Tech trends and news relevant to small and midsize businesses.

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...

Windows 7 End of Life (EOL) Update

Wed, Apr, 10, 2019 @ 16:04 PM

As end-of-life approaches for Windows 7, users are finally beginning to migrate en masse to Windows 10.

On January 20, 2020, Microsoft will officially cease support for its venerable Windows 7 operating system. This means the end of patches and...

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...

Windows 7 End of Life

Thu, Jan, 17, 2019 @ 11:01 AM

Windows 7, originally released in October 2009, has become one of the most popular operating systems used by businesses today.

Within two years of its original release, Microsoft had sold 450 million licenses, making it the fastest selling...