Windows Internet Explorer 8 (beta)

In true Microsoft fashion, no sooner has one product (IE7) come out than the next one looms large on the horizon. You can no more stop or slow down technological developments than King Canute could prevent the tide coming in (brief history lesson on the origin of the phrase). If you’re interested in learning more…


Microsoft urgent security update for October 2008

Microsoft has released an urgent security update for all supported versions of Windows. Please visit the Microsoft security bulletin site http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200810_oob.mspx for more information on how to download the update. It is recommended that you download the updates for your home computer or laptop now.


Improving Search Engine Optimisation for your Office Live website: Tim Kimber

Probably the most difficult thing about building your website is writing compelling copy that customers will find informative, and that search engines will recognise as being of value. When writing copy for your website, you need to think about the type of things your potential customers will be searching for when they’re looking for companies…


Tell your small business finance story to the BBC

You may have seen this week on the BBC website the news about the government bringing together banks and representatives from small businesses to try to “thrash out differences between them”. “Earlier this week, Lord Mandelson told a Business Select Committee hearing there was anecdotal evidence that smaller businesses were being hit with a “double whammy” by…


Need some help moving to Word 2007?

If you’re thinking of moving to Office 2007 but have a few concerns over the learning curve there is a nifty little add-in for Word 2007, which can be downloaded free of charge from the small business website. The ‘Get started tab for Word 2007′ helps you get up to speed with the new 2007…


15% off Office 2007 Small Business Edition offer expires 31 October

If you’re thinking of buying Office 2007 you don’t have much longer before our special offer expires. Buy before 31 October and you’ll get up to 15% off. Visit our special offers page for more details. And if you’re a university student, don’t forget our Ultimate Steal promotion, which offers the Office Ultimate Edition 2007…


Government and industry focuses on small businesses

The government spotlight is firmly on small businesses at the moment, with proposals of assistance including a six-month VAT holiday, reduced payment periods for local authority accounts, and today, a 1p cut in national insurance. Following the interest rate hikes of a few weeks ago, when many large banks significantly increased their interest rates, this…


The layman’s finance crisis glossary

Courtesy of the BBC, you can brush up on your knowledge of financial-speak with the layman’s crisis glossary. It’s hard enough at the best of times getting to grips with banking and investment terminology, and with new market crashes and fluctuations occurring on an almost daily basis it’s difficult to know just what’s going on….


The face behind ‘Office Live – take your business online’. From guest blogger, Tim Kimber, UK Office Live UK Lead

Having read the new Microsoft Press book “Office live – take your business online“, I wanted to learn a bit more about the author which you can read below: Q. How long have you been working with Microsoft? How did it all get started? A. I started writing books for Microsoft years ago, thanks to…