MICROSOFT does NOT cold call about computer faults!

I’ve just had a very interesting phone call from a gentleman with an India accent, though the accent isn’t important as it could have been from anyone. He stated that he was calling from Microsoft and that they were concerned about a number of network faults showing up on my computer. At this point I told him that I was not interested in his SCAM and put the phone down. I would urge anyone who receives a similar call to do the same.

If I had continued the call he would have almost certainly “persuaded” me that it was imperative that I download something so that he could look at my computer to clear the problem. Once he had access to my computer we would have been able to seek out personal information on the computer, install spyware etc. and cause all types of problems. As well as this I have heard that this type of scam frequently involves paying a fee (by card) to fix the “problems”.

Please be aware that Microsoft does not cold call anyone about faults on computers. Don’ fall for this SCAM.

.cymru & .wales domain names now available

.cymru & .wales domain name registrations are now available for public registration using our automated system. However, if you wish to place an order for identical .cymru and .wales  please contact us by phone on 0845 6585 444 or 01443 879777 or by email by clicking HERE.

Pricing: .cymru and .wales are priced at £20.00 each for a one year registration with a special price where identical .cymru and .wales registrations are both taken @ £30.00 per year for the registration pair.

.cymru & .wales domain names

.cymru & .wales domain name registrations are not yet available for public registration and for this reason are not yet available using our automated system. However, if you have a Welsh Business Priority you can apply for these domain names now. Please see http://www.equestrianwebsites.com/dcart/ for further details.

If you have Welsh Business Priority and wish to apply now please contact us by phone on 0845 6585 444 or 01443 879777 or by email by clicking HERE.

Changes to publishing configuration

A recent automatic operating system update on all of our web servers has necessitated a change to the publishing configuration for any clients publishing their website with Expression Web.

Previously the Directory box was left empty – it should now contain ../../../web – please make this change and save the publishing configuration.

It has been noted that Microsoft FrontPage 2013 does not work with this directory configuration and we would advise all clients still using FrontPage to upgrade to ExpressionWeb. Other than being a different colour on screen, ExpressionWeb is very similar to FrontPage, especially if you customise it as directed in our tutorial.

Expression Web is now available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center – click HERE to go to the download page. Please also see our “Editing Your Website” tutorial at http://www.eqwebs.com/client/Editing your website with Microsoft Expression Web 3 or 4.pdf.

Nominet Accredited Registrar Status

Eqwebs Ltd trading as Equestrian Websites was today awarded Accredited Registrar status by Nominet (the .uk domain name authority).  To date there are only 51 of over 4,700 Nominet Registrars who hold Accredited Status. This status is only awarded to those registrars who prove that they can meet the highest standards set by Nominet. This is an exceptional achievement for us as most Accredited Registrars are the “big” companies in the domain name industry.

Microsoft Expression Web 4

Microsoft have recently announced significant changes to their development of Expression Studio and of particular interest to our clients is the following statement from the Microsoft website:-

Expression Web

The web is now about applications as well as traditional web sites, and this requires a new set of tools. Microsoft is committed to offering a unified approach to focus on web design and development features in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.

As part of this consolidation, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 provides the leading web development tool, which enables you to design, develop, and maintain websites and web applications. Visual Studio 2012 makes it easy to build CSS-based websites from the ground up with new CSS layouts, HTML5 support and full featured capabilities for working with and debugging JavaScript. Learn more about Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web and WebMatrix 2.

Expression Web is now available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center, and no new versions will be developed. Customers who previously purchased Expression Web will receive support through the established support lifecycle.

To go directly to the Microsoft Download Page for Expression Web click HERE

Joomla (and WordPress) now added to our repertoire

In addition to our html websites, that we have been providing to our clients since 1999, and our EqwebsCMS websites (since 2011) we are now able to provide and support Joomla (and WordPress) websites. Our new Customer Support Website is a Joomla website and this blog is in WordPress.

Please contact us directly to hear about the features available and the pricing on our Joomla websites.