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Windows XP Use Falls While Windows 7 Adoption Increases

An interesting article discussing the fact that Microsoft Windows XP use is on the decline with just over 50% of the computers running Windows XP.  At the same time the rate of Windows 7 adoption continues to increase.   The article states that they expect the number of Microsoft Windows 7 machines in use to exceed […]

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Social Networking Privacy and Security Tips from Microsoft

Microsoft has put together a good list of basic things you, your employees and your family members should consider when using Social Media. Protect your privacy from identity theft. Don’t be fooled by online and email scams. Protect your reputation. https://www.

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Firefox v7.01 Out Now

Firefox continues to release updates at a dizzying pace. I read one article that they said they were going to continue to use numbers for their versions. At this pace we’ll have Firefox 75 sometime by the end of 2015! Here is an article describing what Firefox 7 has to offer over 6, 5, and […]

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US Libraries Now Lending eBooks for Kindle

I love my Kindle.  I actually read books again.  Its battery life is amazing.  The fact that I can go outside and read in bright sunlight is awesome.  The fact that I can email PDFs to the Kindle to read later is extremely useful for technical manuals.

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Don’t be afraid of DNS Scavenging. Just be patient.

This is an excellent article from Microsoft TechNet on the navigating complexities of DNS scavenging.   DNS scavenging is a means of helping DNS clean up after itself.  https://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/archive/2008/03/19/don-t-be-afraid-of-dns-scavenging-just-be-patient.

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Microsoft Discontinuing Windows Desktop Gadgets

Microsoft made a big deal about desktop gadgets when Microsoft Vista came out. I never really liked them because they took up too much space on the desktop for what they did. Now apparently Microsoft is going to discontinue them as well. https://www.infoworld.

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What IT should know about Windows 8

Microsoft has been introducing the world to what is coming next in Windows 8. This is a good article introducing what comes after Windows 7: https://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/what-it-should-know-about-windows-8-173881?page=0,0&source=IFWNLE_nlt_daily_2011-10-01

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Setting Windows Desktop Wallpaper via Group Policy

This is a great tip for setting Windows desktop wallpaper from Jeremy Moskowitz at GPAnswers.com.  It is also a good example of leveraging the Group Policy Preference Extensions (GPPE) functionality on top of traditional Microsoft Group Policies.  GPPE is only found in a true Microsoft Active Directory domain and not alternative Group Policy management systems […]

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