Grundig IT Newsletter Computing News That You Can Use - August 2021 Quote of the Month: "The measure of intelligence is the ability to change." - Albert Einstein Do you need IT consulting? We’ve talked about a large number of important topics recently: Security, ransomware, backup. This month, we’re going to discuss a number of smaller tips and tricks that we’ll hope will make your time with your computer easier and more productive. As you use your computer, you … [Read more...] about Windows Tips and Tricks | Grundig IT Newsletter
We’re a tech company, and it's definitely advantageous for us to stay on top of technological developments. That’s why, this morning, I got to be pleasantly surprised with an update from Windows 10 to Windows 11 - we had selected my computer to participate in the pre-release beta build. I’m going to take a quick moment to specify a few things: Windows 11 is not actually released yet, the primary Microsoft OS is still Windows 10. You can access the pre-release of Windows 11 … [Read more...] about Initial Thoughts on Windows 11 Beta
What to Transfer The majority of what is transferred will be one of the the following: Data (Documents, Desktop, Download, Pictures, Videos, Favorites, etc.)SettingsApplications (even though applications can never be directly transferred, the installers and keys and data, if available, can) For Macs, the type of data is the similar, but exact directories will be a bit different. The fastest method, which we almost always use, is the USB / SATA cable. Once the old hard … [Read more...] about Transferring Data to a New Computer
January 14th, 2020 marks the end of support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. This means that Microsoft will stop pushing out security updates for these operating systems. When the support ends, it will become incredibly risky to use unsupported Windows 7. This is because the purpose of the updates is to correct any security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers. This means if your computer's running Windows 7 it's imperative to upgrade to the next version as soon as … [Read more...] about Windows 7 End of Life is January 14th, 2020
Greetings! Last month, we talked about personalizing your Windows 10 machine. In the August newsletter, we'll cover Office 365 features. Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Office 365 has many benefits for ease of use and to increase workplace efficiency. Perhaps the greatest benefit to Office 365 is how effortless it makes accessing email. Outlook with Office 365 does away with the pains of needing to put … [Read more...] about September Newsletter 2018
There are very few businesses that don’t use some kind of software. Databases of customers or clients, billing systems, Point of Sale software, internal and external scheduling and communication applications, and more. Most businesses actually use multiple pieces of software throughout the course of a day. The software choices your business makes will determine how efficient and effective you are, how empowered or frustrated your staff feel, and how well you’ll serve your customers, … [Read more...] about Selecting Software for Business
As a business owner, you want your systems to make serving your customers easier, more organized, and more successful. A very common situation for a business owner to be in is to have gotten used to a system, and used it well for years, only to find that it’s now outdated and behind, or no longer capable of working on the scale you need it to. What you’re working with is legacy software. It still does what you originally needed, but your needs and wants have changed. An example of this might … [Read more...] about Escaping from Legacy Software (Aka Old Computer Systems)
Is it June already? I was not going to create and send a newsletter just yet, but Microsoft forced my hand. This time, the topic of the Grundig IT Newsletter is Windows 10. Windows 10 will be released on July 29th and warrants some attention. As usual, feel free to suggest topics which you would like to see covered in an upcoming newsletter or on the Grundig IT news page, which can be found at under the News tab at www.GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- … [Read more...] about June Newsletter: Windows 10 Upgrade Coming
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?
There has been plenty of debate regarding the relative merits of Window XP vs. Windows Vista in residential and business environments since Vista was released in early 2007, as evidenced by many discussions and articles which are available on the Internet and in trade journals. Microsoft continues to tout their latest operating system and points to the number of Vista licenses which have been sold, a figure in excess of 100 million licences. Now, with over 1 year to assess Windows … [Read more...] about Is Windows Vista Ready for Business?