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Slash IT Downtime with a Disaster Recovery System

Wed, Jun, 05, 2019 @ 09:06 AM

On May 7th, the City of Baltimore suffered a crippling ransomware attack that shut down essential systems throughout the city.

The city government’s email, voicemail, property tax portal, water bill payment system and parking ticket trackers have...

The New Browser Wars

Mon, Jun, 03, 2019 @ 13:06 PM

 Browser Wars Taking a New Turn

The first browser war took place in the mid to late 90's. It pitted Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and to a lesser degree, Opera, against each other. Due to a variety of factors, including...

Is "Safely Eject Hardware" Still Necessary?

Thu, May, 09, 2019 @ 13:05 PM

For years we were taught to "safely eject" a USB drive before removing it.

If you're on Windows 10, you don't need to do that anymore. Here's why:

Microsoft’s Update Overhaul.

Mon, May, 06, 2019 @ 11:05 AM

Microsoft Revamps Update Support 

If you’re a Windows user, you’ve come to expect updates from Microsoft on a regular basis. Windows Defender, Microsoft’s antimalware program, updates definitions almost daily. Drivers updates on a regular basis,...

Windows 2008 Server End of Life

Mon, May, 06, 2019 @ 11:05 AM

Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 End of Life

Windows 2008 servers are fast approaching their end of life date in January of 2020. End of life simply means that Microsoft will no longer be supporting the product. As that date approaches here are a few...

Microsoft's new Hololens 2

Tue, Mar, 05, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

Four years ago Microsoft released the original Hololens. This was Microsoft's initial foray into the world of augmented reality(AR) devices.

While not a common sight in consumer electronic stores, the 1st-generation Hololens instead became a...

Keeping Windows 10 Updated

Tue, Mar, 05, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

Anyone who has used a computer in the past 20 years has seen an update notification for one piece of software or another, and (unfortunately) they probably didn't install it. 

Updating software can be a pain, we know. The pop-up always seems to...

Microsoft at CES 2019

Wed, Feb, 06, 2019 @ 12:02 PM

Microsoft Azure to power next generation of IoT devices.

Microsoft debut at CES this year wasn’t necessarily about the fancy pieces of new technology they were showcasing, but how Azure IoT and Azure AI was partnering with developing technology...