xTEN Coronavirus Precautions

Following the initial outbreak of Coronavirus, the xTEN team agreed to self-isolate should we show any symptoms and work from home should traveling to the office be restricted. Since then, the UK government has issued details of what we should expect as the virus spreads with the phased response of Contain, Delay, Research, and Mitigate.

Twelve people have tested positive in Yorkshire, and over half of these cases have been in Leeds. As it’s increasingly likely that the country will move to the Delay phase, we feel that we’re in a position to do our part to delay the outbreak and reduce the strain on the NHS, so those that are vulnerable get the care they need.

Therefore, any team members concerned about contracting the virus will be working from home this week, and everyone will be working from home until further notice starting Monday 16th March.

The team routinely work from home and have done so effectively since 2017. Working from home does not impact our ability to provide the level of service our customers expect, and this decision will not affect any services or projects.

xTEN are now a Microsoft Silver Partner

xTEN are now a Microsoft Silver Partner. That means we have been recognised by Microsoft for our technical expertise and customer service.

We’re excited to pass on the benefits of our partnership to our customers. Not only does our Silver status provide assurance you are working with a company trusted by Microsoft, but that you’ll be getting an even better service.

As partners, we get exclusive access to technical training and documentation that we can use to benefit your business. With better connections to the Microsoft Support team, we can help solve your problems faster. Our up-to-date knowledge of the latest solutions will help us find innovative solutions to meet your business goals.

Whether it’s getting advice on the best Microsoft solution for your business, optimising existing systems or troubleshooting, we can help you. Speak to us today to find out how you can save money, time and drive innovation through IT solutions.

xTEN become a Redgate Certified Partner

We’re pleased to announce that xTEN are a Redgate Certified Partner and one of a handful of organisations that can offer SQL Monitor licenses on a monthly basis. We offer this as part of our managed services but also to customers who may wish to scale up their monitoring for seasonal traffic or for short term projects; such as consolidating servers and services.

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Who are Redgate?

Redgate are the leading provider of software for professionals working on the Microsoft data platform. They help over 800,000 people in every type of organisation around the world, from small and medium sized businesses to 91% of companies in the Fortune 100. Their SQL Toolbelt helps users implement DevOps best practice for their databases, easily monitor database performance, and improve team productivity.