Friday, April 18, 2008

Do you give away passwords for chocolate?

Very interesting article that I found recently. Women give away passwords for chocolates. What would you give your password away for? I might be tempted with some golf clubs but come on. Never ever give away your passwords unless it is someone you know.

As a general rule we really never write down user passwords. Its just a security risk. Keeps your passwords secure and yours...not somebody elses.

Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 Training

Greetings from sunny Dallas. I'm down here at SMB Summit to learn more about the new products coming out from Microsoft. Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008. These are some great products that will be out later this year. We'll be prepared from the get go at TAZ Networks to support these and I'll be blogging about them in the upcoming months. Small businesses will definitely get a boost from SBS 2008.

For instance one example today is of a golf course that needed management software. SBS 2008 was installed in beta and now the golf course can manage calendars for golf course personnel such as cart guys, corporate outing calendars and catering calendars. Great software to do all of this out of the box.

I'll be coming back to Michigan with all these ideas in mind. Oh and it'll be nice to get away from the golf ball size hail we saw last night here in TX. Yep everything is indeed bigger in TX.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

RIM ruling right now?

This headline just floated across my email: RIM reports doubling of profit and revenue, adds 2.2 million net new BlackBerry accounts

And I have to say that I concur. In the last month we've added 3 new Blackberry Pro Express installations on top of Small Business Server. Haven't heard of that? Actually it's pretty slick for small business. For $99/user and free for the first user you can install the software on your SBS server and redirect all mail to your blackberry. It's a new software from RIM that previously would have required the higher priced Blackberry Enterprise Server.

Has Windows Mobile lost a little steam? It sure appears that way to us. When the cost is minimal such as the above then Blackberry isn't such a bad word for small business anymore.