How are those new year resolutions going for you?

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Last year, when speaking with our clients, business owners and IT directors, I made note of some of the plans they had for their IT infrastructures. Now that we’re already done with the first month of 2016, I started making calls and sending emails to see how many have followed through and offering any assistance we could. Some of the …

Microsoft FixIt for Word / Office should be applied without hesitation

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Yesterday’s Microsoft Security Advisory announced a vulnerability in Microsoft Word which could permit remote code execution. The summary of this advisory simply states that people are being exploited due to a vulnerability. It happens when someone opens, or even previews an RTF in email using Microsoft Word as the email viewer. While Microsoft has not released a full patch at …

We’ve renewed so we’re still your Upstate area Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller!

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We just renewed our standing as a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller by filling out the forms, using their training material and passing the required test. This enables us to continue to quote and ultimately sell Microsoft products to our Academic clients! If you are aware of a school which is in need of a Microsoft product such as Microsoft Office, …

Windows users being exploited due to a TIFF issue

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You need to be aware of this… Reposting from one of our partner’s blogs…  WatchGuard:   Attackers Exploiting a Zero Day in Windows, Office, and Lync by Corey Nachreiner Today, Microsoft released a critical security advisory warning customers of a serious new zero day vulnerability that affects Windows, Office, and Lync. In a nutshell, the vulnerability has to do with how certain versions …

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 2003 and Office for Mac 2011 Document Handling Vulnerability

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This comes straight from our partners over at WatchGuard Security Center blog and may affect you if you are using Office 2003 for Windows or Office for Mac 2011. We happen to concur with the author’s thoughts that this is probably much more severe than Microsoft’s own rating of “important”. If you need assistance with this, or any other computer …

Microsoft Security Bulletin for May 14 Patch Tuesday

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Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the moment you have been anxiously awaiting. May 2013’s Patch Tuesday! Brought to you by Microsoft. Yes, Patch Tuesday is loaded with a plethora of updates that will keep you busy for a few moments. The rundown on the updates is listed below in the advance notification, but suffice it to say, you NEED …

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 …