09:00 – 17:30

Monday to Friday

William James House

Cowley Road, CB4 0WX

01223 852935


09:00 – 17:30

Monday to Friday

William James House

Cowley Road, CB4 0WX

01223 852935


Latest News

Windows 11

Release date 5th October 2021 – Time to get a shiny new computer?

Or maybe your computer will be compatible and be able to upgrade for free… watch this space
We suggest you take advice before upgrading to Windows 11 especially in a business environment.

Server 2008 End of Support

Microsoft has announced end of support for Windows Server 2008 is coming soon. Customers still running Windows Server 2008 after end of support will face a number of challenges: increased threat of cybercrime, loss of support for popular applications, rising costs and limited options for Cloud computing.

Support officially ends on January 14th 2020. Recommending transition is to Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 to ensure ongoing support.

Windows 7 End of Support

Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, extended support is planned to end on January 14, 2020.

People should be planning to upgrade to Windows 10 to continue getting Microsoft updates.

Office 365

Office 365 has been around a while now, clients are seeing the benefits of moving to the Cloud for e-mail services.  Office 365 and Hosted Exchange services provide greater flexibility and enable business continuity for accessing e-mail 24/7.

This also has huge advantages, in that Cyber Security is becoming more forefront in peoples minds and having Microsoft working hard to protect your e-mail against SPAM and Phishing content before it hits your inbox.

Advanced Threat Protection – for Office 365

April 2017

G&A Fire Protection – CNS provide Cloud E-mail services to G&A.

March 2017

NP Architects – CNS is pleased to be selected to provide IT Support services for Nicholas Phillips Architects Ltd.

November 2015

Sheene Mill – CNS provide Cloud E-mail services and re-engineer IT systems for the well known Sheen Mill hotel and restaurant.

October 2014

Cambridge Protein Arrays  – takes on new server solutions and network installation from CNS.

August 2014

We are pleased to announce Hugh Thorogood has joined the team here at CNS  Hugh said “I am looking forward to helping and supporting the CNS client base”

December 2013

G&A Group – Haverhill based Fire Protection specialists, G&A Group are an existing client, who have outgrown their Small Business Server 2003 server, so upgraded to the latest Dell server and operating system, with increased capacity.

November 2013

The Beauty Academy – Ask CNS to setup a Dell Server and sort out the network issues they were experiencing.

October 2013

Wright Design Limited – Well known Cambridge based design company, use CNS to implement a new SBS 2011 server solution.

September 2013

Polytherics Ltd – London based biotech company, merge with Antitope Ltd. continue to use CNS for in-house IT services and support.

June 2013

Cantab Asset Management – Cambridge Based financial services company upgraded their SBS 2003 server hardware to the lastest powerful Dell server.

June 2013

Marstan BDB  – Gt. Chesterford based construction consultancy specialising in quantity surveying, chose CNS to upgrade there dated SBS 2003 to their new Dell server hardware.

October 2012

AIS Developments Ltd. – Haverhill based main contractor company installed a new Dell Server system to replace noisey out of date, HP rack mount server.

April 2012

Cambridge Care Company – Newmarket based Care company installed with new Server system.

March 2012

Availl.co.uk – New Windows Server system installed, up and running in record time.

February 2012

We are pleased to announce that Wilstow Ltd. in Soham chose CNS to provide IT Support services to backup their current IT infrastructure.

October 2011

Antitope Limited upgrade to the latest state of the art Dell Server system with the lastest Microsoft SBS 2011 operating system to give extra capacity for business growth and stability of business systems. This was carried out over a weekend to minimise downtime and we can safely say , it was business as usual Monday morning.

September 2011

Lunchtime UK  – move to Windows Small Business Server 2011 with MS Exchange 2010

July 2011

Cambridge Network Solutions are pleased to now be providing IT Support for Subway UK and Ireland’s head office, based in Great Shelford, Cambridge.

May 2011

Stratech Scientific Limited  – upgrade to a high end Dell File server with online backup solution.

March 2011

New client Art of Clean based near Waterbeach, called on CNS to resolve network and server problems and commission an in house VoIP Telephone/ IP PBX system based on Trixbox CE (Free IP PBX system) enabling them to save costs elsewhere.

February 2011

More clients see the need for online data backup including Michael Barharm Solicitors and Antitope Ltd, enabling peace of mind, off site backup of all data including MS Exchange e-mail databases. Data stored in UK data centre’s, fully encrypted and very competitive pricing for UK based service.

November 2010

Sygma Security Ltd and Malco Freight Ltd sign up for our Managed IT Support Services

October 2010

PW Accountants sign up for IT Support Services to maintain their Server and Network. Paul Whitmell and his team have been our accountants for many years and if you are looking for a top notch chartered accountant we can recommend PWA.

July 2010

On 25th July James Bee joined thousands of cyclists on the London to Cambridge cycle ride. Cycling 60 miles in just over 4hrs 30 minutes, raising over £500 for the charity Cancer Research UK

February 2010

Michael Barham & Co. Solicitors of Mill Road, Cambridge replace their BT Feature line phone system with our Hosted VoIP telephone system with major cost savings as well as useful features like voicemail to e-mail not usually available from standard PABX telephone systems.

Orion Insulation & Construction Ltd based in Fulbourn also take our Hosted VoIP telephone system to cater for their Heating division.

January 2010

G&A Group/ G&A Fire Protection of Haverhill replace their ageing bespoke built server hardware with the latest state of the art, power efficient, Dell T300 Server.

April 2009

Michael Barham & Co. Solicitors open for business and choose CNS to implement a new Server solution and full Network implementation in their new offices on Mill Road, Cambridge.

February 2009

CNS now offer Online backup solutions. With more and more people looking to ensure business critical data is backed up offsite.

January 2009

CNS setup and integrate Blackberry’s mobile e-mail solution for local roofing company Fenland Flat Roofing

September 2008

Colonix Medical Ltd choose CNS to implement a new 15 user network solution, with MS Exchange business class E-mail server.

August 2008

Lunchtime UK – Select CNS for ongoing IT Support and computer services.

July 2008

Expedeon Ltd – Select CNS to provide IT Support of there existing Server and implement a new backup solution.

November 2006

Ambassador Properties felt that the time had come to upgrade their ageing Compaq Server  to a Dell’s latest server platform with RAID5 redundancy and fast SAS hard disks to allow optimal performance. This will provide them with a stable file server to run their important property management database application for the foreseeable future.

October 2006

Cambridge Clinical Research asked Cambridge Network Solutions to upgrade their server to the latest hardware and Windows Small Business Server 2003 system. This was a major project as this involved upgrade of at least 20 Remote users around the country and migrating them to use the latest Microsoft Exchange 2003 e-mail environment.

May 2006

Atkins and Gregory provide contract cleaning services to many companies around the Cambridge area. Continued growth has meant that they needed specialised accounting and management software applications. Cambridge Network Solutions was able to recommend and source a supplier of Pegasus Accounting software and install a high end Dell File Server.