How To Prepare for Windows 7 End of Life

End of Life is a term for the end of support for a hardware or software product and its patches, including security updates and customer service. When Windows XP reached End of Life, it was on 40% of the world’s computers. Today, Windows 7 runs on 70% of business computers. Planning ahead can save you money and headaches.

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 You Standardize Your IT Infrastructure?

Consider for a moment the phone on your desk. More than likely, your phone is identical to the phone on the desk of your cube neighbor, which is also identical to the phone that the company president uses. The same model of phone for each employee in an organization makes good business sense, both from a budgetary and usability perspective. Standardization is

Office 365 for Non-Profits

If you’re a non-profit, you know the constant challenge of trying to maximize your budget in order to do the most good for the least cost. Administrative functions get close scrutiny in particular, and there is a lot of pressure to “make do” with older versions of hardware and software. But there’s good news:  there are a number of ways you can

Why Can’t I Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free?

Windows 10 is here. It’s available to download. And for the vast majority of users, it’s FREE. On July 29, 2015, Microsoft released Windows 10 to the general public. You may have seen the notification in your system tray in the weeks leading up to the launch date, and now it’s time to upgrade. Microsoft admits that “we got some things wrong”

Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Prompt Security Update

The second Tuesday of every month is widely known in tech circles as Patch Tuesday, due to software giant Microsoft consistently releasing patches and fixes for their products at that time. The second Patch Tuesday of 2015, February 10, was a big one, with Microsoft releasing fixes for 41 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer – especially since no patches were issued for IE

Can I Use Internet Explorer Again?

I recently received an email from a client asking if it was safe to use Internet Explorer (IE) again. If you recall, a fairly significant vulnerability was recently discovered in Internet Explorer, opening up millions of computers worldwide to the possibility of hacking and the installation of malware. Our client’s question is a good question, and I thought it might be a

Windows 7 vs. Windows 8 – Choosing a Replacement for XP

If you haven’t heard by now, Microsoft is set to end support for the wildly popular XP operating system on April 8th. We’ve been talking about this end-of-life date here at Lieberman Technologies for a while now, and we’ve helped a number of businesses make the transition to a new operating system. If you’ve been putting off making the switch to a

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

Our Ultimate Windows Keyboard Shortcut List

The Windows operating system is so ubiquitous now that it’s hard to believe the technology is only 30 years old. From its most basic beginnings as a computing interface, the Windows operating system has changed the way the world works. What began as a very basic set of commands has evolved into a variety of functions available to the average user. But