Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager – v1902 released

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https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/03/29/microsoft-releases-configuration-manager-update-1902.aspx Microsoft this week announced release milestones for some of its management, security and compliance tools. The announcements included the release of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Update 1902, plus “general availability” milestones for both Microsoft 365 Security Center and Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, signaling production-environment readiness. There’s also a limited preview of a new […]

Microsoft – how to create SharePoint Teams Site page

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The new “Teams Site modern page” is a major enhancement for improved SharePoint collaboration https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/03/12/sharepoint-modern-team-site-creation.aspx Microsoft demonstrated how to create a new Teams Site “modern” page using an existing “classic” SharePoint page in a demo presentation late last month.   The Feb. 27 demo, currently available on demand, was Part 1 of Microsoft’s video series prefacing […]

Windows 7 – How to turn off EOL reminders for JAN-2020 EOL

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The “How to Geek” site illustrates this easy technique to stop reminder messages. https://www.howtogeek.com/408556/how-to-avoid-windows-7s-end-of-support-nags/ Windows 7 will soon start nagging you to upgrade to Windows 10—again. Specifically, you’ll see a message informing you that Microsoft will officially stop supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. Here’s how to avoid it. Microsoft will only support Windows 7 with […]

Apple – In-depth review of 5 new tablets MAR-2019

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Verge shares an excellent & in-depth review on how to pick among Apple’s 5 new tablet offerings: https://www.theverge.com/ipad/2019/3/30/18282499/apple-ipad-mini-air-pro-comparison-how-to-choose Currently, Apple sells five different models. In order of most affordable to most expensive, there’s the 9.7-inch iPad, the new 7.9-inch iPad mini, the new 10.5-inch iPad Air, the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. […]

Security – WinRAR labs encourages manual update for exploit protection

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WinRAR labs encourages updates for exploit protection, which must be done manually by the user:  https://www.howtogeek.com/409324/update-winrar-now-to-protect-your-pc-from-attacks/ WinRAR contains a flaw that would let a .RAR file you download automatically extract an .exe file to your Startup folder. That .exe file would automatically be started the next time you sign into your PC, and it could infect […]

CISCO – important security updates MAR-2019

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Please note CISCO security releases on March 27 & 28th below https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/03/27/Cisco-Releases-Security-Advisories-Multiple-Products https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/03/28/Cisco-Releases-Security-Update-Cisco-IOS-XE Cisco has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Cisco IOS XE. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisory and […]

VMware – important security updates MAR-2019

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/03/29/VMware-Releases-Security-Updates VMware has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the VMware Security Advisories VMSA-2019-0004 and VMSA-2019-0005 and apply the necessary updates.

Windows 10 v1809 – reaches Broad Deployment status

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There were some early issues & Fall 2018 features release & after fixing these — improved stability & reliability have resulted.  Microsoft recommends for wide-spread implementation for home & business users. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/03/28/windows-10-version-1809-broad.aspx Microsoft on Thursday declared that Windows 10 version 1809 was “designated for broad deployment.”    Moreover, Windows 10 version 1809 will show up as […]

Apple Arcade – new gaming service for Fall 2019

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Apple Arcade’s new gaming service for Fall 2019 was seen as an innovative new product in recent announcements … it could possibly a profitable endeavor as noted in this review https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-arcade-sleeper-hit-190803518.html Apple’s (AAPL) new TV streaming service, Apple TV Plus, might have made the biggest splash during the company’s March 25 event, but its gaming […]

Apple – AirPods new version 2 review

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https://mashable.com/review/apple-airpods-2-review/ People love Apple’s AirPods. I know this because I can’t walk down the street or ride the subway or go anywhere without spotting the striking white “stems” poking out of peoples’ ears. They are everywhere the same way EarPods were everywhere during the height of the iPod. I’ve had AirPods since early 2017 and […]


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