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 […]