Our experience moving to Microsoft Office 365

Jay HineTechnology

During last month Optima Systems moved away from our locally installed Exchange Server and migrated to Microsoft Office 365. We went for the full version which gave us not only “Hosted Exchange” but also the newest version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.). So when Office 2016 was released a couple of weeks ago we were able to download and … Read More

To SSD or not to SSD

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SSD stands for a “Solid State Drive” – it’s the same technology as found in an iPod or USB memory stick, it allows very fast boot-up as the disk doesn’t spin and programs load almost instantly. It’s light and durable but most importantly it’s blazingly fast. In fact in some cases up to 12 times faster than a conventional hard … Read More

Chrome plugin problems

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Had trouble viewing content in Chrome after the version 42 release? As a developer I don’t always use chrome’s PepperFlash player. Today (16/04/2015) I came in to find that an application that was left in a perfectly working state simply wouldn’t load. It displayed the ‘To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version x.x.x or greater is installed.’ … Read More

Windows Server 2003 end of life

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If you have not already arranged to replace your existing server running Windows Server 2003 then it is imperative that you start now. On the 14th July 2015 Microsoft will stop supplying security updates for Windows Server 2003, in the same way they did for XP. This will mean your server is more open to attack. Given this is the … Read More

Is your network ready for the Christmas break?

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There are a couple of things that are worth noting if you are closing down over the Festive period: If you are in a Shared building could the power be turned off at any time and if so would this affect your Servers? If so it might be worth switching off your servers and restarting them when you return. Please … Read More