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Microsoft to Revamp Windows 8 Interface

Windows 8 has gone over like a lead balloon. Users find the Windows 8 interface difficult to navigate and have trouble finding their applications. Surprisingly, Microsoft made a drastic change to the operating system and didn’t give users a way to hang on to the older interface from Windows 7.   Ok, maybe that’s NOT […]

Technology Review

Annual Technology Review Technology review time!  January is an excellent time to think about the advances in technology that you’ve made over the past year and what you want to accomplish in the coming year. Start by thinking about the changes you’ve made in 2012 and what the benefits are.  When you take stock, you’ll find […]

Exchange 2007 Service Pack – Error Code 2

My apologies again for a “technical” post. This post is for other techs who are trying to make their Exchange server work again! While applying a service pack to an Exchange 2007 server this weekend, it removed all of the binaries then errored out. I was left with a non-functional Exchange server. During the file […]

Problem with Trend Micro Software

Apologies in advance – I usually don’t get too technical, but this is hard-core geeky stuff. I hope this will help someone who’s having the same issue, because it was a bugger to figure out! Today I was called to a company in New Berlin whose owner was at his wit’s end. For the last month and a […]

Microsoft Announces the End Of Small Business Server

Beginning with the 2012 versions, Microsoft plans to discontinue Small Business Server. What does this mean to small businesses? Microsoft bundles Server 2008, Exchange email server, and SharePoint collaboration software into a single product. They price it very aggressively, and limit the product to 75 users. Most installations use only the Server and Exchange products. […]

Are You Open to Wireless Attacks?

People have written books on security, and reading one is like slow torture. So let’s just talk in general terms and avoid getting bogged down in technical details. Some people think leaving their wireless unsecured is no big deal, especially people in rural areas. Some people also think they can leave their wireless unsecured because they […]

The Business PC

I cringe when people want to buy a computer from the store to run their business.  Sure, it will do the job, as long as it has Windows Professional, not Home.  Is it the best choice though?  I don’t think so. For a LITTLE more money, you can get a Business PC. Joel Santo Domingo […]

Cloud Apps

No doubt you’ve heard buzz about “The Cloud” by now. If the term seems somewhat vague – well, it is. W hat does it mean, and why should you care? “The cloud” refers to resources that you access over the Internet. These resources are off-site. Often, people think that “moving to the cloud” means that […]