Archive for January, 2014

Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003 End Of Life – April 8, 2014

Posted January 30, 2014 by
If you are still using Windows XP, Office 2003 or Exchange 2003, support and updates are coming to an end on April 8, 2014.  That is the day Microsoft officially stops supporting these products.  You should finalize your upgrade plans today so you don’t get stuck without support.  This would make your machines and network…

Office 365 Issues?

Posted January 29, 2014 by
Microsoft releases a tool to help service providers (like Excalibur Technology) monitor outages and other problems.  Monitor outages?  What?  Why? Read the story here:  While Office 365 is a groundbreaking service, there are still bugs to work out. Microsoft used to promote regional companies hosting their services.  Now, they try to do it all…

Where Did SkyDrive Go?

Posted January 29, 2014 by
Microsoft SkyDrive becomes OneDrive after numerous legal battles. Do you use SkyDrive to sync your Windows 8 PC, tablet and phone?  Give it a try today.  For help with the setup, call the experts at Excalibur Technology.…

Cell Phones That Changed The World

Posted January 27, 2014 by
Mobile phone inventions over the years. Amazing look back at classic phones that changed the world.  How many of these did you own?  Could you ever trade your Windows Phone or iPhone back for one of these?  Remember when a phone was just a phone?  Remember when there were no mobile phones and you…

If You Run Anti-Virus Software, Why Do You Still Get Infected?

Posted January 24, 2014 by
I have anti-virus…why do I sometimes still get infected? There are many reasons including lack of updates, users clicking links that allow viruses in, OS security holes and so much more.  Even if you do everything right on your network or your PC, you can and probably will still get a virus or spyware…

Get Ready For Potential Changes To Internet Cost

Posted January 23, 2014 by
Federal appeals court strikes down FCC “net neutrality” law. This means that ISP’s can now charge more for bandwidth, give priority to certain types of traffic, or charge premium rates for accessing certain websites or content. This could put a lot of money in the pockets of the large companies and hurt small companies…

What Hard Drives Fail First?

Posted January 22, 2014 by
Not all hard drives are created equal.  Check out this link to see which hard drive manufacturer has the highest failure rate and which drives run longest without failure.  The answer might surprise you.  This is especially important when choosing a hard drive for a SAN, NAS or server.  Workstations might not be as critical…

Did You Accidentally Make An iPhone In-App Purchase?

Posted January 16, 2014 by
Apple to refund at least $32.5M of in-app purchases to users that were unaware of costs. Beware of “free” apps on smartphones and tablets. Free is never free as we all know. Games suck kids and adults in and …then charge up to $99.99 for special tools or items once you are playing. Some…

Just How Bad Was The Target Data Breach?

Posted January 14, 2014 by
10 things you need to know about the data breach at Target. How safe is your network and data? Call us to find out! If hackers can get into the massive network systems at Target, what chance does your network stand without professional support?  

Microsoft To Make Windows 9 Free?

Posted January 13, 2014 by
Will Windows 9 be free? With a number of new OS choices from Google and Apple, Microsoft might be in for a major change to stay relevant in the changing marketplace.  Windows 9 promises to bring a unified operating system to PC, tablet and phone.  More information to follow as it becomes available.…

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