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How business email services can help your company grow

Whether you have an office, a storefront, a restaurant or an online-only business, chances are good that you use email.

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We need to social-distance from the scammers

One economic activity that’s thriving during the coronavirus pandemic is hacking. Hackers always follow the money — and they aren’t about to let a worldwide crisis stop them.

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Memory-Lane Monday: And he’s still on Windows 7 to this day

He just wanted to be ahead of his time.

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How to boost technology adoption – and productivity

Technology rollouts can be highly disruptive to individuals, especially when the upgrade involves the productivity tools they use daily. A “learning path” approach can show users new and better ways to accomplish their day-to-day...

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 7 holds fast as pandemic upends everything

The coronavirus pandemic and its countless disruptions, from business closures to workers fleeing to home offices, appear to have stopped any big migrations from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

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Get the March Windows and Office patches installed, but watch out for known bugs

Microsoft pushed four separate patches in March, including one to plug a leaked hole and another to fix a bug in an earlier patch, but never mind. The problems with the March patches are reasonably well understood. Now would be a good...

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Avoid security breaches: How to protect your data

Data security breaches at major corporations seem to be perpetually in the news. The hacks range in size and scope, but it’s no secret that firms hit by hackers often suffer serious consequences.

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Protect your data to protect your business

There’s nothing more important than earning the trust of customers and employees by protecting your business—and their data—against cyberattacks. This is no small feat, given the rise in both volume and complexity of cyberthreats and...

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4554364, released March 30, 2020.

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Windows 10 version 2004: Key enterprise features

What business users and IT pros should know about new features in the upcoming Windows 10 spring 2020 release, a.k.a. version 2004.

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5 signs that you need a technology refresh

Sticking with older technologies can inhibit your business from achieving its broader objectives. Outdated or unsupported technologies are more vulnerable to cyberattacks, and they stifle productivity and business process efficiency....

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 19041.172 for the Slow ring, released on March 26, 2020.

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Rethinking productivity for the modern workforce

With the business landscape shifting, there’s a growing movement to make work “better.” To achieve this goal, businesses require technology that embraces the principles of a modern workforce.

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4 tips for easier contact management

From efficient scheduling capabilities and appointment confirmations to the ability to carefully track client preferences and update ever-evolving business services and pricing, contact management software has become more critical...

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Microsoft to stop serving non-security monthly updates to Windows

The updates, normally released during the third and fourth week of each month, will stop in May.

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Reading between the lines about Microsoft 'pausing optional updates'

Starting in May, Microsoft won’t be releasing separate “optional, non-security, C/D Week” patches for Win10. That much is clear -- and welcome. But what about the bugs that have to be fixed? What happens to testing? Will the new...

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Pandemic will push Microsoft to repeat 2019's major-minor Win10 upgrade cadence

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak makes it even more likely Microsoft will release a minor update for Windows 10 this fall.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: March 2020 brings two ‘sky-is-falling’ warnings, with no problems in sight

We’ve seen two – count ‘em two – security holes this month accompanied by blaring “Microsoft warns millions of users” clickbait-y headlines. Bah. Humbug. Once again, there’s no immediate threat. Here’s what you really need to know.

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