Have You Upgraded to Windows 10 Yet? Time is Running Out!

Whenever Microsoft does something like launch a new operating system, most people fall into one of two categories:  early adopters and those who wait until the eleventh hour. If you’re an early adopter, this post isn’t about you. You’ve had your free upgrade for months now, and you’ve been humming along with your copy of Windows 10 without so much as a

Should My Business Use Office 365?

One of the biggest operating expenses for most small to medium businesses comes from tech. Whether you have five employees or 50, keeping up-to-date on hardware and software has the potential to squeeze your budget to the breaking point.

For this reason, many businesses choose to keep working with outdated technology – they reason that if something is working there is no reason to change it. But don’t confuse functionality with productivity.

Internet Explorer End of Support

“Starting January 12, 2016, Microsoft will support only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system.”  — ZDNet Article from August, 2014 We hear of a fixed date in time and it seems to be so far away, until one day, it’s right on our doorstep. Microsoft announced the end of mainstream support of Internet Explorer in 2014,

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert – Recognizing a Spoof of Microsoft’s Anti-Virus Software

You’re well into your morning routine – coffee in hand, checking your email, reading Facebook – when a security prompt pops up on your computer screen. You’ve never seen this sort of alert before, but right at the top, it says “Microsoft Security Essentials Alert.” Microsoft Security Essentials, or MSE, is Microsoft’s free anti-virus software available as a download on Microsoft’s website.

How To Change Your Email Signature in Microsoft Outlook 2010

Sometimes, it’s the little things that can give us the most annoyances. As often as software gets updated, things that used to be common knowledge now have entirely new ways of getting done, and the way it used to be doesn’t apply. Something as necessary as changing your email signature, for example, gets lost in the shuffle of new menus and options. This

Why Are Companies Avoiding the Windows 8 Upgrade?

Imagine taking each of your company’s computers and replacing them with machines that look similar but operate in such a different way that your staff has to relearn how to use them. Do you have time for your staff to be out of commission for as long as that would take?  How quickly would you be able to get back up and

R.I.P., Windows XP – How XP’s End of Life Will Affect You

When Microsoft released Windows XP in 2001, no one could have predicted that it would still be in use in 2013. More amazing, it isn’t just still in use, it is extremely popular! How popular? Nearly 40% of the world’s estimated one billion computers run Windows XP. That’s a lot of computers running an operating system that’s over a decade old. Despite

MS-DOS Turns 30 Years Old

Today, July 27, 2011, marks the 30th birthday of MS-DOS. It was in 1981 when Microsoft purchased the rights for QDOS for $25,000. And it was the IBM/Microsoft partnership in 1981 that led to the release of MS-DOS 1.24 in the fall of that year. MS-DOS went on to become the standard operating system for the IBM PC (personal computer). It is