26 July 2012
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Open Internet

The government has drafted up a voluntary code of practice to protect the principle of net neutrality, but not every UK service provider has been happy to sign up to it. Although net neutrality is now seemingly being referred to as the “open internet”, or to give the code its full name, the Open Internet […]


26 July 2012
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Olympics are almost here!

Are you planning to watch this amazing festival of sport at work? Most of the key finals are going to take place on weekends but all the rest of the events are going to happen during the working hours. So if you’re planning to watch it on line then please do plan ahead. Every Broadband […]


23 July 2012
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BT says “Fibre for Wales”

BT has secured a contract with government and European funding to provide Wales with a super-fast broadband roll-out designed to transform the country. The total amount which will be invested in improving Welsh fibre infrastructure will be £425 million, consisting of both public investment from the government’s broadband pot, and private investment from BT. Wales […]


17 July 2012
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Microsoft Office 2013 unveiled

Microsoft has pushed out the customer preview version of Office 2013, the next incarnation of its suite which will be cloud-based, and is designed with Windows 8 in mind. There will be physical copies of Office for those who want to install the suite in the traditional fashion, but Microsoft is really pushing three new […]


13 July 2012
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Retirement of Windows XP

With the retirement of Windows XP people are being forced to look at upgrades to Windows 7 or Windows 8. Microsoft have released a statement urging people not to wait for Windows 8 but to upgrade to Windows 7 now. I have to say I agree with this statement but probably for different reasons to […]


12 July 2012
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Windows 8 due in October

And the Surface tablet is also likely to emerge then Microsoft has announced an official release date for Windows 8 at the firm’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference. At the event in Canada, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller made the revelation that Windows 8 (and Windows RT, the version for ARM […]


29 June 2012
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UK DSL Service Provider’s Setting List

When configuring your router and you encounter the condition to enter the ISP-provided VPI/VCI, Connection Type and Encapsulation Mode, Please refer to the table below. ISP Name VPI/VCI Connection Type Encapsulation Mode MTU AOL 0/38 PPPoE LLC 1400 BT Broadband 0/38 PPPoA VC-MUX 1400 Bulldog 0/38 PPPoA VC-MUX 1400 Demon 0/38 PPPoA VC-MUX 1400 Force […]


28 June 2012
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BT Openreach fibres up 98 exchanges

BT Openreach has announced that it is to roll out fibre to 98 more UK exchanges, which are scheduled to be enabled later in 2013. This latest slab of exchanges is part of BT’s £2.5 billion spend on fibre roll out, and they encompass the entire country, from Sandown in the Isle of Wight, to […]


26 June 2012
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Potential issues after installing SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was recently released through Microsoft Update. On a default installation, Windows SBS 2011 Standard administrators should be able to see it in the SBS Console and would need to approve it for installation before it is offered for installation on the server. Since SharePoint Foundation 2010, patching […]


25 June 2012
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