 19 – Word 2007 Level 1 Apr 26 – Excel 2007 Level 1 May 5 – PowerPoint 2007 Level 1 May 17 – Outlook 2007 If you are interested in attending yourself or would like to send staff please contact Andrea Semenik at 604-484-4308 or by e-mail at to reserve your spot(s). Office 2010 training is available upon request. For more information on Alandale Training click here. MONTHLY ELECTRONIC DEAL Each month we will supply you with a product that we believe is a great deal and may suit your business or personal needs. This is an opportunity for you to save time and energy shopping around for what’s best at the best price, because we have done it for you! ITS HAS A DOCKING STATION A docking station is a great way to save time when having to move your laptop from home to work and back. A docking station is a one step connection for Internet, monitor and USB attached peripherals like your mouse, you just set your laptop on top and your connected to everything. It’s that easy. The docking station we are selling is compatible with a Thinkpad T410s, T410, T400s and we are selling it for $140.00. If you are interested in purchasing this please click here to e-mail us. TECH TIP OF THE MONTH Where did all my drives go? Have you asked yourself that question? Don’t worry they are not gone forever, here are some solutions we recommend: 1. Click in “My Computer” if you cannot see your drives try logging off and back on and/or shutting down your device and rebooting. If that does not work contact ITS for support. 2. If you can see your drives, but receive an error message after you click on them, again try logging off and back on and/or shutting down your device and rebooting it. If that does not work contact ITS for support. A lot of the time your computer just needs to be logged off and back into and the problem will be fixed, but if not you know who to go to for help. IT IS EASTER THIS MONTH There are a lot of fun activities happening this month in Vancouver. Whether you have kids or not these activities will be fun for all. April 6th Vancouver’s125th Birthday will be celebrated at the Jack Poole Plaza which is located next to the New Convention Centre. There will be live music, lighting of the Olympic Cauldron, Birthday cake and more! April 15-April 24 Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival celebrating snow sports, music, arts and mountain life Easter Egg Hunts in Vancouver West End Community Centre April 21, 5pm-7pm Tickets: $5-$6 (kids ages 2 – 6) Renfrew Park Community Centre April 23, 12:30pm-3pm Tickets: $5 (kids ages 2-10) Kerrisdale Community Centre April 23, 1pm-3pm Tickets: $5 (kids ages 2-10) The Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden April 23, 10am-12pm Tickets: $6-$10.25 (all ages) Stanley Park Miniature Railway presents “Easter in the Park” Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt April 22- April 25, 10am-4pm Tickets: $6.50 for kids 2-12 JASON CRAMER IS REVVING UP FOR HIS RIDE FOR THE CURE One of our Technicians Jason Cramer is participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. This 250 km ride from Vancouver to Seattle raises money for the BC Cancer Foundation. If you would like to sponsor Jason for his ride or learn more about it please use the following links. I want to sponsor Jason! I want to learn more! Thanks for reading! Hope you have a great April!