Encrypting your emails

Recently we have been asked by a client about sending encrypted emails, so this was written in response to their query, as it’s likely to crop up again with the GDPR edging ever closer. The first question perhaps should be, do I need to encrypt my email? This could be answered ‘no’ if you don’t […]

Office 365 Questions Answered

Some of our clients have asked about moving from a server-based network to cloud-only and Office 365 in particular – removing the server(s) on-site completely – and the implications of doing so. Here’s a few of their questions and the answers. Also see this article about why we believe Office 365 is the best hosted […]

Microsoft Volume Licensing

Microsoft Volume Licensing can be a minefield, so here’s a quick guide applicable for small businesses. Generally we don’t recommend it to our clients unless there’s a very good reason, mainly because it often works out more expensive than buying OEM/PKC. Eligibility To start a Volume License there are eligibility criteria. For businesses, this typically […]

Office 365 is best

We think Office 365 is best for several of the solutions it offers when compared to various other solutions. Of course this is just our opinion and is based on our experiences of software, companies and customers. History Email started with basic POP and then IMAP type mailboxes. Moving from ‘just email’ to ‘groupware’ is […]

Is cloud computing for me?

Is cloud computing for me? A question I am being asked more often. My answer is always the same – it depends. There is a lot to know about cloud and navigating can be a minefield. Here is the vital information you need to consider before making a decision: 1. What sort of cloud solution […]

Adobe Reader 11.0.9 Error opening this document

Here’s a problem we encountered recently – if you update to Adobe Reader 11.0.9 and then get an error every time you double-click on a PDF file saying ‘Error opening this document’ you might want to know how to fix it. In essence it seems that Adobe no longer trusts PDF documents on a network […]

SBS 2011 replacement

Microsoft have discountinued the SBS line of software, a great-value option for a lot of small businesses including the massive power of Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft Exchange Server, this is a fact. But many companies still need this sort of solution and are looking around for an SBS 2011 replacement. We definately recommend to […]

SBS 2011 Certificate Installation

You will need these SBS 2011 Certificate installation instructions if you are using a self-signed SSL certificate and and of the following apply:- You connect to your SBS 2011 server from a PC at home for Outlook, Remote Web Access or Outlook Web Access Your company server was upgraded to SBS 2011 and your Outlook […]

Sage Accounts SagePDFPrinter x64 bit aka Sage PDF Converter x64 bit

Sage Accounts is compatible with Windows 7 x64 aka 64 bit but you need the sage pdf converter x64 bit update. Sage UK do not make it easy for you to find and install the Sage PDF Converter x64 bit update. They want you to login to the support website first, and have a support […]

Office 2013, Windows 8, and Exchange server 2013

With the release of Office 2013 Microsoft has made some important – read ‘expensive’ – changes to various aspects of using Office and specifically Outlook with Exchange Server. Firstly, Office 2013 will only run on Windows 7 or Windows 8 computers. That means that if you want to run the new Office (whichever way you […]

SBS 2011 Remote Desktop Gateway Service aka tsgateway not installed

I came across this minor/major problem on a recent install. This was a migration install, and after the SBS2011 migration had completed it’s first section, a message appears saying that migration was successful but that there were errors. This turned out to be related to the Remote Desktop Gateway Service, aka TSGateway, which when looking […]

Moving From Personal Outlook to Office365

When moving from standalone Outlook to Office 365 you will want to retain your existing inbox, contacts etc. Here’s how: The process involves importig your existing email into the Office 365 Exchange server. This assumes thatyour DNS has been setup with the autodiscover record for Outlook to automatically find the Exchange server. Determine the location […]