Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’
We can’t stress enough how important it is to patch/update your programs and OS. Also since XP is being retired in April You NEED TO UPGRADE! If you do not you leave yourself, your computer, your data and your company open to being Hacked. Microsoft has Patched IE (Internet Explorer) it’s web browser every month for the last 11 months straight and this includes all versions from IE 6 to the current one on Windows 8. When support stops for the OS so do patches. When the patches stop it’s like leaving your front door open to anyone that might like the look of your Big Screen TV. In short, Upgrade! Need help? Call us. Read more about a Dangerous Hack below: Microsoft to patch dangerous Outlook hack-by-preview bug next week – Network World.
You just got something for free!Microsoft is Doubling the space for your 365 Mailbox from 25GB to 50GB! Not an Office 365 user? We can help you out there. Contact Intelligent Designs and mention this post and receive 10% off our standard migration rates! Read more here: Office 365 technology – Exchange Online mailbox sizes are doubling or checkout the Chart below.
Windows 8.1 showing more promise. Hopefully Biometrics will take a bigger role in the future of computers. Hate remembering the 50 passwords you use all the time or are you one of those that uses the same password for everything. BAD! LOL Here’s some info on Win 8.1 and biometrics. Windows 8.1 bolsters biometrics for authentication – Network World.
FREE WiFi! It could help everyone. Microsoft and Google think so. Or… At least it would make it easier for people to connect to their Cloud Services (Office 365 and Google Apps/Plus). Who would be against something free like this? Verizon/AT&T/T-Mobile or anyone that sells service in the competing space. Read a bit more by the Privacy & Security Fanatic Ms. Smith.
Microsoft to acquire Skype for $8.5 Billion. It promises tight integration with Office and other MS products, but not to tie it into Windows directly. Buzzblog: Microsoft to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion.
Another Zero Day Vulnerability is Possible (Windows XP & 2003 SMB). What is a Zero Day threat you may ask. It’s basically a threat that is known to some that there is as yet no fix for leaving computers vulnerable to attack. Think of it like a theif knowing you have a key hidden under your door mat. Only in this case you are away so you can’t just remove the key. Security exploits like this make it necessary to update your workstations and servers often. Once a vulnerability is known/published if a hacker didn’t know about it before they start trying to make use of it and work against the people slow to update their machines. Here is an article from CRN News about the latest threat. Microsoft Investigating Windows Zero Day Vulnerability Report. If you need assistance as always you can contact us.