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The StartUp Britain initiative has gained government and industry support nationwide. Microsoft UK is also offering support with special offers – take a look at our StartUp Britain webpage for more details on these. We’ve also held a series of online seminars over the past six months or so, and these are now available to…


The Excel part of mail-merge: get those Xmas cards out!

The holidays are fast approaching, which means you’ve got to get your cards signed, sealed, and delivered! This post goes out to those of you who keep your address list in Excel and need to figure out how to use it to create mailing labels in Word. Creating labels can be intimidating, mainly because there…


Do it on a Windows Phone! 5 ways to work smart on the go

With all the excitement about cloud computing offering anywhere-access to your documents, it would be unfair not to look at what productivity benefits you can achieve on your phone. If you’re straying into Smartphone territory for the first time, you’re not alone. In the past, smartphones have been clunky. You couldn’t read documents or web…


Download the Microsoft Office 365 Integration Module Beta for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials today!

The beta release of the highly anticipated Microsoft Office 365 Integration Module (OIM) for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is now available. The OIM allows small businesses to seamlessly combine the cloud-based productivity tools of Office 365 with the infrastructure provided by SBS 2011 Essentials, a first-server designed and priced especially for small businesses with…


Pay-per-click (PPC) for SMB #3: An introduction to adCenter

Continuing our series of guest posts from Microsoft Advertising adCenter on how to get started with online advertising; you can view the whole series here. This week we focus on adCenter. If you’ve been following our recent series of blog posts you should be up to speed with the basics of PPC search and the…


Advice on going global

Microsoft Small Business was a guest of Enterprise Nation at the Going Global conference on Tuesday this week – listening to amazing line-up of speakers and panellists sharing their wisdom and experience. Over 130 people packed out the room to listen to some inspiring tales, which also included major fails and problems encountered, which were…


Free e-guide to help your business prepare for disaster

Guest post from @Cindy_Bates, Microsoft VP, SMB (US)  What runs through your mind when you flip on the evening news or catch the headlines onyour mobile device and see that another tornado or hurricane has devastated town“X”, leaving countless businesses, not to mention residents, in dire straits?I’m guessing you feel empathy, perhaps followed by the…


Catch us if you can!

A quick note – Microsoft Small Business and adCenter are out and about this week – come and say ‘Hi!’ if you’re attending the following: Go Global conference tomorrow (Tuesday 15 November), kindly invited by Enterprise Nation, HP, Alibaba and PayPal. My colleague, Cedric Chambaz from Microsoft Advertising, will be at Fresh Business Thinking Live,…


Some cures for PowerPoint anxieties

When you have a presentation on the horizon and you need to create a PowerPoint deck to help deliver your message, do you ever get a little apprehensive? Despite the fact that PowerPoint presentations have become quite commonplace in all types of meetings, I’m well aware that many of us don’t feel confident when it…


Come and see us at Business StartUp, 17-18 Nov, London

Are you thinking of starting a business and need some advice? Or maybe you’ve taken already that first step and are looking to grow and expand? Order your FREE tickets for the Business StartUp show at Earl’s Court, London, on 17th & 18th November and learn from the success of others. We’ll be there, on…