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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Business Insights: Security & Control

    Continuing our series of Windows 7 Business Insights, here we take a closer look at security and control. Case Studies With security being vital in an educational setting, Dean Close School found several benefits from deploying Windows 7 . With BitLocker protecting data on personal computers...
  • Blog Post: Seven reasons to retire Windows XP and upgrade to Windows 7

    Recently we wrote about an IDC paper that explained why continuing to support Windows XP is a bad business decision (for a start, costs tend to soar when older products are used beyond their intended lifecycle). Continuing that theme, here we round up the key reasons why upgrading to Windows 7 makes...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 customer videos

    New on Microsoft's Small Business YouTube channel are two Windows 7 customer testimonials. IT resellers Nitec, based in N Ireland, love Windows 7 for themselves and for their teams, because it enables them to resolve support queries more quickly. Similarly, pharmaceutical company BioKinetic...
  • Blog Post: New offerings in 2011 from the cloud

    It's a very exciting year for Microsoft with regards to the cloud offering. On the 17th January we launched CRM Dynamics online, giving all your staff the tools to develop faster, more profitable sales and happier customers – all without extra in-house IT, training or admin hassle. Learn more about...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows 7 Step Recorder as a training tool

    Training staff Showing new employees how to perform daily tasks can take time – and time is the most precious business commodity. Now, you can make your job - and their learning process - easier with Steps Recorder . Dr. Ernest Tako, program director of general education for Global...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from IE6 to IE8 on Windows 7 - virtual roundtable 30 Sept

    Deploying Windows 7 but still running web apps based on IE6? Join us live at 4pm (9:00 am Pacific Time) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 for a virtual, interactive roundtable discussion on migration strategies, standards, and support for organisations moving from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Is your reluctance to deploy Windows 7 a ticking time bomb?

    Mike Halsey is a Microsoft Valued Professional (MVP) and the author of “ Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out ” from Microsoft Press. You can keep up to date with him on Facebook and Twitter . The traditional reasons why businesses don’t upgrade from one version of Windows to another...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP - the 1,000 day goodbye

    Guest post from Intel’s IT Galaxy blog There's a good chance if you're reading this blogpost on a PC that you're using Windows XP. In fact, despite the success of Windows 7, according to Microsoft more than 2/3 of all Windows PCs are still running XP. If you're using a business PC then, according...
  • Blog Post: Windows Management User Group presents An Evening in the Cloud

    The Windows Management User Group (WMUG) is hosting its next event on the 17 March at Microsoft’s offices in Cardinal Place, London, covering Microsoft's Cloud Strategy and looking at Microsoft's solution for managing cloud devices. If you like the sound of that, have a look at the agenda -...