Are you ready for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011?

The “preview” of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 7 has been available for months, and it looks like we are approaching an RTM (Release To Manufacturing) soon. Windows Small Business Server 7 is a total refresh of the Small Business Server 2008 which was built around Microsoft Server 2008 and Microsoft Exchange 2007. SBS 7 is built around Microsoft Server …

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Silly Science Trick: Super-Cooling & Snap Freezing Experiment #137

While most people whine and complain about the cold weather, I look forward to it for many reasons. I don’t dig the heat, or the humidity at all, which is really funny because have opted to live in the South! What’s to look forward to? Snow, ice, seeing your breath, doing donuts in your car in the snow (uhmmm or …

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Cloud computing: Is Microsoft Aurora / BPOS right for your small business?

Today you can hardly have a conversation with IT professionals without the buzz words, “cloud computing”, “in the cloud”, “cloud solutions”, etc popping up. What do these terms mean? To over-simplify the definition, it means that something is not stored at your location. It is stored “in the cloud”, or on a remote server, and accessed via the internet. The …

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Greenville’s Warehouse Theatre presents “Screwtape”… Reserve your tickets now!

Paul Savas and the Warehouse Theatre have done it again… They provided an evening of entertainment for my family that did not break the bank! Just what I needed on a Friday evening! This time we attended the opening performance of “Screwtape”, an adaptation of “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis, which I have never read or had any exposure to at …

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Trend Micro Personal Security Products Going End of Life December, 31 2010

It’s that time of the year again where we must say goodbye to support for previous generation  personal security products from Trend Micro. Trend Micro will continue to provide support for your current version until the “End of Support” date. If you have a current and active subscription with a supported operating system, then you can always upgrade for free …

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Microsoft Office 2007 reaches end of sales cycle December 31, 2010 – Seneca Data / Nexlink

One of our preferred computer vendors, Seneca Data, the manufacturer of Nexlink branded business computers will discontinue sales of Microsoft Office 2007 starting on December 31, 2010. Private label sales will follow shortly afterward. This does not mean the end of support from Microsoft, only the end of sales. Mainstream Support for the product will continue through April 10, 2012, …

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Upstate storms underscore need for computer backup solutions and UPS

Last night was scary for some people here in the Upstate of SC. Easley was hit hard in the business area of Main Street and Pendleton Street and residences along 135 by the passing storms. As I watched the news and saw the video footage of damage, I felt horrible for the business and home owners affected. We turned on …

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Server 2000 should just die!

This afternoon we spent a few hours looking at an old Windows Server 2000 for a local hotel who is having issues… I forgot just how unfun this Operating System is! It makes us appreciate Windows Server 2008 all the more!  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Should you be running Server 2000, take this opportunity to upgrade and enjoy the speed, security and reliability …

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When buying a Microsoft Windows 7 Computer do you need 64-bit or 32-bit?

If the time has come to replace or upgrade your aging desktop or laptop computer, you may find yourself looking at offerings from the major manufacturers and wondering if you need to get a 32 bit or 64 bit system now that the price difference is no longer a factor. At first it seems that a 64 bit computer would …

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Computer Deals too Good to Pass Up…

Yesterday was Thanksgiving here in the USA, in case you missed it… Everyone here at Homeland Secure IT and our families have so much to be thankful for that I would have to dedicate an entire blog post to just that…  One thing worth mentioning other than the most obvious like the ability to live in the greatest country on …

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