Microsoft and Adobe to tag team you with patches this month – August 2012

A plethora of patches are just around the corner. Not just from Microsoft, but from Adobe also, as they team up for an onslaught on your computer in August. I don’t think anyone using Microsoft Windows will escape the patchy update goodness on Tuesday! Microsoft will be unleashing nine bulletins, of which, five are rated as critical. These updates will …

Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Patch Tuesday is Coming – Strap In! Lots of Updates!

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Monday, April 11th, 2011 You’ve waited a whole month for this, and Microsoft has not let you down. ¬†Updates galore are ‘a comin’ tomorrow, April 12th, 2011. The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification states that this Patch Tuesday will be a big one. A total of 17 fixes, addressing 64 security vulnerabilities are there for …

Why do you need Microsoft Windows 7 SP1?

I am hearing that many people are opting to not install Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 which was released back in February 22, 2011. The reasoning is that it is a large download (750MB or 1GB depending on whether you need 32bit or 64bit versions), a long install process, and there are no enhanced features. So what does the Service Pack …

Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Offers Ease of Collaboration & Resource Sharing for Schools & Labs

Microsoft is planning a March release for it’s Windows MultiPoint Server 2011. Some nifty features are included in this version, such as the ability for a teacher / instructor to view student desktops as thumbnails and to interact with those sessions. Use of thin clients over LAN allows for virtually unlimited distances between stations, connect multiple MultiPoint Servers and manage …

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 …

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 …

Emergency Computer or Server Repair in Greenville / Upstate SC

Nobody expects an emergency to happen to them, but it is nice to know that when you do need assistance, you can pick up your phone and dial 9-1-1 and a dispatcher will arrange for the appropriate response. What do you do for your IT network when an emergency arises and you do not have in-house IT support? If you …

G-20 Summit is latest spam attack subject

A post today on Trend Micro’s TrendLabs Malware¬†blog pointed out how spammers will use the upcoming G-20 Summit as a way to distribute their content. It works like this: The spammer sends emails out, they appear to come from the Japanese finance ministry and contain comments on issues related to the Summit. Should you click on the link, it will …

Top 10 Reasons Customers Choose Trend Micro

TOP 10 REASONS CUSTOMERS CHOOSE TREND MICRO Homeland Secure IT believes that Trend Micro Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware products offer the best value and best performance, but don’t take our word for it, what follows are the top 10 reasons customers choose Trend Micro: 1. Trend Micro Works hard to make customers happy. “Trend Micro is just great– professional, responsive, and …