Windows 10 – Fourteen Million copies installed in first 24 hours

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Some early statistics are shared on the update process  http://www.wired.com/2015/07/14-million-people-already-using-windows-10/ http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/07/30/windows-10-the-first-24-hours/ Windows 10 is barely two days old and it’s already huge. How huge? According to a blog post from Microsoft, 14 million computers are running Windows 10 merely 24 hours after its release. And this number will keep growing. Even with 14 million computers […]

WINDOWS 10 – Update tips on eve of world-wide launch

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Windows 10 is receiving positive reviews and it is a worthwhile improvement in security and functionality for many users.  As Microsoft is attempting a few things for the first time, some new concepts have been misunderstood by some users.  However, in extensive beta testing, there have been very high rates of technical success and high levels of […]

Andriod Security – Major StageFright MMS vulnerability

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A major vulnerability has been discovered in the Android operating system that could impact close to one billion users.  Thankfully, it is more of a proof-of-concept threat at this point and has not surfaced as an exploit in the wild yet.  Android users should monitor developments and patch promptly as security updates are rolled out […]

Google Plus – Some services are being decoupled

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Originally Google Plus was seen as a competitor with Facebook.  While that did not fully materialize, it will remain a “shared interest” resource among Google users.  This article shares some of the changes ahead for this social networking resource   http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/27/google-weans-itself-off-of-google/ It’s no secret that Google+ didn’t quite work out the way Google envisioned and now, after already moving Google […]

WINDOWS 10 – Key considerations for updating from WIN7 and WIN8

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While many of us are looking forward to advent of this modern O/S and browser, this article from Computerworld shares key considerations and some users may want to delay immediately updating system if they are uncomfortable with some of points listed below. Additionally, before WIN10 is installed, backup all your data onto USB or other […]

Microsoft update – MS15-078 Font Driver Security fix

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The ISC just posted an out-of-band “PATCH NOW” security update change to improve security for OpenType font drivers. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Special+Microsoft+Bulletin+Patching+Remote+Code+Execution+Flaw+in+OpenType+Font+Drivers/19941/ Microsoft just released a special “out of band” security bulletin with a patch for a remote code execution vulnerability in Windows’ OpenType font drivers. The update replaces a patch released last week (MS15-077). Microsoft rates the […]

Microsoft Skype for Business – Eight improvements over Lync

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Microsoft recently launched “Skype for Business” as a replacement for Lync, and key new features and improvements in the new product version are enumerated below: http://www.networkcomputing.com/unified-communications/skype-for-business-8-ways-its-better-than-lync/d/d-id/1321249 This spring, Microsoft launched Skype for Business, replacing its unified communications platforms Microsoft Lync 2013 and Lync Online. Integrated with its Office 365 service, the new product added a new client […]

Major Cyberattack – Preparation tips from Kim Komando

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Kim Komando shares some preparation tips that can help individuals better endure a major Cyberattack http://www.komando.com/tips/316593/cyberattack-a-big-one-is-coming-prepare-now There’s a cyberattack coming, and it’s going to be a big one. Whether it’s an attack on the power grid, air traffic control, the stock market, a weakness we haven’t found yet, or all of the above, you can […]

Microsoft EDGE browser – Blog and Development links

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Links for the new Microsoft EDGE browser Blog and Development resources are noted below: http://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/ http://dev.modern.ie/ http://dev.modern.ie/platform/

Internet Explorer – VERSION Support in legacy operating systems after 2015

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This link provides valuable planning information for ensuring IE is kept up to date for workstation and server security requirements.  It is always a best practice to be on latest IE version and to stay patched fully, so as to benefit from better protection in latest releases.  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/08/07/stay-up-to-date-with-internet-explorer.aspx After January 12, 2016, only the most recent […]


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