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Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Event In January

Microsoft has announced a substantial Windows 10 event taking place on their Redmond, Washington campus January 21st, 2015. Press invitations have been sent out and many believe this will be the announcement of the release date for their next operating system, Windows 10. Microsoft is describing this event as the… Read More

Windows 10 Free For All

Microsoft is set to announce details on the newest version of their flagship operating system, Windows 10, on January 21st, 2015. Industry experts are buzzing with optimism that this will be the most expansive Windows launch in the history of Microsoft. With such a big product launch you would think… Read More

4 Reasons to Look Forward to Windows 10

Early last month Microsoft released a free preview of their upcoming operating system Windows 10. Recent chatter about this release of Microsoft’s flagship product shows they are serious about once again becoming the clear leader in operating systems. Windows 10 has been overhauled to incorporate many features users have voiced… Read More

Microsoft Office Reaches Top Spot in iTunes App Store

Microsoft has done something many people thought would never happen. Office has taken over top spots in the free iTunes app store for both iPhone and iPad. Word currently takes the top spot but other Office applications such as Excel and PowerPoint are not too far behind in ranking. With… Read More

Microsoft Releases Patch For Dangerous SSL Vulnerability

Perhaps the most commonly known vulnerability of the year was the Heartbleed bug which exploited SSL’s in browsers everywhere. Microsoft may have a similar issue on their hands and has released a patch through Windows Update. This update is extremely critical for anyone using Windows and should be updated as… Read More

Microsoft Announces Widespread Software Audit

With 2014 coming to an end, Microsoft is in the process of sending out 30,000 audit letters and e-mails to businesses, to help your organization stay compliant with licenses purchased. It is pretty easy to get confused about your license status and keeping track of what licenses are in use,… Read More

What is SHA-2 and how does it affect me?

First, let’s understand what SHA-1 does. Both SHA-1 and its successor, SHA-2, are specific types of signing algorithms. Signing algorithms are used as part of the identity validation role that SSL certificates perform. They are mathematical functions (referred to as a “hash”) which, when performed, should calculate a persistent and… Read More

Transitioning from SHA-1 to SHA-2

The transition from SHA-1 to SHA-2 (Secure Hash Algorithm) is coming soon. On November 7th, 2014, Google Chrome will stop displaying the security indicators such as the green padlock and/or green address bar for any certificates using the now outdated SHA-1 algorithm. Luckily, there is a FREE and easy way… Read More

So Long Old Friend…Windows 7 Discontinued

Say goodbye to Windows 7. Microsoft discontinued selling consumer versions of Windows 7 Home, Basic, Premium, and Ultimate as of late last week. Once the current supply of Windows 7 copies run out you will no longer be able to purchase a computer with that version of the operating system…. Read More

Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerability in Microsoft OLE: KB 3010060

Microsoft recently announced Microsoft Security Advisory 3010060. Microsoft discovered a vulnerability in all supported releases of Microsoft Windows which could allow your entire system to be taken over if a user opens any specifically designed Microsoft Office file that contains an OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) object. Among operating systems… Read More

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