Category Archives: Microsoft

The Cloud (Part 4): Your Journey to the Cloud

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Part 2 in this series argued that as organisations move to a higher level of cloud adoption, a planned strategic approach is required. The ten key questions to address when developing a cloud strategy were then addressed in Part 3. In this penultimate post in the series, we examine two of the most important issues   …Continue Reading


‘Impressive in its Mundanity’: A pictorial tour inside one of Microsoft’s Cloud Datacenters

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Microsoft’s cloud estate is impressive with over a million servers and more than a hundred sites around the world, including the UK. Since opening its first datacenter on its Redmond campus in 1989, the company has spent more than $15 billion in building its cloud infrastructure. More than 200 online services are now delivered by   …Continue Reading


The Cloud (Part 2): Misconceptions and the Need for Strategy

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Part 1 in this series presented evidence showing that cloud adoption by UK organisations has increased significantly in recent years. A tipping point has been reached. There is still a long way to go, however, before the full benefits of the cloud are being realised. For businesses not currently using the cloud, or at an   …Continue Reading


Microsoft’s New UK Data Centres Will Boost Cloud Adoption

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As a major supplier of Azure cloud and Office 365 solutions, Bridgeall welcomes last week’s announcement by Microsoft that it has opened its first cloud-based UK data centres. The three new data centres, located in London, Durham and Cardiff, should help to ease some perceived customer concerns about the cloud, especially in relation to data   …Continue Reading


Leveraging the Cloud for Business Continuity

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Business continuity and disaster recovery planning are an essential component for every successful business, regardless of their size, sector or location. Availability and reliability are two of the most important aspects of any successful plan. Implementing effective disaster recovery and business continuity can be a complicated and costly exercise, with less than 50% of organisations   …Continue Reading


How to install Office on a shared computer

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Companies often require Microsoft Office to be installed on shared computers. If the system administrator installs it under their own account then it will use up one of their licences. It is possible to configure office 2013 (office 365) as being a shared computer and thus not using up one of your licences. This can   …Continue Reading


Is the Microsoft cloud right for you?

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With the fast pace of innovation constantly accelerating, it’s becoming increasingly expensive to keep investing in the latest and greatest IT solutions. At the same time, relying on older solutions while your competitors invest in new ones gives them a leg up on you to anticipate, manage, and respond more quickly to change. By turning   …Continue Reading


Avoid hidden pitfalls when migrating to Office 365

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Office 365 is widely used in businesses of all sizes. At Bridgeall, we have migrated many companies from Exchange to Office 365 and, now we know the pitfalls, we have created a slick migration process. To save you time and effort we thought it would be useful to share details of the niggles we’ve encountered.   …Continue Reading


Top 5 new features in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 -Update 1

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1.  Themes: Themes are in everybody’s favourite list and with good reason. We’ve been working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM since the 2011 version – back in the days of the good old grey forms. We’ve always wanted the ability to change the look and feel of the application, to style it up and brand it,   …Continue Reading


Key features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015

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First released in January 2003, Microsoft Dynamics CRM has provided users and organisations with powerful capabilities. Microsoft Dynamics CRM continues to grow and the 2015 release contains new features and capabilities allowing businesses to further their abilities to deliver amazing customer experiences. 1. Sales Key Features Product Families Companies will be able to boost selling   …Continue Reading