Where’s that Darned Licence Server?

So you added the Role for Licencing Server (on same or preferably another more dedicated server) and even the additional Remote Desktop Session Host role on the one users are accessing. But they still get that pesky “You have 119 days” message. Embarrasing. Where on earth do you tell this server where to contact the Read More

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

Windows Server 2016 out now!

Windows Server 2016 is finally released to the public after development testing releases – is it worth it? Well, the big shock was that Microsoft moved it to Core based licencing, rather than the previous CPU based. So more like SQL Server – and we know how expensive that can get if unfettered! So plenty Read More

SQL proving Expensive or Awkward? Try Azure!

You may be quite shocked at the high cost of SQL Server these days. Once you’ve broken past the free SQL Server 2012/2014 Express limits of 10GB Databases, 1GB RAM etc, you’ll be yearning for SQL Server Standard, BI or Enterprise – but with a painful trip to finance or the bank (even though we Read More