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    Small Business Applications for Blackberry

    BlackBerry is more than a phone with secure email; it’s also an application platform, with plenty of business-focused applications and tools. Even though App World adds a one-stop shop for trials and downloads you still want to be involved in recommending business BlackBerry apps to your customers, so here are our top picks.
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    Supporting Office 2007: top tips for compatibility and how to make the most of the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar

    It was a shock when Microsoft unveiled Office 2007 at its Professional Developers Conference in 2005. The reason was the new ribbon user interface (officially called the Office Fluent User Interface), not supplementing but replacing the old drop-down menus. According to Microsoft, the new UI was the outcome of years of research, as described in detail by Group Program Manager Jensen Harris on his blog. Nevertheless, response to the ribbon has been mixed: some users love it, some never get used to it, and pretty much everyone experiences a period of frustration during which familiar features are hard to find.
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Support in the cloud

Skip the traffic and use cloud services to proactively support clients without leaving your office.

   
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Sharepoint Comes of Age

Giving your customers a computing environment that will do exactly what they want is one of the best ways to make them happy, and one of the most effective ways to achieve this is with a combination of Microsoft SharePoint and Office.

   
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Buying Laptops for Small Business

The lowest price isn’t always the best value; paying a little extra for a notebook that’s designed for business could be a better deal.

   
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Application Whitelists

Endpoint security is about ensuring that PCs and laptops are secure at all times – so what better way to do it than by ensuring that everything running on them is completely trusted?

   
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Protecting Networks

Security is changing: smart clients and remote working mean that the security perimeter is getting closer to the server. How will you protect your clients’ networks tomorrow?

   
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Windows 7 upgrade tools

Windows 7 is proving as popular as Microsoft could have hoped and you can expect to have customers ask you to upgrade them. What tools are on offer to help you to help them?

   
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Managing virtualisation for the desktop

Microsoft’s Desktop Optimization Pack includes two virtualisation tools, one for Windows itself and one for individual applications. what is involved with setting these up, and what are the benefits and downsides?

   
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Do Macs love Exchange?

Snow Leopard finally promises native Exchange connectivity for Mac users; here’s how to make it manageable.

   
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Application control with Windows Group Policy Preferences

Get total application control with Windows Group Policy Preferences.

   
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Is Windows 7 Ready for Small Business

The Service Pack 1 rule is a good one for most operating systems, and not because a new version of Windows usually has as many bugs as benefits.

   

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