Microsoft is rebranding Microsoft Office 365 to Microsoft 365 on April 21st 2020 which will reflect a wider range of product offerings. Since its launch in 2011 Office 365 has grown immensely and the number of services and subsets now includes not just Office but tools for small business and enterprise to manage their entire… Keep Reading

Back in February Google let everyone know in a blog article that their Chrome browser would start treating sites that were still delivered over HTTP (as opposed to HTTPS) differently. Time is an odd thing. When I read advisories for 2020 I tend to discount them because “by then, we will all be in silver… Keep Reading

I know our customers are keen to know what happened last week when we experienced a network outage.  A good number of you have contacted us to find out when they can expect the full Service Interruption Notice (SIN) or reason for outage. Typically, these are turned around quickly, however, while the cause of the… Keep Reading

Changes we’ve made The General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May and as with all things well planned, there’s been the inevitable last-minute scramble to get those last few things checked off. We’ve got a few things to do still, but we’re sure customers are keen to know how we’ve been… Keep Reading

(update 6th April 2088 – Customers who were affected who require the official service interruption notice, please contact support.) If you’re a customer then you’ve seen this I hope.  I sent it to all of our customer account contacts earlier this afternoon.  Of course, you may have been affected and we’re not on the distribution list,… Keep Reading

I had an enquiry yesterday regarding the necessity for encrypted emails to be GDPR compliant. O_O It was so out of the blue that it left me speechless for a moment, before realising where the request was coming from. Sure enough, a further Google/DuckDuckGo/Bing/Weapon Of Choice suggests that this is a common issue or query… Keep Reading

This is a short article on the use of /etc/hosts – often referred to by our engineers as an edit, entry, or change to your “etcetera hosts” file. It is the simplest, most reliable, long lived solution to site previewing. The /etc/hosts file overrides DNS lookups. As such the world can look up your website… Keep Reading