Is your business ready for Microsoft Server 2003 End of Support?

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Windows Server 2003 Support Ends in: [tminus t=”14-07-2015 01:00:00″ id=”<p>End of Support</p>”  omitweeks=”true” style=”TIE-fighter” /] Windows Server 2003 End of Support Microsoft has scheduled the End of Support for their Server 2003 product to for July 14th, 2015, after which, there will be no support, no updates, and no patches to help protect your business from security issues. That’s right, any of your …

XP is destined for obscurity – Time to give it up!

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So long XP… I’d like to say it has been nice knowing you. Here’s a little info about how the death of Microsoft’s XP Operating System may affect you and what is to come!   If you would like to discuss a migration to Windows 8 for your Greenville / Upstate business, whether it is for one computer or one …

Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 is coming to an end

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Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 is coming to an end On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for the decade-old Windows XP. This means you will no longer receive updates, including security updates, for Windows XP from Microsoft. Support of Microsoft Office 2003 will also be ending on the same date. Security Risk Without critical Windows XP …

Microsoft Office 365 Free Trial

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  As I sit in a webinar this morning regarding a product we offer, I realize that I have done a poor job of increasing awareness of it to our customers! Microsoft has been offering a hosted email solution for a while now, allowing even the smallest of businesses to have a full Microsoft Exchange experience just like a large …

We’ve renewed our Microsoft Education Reseller status…. Yea us!

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We’re happy to announce that Homeland Secure IT has renewed our Microsoft Education Reseller status and are good for another year. What does that mean?  Besides having to demonstrate that we know what we are doing through taking an exam, we have to actually have a clue about the sales of Microsoft products specifically available to the academic organizations we …

Microsoft Office 2013 is not transferable to another PC

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If you have purchased, or plan to purchase, a new computer with the OEM version of Microsoft Office 2013 on it, please understand that the installation of that Office 2013 can only be done on the computer it was first installed on. In other words, let’s assume you buy a new computer from Homeland Secure IT along with Microsoft Office …

Microsoft Enterprise Licensing costs sheduled to increase substantially

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Even though the cost to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 8 is the least expensive that any upgrade has been, Microsoft has raised the cost of Enterprise Licensing significantly. Here’s the breakdown of pricing changes: Enterprise USER CAL will increase by 15%. Enterprise DEVICE CAL will remain the same. There are many changes to the Microsoft pricing structure besides these, so …

Trend Micro Internet Security anti-virus giveaway and Black Friday special

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Homeland Secure IT wants you to be protected… So much so that we are giving away *FIVE* free 1 year Trend Micro Internet Security packages to random people subscribed to this blog.  We’ll do it on Friday, November 23rd. This product retails at $49.95…. To be eligible, you must be able to pick up the product at our office here …

Furman University in Greenville SC has almost completed their move to Microsoft Office 365 #CloudSolutions

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Furman University in Greenville South Carolina began moving to Microsoft Office 365, a hosted Microsoft Exchange solution in March. The move has been slow and methodical according to information given out to students, faculty, staff and posted on the Furman website. The move has not been without pain I am sure, as right off the bat, in March, over 2100 …

Protect your assets and stay in compliance with Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption

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With federal and state agencies now dispensing stiff penalties to companies that do not maintain compliance with the plethora of industry regulations, such as HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes Oxley, HITECH, FISMA and a slew of others, healthcare, retail and financial service industries need an encryption solution. Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption offers exactly what most businesses need. Ensure data privacy by encrypting data …