Knights in Shining Armour

Lansalot provides IT computer services to the small business and residential sectors, with free unbiased advice for all types of issues from BIG to small. By continuing to click on and visit other parts of this site you are agreeing to our cookie policy – click here for full details, or if you are not […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Multipoint Server

Recently I’ve been on a ‘conference’ where I was introduced to Windows Multipoint Server 2011. The result of that is that I am somewhat excited about what is now possible.   Lansalot has always positioned itself to advise on and provide enterprise-class solutions to small businesses – because guess what? Small businesses have many of […]

Microsoft Office Licensing

Microsoft Licensing can be a bit confusing – so here is a 5-minute guide. We can offer all license types – OEM, FPP and Volume License, but we normally find most people are happy with OEM licensing. This is where you purchase a license at the same time as the PC, which can only be […]