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Why is it so Important to Update Your Computer Operating System?

Posted by Chalise Moore on Mar 6, 2017 5:08:14 PM

Support for Windows Vista to End April 11, 2017: What That Means for You

Often it can be hard to determine when it's time to update your computers operating system. Recently Microsoft has announced that it will no longer offer product support for Windows Vista. With this announcement, many Microsoft users will need to update. This change can be confusing and hard to manage, and users are often left wondering why it is so important to spend the time and money needed to update their operating systems. With stronger security, access to support, and the ability to work with newer programs, updating old operating systems becomes a necessity.

The following clip shows how updating electronics, whether it be operating systems or printers, can be essential to success of a company.

As the video shows, updating your electronics is vital. The following list will help to explain why updating your outdated operating system is so important.

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Topics: Network Security, Microsoft

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's New?

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Aug 16, 2016 7:01:44 AM
Many Windows users have upgraded to Windows 10 over the last year, when Microsoft released their newest OS to users for free. The free version of Windows 10 was available up until July 2016, but Microsoft recently released an exciting new update.
 
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Topics: Tips, computers, Microsoft

Tips to Avoid the Microsoft Support Phone Scam

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 16, 2016 3:21:43 PM

Recently, Microsoft "Tech Support" Phone Scams have been carried out even more frequently than usual. You may get a phone call from someone claiming to be a Microsoft Support Technician. Be prepared so you can protect yourself and your business from becoming the prey of scammers.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, Microsoft, Managed IT, Scam Alert

Using Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10? You Could Be at Risk

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 26, 2016 9:27:21 AM

Microsoft announced that as of January 12, 2015, they will no longer provide security patches, automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, computers, Microsoft, Security

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