Wallpaper Issue With Windows 7

February 6th, 2020

As you're probably aware, Microsoft has officially pulled the plug on Windows 7 support for everyone except those who are paying for the privilege via the company's ESU (Extended Security Updates) policy.

The final Windows 7 update was KB4534310. After that, unless you've paid for ESUs, no further updates are coming, no exceptions.

Microsoft Chromium Edge Will Get Internet Explorer Mode

As you may have heard, Microsoft is getting out of the browser game. Recently, the company announced that they were redesigning their Edge browser, which never quite caught on and replacing it with Microsoft chromium edge.

Rather than trying once more to reinvent the wheel, the company has opted to build the re-imagined Edge browser on Google's Chromium technology.

Customer Service Database Data Breach Hits Microsoft

January 31st, 2020

Over the last twelve months, we've heard reports from companies of all shapes and sizes that have suffered from data breaches. Now, Microsoft has experienced its own customer service database data breach.

Many of them were caused by an act of carelessness on the part of an employee that accidentally left an important database exposed to the world.

The End Of Windows 7 Support Is Almost Here

January 2nd, 2020

Do you still have a few machines in your company that are running Windows 7? If so, be aware that the end of Windows 7 support happens in a matter of weeks.

January 14, 2020 is the end of the line. After that, you will have the option to pay for extended security updates for up to three additional years.

New Icons Coming To Microsoft Windows 10

December 30th, 2019

Windows users aren't big fans of change. Recall the cries of outrage when Microsoft tried in vain to retire MS Paint, which was never a very good graphics program and only a small subcomponent of the company's OS. Users revolted to the point that Microsoft decided rather than kill off the ancient program, they simply moved it to the app store so people could keep access to it if and as they wished.

The End Of OS Is Here

December 19th, 2019

Are you using a device that's running on Windows 10 Mobile?  If so, you don't have a lot of company. Sadly, the OS never really caught on. Microsoft pulled the plug on its development, announcing that the end of OS support would stop.

Unfortunately, that day has arrived.

Several VNC Applications Have Security Issues

December 7th, 2019

Microsoft RDP has its share of problems with VNC applications.

That simple truth has sparked the rise of a number of open-source VNC (Virtual Network Computing) applications, which allow a user to remotely control another computer.

Regardless of which VNC solution you use, they all work pretty much the same way.

Microsoft Cortana App Getting Dropped From Many Countries

November 28th, 2019

It appears that Microsoft is getting rid of its Cortana App in several countries due to security concerns. With more than 141 million monthly users, this will have a significant impact on Microsoft's users. The question is whether the United States will be next.

Windows Servers Bug Found To Cause Slow Startup

November 20th, 2019

Microsoft recently published an important new support document relating to several versions of Windows servers.

The document reads, in part, as follows:

"After you configure a Windows-based computer to use large amounts of memory, including persistent memory, it takes longer than expected to start up.

‘Unverified Sender’ May Prevent Questionable Emails

November 7th, 2019

Microsoft continues its war against spam and phishing emails with a new feature in Office 365 called 'Unverified Sender.'

And so, Microsoft designed it to help Outlook users identify emails containing poisoned files or requests for personal or sensitive information.