Many Microsoft small business clients recently inquired to Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans regarding the advantages of Windows Server 2008 R2 and its many features that are designed specifically to work with client computers running Windows 7. Windows 7 is the next version of the Windows operating system from Microsoft planned for release on October 23.. Read the rest of this entry »

With the impending release of Windows 7, Onsite is regularly questioned about a cost-effective, high-value Foundation to existing server alternatives. The proven and reliable technology of Windows Server Foundation provides an affordable platform for the core portfolio of IT capabilities, including file and print sharing, remote access and security. A simple and familiar Windows experience makes it easy for organizations to get up and running without the steep learning curve. Read the rest of this entry »

At Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans we continue our discovery process and review of Windows 7 and how its features and benefits apply to Microsoft business systems.  Administrators can use Group Policy settings to centrally configure BitLocker and BitLocker to Go for removable storage encryption. Some of the configuration options are: Read the rest of this entry »

At Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans we are enjoying the new and improved features and benefits of Microsoft Windows 7.  Some may contend when sharing data it is often difficult to determine access information from earlier versions of Windows. Read the rest of this entry »

A Microsoft business computer that fails to start is one of the most challenging troubleshooting scenarios Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans face, and most frustrating to users—especially mobile users who are far from the support staff. If users can’t start Windows, they can’t access software troubleshooting tools to diagnose and resolve the problem. More important, they can’t give that important sales presentation or create that budget. Read the rest of this entry »

A large Microsoft business client recently consulted with Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans with an interesting problem.  Employees using company PCs were installing and running unauthorized software, caused their computers to became far less manageable and secure. The PCs also run sluggishly, which reduces user productivity and generates more calls for IT support. And, most important, running this software is a violation of compliance rules. Read the rest of this entry »

In a prior post, Onsite Computer Service in New Orleans attempted to explain cloud computing and the potential benefits to small and medium businesses with Microsoft-based systems. A perplexed client with concern for housing his data at another site emailed for a further explanation of the benefits of hosted services as opposed to in-house operation of a Microsoft environment. Onsite has significant experience with enterprise computing as a consultant to clients like Tulane University, Loyola University, Entergy, Fluor-Daniel, and R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates. Read the rest of this entry »