Cloud for business
At xlconsulting we love our cloud tools and technologies.
Your organisation can use them too!
Your organisation can use them too!
Microsoft Exchange Online is the backbone of xlconsulting's day to day business.
Email, calendars, contacts and tasks synchronised to our computers using Outlook (or Apple's MacOS software if you prefer), and our tablets & phones; with web browser access to all features when we don't have our electronic tools handy.
Calendar delegation and sharing features are great with personal assistants. We also love the included 50GB inbox, anti-malware and anti-spam filtering protection, security features, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and the simple to use management interface.
For a small monthly payment, you can get all these great features and more for your organisation - of any size. Because the server is hosted by Microsoft in Hong Kong, Singapore and other regions, there is no large capital investment in hardware or software licences required.
Are you a registered non-profit NGO? You can get Exchange Online for free!
Craig is a Microsoft Certified Exchange Server Professional.
We love the new Microsoft Office 2016 and you and your staff can to. Office 2016 is an 'evergreen' product; you will get new features as Microsoft releases them.
For a small monthly payment you will get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and Publisher. It's a subscription - no large capital outlay required.
Microsoft will include 1000 gigabytes of OneDrive cloud storage, Office Online web document editing, and the Office tablet and phone apps.
Need Access 2016? No problem, upgrade your subscription.
Apple Mac user? You can get the same deal for Office 2016 for Mac (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote).
Are you a non-profit NGO? Ask about us about the (hugely) discounted price.
Ask David about his well regarded Excel training course. And Craig is now presenting his 'Time management with Outlook and OneNote' training course.
David is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel.
Business-grade anti-virus and web protection starting at a price every business can afford. Free.
Manage and protect all the devices that power your business, anywhere, anytime from the cloud.
Set it and forget it. With Avast for Business on guard, you can focus on running your business.
The robust alerting and reporting engine will let you know the status of all protect computers.
Secure multiple PCs, Macs, even servers ― all at the same time.
Manage your protected network easily, at any time and from anywhere. All for free. A premium paid option with additional features is available.
Please ask xlconsulting for a quotation to setup Avast for Business at your organisation today!
Question. Office 365? Is that the same as Office 2016?
Answer. No. Microsoft Office 365 is the name for a collection of Microsoft cloud services.
Office 365 includes:
And you can add-on:
Office 2016 for PC, Office 2016 for Mac, and the Office tablet and phone apps (see above).
Don't forget about the strong security features, 99.9% uptime guarantee and easy management. Use one or two or all of the included services, it's up to you.
Office 365 is a subscription product so no large capital outlay in hardware and software licences is required.
Are you a registered non-profit NGO? You can get the Office 365 Online products for free!
Craig is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Office 365.
What is Microsoft Azure? In short, it’s Microsoft’s cloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services—compute, storage, data, networking, and app—that help you move faster, do more, and save money. But that’s just scratching the surface. Here’s what else Azure is….
Websites Azure Websites enables you to deploy web applications on a scalable and reliable cloud infrastructure. You can quickly scale up and out or even scale automatically to meet your application needs.
Cloud Services Azure Cloud Services remove the need to manage server infrastructure. With Web and Worker roles, they enable you to quickly build, deploy and manage modern applications.
SQL Database Azure SQL Database is a relational database service that enables you to rapidly create, extend, and scale relational applications into the cloud.
Storage Azure Storage offers non-relational data storage including Blob, Table, Queue and Drive storage.
Virtual Machines Azure Virtual Machines enable you to deploy a Windows Server or Linux image in the cloud. You can select images from a marketplace or bring your own customized images.
Other tools we use regularly are:
OneNote by Microsoft - www.onenote.com
Harvest - time tracker
Workflow Max - task, time and lead manager
mSecure - password manager
Mikrotik Routerboard - internet routers
Ubiquity UniFi - enterprise wireless access points
QNAP Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers
Windows Phone 10
Weebly - web site creation tool