Lenovo Helix, ultimate Windows 8 device? First impressions

I have been using Windows 8 on my ageing laptop and home workstation as well. There are many nay-sayers out there, but my personal opinion is that Microsoft has finally made something that is new inside out, looks great and works great. Despite not having touch on either of my current computers, i have to say my efficiency in using … Continue reading

Small Business Server 2011 Migration preparation tool reports 2 errors despite the fix been applied

I had previously addressed some errors that Windows Small Business Server 2011 Migration Preparation tool reported. As usual, there’s always something new that i haven’t seen before. In the previous cases the solution was more less provided by the tool itself, or it could be found easily after a short research. This time it was a much harder nut to … Continue reading

SBS 2011 Internet Explorer Maintenance missing from Group Policy Management

Came across another interesting behavior doing a SBS 2011 migration. By default the  User Group Policy sets the Internet Explorer home page to point to the Companyweb. Which is all and fine, we all got used to live with this “feature” and we all know how to disable it. Right? Not quite. As it turns out, the Internet Explorer Maintenance … Continue reading

Pricing consideration on Exchange on-premise – v – Office 365

Since Microsoft has decided to annoy all small business IT admins by discontinuing the Windows Small Business Server (SBS) product line, it’s time to look in to what to replace the good old SBS with. To be more precise, what form of messaging system to use. There might be some who might replace Exchange with other 3rd party solutions (non-exchange) … Continue reading