We’ve renewed so we’re still your Upstate area Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller!

We just renewed our standing as a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller by filling out the forms, using their training material and passing the required test. This enables us to continue to quote and ultimately sell Microsoft products to our Academic clients! If you are aware of a school which is in need of a Microsoft product such as Microsoft Office, …

Microsoft Office 365 Free Trial

  As I sit in a webinar this morning regarding a product we offer, I realize that I have done a poor job of increasing awareness of it to our customers! Microsoft has been offering a hosted email solution for a while now, allowing even the smallest of businesses to have a full Microsoft Exchange experience just like a large …

Microsoft Office 2013 is not transferable to another PC

If you have purchased, or plan to purchase, a new computer with the OEM version of Microsoft Office 2013 on it, please understand that the installation of that Office 2013 can only be done on the computer it was first installed on. In other words, let’s assume you buy a new computer from Homeland Secure IT along with Microsoft Office …

Microsoft Enterprise Licensing costs sheduled to increase substantially

Even though the cost to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 8 is the least expensive that any upgrade has been, Microsoft has raised the cost of Enterprise Licensing significantly. Here’s the breakdown of pricing changes: Enterprise USER CAL will increase by 15%. Enterprise DEVICE CAL will remain the same. There are many changes to the Microsoft pricing structure besides these, so …

Hosted Microsoft Exchange mail can fail too – pick a reliable cloud provider! #99.999

With all the talk about hosted storage, hosted applications, hosted backup, hosted mail, and “the cloud” terms such as “cloud computing”, “cloud storage”, “cloud solutions”, people tend to think that these servers never go down, that they are impervious to the issues that a physical server might have at your physical location. For all the advancements made in this arena, …

How to stay safe in the cloud

Here’s an article that I thought I would share about how to stay safe in the cloud… While I would not say it is the end all, be all post for cloud security, it does point out some great ways to protect yourself. As businesses move to hosted solutions such as SaaS (Software As A Service), cloud storage, and get …

We offer break-fix IT support in addition to managed services in Greenville / Upstate SC!

More and more, IT support businesses are pushing managed services, and with good reason; many issues can be resolved before they happen, and the relationship is about maintaining an operational network instead of operating in a continual crisis mode. While we would love to move each client into a managed services agreement, it might not be right for everyone. That …

Microsoft Small Business Specialist Partner

Microsoft Registered Partners are closely aligned with Microsoft to stay current with the latest Microsoft technology and serve customers more effectively. Microsoft Registered Partners encompass a broad range of expertise and vendor affiliations and their real world perspective can help you prioritize and effectively deliver your technology solutions. As a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, we are specially positioned to help …

Merry Christmas! Microsoft releases Exchange 2010 SP2 featuring new mini version of OWA, multi-valued custom attributes and more!

As promised, Microsoft released SP2 for Exchange Server 2010 on 2011-12-12, and the SP brings with it a number of features and fixes: Incorporates all the changes from Update Rollup 1 through 6 for SP1 Adds Hybrid Configuration Wizard for ease of managing a deployment between your on site Exchange and your Office 365 Exchange Introduces Address Book Policies, which …