If your business is still running Windows XP, now is the time to upgrade to a modern OS.

Guest Blog by Erwin Visser. Originally posted here. In 2001, Windows XP was launched, and went on to become Microsoft’s most popular operating system of its time, aiding consumers and business users to be more productive and secure as high-speed Internet became ubiquitous at work and eventually in our homes. It’s no question that Windows…


Seven reasons to retire Windows XP and upgrade to Windows 7

Windows XP has had a pretty remarkable run since its launch in 2001, but it’s time to move on. With our official extended support due to end in 2014, we round up the key reasons why upgrading to Windows 7 makes business sense.  1. Everything just seems easier. We’re confident you’ll take to Windows 7…


Feel like your small business is in the dark ages?

Guest post from Francesca Geens, who runs Digital Dragonfly, offering practical IT and tech assistance for tiny businesses (typically 1-5 PCs) across the UK. Working with both Mac and PC clients, Digital Dragonfly specialises in business email, cloud solutions, mobile working and general best-practice, giving business owners peace of mind when it comes to their IT setup. Do…


The Techno 12 Days of Christmas

Twelve stylish and up-to-the-minute presents for the whole family; even the bah-humbug business guru. Equally, if you’re too busy making a buck to traipse through the shops, you can mop up some ideas for bargains right here. 1. Office 2010 Home & Business Perfect for: Mum Take a look here: The Microsoft Store Estimated Retail Price:…


4-part video series on Tech Tips

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…


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…


Boot or bust!

If your laptop had just seconds to boot up – could it? The wait is over – power up in seconds with Lenovo’s RapidBoot, which cuts boot-up time to just seconds. Want to see it in action? See Lenovo put it to the test in Boot or Bust! And then check out Windows 7 and explore some…


Windows 7 Step-by-step videos on YouTube

If you’ve recently deployed Windows 7 or maybe have new starters joining, these Microsoft Windows 7 step-by-step videos are worth bookmarking. Produced by Microsoft Press, the videos show how to make best use of Microsoft software and technologies in an easy-to-follow, visual format. Not just Windows 7 either – you can find more step-by-step videos on…


Is your reluctance to deploy Windows 7 a ticking time bomb?

Guest post from Mike Halsey, a Microsoft Valued Professional (MVP) and the author of “Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out” from Microsoft Press.  You can keep up to date with him on Facebook and Twitter. The traditional reasons why businesses don’t upgrade from one version of Windows to another are changing.  Before, it’s mostly been focused…


Need a new PC? Take a look at The Windows 7 Collection

If you’re thinking about buying a new PC – maybe because you’re just starting up in business or you need to expand and upgrade your current tech – or even because the children are monopolising the home workhorse during the holidays – take a look at the Windows 7 Collection. We’ve highlighted 4 of the…