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New News page

For the latest tech news, head over to our News page. This page is more a log of technical events and changes to our application development environment and to the website structure.

FoxPro Legacy System Support and Life Extension

FoxPro on Windows 7 logosWe support a fairly significant legacy FoxPro database system and we have been undertaking the renewal and refreshment of the setup, without significantly changing the core system itself (which is a helpdesk with considerable bespoke extensions).

The issues that had accumulated over time centred on caching, fragmentation and competition for system resources in a virtualised server environment.

The development environment and its configuration control have been upgraded to a Windows 7 system. At the same time, data in the core system has been filtered and selectively archived to support changed legal requirements for the retrieval and mining of old data while at the same time simplifying the archive and retrieval process.

Future bug fixes and additional features can now be added much more easily.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Yes, we have heard the wise words that if you write your website honestly, you won't need to indulge in any SEO Black Arts. And foolish, we came some way to believing what was said... However, changes, apparently brought in by Google's coterie of children's picture book animals - principally pandas and penguins - dispelled this quaint and trusting thought from our minds.

Even though our web authoring and the readability of our pages had been checked using the eyeballs of real human people, this was not, it seems, good enough...

Panda says "No"

Our major sin was using certain words too often. So we have had to do a copyrighting job to adapt many pages so that they use language in the approved way. In most places, you won't notice the difference. Sometimes, though, the approved language can seem a little stilted and less natural than the original.

Tablet pages reorganised (again) Smaller Slates added

A further page has been added to our Comparison Tables, to separate the iPad and larger size tablets from the Galaxy Tab and smaller ones. It will be interesting to see how well Android 3 Honeycomb performs on the Acer Iconia A100 and Asus Eee Pad MeMo which have both just been added to the smaller tabs page:

Current large
First Generation
Prototypes & Limited Sale
Windows or Intel

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New page in the technical guides section

The Technical Guides section now contains an introduction to virtualisation for small businesses and organisations.


Big update to tablet page!

The Comparison Table has been redone and now just shows the latest, hottest tablets. The old page is still available if you are interested in older models.


Dreamweaver/Subversion setup for Windows

We have added a set of pages describing how to implement version control for Dreamweaver CS5 using Subversion, in a Windows environment.


New page on desktop Virtualisation

We have added an introduction to the possibility of virtualising a desktop to a tablet PC..


Client login repair guide added

We have added another step-by-step illustrated guide; this one shows how to reinstate client machine logins on a virtualised Windows server.


Tablet Platform Comparison

An updated review of Operating System options to celebrate the formal release of Android 2.3 - Gingerbread.


Virtualisation guide added

We have added another step-by-step illustrated guide; this one shows how to convert a physical machine to a VMware virtual machine.


T-Day has come

Tablet Day has come. After waiting a year for a second decent Android slate, three arrive at once - maybe...

Virtual Machine Backup Guide

We have prepared a comprehensive step-by-step guide on the process of backing up a virtual machine using VMware.


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