Small Business Susan

Entries from September 2009 ↓


a.    Use. You may install and use any number of copies of the software on your devices in your household for use by people who reside there or for use in your home-based small business.Holy cow the EULA allows for use in a home based small business.  Wow, didn’t expect that.Tinfoil and paranoids.. please see […]

Remote Working Enabled by Windows Small Business Server 2008

Remote Working Enabled by Windows Small Business Server 2008 Just a follow up to this.  Recently someone stated that they had called Microsoft support and they had stated that after the installation of IE8 that RWW was no longer a viable technology.  Nothing could be farther than the truth. You do have to put […]

OneCare news

What does the fact that Onecare is now officially and really dead mean for SBS 2008?  It means that you can no longer depend on OneCare as a potential antivirus package.  Microsoft security essentials is also not a package that can be used/installed on the server. I need to double check the eula of Security […]

An application that can drive you to drink

Do you need help setting up QuickBooks?  if so check  out  and let Teri help you save time, money and your sanity. I saw that little tag line on an email and had to laugh.  Indeed Quickbooks can drive you insane at times.  Sometimes setting something up is indeed the hardest thing to do.  […]

What rights do vendors have? You just bought a computer.  But who’s computer is it anyway?  Is it yours?  Really?  More and more it’s the playground for vendors.  The blog post at should be read in it’s entirety.  Go ahead and read it and then come back here. So what do you think?  Is it okay […]

Taking risks Today we visited the soon to be officially opened Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.  Of the many fascinating lessons of the Musuem is the number of times that the Disney family bet the farm, sometimes figuratively. The number of business failures that both Walt and his father lived through showcased that […]

The business of retail

In San Francisco for the weekend and walking around the shopping district….cheap is in… expensive department stores look a bit … well… empty.  But’s some hints how you can keep me in the stores and keep me from going to and doing my shopping there. 1.  Clean up the restrooms.  When you see […]

Symform — check it out Check it out   So last night Kevin Brown did an excellent webcast on how Symform works…  channel only is their focus and the “peer” storage model means that they can flat fee the costs.  The bits you backup are distributed out to other nodes.  You can actually lose a certain amount of “stuff” and […]

A closer shot if you couldn’t figure it out

See why I had to buy it! ![Posted with tiny device, so if there are typos .....]

This was a moral imperative

As you can see, I had to buy this.[Posted with tiny device, so if there are typos .....]