Windows XP is coming to End of Life Support April 2014. Are you ready?


Faced with the looming deadline for Microsoft’s official end of support for Windows XP, companies must migrate or risk their IT. by Ricky Ribeiro posted Jan 02, 2014 In the classic 1980s and 1990s PC game Oregon Trail, pioneers risked life and limb as they made the hazardous journey from the Missouri River to the nirvana of Oregon’s lush,…

Upcoming Changes by Microsoft.


Well, 2013 has gotten off to a great start for many of you and now may be a good time to evaluate your current IT situation and look forward to upcoming changes by Microsoft.   First, evaluate your current product’s position in the life cycle: Microsoft maintains a web page listing product lifecycle information. It’s…

Windows 7 users: Move to SP1 to continue receiving Microsoft support


Summary: The end of support date for Windows 7 without Service Pack 1 installed is April 9, 2013. By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | February 14, 2013 — 23:35 GMT (15:35 PST) The end-of-support date for Microsoft’s Windows 7 — without Service Pack 1 installed — is quickly approaching. Windows 7 RTM…

Windows XP is “past its security expiration date”


Windows XP is “past its security expiration date” Published January 21, 2013 If you’re still using Windows XP, please stop. Seriously, figure out how to migrate to Windows 7 or Windows 8. Or to an modern alternative platform if you don’t trust Microsoft. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to Justin Schuh, an Information…

Critical information for people running Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2!


If you or someone you know is running Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), then you and/or they absolutely NEED TO READ THIS! Below is a recent blog post from Eric Ligman, Global Partner Experience Lead for Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group.  How to Determine Your Operating System Before,…

Office 2010 Upgrade – Possibly for Free!


It might cost less than you think to upgrade to Office 2010 and take advantage of all the new slick tools and features of this product (see videos and read a description here). If you have an active Software Assurance plan, and many of our AccuNet customers do, then you have access to Office 2010…

Office 2010 is here…in June


So there are some pretty sweet features of Office 2010 including the new design features in Word, the eye-popping charts and PowerPivot for Excel, and the ribbon interface on Outlook 2010. Here is what Yardena Arar had to say on Business Advantage through Technology Blog: Gone is the big and somewhat un­­gainly Office button that…

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy an iPad


We have had many customers ask us about the iPad in recent weeks – understandably considering all the press it is getting.  But while we think the advertising is cool, the useability of the iPad is not hot.  Here are the 10 reasons why iGeneration blogger Zack Wittacker won’t buy an iPad – we thought…

President’s Rant


 Business owners and managers today have to be efficiency experts. The balance of cost savers and money makers is never constant. We all read books like “Good to Great”, “Category of One” and “Right People on the Bus” that teach us to be better and more efficient or someone else will take our customers. Over…

Windows 7 Demo


My coworker, Kristy Rogers, Information Systems Consultant, put together this demo of Microsoft Windows 7 OS.  Check it out!  If you have questions about Windows 7, email Kristy at krogers@accu.com or call her at 614.899.9900 x 123.