Microsoft Cuts Support For Major Products In January 2020

We know how big of a pain it can be for any business to have to change software. Employees are comfortable and businesses may have used the same product for years.

Backup And Disaster Recovery Basics

We've worked with numerous businesses throughout the years who lost everything due to bad backups or lack of a disaster recovery plan. It's not unusual, but the results can be devastating.

MDM with Exchange 2010 and 2013

A lot of talk these days surrounds Mobile Device Management, why you need it and how you can use it to help control your mobile workforce.  But did you know that if you work with a recent version of Exchange server, you have some portion [...]

Keeping Your Devices Secure

Part of keeping your device secure is making sure that if it is lost or stolen, other people cannot access your data. Both IOS and Android have built-in device encryption which renders the data on the device useless if the password is [...]

Cloud Applications for Productivity

Most mobile cloud apps are aimed toward consumerism.  News organizations like CNN have mobile apps to get the latest headlines, Netflix lets you watch the latest movies, Pandora and Spotify help you enjoy music from wherever you have 4G.

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Shutting it down... with Microsoft's Windows 8

One of the biggest frustrations we have run across with the release of Windows 8 is how to shut it down.   It used to be fairly simple, but now it takes a series of hot-keys or find some magical area of the lower right portion of the [...]

Backing it up... with Microsoft's Windows 8

We recently received an email from a reader asking what seemed a relatively simple question:  "How do you perform a complete system backup in Windows 8?"

The immediate answer that came to mind was, "click on the Windows key, and type [...]

Playing in the Clouds... with Microsoft's OneDrive

If you have been working with Windows 8, use Outlook.com or have a Windows phone or Surface tablet, you might be familiar with a service from Microsoft called OneDrive.  It is a cloud application built into Windows 8 that allows you to [...]

Windows 8 Part 2

Lots of talk about Windows 8 recently (not surprisingly). As I blogged earlier, I am a fan, but there are considerations that need to be considered when determining if you want to move to the new OS.

What is Windows RT?

Pre-orders have begun for the Microsoft Windows RT tablet. However, the Windows 8 tablets are not yet available. But wait... isn't Windows RT windows 8? Well, yes, sort of.