Forms, web forms and information


What information do you really need from your customers and more importantly what do your customers or clients want from you. I am often asked to write web forms that ask an enormous amount of information from the person filling it in.  This is normally when companies have been using paper forms and are moving […]

Recovery from backup and other fun activities


  Following on from the post on backup which somewhat obscurely  was called Backup, backup, backup with extra backup  this post looks at how the backup works Apple has Time Machine Set and forget backup software with a really fast restore. Works locally   Microsoft has backup Comes free with Windows Creates snapshots Is encrypted […]

Windows 10 is here and Microsoft gave it away


By this time you may have even downloaded (and installed) Windows 10 . Be aware that: Everything you write is collected Everything is distributed to Microsoft cloud services Everything is analysed Everything is stored Your wi-fi is shared Random thoughts in a text file? Shopping lists? where you browse? Your geographic information. Everything. It is […]

Windows Server is End of life


Microsoft  Small Business Server has  ( SBS ) probably served you well but the time has now come to upgrade to a new system because it will get hit with really nasty viruses like cryptolocker The fist thing to know about Microsoft Small Business Server is that it is really several servers rolled into one […]