Upgrade your OS to Stay Secure

What were you doing on your computers 12 years ago?  Windows XP was a new operating system, touting a best of class experience for your small business.  Today, Windows XP is out of date and soon to be at risk because support for the product is ending on April 8, 2014. Unsupported versions of Windows…

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Blog: Can upgrading to Windows 8 boost productivity?

Upgrading to Windows 8 can help businesses boost productivity and increase output, it has been suggested. Here’s the scenario – your business has long been a Microsoft customer, using the firm’s software solutions and operating systems on all its PCs. Windows 8 has arrived, you’ve heard good things about it, and you’re keen to equip…

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Blog: Bright future for Windows 8

Windows 8 does appear to be winning businesses users and consumers round – despite some initial hesitancy where the new operating system (OS) is concerned. Figures published by Net Applications this week reveal that Windows 8 grabbed a higher share of Microsoft web traffic during February, as more users upgraded to the new version. Undoubtedly…

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Guest Blog – Windows 8 is not a Porsche

  This may seem like a bizarre statement, but Windows has always reminded me of a Porsche. Wait, hear me out….. I’m not talking about a Microsoft style, panache or over-indulgence – I’m talking about the theory behind their design. Porsche have evolved their products slowly over time. They may add some cool new features…

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Guest Blog: Can Windows 8 be good for business?

With the release of their new operating system, Windows means business. But does business mean Windows? Microsoft only mentioned Windows 8 Enterprise in passing when the announcement about their new OS was made. They barely included any specific details at all. Perhaps this signalled their focus on the consumer market, or perhaps it meant that…

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2012: A Year of Microsoft Milestones

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ismMaczcCzo&feature=player_embedded] It’s certainly been a busy year for Microsoft. What has been our highlight? Posted by Steven Woodgate We, at Microsoft, are happy to announce ‘Talking Business’ to help entrepreneurs and business owners’ succeed. We believe in your ability to innovate and in the ability of technology to help, so to support ‘Talking Business’ we have many resources available for…

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Businesses unable to count the cost of security breaches

UK businesses are finding it difficult to count the cost of security breaches, a new study has revealed. Research commissioned by CipherCloud found that almost seven in ten (68 per cent) business decision makers are unable to estimate the cost of data loss. “Our research reveals some interesting insights into the minds of senior business…

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Windows 8: The pursuit of enterprise mobility

Windows 8: The pursuit of enterprise mobility The launch of Windows 8, Surface and Windows Phone 8 has presented mobile workers with a range of new options. With Windows operating systems (OS) having dominated the PC landscape for many years, their emergence in the mobile arena was guaranteed to attract a significant amount of attention….

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Talking Business with Microsoft

We, at Microsoft, are happy to announce ‘Talking Business’ to help entrepreneurs and business owners succeed. We believe in your ability to innovate and in the ability of technology to help, so we are laying on wicked workshops, scintillating seminars and a fun and interactive stand, something you will have to see for yourself. Come and…

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