Microsoft Word – automatic text generation feature coming FEB-2021

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An AI-based text generator appears to be coming to Microsoft Word in a future release. Microsoft Word getting killer upgrade to battle Google Docs | Tom’s Guide A time-saving feature is designed to simultaneously auto-generate text as the user composes the document.   The feature will generate greyed-out text predictions, which users will then be able […]

Malware – Silver Sparrow impacts Mac devices

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Apple quickly addressed a new threat that was is a dormant state & possibly awaiting special triggering to activate.  The revocation of CERT authority prevents the malware from interacting with malicious websites & further spreading. Apple says it has already beaten new M1 Mac malware | TechRadar https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/40000-macs-infected-mysterious-malware-researchers/story Apple has moved to squash the threat […]

Computer games – 35th anniversary of Super Mario

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Every version of this famous computer gaming series are evaluated.  Mario 3 is ranked as one of most popular early versions. Every Mario Game Playable With Nintendo Switch Online, Ranked (screenrant.com) With the arrival of Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D All-Stars, here’s every NES and SNES Mario game available via Nintendo Switch Online, ranked.  The reason Super Mario […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – review FEB-2021

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The flexibility to easily move this advanced tablet system provides advantages for those who home-school or have special needs verses the more fixed & traditional home office setup. Microsoft Surface Pro 7: Best Laptop for Pandemic? | eWEEK I received the new Surface Pro 7 a few days ago and, while I’ve never been a massive […]

Project Management – SWOT analysis best practices

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  Excellent article from Harvard Business Review — as SWOT analysis can sometimes have the wrong focus.  SWOT analysis is a recognized tool to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Are You Doing the SWOT Analysis Backwards? (hbr.org) There are few tools more ubiquitous in management, marketing, and other key business functions than the SWOT […]

Microsoft Teams – New Professional version March 2021

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Microsoft Teams PRO version is anticipated next month & more of a re-branding or re-naming of existing product than a brand new version Microsoft To Deliver ‘Teams Pro’ Rebrand in Mid-March — Redmondmag.com A “Teams Pro” product is expected to appear starting in “mid-March” for organizations with subscriptions to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 E3/E3 […]

SolarWinds Orion exploit – Microsoft update FEB-2021

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Some source code from Microsoft was accidentally leaked to the “Solorigate” hacking group as 000s of organizations were impacted by malware embedded in the SolarWinds Orion security product updates.  While it’s likely no major exploits will be crafted, it’s important to continue tracking developments for one of top attacks in recent years. Microsoft Affirms Solorigate […]

Microsoft – 5 year support plan for Windows 10 and Office

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Microsoft is moving from 10 year to 5 year lifecycle support plans which are designed to keep customers more on the latest product versions.  And this is to sync with M/365 support also.  The latest versions are often more secure but will require a little more cost/work for organizations to stay on supported versions. Microsoft […]

Cisco AnyConnect – security update FEB-2021

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Cisco AnyConnect is a popular corporate VPN option & security updates have just been released that should be pilot tested & rolled out to better protect mobile users Cisco Releases Security Updates for AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client | CISA Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Windows with VPN Posture (HostScan) Module DLL Hijacking Vulnerability Cisco […]

Security – CISA warning for AppleJeus and Hidden Cobra attacks

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CISA warns of cryptocurrency theft & compromise called “AppleJeus.” and aka HIDDEN COBRA. North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity: AppleJeus | CISA CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of the Treasury have released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory and seven Malware Analysis Reports (MARs) on the North Korean government’s dissemination of malware that facilitates the […]


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