Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

Hilltops IT win QuoteWerks Solution Partner Award

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Aspire Technologies Inc, of Orlando, Florida, USA announced today that Hilltops IT has again won their Top 10 Solution Partner Award for sales of the award winning sales quotation software, “QuoteWerks”.  Hilltops IT beat off stiff competition from all over the world, including many much larger and more local resellers in the United States to again win the prestigious award.


Further QuoteWerks QuoteValet information released

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

More information regarding the release of QuoteWerks QuoteValet has been made available to the public and Hilltops IT are pleased to share this information with you below.    (more…)

Record Year for Local Firm – Thanks To Local New Grads

Monday, November 8th, 2010


Stoke based firm, Hilltops IT, announced that 2009/10 has been their most successful year despite the recession, and Managing Director, Stephen Siggs, believes that employing local graduates has made a contribution to the firm’s achievement.


Sage stop development on Sage 100

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Sage UK announced today that they are stopping development on the Sage 100 solution.


ACT: new features of 2010 release from Sage

Monday, August 31st, 2009

In response to a question on the Knowledgebase, Sage have release a very comprehensive summary of the new features in the ACT! by Sage 2010 release. The new release (due imminently) contains feature updates including customisable opportunities, a redesigned navigation, a new welcome page, e-Marketing and much more.


BLOG: Bing – a new search engine from Microsoft

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Microsoft launched a new search engine yesterday.

According to Microsoft: Bing offers richer, more organised results and an improved search experience, creating more satisfied users who use it more often. The benefit to you? Even more qualified leads to further grow your business online with the market’s highest-converting search engine.


SUPPORT: Windows 7 to get XP Mode for compatibility

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Microsoft is planning a new virtualisation tool to provide better application compatibility for businesses migrating from Windows XP to the forthcoming Windows 7 operating system.
The feature will be called Windows XP Mode and will allow users to install and run applications in a Windows XP environment running under
Windows Virtual PC.


DEVELOPMENT: SQL Server 2008 SP1 released

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available. You can use these packages to upgrade any SQL Server 2008 edition.


DEVELOPMENT: Visual Studio 2010’s New Look Unveiled at VSLive!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Microsoft kicked off VSLive! San Francisco 2009 this week with more news about what’s planned for Visual Studio 2010.


DEVELOPMENT: Fortnightly digest – what’s happening at Hilltops IT and the world of software development

Friday, February 6th, 2009

We’ve been writing on the blog now for several weeks about the SQL Server Reporting Services bespoke Business Intelligence reporting bespoke development project which we have been developing. This also involved some SQL Server Integration Services work – the two go hand-in-hand in many ways for larger reporting database projects.