Category: Technology

Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Extends Security Updates for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 with Azure Migration

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If you are currently using SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2, it’s time to start planning for an upgrade, as support for both will be ending in 2019/ 2020. Using these products without purchasing extended security updates puts your organization at significant risk to security vulnerabilities. Learn how Azure can help.

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Top Questions to Consider Before You Migrate Data to the Cloud

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The cloud was once about being able to access things like email or applications from anywhere, but now it’s a much bigger opportunity. There are definitive perks to moving your data to the cloud, but nothing is a one-size-fits-all solution. So, where do you start? Here are the most important questions you should consider when evaluating a move to the Cloud.

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ADNET Technologies Team at Microsoft Inspire 2018

The 3 Most Important Considerations of your IT Strategy, and how Microsoft Azure Can Check the Boxes

 |   |  Business & Strategy, Technology

Never before have the steps to go to a cloud environment been easier, more affordable or safer than they are now. Putting your money into a new system, or refreshing an existing system must include a fair assessment of what the cloud can bring because with very few exceptions, it checks all three of those boxes.

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What is Microsoft Azure?

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If you’re wondering if you should move your data to Microsoft Azure, you may be looking for a simple answer to the question “What is Microsoft Azure?” Cloud computing in general is a broad concept and cloud companies have historically done a terrible job explaining what their services do. Here’s what you need to know before you make an investment in the cloud.

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Online Privacy: YOU Are The Product

Online Privacy: YOU Are The Product

 |   |  Security, Technology

A lot of people do not take “privacy” seriously enough. There is a general failure to comprehend that by clicking through an online agreement or EULA’s (End-User License Agreements) without reading or understanding, you have in fact agreed by proxy to have your data collected and mined. Surprised? Some may be shocked by what is being done with their personal data, but others, many who should know better, seem to be carefree with what they share online.

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Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin: Why Should I Care?

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You’ve probably seen a lot of words beginning with “crypto” in the news lately, and chances are you’ve heard of bitcoin – no matter where you work or what you do. Whether it was an ad on a website, or an article in a financial publication, cryptocurrencies have been getting a lot of press lately. We asked one of our security experts what you need to know about these currencies if you’re not familiar with them. 

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UPDATE: HP Laptop Recall: Are You Affected?

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As of January 2018, HP has announced that a recall for certain laptop batteries, which we initially reported on in a post from February 2017, now extends to models sold as recently as December 2017. The batteries in question have the potential to overheat, which can create a fire and burn hazard.

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Skype for Business to Morph into Teams?

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For those of you who attended Microsoft’s Ignite event back in September, or have been paying attention to Microsoft’s announcements regarding Skype for Business (SFB), you are probably aware that Microsoft is planning to migrate the SFB capabilities into Teams and eventually phase out SFB altogether. If you have not heard about this plan, or are confused about what it means for your business, hopefully I can help make some sense of all this for you.

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HP Laptop Recall: Are You Affected?

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In January 2017, HP announced a recall for laptop batteries that were sold in specific HP computers between March 2013 and October 2016. The batteries in question have the potential to overheat, which can create a fire and burn hazard.

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