Take less time but get more done

Find out how you can use technology to manage your business, wherever your work takes you. If you’re trying to get more done (and aren’t we all!) take a look at our new resources – including a new guide to download, aptly called Get more done.     Businesses need to rely on small teams…


NSS Labs results: Internet Explorer the No. 1 browser to protect against malware

This post, from Julia Owen, UK Consumer Lead for Internet Explorer, was first published on the ‘The Blue E’ Internet Explorer blog  Fantastic news just in at Internet Explorer HQ! We are pleased to announce that, for the third quarter running in 2010, Internet Explorer has continued to be the number one browser to protect…


Happy Christmas and best wishes for a prosperous 2011

Happy Christmas to our Microsoft Small Business readers and customers. The Small Business team, led by Tanya Shirlow, Head of Small Business Sales & Marketing for Microsoft UK, would like to wish you peace and prosperity in 2011. Please do mail us at sbcuk@microsoft.com with comments, views, questions – we’d love to hear from you.


Great Windows 7 Pro UK case study

 Windows 7 is instrumental in helping businesses of all sizes and in all industries be more productive and competitive. Here’s just one case study example.   Geosynthetics Ltd offers soil stabilisation, erosion control, drainage, and environmental protection solutions to the construction industry. Established in 1998, Geosynthetics has supported some of the largest and most high-profile…


10 ways to monetise your website or blog

Guest post by Vasilis Vryniotis, co-founder of WebSEOAnalytics.com   Making money online and monetising your Website’s Traffic is generally neither as easy as it sounds nor as profitable as most people think. In many cases major changes in the philosophy of the service/website must be done (especially if the website used to offer free services) and…


Spreadsheet or database – how to decide

This blog post was first published on Glen Feechan’s Not Just Numbers blog last month.  Glen is Chief Executive of Spreadsheets by Email: a Chartered Accountant by profession, he provides spreadsheet solutions, large and small, to a worldwide client base.   There are those who will tell you that every application should be a database and…


There’s snow on the ground… but Clouds above!

Any owner of a small business will be juggling priorities over the Christmas period. You’ll want to take some well-earned rest and spend time at home, but you’ll also want to keep an eye on the business. With family commitments rightly taking priority, and unpredictable weather making transport treacherous, it would be great to kiss…


Growing your small business?

Learn how you can use technology to manage your business growth and get set for continued success. Take a look at our new Growing your business resources and consider whether you could use IT solutions such as Microsoft Office and Windows Small Business Server more effectively.   You can also download our new guides: Team-building…


Every business needs marketing

Guest post from Maria Ross, founder and chief strategist of Red Slice  a branding and marketing consultancy based in the US. She is the author of Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget available on Amazon.co.uk I was incensed recently by someone writing an article about “businesses who…


Meteors tonight (13th)

I’m a bit late spotting this so apologies to all those who’ve just come in to work on Tuesday am and read this too late….. though there is the possibility you might be able to catch some tomorrow night (Tues) as well. Apparently the Geminid meteor shower is set to light up the sky with…