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Beware Bogus Text Message (not) from Apple

Just a quick post to mention about a new(ish) type of phishing scam. I received this text message just now: Being the curious type, I opened the bit.ly link (Hint – I doubt Apple would use Bit.ly, which is a perfectly acceptable and reputable company by the way) and was greeted with this: Yep that’s […]

Office 365 New Pricing 2017

Microsoft have made a couple of announcements around their Office 365 cloud product suites, and around how they see the business model going. In essence they have put the prices up from 2016 by around 20%, and have decided they no longer want to deal directly with end-users so are pushing for partners to deal […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yealink EXP38 – Which button is Which?

If you own a Yealink EXP38 expansion module, you may ask ‘Which button is which’? The EXP38 offers 38 programmable buttons for the T26 and T28 model phones, including dual-colour LEDs which can be lit or flash in green or red. As you look at the unit the buttons are split into 2-column-pairs, and are […]

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 […]