Working from home Guidance – VOIP phones

With the Coronavirus progressing and advice from government that we should work from home where possible, many customers are asking us about the options for answering their phones from home. Here’s a quick rundown of the options:   Forward to mobile: It is possible to forward calls to your mobile but typically forwarding a main […]

Server Password Expiry

Many of our customers have a server network with a server password expiry policy, meaning they have to change the password every 30 days or so. We have had a few clients come across this issue – when your server password expires, what do you do? What about if you aren’t in the office? How […]

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 […]

Nokia Email Setup – Microsoft Exchange

Here are the instructions shamelessly stolen (and slightly altered) from Microsoft, for setting up a Nokia E-Series enterprise phone with a Microsoft Exchange server. Additional note: You need the following before you get started: An internet connection; if you are out of 3G signal use Wifi: on the front screen, turn ‘Scanning for WLAN’ on […]

What are Docking Stations and Port Replicators?

What is a docking station? A Docking Station, also called a Port Replicator, is literally a piece of kit which your laptop docks with. In practicality, it provides a single point of connection for a laptop in the office, rather than separately plugging in a power adaptor, monitor, keyboard, mouse, monitor, network cable and maybe […]

Small Business Server

So what’s Windows Small Business Server about? What does it offer my business – why would I want one? I will answer that question with another question – what does everyone in business want? Customers yes – but when it comes to computer systems, Windows SBS has it covered. The main advantage of SBS is […]