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

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Sales, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

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 …

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

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Office, Sales, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

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 …

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Microsoft Enterprise Licensing costs sheduled to increase substantially

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office 365, Partners, Sales, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

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 …

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Buy Adobe Creative Suite 6 Today!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Sales, Computer Support, Entertainment and Arts, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Partners, Sales, Windows Leave a Comment

Okay, so the headline is misleading…   Kind of… Purchase Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 volume licensing through May 6th, 2012, and receive CS6 at no additional cost. If your institution has been waiting to make the move, this offer is for you. You can leverage CS5.5 right now to enrich the teaching and learning experience while helping ensure your students …

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Microsoft Small Business Specialist Partner

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Sales, Computer Support, Homeland Partners, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Microsoft BPOS, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office 365, Mobile, Office, Partners, Sales, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Microsoft Registered Partners are closely aligned with Microsoft to stay current with the latest Microsoft technology and serve customers more effectively. Microsoft Registered Partners encompass a broad range of expertise and vendor affiliations and their real world perspective can help you prioritize and effectively deliver your technology solutions. As a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, we are specially positioned to help …

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Cisco Select Certified SMB Partner

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Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Since the company’s inception in 1984, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 67,647 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions. We are a Cisco SMB Select Partner, offering …

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Why can’t I just use the radio, iPod or other MP3 player for our office Music On Hold (MOH)?

JohnMHoyt Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP) Leave a Comment

You’ve got a great phone system (hopefully you have moved up to a Voice over IP phone system by now!) and you want to use all the great features of it. One feature that is common to (most) all VoIP systems is that you can use Music On Hold (MOH) which gives the poor caller who gets placed on hold …

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Old and busted – MBR viruses… New hotness – BIOS viruses (again)

JohnMHoyt Backup Solutions, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Office, Sales, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

This may come as no surprise to those who have been around computer security for a while, but the BIOS viruses are making a comeback! One of the first made its debut back in 1999 and was known as “CIH”.  But Symantec is reporting a new killer on the block called “Trojan.Mebromi” that affects the Award BIOS and seizes control …

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Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Up-to-Date Promotion Valid Through May 31, 2011

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  Don’t forget about the Microsoft “Up-to-Date” promotion if you are considering upgrading your business to Microsoft Office 2010! SMB (Small / Medium Business Organizations can receive a savings of 50 percent on the first annual payment on Office Professional Plus 2010 licenses! To be eligible for this promotion, you must sign a new commercial Open Value Subscription agreement or …

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Microsoft Windows 8 post on Dutch MS blog triggers massive speculation

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Non-Profit, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Don’t get all excited, yet, but a couple days ago, bloggers found a post on a Dutch Microsoft blog which discussed the upcoming release of Windows 8. While the post was quickly removed, it has created a lot of stir in the IT community. Some of it good, and a LOT of it bad. Some believe after the “failed” unleashing …

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