Introducing the new Microsoft Business centre

We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to the recently launched Microsoft Business centre – a new, single destination that covers all things relevant to your small or start up business.  You’ll find everything you need in there, from solutions built around your business challenges to news, blogs, communities and support.  Do take…


Want more productivity? Get smarter technology - Tip #1: Use your Windows 7 Libraries

Tired of looking in multiple locations to locate project-related documents? Why not create some Libraries, handy collections of documents, music, and multimedia files to help you find files faster and easier – no matter where they’re stored? And even better, you can use Windows Search within your Libraries to track down what you need in…


Case study: Software developer uses cloud to launch media monitoring tool for FT.com

In partnership with the Financial Times, software developer and Microsoft Partner, Newgrove, wanted to use Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to build a cloud application for advertising customers of FT.com to analyse digital media spend. Using Windows Azure, Newgrove built an application, which analyses data from millions of pages of advertisements. FT.com is using the solution – rebranded…


Customer success stories: Small Business Server & cloud computing

We’ve just upload some new customer success stories into our resource centre – here’s a taste of what you’ll find. Cycle stunt team MB7 MB7 runs a cycle stunt team that performs around the UK. Their business challenges revolve around booking shows and coordinating the riders’ schedules.   “When I’m on the mountain, I can’t…


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…


Want more productivity? Get smarter technology (Tip #3)

Unleash Your Task (Bar) Force Comparing documents used to be a pain. And simply finding the files, folders and applications you frequently access could take much longer than you would like. Not anymore.   Elise Ambrose, president of Elite Personnel says that Aero Snap is a “huge help [when] constantly switching between apps. Now it’s…


Social media competition boosts hotel bookings: case study

Guest post by Dimitris Zotos. Dimitris is an editor & SEO Professional at WebSEOAnalytics.com. Social Campaigns should be designed according to the organisation’s objectives. In this article we will share with you the actions and the goals of a real life example that can help you understand how social media can be used in order to promote…


How to target new customers

Keeping existing customers and attracting new ones are core activities for small businesses: there’s an interesting case study on the BBC site today – How to target new customers . In this instance, Ganesh Selvarajah, a Business Link Adviser offers some advice on this to a small retail/mail order/online business selling christening and holy communion…


Non-tech, >15 PCs? Tell us your Microsoft success story!

The PR bods here at Microsoft are looking for innovative / cost-saving case studies and / or customer quotes on implementing Microsoft solutions – Windows 7, Office 2007 (or 2010 if you’re using the free beta version) or Business Productivity Online Services. You need to have fewer than 15 employees and come from a non-tech…