Don’t Let Outdated Operating Systems Put Your Business at Risk

As the New Year begins, business owners need to be aware of a significant change in the technology landscape: the end of Microsoft’s support for Windows 7 and 8.1. As of January 10th, 2023, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for these versions of its operating system. This poses a significant risk to businesses still running …

Windows 11 2022 Update

Microsoft released the “first major update” for Windows 11 on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, as Windows 11 nears its first anniversary. According to a blog posted by Microsoft, the Windows 11 update focuses on four key areas: ● Making the PC easier and safer to use for everyone ● Empowering people to be more productive ● Making Windows the best …

Windows 11 Gets New Taskbar Overflow Option

Are you the type of person who is in the habit of keeping all their apps open?  If so, you’re going to love a recent addition to Windows 11. In a bid to make finding your open apps easier, once you’ve run out of room on the Windows Taskbar, they’ve introduced a new “taskbar overflow” feature.  It’s a three-dot menu …

Microsoft Resolves File Explorer Freezing Bug In Windows 11

Recent Windows 11 updates have been problematic in several ways.  That’s not the end of the world, but it has been more than a little frustrating for those in the test group getting a first look at the new operating system. One recently introduced bug has been a sore spot for Windows 11 users.  The File Explorer will randomly freeze …

RDP Brute Force Attacks Blocked By Windows 11

A small but important feature was recently incorporated by the Windows 11 design team.  A new Account Lockout Policy enabled by default has been added.  This policy automatically locks user accounts (including Admin accounts) after ten failed sign-in attempts. The account remains in a locked state for ten minutes, requiring users to wait that amount of time before they can …

Windows 11 Apps Are Being Tested For Kiosk Mode

There’s interesting news in the world of Windows 11 development.  Microsoft recently began testing a new Kiosk feature that will enable IT administrators to limit which applications users can use while logged into their user profiles, blocking all other functionalities. Even better is that the kiosk approach allows you to create multiple different apps and access configurations for different user …

The Windows 11 Apps That Use Your Microphone And Camera

Are you a member of the Windows 11 Insiders group?  If so, then you already know that you get a sneak peek at all the cool new features the engineers at Microsoft are building into the new Operating System. If you’re not yet a member of that group, then this announcement might entice you to join. In a June Windows …

The Latest Windows 11 Update Fixes Dozens Of Issues

Are you a Windows 11 early adopter?  If so, you’ll want to grab the latest update KB5014019.  It contains several important bug fixes including fixes for Direct3D app crashing issues, slow file copying issues, and an issue with the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) driver. Some users have reported the TPM driver was dramatically increasing system startup time. In addition to …

Windows 11 May Release New Feature For Copying Information

If you’re a member of the Windows Insiders group, then you are likely already aware of this. If not, here’s something else to look forward to when Windows 11 is formally released.  Microsoft has been experimenting with a new “Suggested Actions” feature when you copy data onto your clipboard. It all begins with Windows 11 build 22621 in the Beta …

Some Windows 11 Upgrade Links Could Be Malware

There’s a new hacking campaign underway that you need to be aware of especially if you or anyone you know is interested in upgrading to Windows 11. The campaign appears to be a legitimate offer from Microsoft and it gives users the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 11 for free. Unlike many campaigns of this type, this one distinguishes itself …