There are few things more effective at keeping your accounts secure than multi-factor authentication (MFA). The general concept is that when you enter your password correctly, there is an additional step to verify that the person logging into the account is actually the owner, or someone the owner is allowing to access. This second step generally involves a 6 digit code that is sent to the owner of the account whenever anyone enters the correct password. This code is randomized … [Read more...] about Multi-Factor Authentication
Greetings! Last month, we reviewed good computing practices. This month: Windows 7 and Server 2008 / 2008 R2 End-of-Life is January 14, 2020! Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Windows OS Lifecycle - Support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 Ends January 14, 2020! Windows 7 has been the most popular Windows Operating System for a long time. We still see it in almost every business environment. It is stable and reliable. Windows 7 was first released … [Read more...] about March Newsletter: Windows OS Lifecycle
Greetings! Last month, we went over the relative merits of replacing or upgrading a workstation. This month - Which is your favorite browser? Why? Which one bugs you the most? Everyone has their favorite, but is it the right fit? We examine the contenders. Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Browser Wars - Which is Yours? Which is your favorite browser? And why? We want to hear … [Read more...] about January Newsletter: Browser Wars!
5 things to watch for (or continue to watch) in 2010. The next version of the popular Microsoft Office Suite will be released in June 2010. A free public beta version of MS Office 2010 is available now for download (I am using it today). Office Web Apps, the online component of Microsoft Office will include online versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Prediction: Acceptance of Office 2010 upon its release will be better than that of Office 2007, primarily because the interface … [Read more...] about 5 Things to Watch for in 2010
Here's what I am thankful for this year in the computing world and in my business. What are you thankful for? Windows 7 I am thankful for Windows 7. The successor to Windows Vista, and Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7 was officially released on October 22nd, 2009. It's faster, easier to use and has better built-in backup than Windows Vista, among other new features. Windows 7 is my first choice for most business and residential computer systems that will be … [Read more...] about Here’s what I am thankful for this year in the computing world and in my business. What are you thankful for?
For the last year, I have been using Google Docs as a replacement for Microsoft Office applications whenever possible. What is it? Google Docs is a free set of online productivity applications from Google, including a Word Processor, Spreadsheet and Presentation Program. What are some advantages of Google Docs? Google Docs can be accessed from any computer with a web browser and Internet access. Simply login to your free account and begin creating documents, spreadsheets or … [Read more...] about Google Docs Can Be A Useful Replacement For Microsoft Office
Within the last several days, Google has released a beta version of their new browser, Chrome, which can be downloaded and installed by anyone running Microsoft Windows. Versions for Macintosh and Linux are still in the works but will be available soon. I'm using Chrome now to edit this post and will continue to switch between Chrome and Firefox as my most-used browsers. I would encourage everyone to download and try Chrome for yourself. It appears that there are several features and security … [Read more...] about Google Chrome