Monthly Archives: October 2012

FIX: Windows 8, Wireless Lost, Network & Sharing Centre Hangs.

A strange one on my own laptop today. I have been running Windows 8 quite happily for several weeks now and got my first glitch today. The wireless icon was showing new networks in range, but I couldn't open the list of available networks and at one point Windows reported that there was no wireless network device…
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Microsoft Surface Lands… First Impressions.

So, the long awaited Microsoft Surface landed late this afternoon. Yes, Microsoft are a little late to market but there seems to be a lot of sense in having devices which were developed by the same people that wrote the operating system on your computer, laptop and server. Even on this RT version of the…
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Happy Windows 8 Day!

Yes, today is the official release date of Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface tablet PC. Readers of an earlier post will know that we've already been using a release version of Windows 8 (we get it earlier as a Microsoft TechNet Subscriber) and actually we're pretty impressed. This is probably the very first time…
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Troubleshooting PSShutdown from APC PowerChute

If your psshutdown script works when you run it manually, but not when you call it from APC PowerChute, try making the APC services run as Administrator. Remember to stop the APC services, change the logon properties and then restart them.
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Demon Internet Email Migration

Demon Internet have been banging on about their planned 'email migration' for several months now, and many subscribers to Demon Internet are completely oblivious to the changes going on with the system. Unless users accounts are configured to receive email to the 'postmaster' account, then it is unlikely that small businesses using the Demon network…
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Microsoft Surface on Pre-Order

Microsoft released pricing details for their new surface tablet yesterday. The Surface RT version is £399 + VAT, which includes the touch keyboard cover. We've got one on order already and we look forward to putting it through it's paces...!
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Fortigate Security Appliances….. Nice Kit!

So, today we installed a Fortinet FortiGate 40C. This is a swish bit of kit that is perfect for small businesses to secure their network with hardware based antivirus, firewall and VPN. One of the key features to  impress us (in terms of ease of implementation anyway) is the features which block your employees access…
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New Service: Mobile Phone Screen Replacement

From this month we're pleased to announce a new mobile phone screen replacement service. One of our contractors is an experienced electrical engineer and is fully kitted out and ready to replace screens on most smart-phones and tablets. If you need a screen replaced then your best bet is to give us a call. We're…
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Study confirms that Microsoft has most secure browser by a big margin…

We are fans of 'alternative' web browsers sometimes. On Windows XP in particular, Internet Explorer 8 became rather cumbersome compared to alternative browsers such as Mozilla Firefox. In situations where Internet Explorer failed to load, we'd often suggest Firefox as an alternative. Being honest about it though, since Windows 7 arrived (and Internet Explorer 9 comes…
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