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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Small Business is now on YouTube

    We’re branching out here in Microsoft smallbiz – we’ve just set up a Microsoft SB YouTube page where you can find our latest videos. Up now are five customer videos, along the themes of: · Find new customers with Office Live · Keep existing customers with Office 007 · Get more done in your day...
  • Blog Post: Give your business more stature

    How? Ask yourself these questions: 1. Have you budgeted for an extra £1,259 bill each year? Two thirds of businesses surveyed said that this is how much their IT security failures cost them. 2. Could you cope with losing all your data tomorrow? Half of small businesses don't back...
  • Blog Post: Office.com presents the 2011 Calendar Contest

    Quick! You’ve got just 6 days to enter the Office 2011 Calendar Contest . Build a 2011 calendar in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or Publisher. You can use either Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 programs to create your calendars. To help you get started, we have provided eight sample 2011...
  • Blog Post: Need some help moving to Word 2007?

    If you're thinking of moving to Office 2007 but have a few concerns over the learning curve there is a nifty little add-in for Word 2007, which can be downloaded free of charge from the small business website . The ‘Get started tab for Word 2007' helps you get up to speed with the new 2007 version very...
  • Blog Post: Non-tech, >15 PCs? Tell us your Microsoft success story!

    The PR bods here at Microsoft are looking for innovative / cost-saving case studies and / or customer quotes on implementing Microsoft solutions – Windows 7, Office 2007 (or 2010 if you’re using the free beta version ) or Business Productivity Online Services. You need to have fewer than 15 employees...
  • Blog Post: Why wait? Upgrade now to 2007 Office and save 50%

    Until 31 December 2007 you can get a 50% discount off the 2007 Microsoft Office system when you upgrade through the Microsoft Open Value subscription programme. Why do it this way? Because you get a huge discount, you can manage your payments over three years to help your cash flow, you’ll receive a...
  • Blog Post: Get more done in your day: free Office 2007 trial

    Want to get more done in your day? Be more productive? Spend less time on paperwork and admin? Of course you do. Which is why it's important to put the right tools in place. If you're still using pen and paper for your accounts it really is worth investing some time in getting to know Excel so you can...
  • Blog Post: New Ask the Expert questions - October

    " How can I tell whether pop-up updates are real or spam? " and " Will I need to re-learn Word, Excel, Publisher etc if I upgrade to Office 2007? " are the two questions we highlight this month in our Ask the Expert feature. Asif Jinnah, Microsoft UK Field Area IT Manager tackles the ever-present business...
  • Blog Post: Word up! MSN homepage gets Office makeover

    By Matt Brady I got a bit of a surprise today when visiting the MSN UK portal . The homepage has been magically transformed into something looking like a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document and looks pretty darn fantastic (I've included images of the homepage below, as like a beautiful blanket of...