Big Microsoft Price Increases in Jan 2017

You may have heard Microsoft are raising prices to “rebalance” the US to UK/EU exchange rate (especially after Brexit impact), ie putting our prices up! They did similar to the Swiss Franc and Norwegian Krone in April this year. We have now had confirmation from our distribution network together with further details: The increases will apply Read More

SharePoint 2016 – On-Prem is not dead!

Contrary to rumour, on-premises SharePoint is not disappearing just because Microsoft want to bring in new functionality on Office 365 Sharepoint first. In fact, on-prem will always be the way forward for businesses who want to keep control of their data and keep it backed up properly. We still haven’t heard of a replacement for Read More

Open Value – Surprisingly good for spread payments

There are 2 things which hit us hard with perpertual ownership licencing: Big upfront cost; Stuck to Version, eg 2013/2014, (no upgrade to 2016) especially these days of quicker releases. This is especially true with SQL, SharePoint and Windows Server – these systems need to keep up with a more connected landscape. Frankly, it’s rare for customers to Read More

Office 365 – Changing your Partner Of Record (POR)

If you buy your Office 365 licences here (you’re unlikely to get better pricing or support!) you’ll also benefit from us being your Partner Of Record (POR). Actually, if you’ve bought any Office 365 services elsewhere and feel they do not understand or support your business, you can switch your POR to us as well! Read More

OneDrive For Business – is it worth it?

OneDrive For Business (formally SkyDrive Pro etc) seems too good to be true – cheaper than, or (and not Google Drive…) and fully integrated with Windows and Office. It’s even been boosted to give you 1 TeraByte instead of 25GB. Finally, you can automatically sync your files to a Cloud, ensuring offsite backups Read More