The Clock has Struck Zero: Microsoft Ends Support for Windows Server 2003

Posted by Dataprise Digest - Weekly Tech Insight on 7/13/15 1:00 PM

The Clock has Struck Zero: Microsoft Ends Support for Windows Server 2003

We don't want to scare you, but if you’re still running Windows Server 2003 your business may be at serious risk.

As of today, July 14, Microsoft will no longer provide updates to Windows Server 2003. This does not mean, however, that the software will cease to exist. You will still be able to use it, but it’s important to understand the risks and possible migration solutions.

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Topics: Microsoft

Are You Ready for Windows 10? A Checklist for Early Adopters

Posted by Dataprise Digest - Weekly Tech Insight on 6/1/15 9:27 AM

Are You Ready for Windows 10? A Checklist for Early Adopters

Are you THAT person? The one who's standing in line at Best Buy in the freezing cold at 5:00 a.m. just so you can be the first to get your hands on the newest smartphone? We hear you; new technology is exciting and fun to interact with, however, there are some factors you should take into consideration before jumping on the early adoption bandwagon.

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Topics: Microsoft

Still Have Windows Server 2003? Game Over.

Posted by Dataprise Digest - Weekly Tech Insight on 11/4/14 8:00 AM

Still Have Windows Server 2003? Game Over.

Microsoft End of LifeAccording to a recent study by Insight, 39% of all Microsoft servers run the Server 2003 OS and about 9.4 million of the 24 million servers running 2003 are in the U.S. The problem? The expiration date for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 support is July 15, 2014. Many are unaware of the dramatic impact Windows Server 2003 End of Life can have on their business. Here are the risks and solutions involving the impending End of Life deadline:

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Topics: Microsoft, Technical Project

5 Reasons Why SharePoint Matters

Posted by Dataprise Digest - Weekly Tech Insight on 10/21/14 8:00 AM

5 Reasons Why SharePoint Matters

SharePoint mattersIt’s common knowledge that happier employees make for better business. Yet, according to a Gallup study, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. Every business seeks ways to increase employee involvement in order to improve communication, collaboration, and most importantly productivity. SharePoint provides effective solutions to these common challenges. Here are five ways SharePoint can bring your business to the next level:

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Topics: Microsoft, Technical Project

The Clock is Ticking; Windows XP and Office 2003

Posted by Dataprise Digest - Weekly Tech Insight on 9/26/13 9:14 AM

The Clock is Ticking; Windows XP and Office 2003

There’s no time like the present to jump on the Windows 7 or 8 bandwagon, especially after Microsoft announced that they will be discontinuing their support services for Windows XP. This comes as no surprise, considering it’s been more than ten years since the operating system came out—which is an eon in the tech world. Technology is always changing, and now it’s time to get current. Let’s not forget about Windows’ inseparable bundle, Office. Whether you use Excel at home for your finances or Outlook at the office, for most of us Office is a key part of our lives. So what’s the big fear of upgrading to Windows 7/8,  Office 2013, or Office 365?

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Topics: Managed Services, Microsoft, Security

Effective Computing Habits for Windows® Users

Posted by Dataprise Digest - Weekly Tech Insight on 5/26/10 9:27 AM

Effective Computing Habits for Windows® Users

Working off a slow, disorganized computer can be frustrating. Unfortunately, the task of organizing it may be one of the lowest priorities on a necessary list of To-Dos. But by performing a little regular maintenance, computers will be effective and efficient for a long time.

Here are a few easy-to-follow suggestions to ensure your computer is on the right track to being a well-organized, high-performance device.

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Topics: How-To, Microsoft

Windows 7 and your Business - Ready or Not?

Posted by Dataprise Digest - Weekly Tech Insight on 10/30/09 7:00 AM

Windows 7 and your Business - Ready or Not?

Microsoft has just released Windows 7 - the much touted and long awaited replacement to the Windows Vista operating system

Vista - the end of a lackluster era. It may not be widely known by business owners and even IT managers, but the Vista kernel (the "engine" that runs the software) is actually one of the most stable and feature-rich systems ever released by Microsoft. Nonetheless, almost everyone has a horror story about Vista. From slow performance to lack of device compatability to those annoying security messages: many will not be sorry to see Vista go..

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Topics: Microsoft