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  • Top 5 Password Security Tips (With new bonus tip!)

    May 2017: In light of the recent WanaCrypt cyber attacks affecting businesses across the UK and the world, I’ve updated this post. It now reflects my most up to date advice for small businesses to keep their details safe online. Whilst the WanaCrypt attack is a form of ransomware and likely triggered by opening a […]

  • What is Office 365 Customer Lockbox?

    Moving data to the cloud is, for many people, still a big deal. One of the most common concerns is over who has access to your data when it’s in the cloud. In this post, I’ll explain what Office 365 Customer Lockbox is, and how it can help address that concern.

  • Top 5 Office 365 Help Resources

    It’s fair to say that there is a lot of online content to do with Office 365. Whether it’s direct from Microsoft, from a Microsoft partner, blogger, or customer there are endless pages about all aspects of the service. It’s sometimes hard to nail down some of the most useful, up to date, or trustworthy. […]

  • How To Price An Azure Solution

    How To Price An Azure Solution

    One of my most frequently asked questions is “how to price an Azure solution?”. I must get asked at least 3 times a week, often more. It’s a task that everyone who begins their journey to Microsoft Azure must go through and it is easier than you think. Change of mindset required Many Microsoft partners […]

  • How To: Use Microsoft Power BI to supercharge your Xero company data

    In this post, we’ll explore how you can use Microsoft Power BI to supercharge your Xero company data, helping you to keep your business in good shape if you’re a business owner, and how to maximise the value of the relationship with your clients if you’re a Xero partner.

  • Office 365 ProPlus Upgrade

    One of the biggest innovations Office 365 has to offer is the ability to deliver an always-up-to-date Office client experience to Windows and Mac desktops. In the past, we’ve always had versions of Office from version 1.0 in 1990, all the way up to 2016 (version 16.0) in 2015, and the responsibility for upgrading and […]

  • Skype for Business – Frequently Asked Questions

    In the spirit of sharing things I learn as I go about my daily business, I thought it would be a good idea to write up answers to some common questions I get about Skype for Business.

  • How To: Make a soil moisture sensor with Raspberry Pi 2

    Fed up with my Pi being underused, I set about making a plant soil moisture sensor.

  • How To: Make a 4-Bit LED Counter on Raspberry Pi 2 using Python

    It was my birthday last month. Your lack of card and cake was noted, dear reader, but let’s not dwell on it… One of the presents I was most eager to get to grips with was my new Raspberry Pi 2! (It’s a single-board computer roughly the size of a credit card) Now, I studied […]

  • Changes to Office 365 Offer Names

    Office 365, as a suite of services, has a number of different “packages” or SKUs that it uses to bundle services together at different price bands so that customers have flexibility over how much they consume of their cloud services. Office 365 broke these into different tracks based on whether you were an enterprise, a […]