Support in the cloud

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


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.


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?


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?


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?


Do Macs love Exchange?

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


Application control with Windows Group Policy Preferences

Get total application control with Windows Group Policy Preferences.


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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You want the PCs you support to have the right time for more reasons than keeping the users happy; for one thing, if every PC has a slightly different time, finding which version of a file was updated most recently gets much more complicated. Get your head around the Windows Time Service at, get the commands for making a PC get its time from the domain at and if you want a an alternative time server use to get the time from a random time server in the NTP Pool Project (read about the project at read more


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