Windows 7 end of life

Microsoft has announced that they will formally end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. In advance of that date, Microsoft will require all PC manufacturers to end further installation of Windows 7 — but on October 31, 2018. Up to that date, some...

Phone systems – Key vs PBX

For small to medium businesses, there are two types of phone systems: Key systems and Private Branch Exchanges (PBXs). Large phone systems only use PBXs. If you have a single incoming phone line or a few phone lines, you probably have a Key system. The most obvious...

vSphere v6.7

We have a number of VMware sites. They are small. Typically two or more Windows servers. Sometimes a copy of Windows 7 or above. If you need a Linux server, it works well. We have done this for a few years going back to v5.5. Most of our sites have updated over time...

Windows 95 is now an app!

This is just too bizarre not to share. You can download a full working copy of Windows 95 to run on Windows, Mac or Linux. I haven’t and I can’t image why I would want it. But it’s amazing just the same. Screen shot Here’s the link to the...

Microsoft Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

Yes, you have to have a Windows 10 license to install – mostly. You can skip past the license and there are a couple of reasons to do that. But that discussion is for another time. In the old days, we installed the base version of Windows or Server then started...

Microsoft is blocking hacks by Russians

I found this on ZDNet. https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-weve-just-messed-up-russian-plans-to-attack-us-2018-midterm-elections/ “Claiming a win over Russian plans to hack US politicians, Microsoft unveils a new security service to detect attacks expected...