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Are You Still Using Windows 7?  It's Time for a Change!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/13/19 9:59 AM

Are you still running Windows 7 or Server 2008 in your office?   Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 on January 14, 2020. Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that they can focus their investment on supporting newer technologies.

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Tags: Microsoft, cybersecurity

Windows 8 - Where is everything?

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 12/4/12 12:56 PM

If you're a superuser on Windows 7, you may feel a bit lost on Windows 8. Bob has enthusiastically been using Windows 8 for a few weeks now, and he recommends getting re-familiarized with the good 'ol keyboard shortcuts.  These are the standard shortcuts that work across all Microsoft Windows platforms, such as Ctrl+P to print, etc.

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Tags: Microsoft, Keyboard Shortcuts, Windows 8

It's Here! Windows 8 (Beta, at least) - Take a Look!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 3/1/12 3:02 PM

The Microsoft Windows 8 consumer preview was released yesterday and the initial reviews look good.  You can download the beta release at the Microsoft Web site, or just get a tour.  ZDNet's Ed Bott has been testing Windows 8 on a tablet and calls it "the most important software release in almost two decades." In general, the tech reviews have been very positive.

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Tags: Windows 8 Consumer Release, Microsoft

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