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Office 2010 Technical Preview

We’re engaged in the technical preview of Office 2010. It’s obviously scheduled for release sometime next year. This technical preview is a little different for us, in that it’s not NDA. It has been released to only a few people but we’re allowed to talk about it. It’s a nice […]

Add Video Content to Your Website, not YouTube

This morning Warrillow has a very interesting post about video. Market research shows that business customers trust the video on your website more than video on YouTube. In fact, they’ll watch it 21% more often. Fortunately posting video to your website isn’t difficult. In fact, YouTube makes it easy by […]

Presentation: Understanding Social Media

Thanks for all for responding in the positive. I have scheduled this event for next Thursday at Noon. In this presentation, I will not be demonstrating how to use Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Fan pages, LinkedIn and Blogs but rather I will show how other businesses are using social media and […]

I-75 Fire

Harbor Computer Services was affected by the fire on I-75 last night. Our servers and other network equipment still reside in Hazel Park. After the bridge collapsed last night, I got a call from our monitoring service letting me know that the server was unreachable. Sure enough. Power is out. […]

Understanding Social Networking

I’m thinking about doing a short webinar on social networking. From talking to people that have attended a conference session, chamber of commerce event or webinar on this topic I’m hearing that the audience left confused or unclear about why they should care about social networking for their business. I […]

Palm Pre

While doing my morning reading, I came across this from a fellow geek blogger. The Palm Pre implementation for Exchange ActiveSync mail is completely unsuited for enterprise companies. There is no support for remote wipe, enforcing password policies,etc. In fact, if you currently force the acceptance of these policies, you […]

Small Business Servers get a mention in USA Today

Nice to see SBS catch a little fame. So many small business overlook it either because they have never heard of it or they don’t realize that it is jammed packed with many more features than standard server. http://www.usatoday.com/money/smallbusiness/columnist/abrams/2009-06-26-servers-for-small-business_N.htm At some point, sharing all this information — let’s use the […]

Office for Home

A couple of people recently asked me where to buy Microsoft Office for their home computer. My stock answer is always CostCo or BestBuy because they will consistently have the best price on any random day. But I wanted to point out an special advertisement that I got today from […]