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Day: October 29, 2018

  • Microsoft raised prices for the retail versions of Office 2019 by as much as 10% when it began selling the application suite earlier this month. The price increases were similar to those announced in July for commercial licenses sold in volume. Then, Microsoft said that such licenses would cost 10% more than the ones for Office 2016, with CALs (client access licenses) required for applications to connect to Windows Server, Exchange Server and the like, slated to climb as much as 30%. Computer World Is Microsoft showing increased revenues by hiking the prices of products like Apple.
  • Microsoft’s recent release of the new Surface Family, Specifically the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2, have been receiving lots of attention, along with Surface Headphones, which are coming soon. Now, the NFL wants to join in with the game with their debut set of four video ads dubbed “side hustles” which feature pro players. The pro football stars, Melvin Ingram, Larry Fitzgerald, and Alvin Kamara are in their own videos over on the Microsoft Surface youtube channel. Larry Fitzgerald starred in an Advert earlier in January 2018. ONMSFT Great to see Microsoft keeping this deal alive.
  • October 29, 2018

    Cyber Security Threat Prevention

    In the modern world of computer viruses, malware, spyware, keyloggers, trojans, and packet snippers you can never be too careful when it comes to securing your information. Think about how many times a day you put in passwords, credit card number or any personal data into your computer or smartphone this information needs to be kept safe. Anytime you are going to put any sensitive data into your computer or smartphone I recommend using a VPN. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and is a network that is constructed using the Internet to connect to a private network, using encryption and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted. This type of network is designed to provide a secure, encrypted tunnel in which to transmit the data between the remote user and the connected network. When you are connected to a VPN anything you send over the VPN is encrypted even if the site you are working on sends passwords without encryption the VPN protects you by having the isolated secure encrypted tunnel. A VPN is a must especially if you are using your phone or computer on any type of free Wi-Fi offerings like at a Starbucks or McDonalds. Hackers can sit on these free networks and just sniff for passwords or sensitive data that’s not encrypted the use that data to reverse engineer a way to get your information. A VPN can be used as well for geographical locations for example if you connect to a VPN say in Germany and you are in America you will get the German version of Google and Facebook. This comes especially in handy when you want to view content on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon that is not available in...