New Windows 7 60-second Business Insider videos

New on the Small Business website are 8 brief videos, providing hints and tips on getting the most out of Windows 7.  If you’re wondering how Windows 7 can help you work more quickly and more productively take a few minutes to watch these videos and you’ll find out! ·        Fix problems quickly (2.13 Mb/s)…


BBC small business recession tracker October update

The October update on tracking small businesses through the recession is up on the BBC website today. “A solid month” seems to be the overall feeling, with all the retail firms reporting a rise in sales. Here are a few snippets from the report – there are some very positive indicators. David Groocock from the…


Windows 7 customer success stories

We’re just publishing some great new content on the Microsoft Small Business website. If you go to the Library, you’ll find four new videos from UK small business customers, explaining how Windows 7 is saving them time and money. You’ll also see one from a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, Peak Support, which we’ve included because…


Visiting Business Startup tomorrow or Friday?

Come and see us! The Microsoft Small Business team would love to meet you at Business Startup, Olympia, London on 26 or 27 November. We’ll have Windows 7 on display so you can have a look at some of the great new features and try it out for yourself.  You’ll also find our colleagues from…


Get a free online security review

We’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating – your data underpins your business. If your data – or your systems – are compromised, your business could be at risk. Use our free Security Assessment Tool to get an online review of your security. You can download a report at the close of the 15-minute…


Free Cloud Computing briefing, London, 2 Dec 9.30 – 1.00pm

Open the gates to the cloud – that’s what Microsoft Gold partner contentandcode aim to do at a free briefing in London on 2 December. The event will provide an opportunity to learn how the cloud computing evolution, coupled with your current desktop experience, will help you be more productive and save costs to help…


Get Safe Online with free, expert advice

Today marks the start of Get Safe Online week, an annual event to raise awareness of Internet safety issues. Through a variety of events, competitions and press activities, the GSO team reach out to consumers and small businesses to highlight the potential threats and dangers of online fraud and theft, and to recommend best practice…


Top 7 technology tips to be more effective

Small businesses can kick-start recovery by selecting smart technology. So says Robert Epstein, Microsoft’s Head of Small Business Sales & Marketing in the UK. We all of us know that technology can make a difference – something simple, such as learning how to use categories in Outlook 2007 for example, can drastically reduce the time…


Women better at dealing with technology problems

This is according to one of the latest newsfeeds on the small business website, which states,   “Research conducted by gadgethelpline.com has indicated that their superior patience and listening skills prove vital when problems are experienced with computers and other appliances.   The study found that women spend on average 32 per cent longer on…


Prices down 40% for hosted online services

As Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) is expanding, so the powers that be have dropped pricing by a massive 40%.   Prices (minimum of 5 PCs) start from just £6.69 per user per month, and for that, you get a messaging and collaboration solution that will: ·        Decrease your business’s collaboration costs ·        Reduce…