It appears that in 2017 Google will combine the Chrome OS with Android and focus on Android from that point forward. Chrome OS will become open source and other vendors continue to use it. However, Google will focus on improving Android on all platforms.
It looks like Microsoft is going to get more aggressive about upgrading Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to Windows 10 - even if they didn't directly request the update. The attached article references that Microsoft will start listing Windows 10 as an "Optional" update in Microsoft Updates.
Over the weekend I checked out the Microsoft Surface Book laptop at the Microsoft Store at Danbury Faire Mall. It is quite impressive. It pretty much looks like a MacBook Pro with a detachable 13" touch screen Surface Pro tablet with a pen. The Microsoft person explained to me that the tablet and laptop are the same Windows computer.
It is often very difficult to get a grip on how much space a cloud backup will take. The formula we use for CSI's Paladin Cloud Backup is quite simple. Amount of space used on the servers for the data you want to backup X 1.25 (to allow for different versions of the data and how long you keep the data) X 1.50 (to allow for growth for the year).
For example 100GB of data to be backed up x 1.25 for versioning is 125GB x 1.5 for growth is 188GB as the estimated data for the year.
Microsoft has released the Office 2016 ADMX files. You can download them here.
The Windows 10 Start Menu looks and acts very different than the Windows 7 Start Menu. However, through PowerShell and a new Windows 10 specific group policy for Layout we can both customize and preserve the menu structure we would like. It is not as straight forward as it was in Windows 7. This is a nice article on one way to customize the Start Menu.
Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Shockwave Player. Exploitation of this vulnerability could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB15-26 and apply the necessary updates.
We hope that you are enjoying your fall. We wanted to let you get a jump on your calendar reservations for the upcoming CSI Tech Talk quarterly, free knowledge transfer sessions.
These sessions are designed for technical staff responsible for technology support in your organization.