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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Ready to Start? Windows 8.1 RTMs…but…

harryb testing windows8 1 webSources close to the top have confirmed that Windows 8.1 has released to manufacturing (RTM) and is on the way. The rumor, which is now fact, was leaked last Friday (perhaps to defer attention on the retirement announcement concerning Steve Ballmer). Like many readers, I’ve been running the Windows 8.1 Preview on a few machines for the past few months. I even have my sons and wife playing around with it on the family PC in the TV room. The consensus: We like it!

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Fall Conference Highlight: Migration Madness and April 8

In business, there is a work-a-day concept called “bread and butter” work. Highly trained lawyers stoop low to write wills to pay the rent. It’s understood and a necessity to running a small business.

So when I introduce the concept of performing Windows XP migrations before the April 8, 2014 end-of-life (and support) deadline, I want you to listen to me with an open mind and heart. Now hear this: WINDOWS XP MIGRATIONS ARE YOUR GREATEST REVENUE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE NEXT YEAR!  (Do you understand what I just said?)

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SMB Nation Fall Video!

FallVidPoliteGood afternoon, SMB Nation members!

We are pleased to introduce the official SMB Nation Fall Conference video, which features an interesting take on the upcoming EOL for Windows XP.

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