Windows Defender Security Comes To Mac Devices

If you’re a Mac user and looking for next-level antivirus protection, we’ve got some potentially good news. Microsoft recently announced that their enterprise security platform, (Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection) is now available for macOS. To reflect the product’s move away from offering protection exclusively to Windows-based systems, the company tweaked the name of the product.  It is now called …

Win 7 End of Life

Windows 7 And Our Clients

A decade after introducing Windows 7, Microsoft is ending support for this aging operating system on January 14, 2020. As our client, we are conducting a thorough audit of your resources to determine how the end of Windows 7 will impact your network. Once an operating system enters end-of-life status, Microsoft stops providing security updates. This has serious implications for both …

Windows 10 Will Get New Update Feature

A small but significant update is coming in the next version of Windows 10, which should have the company’s massive user base breathing a sigh of relief. The company is experimenting with a new feature that it can use to trigger automatic uninstalls of buggy updates. This happens in the background, so there’s nothing the user must do. This is significant, …

End Of Support Notifications Being Sent To Windows 7 Users

If you’re still clinging to your old Windows 7 machine, you should know that the day is relentlessly drawing closer when Microsoft is going to stop supporting the OS altogether.  In fact, in the near future, you’re going to start seeing reminders pushed out by the company that the end is drawing near. They’re calling this a “courtesy reminder” and …

New Windows 10 Update May Cause Gaming Issues

If you’ve installed Microsoft’s March 1st update for Windows 10, version 180G, be aware that a growing percentage of users are reporting performance issues that impact graphics quality and mouse movement. Granted, the issues seem to have the biggest impact on games, with gamers who play games like Destiny 2 and Call of Duty 4. Of course, performance issues are …

Nvidia Drivers Should Be Updated For Security Issues

If you use a Nvidia graphics card, be aware that the company has recently released their first security patch of 2019, bearing the ID # 4772.  It’s an important one in that it addresses eight security flaws that leave un-patched systems vulnerable to attack. It should be noted that none of the flaws addressed in this patch are rated as …

Microsoft Account Email Phishing Attempt Looks Legitimate

Researchers have discovered a pair of nasty phishing campaigns that are making use of Microsoft’s Azure Blob Storage in a bid to steal the recipient’s Microsoft and Outlook account credentials. Both campaigns are noteworthy in that they utilize well-constructed landing pages that have SSL certificates and a windows.net domain, which combine to make them look totally legitimate. Given that most …

Progressive Web App Office Software Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft has recently announced a new addition, coming soon to the Microsoft Store.  A free Office progressive web app (PWA), which is slated to replace the My Office app that comes pre-installed on Windows devices. The new app is functionally similar to the Office App you’re currently using, but it brings some exciting new features into play that users and …

Popular Media Applications Will Be Discontinued From Windows 7

Despite that there are still a shocking number of Windows 7 users spread around the world, Microsoft has kept with its previously published end of support schedule, and is no longer supporting the venerable product. The company has also begun quietly pulling the plug on applications that were central to the Windows 7 user experience, including (according to updated support …

Microsoft Support For Windows Phone Users Is Ending In 2019

If you were one of the people who decided to give a Microsoft Windows Phone a try back when the company was still attempting to get into the market, this is a reminder that the company plans to end all support for the platform by December 10th, 2019.  There’s still plenty of time to switch to some other device, but …