Weekly Tech Tidbit – 2020 Is Coming

As you go through your normal yearly planning cycles remember that in January 2020 Microsoft will be retiring Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, and Microsoft Exchange 2010.  That means no security updates and no vendor support if something goes wrong.

Microsoft Licensing Webinar – Wednesday April 25th

 One of the most confusing things we all encounter is Microsoft software licensing.   You hear one explanation and then another.  We are left mystified - hoping that we did it right and the school district is legal.

On Wednesday, April 25th at 10:00 am Microsoft will be providing a Microsoft Licensing specialist in a webinar format to take us through all things licensing.

Windows 10 in Education Deployment and Manageability Workshop

CSI and Microsoft are excited to present a Windows 10 in Education Deployment and Manageability Workshop on Wednesday, February 28th from 8:30-12pm.  Microsoft will be coming to our office and providing a very detailed presentation on all things Microsoft relating to the deployment, management licensing, and upgrading of Windows 10 in education.

Here’s how to block the Windows 10 upgrade

If you’ve ever been in the car with a child constantly asking, “are we there yet?” you know how annoying a repetitive question can be. Unfortunately for Windows users, Microsoft has decided to take this method of annoyance to their own customer base, constantly nagging them to upgrade. If you’re as sick of this as […]

Cortana tips to make your life easier

Wouldn’t it be grand if you could afford to hire your own personal assistant? Someone who could take care of menial tasks, sing songs to you, and generally just make your life more pleasant? As technology develops, we are getting closer and closer to virtual assistants who are just as good as their real-life counterparts. […]

Customize Windows 10 Start Menu

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.