IT Professionals – Benefits of tech-free vacation

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This article shares benefits and techniques for being offline during holiday and vacation https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247799 When we do temporarily kick the tech addiction and unplug on holiday — c’mon, you can do it — we return to the office refreshed, relaxed and ready to tackle, yep, more work. When we don’t, medical and mental health professionals […]

Windows 10 – Tuning Tips to deactivate unneeded new features

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This article from ZDNET shares six techniques to improve Windows 10 experiences, especially in areas where new functions are not needed currently. http://www.zdnet.com/article/six-windows-10-annoyances-how-to-make-them-go-away-for-good/ You’ve got complaints about Windows 10? Don’t worry, you’ve got plenty of company. From my mailbox, these are the top gripes about Microsoft’s new OS, with instructions to help you make those […]

Microsoft Edge Browser – Adblock Plus extension debuts

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The Adblock Plus extension has been implemented for the Microsoft Edge Browser as noted below: http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-insiders-can-now-install-adblock-plus-in-microsoft-edge/ One of the biggest missing pieces in Windows 10’s default browser has finally arrived. If you’re running the latest preview release of Windows 10, the Adblock Plus extension is now available from the Windows Store. Adblock Plus is now available […]

Windows 10 – Free Technical Overview E-Book for IT Professionals

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This 185 page PDF is chockfull of excellent information for IT Professionals to better learn WIN10 features and capabilities https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/02/08/free-ebook-introducing-windows-10-for-it-professionals-technical-overview/ Windows 10 represents a major transformation of the PC landscape. For IT pros who’ve grown comfortable managing Microsoft Windows using a familiar set of tools and best practices, this version contains a startling amount of […]

Windows 10 Defender – Limited Periodic Scanning capability coming

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The WIN10 anniversary edition will feature “Limited Periodic Scanning” which will allow the MS Defender AV product to perform additional secondary checks to complement the product’s main AV defense system.  For example a user with McAfee or Norton AV protection can implement the “Limited Periodic Scanning” capability and this will be performed during a less […]

Windows 10 – GWX update changes for WIN7 and WIN8 home users

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In the past the GWX (Get Windows Ten) update could be stoped close by clicking the red “X” windows close button in top right corner.  GWX is used to control update to WIN10 for WIN7 and WIN8 home users. Habitually knowing it’s been safe in past to prevent WIN10 installation, many users won’t even read […]


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