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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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SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Brings Critical Office Updates

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 Welcome to another exciting episode of Microsoft Patch Tuesday! In this batch of updates, Microsoft has focused on critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft office.  I have included WatchGuard’s description of the updates below since it is a LOT more understandable than the Microsoft version. If you require any assistance with these or …

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Microsoft’s Online Services Health Dashboard for BPOS

Word travels fast on Twitter!  And word was that there were outages affecting some Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite customers over the past few weeks…  In light of that, Microsoft has stepped up to the plate with their Online Services Health Dashboard and made it available to all customers and partners in all regions. This is direct from their newsletter: …

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Secure IT Alert: XSS Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server Web Security Feature

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, October 14, 2010 It seems like only yesterday I was telling our friends and clients about security issues that were announced this week. Believe me, this isn’t Deja Vu all over again…  It’s just another day in the life of a system administrator…. If you are running Microsoft SharePoint, especially if it has been made …

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SECURE IT ALERT: A plethora of Microsoft Windows, Office and IE updates are available

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday October 12, 2010   Well folks, we have a boat load of updates this go ’round…. These updates affect Microsoft Office on both MIcrosoft Windows and Microsoft Macintosh operating systems. Then of course there are updates to the Microsoft Windows Operating System itself, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The Reader’s Digest version(tm) goes like this …

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Microsoft Office “Home Use Program” allows your employees to use MS Office at home for $9.95

Microsoft’s Home Use Program, or “HUP” is a benefit offered to those with Microsoft’s Software Assurance, which allows you to offer your employees the latest version of the Microsoft Office suite to use at home. Let’s say you purchase 25 seats of Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus with Software Assurance from Homeland Secure IT, you can then turn around and …

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SECURE IT ALERT: A Plethora of Microsoft Vulnerabilities Patched! #MS #IIS #Windows #Office #Microsoft

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Yesterday’s “Patch Tuesday” was an exciting one… It included patches across the board for all Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office and IIS (web server). The most critical in my opinion is IIS as it often sits on your server, providing Outlook Web Access, or other data, and is accessible to …

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Thinking of buying computer hardware or software “Dirt Cheap?” Read this first…

I’m sure you have heard the old adage “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…” In the case of computers, servers, firewalls, VoIP equipment, Microsoft, Adobe and other hardware / software, that has always been true. For example: We have one client who purchased Microsoft Office Professional 2003 a number of years ago on the cheap. …

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Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac to be Released in October

Microsoft’s latest version of Office 2011 is due out in October of 2011. It features many improvements over previous versions and comes in the following flavors: Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac. It will retail for $119  for a single install and $149 for the …

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