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Microsoft claims Windows 10 S is ransomware-proof. But there is a catch…

Windows 10 S has started to roll out on Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop with a bold claim; the computers are immune to all current ransomware.  The boast comes up a time when ransomware attacks have started to peak after a five month low.  Unfortunately, in order to provide a secure platform, Microsoft has taken extreme [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:45+00:00June 16th, 2017|System Security, Windows 10|0 Comments

Windows as a Service Has Killed Standard Business OS Deployment

Windows 10 was sold with the promise that it would be the final operating system that users would ever own.  As we approach the two year anniversary of its launch, Microsoft is holding fast to its promise, however, many IT departments are displeased with what this final solution means for businesses. Software as a service [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:46+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized, Windows, Windows 10|0 Comments

Microsoft: Even Patches Can’t Keep Windows 7 Secure

Microsoft isn’t subtle when it talks about the security limitations of Windows 7.  In a recent blog post, Microsoft made it clear that even with regular patches; Windows 7 is no longer a secure option for users in 2017. This warning from Microsoft comes in no small part due to the end of support deadline [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:47+00:00January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized, Windows, Windows 10|0 Comments

Windows 10 Creators Update Planned for Spring

Microsoft first announced the Windows 10 Creators Update back in October with a number of features geared towards content creators. This week, Microsoft revealed that the planned update will also include an expanded array of tools to improve the user experience of enterprise class customers.  If you’ve held out this long, the Creators Update may [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:47+00:00December 11th, 2016|Uncategorized, Windows 10|0 Comments

Don’t Wait For a Disaster to Upgrade Your Operating System

There was a time when operating system upgrades were only pursued as the result of system failure.  Dead hard drive?  Might as well install a new OS on the new one.  Need to replace your whole computer?  It’s going to come with a new OS.  The problem is that this break-fix mentality has no place [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:51+00:00June 13th, 2016|Uncategorized, Windows 10|0 Comments

Windows 10 is Watching You

Windows 10 launched earlier this week, and for the most part, has been well received by critics and public alike.  Unfortunately, one new feature has left many early adopters rightfully uncomfortable. Upon upgrading to Windows 10, users are presented with the same type of Privacy Statement that 99% of all customers ignore, but what is [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:56+00:00July 31st, 2015|Microsoft, Uncategorized, Windows 10|0 Comments

Windows 10 Roll-Out Starts Next Week

The Windows 10 release day is less than a week away, but there is nothing typical about this launch.  Because the majority of PC users will receive Windows 10 as a free upgrade, Microsoft has staggered the release of the operating system.  Current opt-in upgrade users will get first access, with everyone else following later [...]

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users

The Windows 10 rumor mill has been in full swing since January of last year, but up until now, there was very little concrete information about the next operating system installment.  This week, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10 will be a major paradigm shift in the traditional operating system business model.  Not only that, but [...]