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"Patch Tuesday" - Get your security up-to-date!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 4/13/11 12:38 PM

Yesterday was a big "Patch Tuesday" with 17 new security patches released by Microsoft, 9 of which were listed as "critical".  The second Tuesday of each month is known as "Patch Tuesday", and this is when Microsoft regularly releases free security upgrades.  As vulnerabilities are discovered, upgrades are made to the software to prevent hackers from exploiting the vulnerabilities.  Full details on the April 12, 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin can be found on the Microsoft web site.  

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Tags: computer security, Microsoft Windows Update, MA Security Law

How to Delay or Schedule Sending an eMail in Outlook 2010

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 4/8/11 10:20 AM

Did you know that you can delay or schedule sending an email?  Let's say you have an email ready to go, but for some reason you'd rather send it at a later time.  Maybe you know the recipient is away and you'd rather not have your email sitting in a giant queue when they return.

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What version of Internet Explorer are you using?

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 4/6/11 9:20 AM

If you run into a problem using a web site, one of the first questions you'll be asked is "What version of Internet Explorer are you running?"  At first, you may be stumped because your program will just say "Internet Explorer", but finding the version is easy:

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Tags: Internet Explorer, Software Version, ALT+H

3 Things to Do BEFORE your Hard Drive Crashes!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 4/1/11 2:43 PM

Unless you're already using one of the new solid state hard drives, all of your critical business data is spinning around at 5400rpm or faster on a magnetic disk inside your computer.  Think about it - it's a miracle any hard drive can actually work, and all your data is in a perilous situation!  One of the most common system failures in a computer is a hard drive failure, but it doesn't have to be a disaster for you if you plan in advance.

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Tags: backup, computer, hard drive, data

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