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16
Jul

Microsoft says Windows 8 will be out sometime in October

Those who have been wondering exactly when Microsoft would officially release its new Windows 8 operating system, the wait is over. According to the Huffington Post, Windows 8 will become available for purchase in October 2012. As many suspected, the timing is perfect for Christmas and other gift-giving holidays that fall around that time of…

15
Jul

Remember 1987

In 1987, Bill Gates became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, making the Forbes 400 Richest People in America list with a net worth of $1.25 billion, up from a measly $900 million the year before. Gates was just 32 years old and Microsoft Windows was still very much in its infancy, the operating system having…

13
Jul

Cisco plans upgrades of home WIFI networking routers

Following in the footsteps of Netgear and Buffalo Technology, Cisco’s Linksys home wireless networking routers have upgraded to 802.11ac equipment. The company has also enabled a cloud-based platform to facilitate configuration and control of its “Smart Wi-Fi Routers,” according to Network World. The new unit comes with two USB ports and four Gigabit Ethernet ports…

12
Jul

Microsoft Office 365 Free for Education

Who says you can’t get something for nothing? On the day that Microsoft celebrated the one-year anniversary of Office 365, Microsoft announced that it would provide a free edition of the cloud-based productivity and collaboration platform for K-12 schools, colleges and universities and will prepare for Live@edu migration during the summer. According to Redmondmag.com, The…

12
Jul

Warning From Microsoft – Windows 7 and Vista Sidebar Gadgets

Thanks for Sophos Naked Security for this head’s up Users of Windows Vista and Windows 7 have been advised to completely disable their Windows Sidebar and Gadgets, in response to what appears to be a serious security risk. The Windows Sidebar is a vertical bar that can appear at the side of your desktop, containing…

12
Jul

Microsoft Small Business Server Becomes Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Cloud computing is an increasingly important aspect to business continuity. As cloud technology becomes more sophisticated, small-business owners will require more sophisticated solutions. Microsoft has prepared for that. By September 2012, Microsoft Small Business Server will become Windows Server 2012 Essentials, a more affordable, easy-to-use server solution for small businesses. With Windows Server 2012 Essentials,…

11
Jul

It is Microsoft Patch Tuesday

From Naked Security by Sophos As always Microsoft has released a batch of fixes for its products on the second Tuesday of the month. This month there are eight patches for Windows and one for Macintosh. The most awaited fix is MS12-043 that closes a hole in Microsoft XML services that has been exploited in the…

10
Jul

Twitter Cuts Off LinkedIn

Convenience is the name of the game in the business world. People love it when they can synchronize different online accounts and save themselves a little bit of time. This is especially true for those who regularly publish posts on LinkedIn and Twitter. Well, it’s time to kiss some of that convenience good-bye. According to…

7
Jul

Take A Proactive Approach About Protecting Your Business Data

When reports of natural disasters start appearing in the news, it brings business continuity to the forefront of business leaders’ minds, especially those who have yet to create business continuity plans for their organizations. Also known as a disaster recovery plan, a business continuity plan is a must, particularly for small and medium businesses, which…

6
Jul

Temporary Servers Cut Off Any Day Now; Are You Prepared?

Maybe replacing infected servers with clean, though temporary, ones was a mistake on the FBI’s part. Many, including executives at large enterprises, have taken their sweet old time about having the DNSChanger malware removed from their computers. According to an article on the Internet Identity website, as of Jun. 28, 2012, approximately 12% of Fortune…

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