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Monthly Archives: May 2016

If you’re a Mac user, there may be times when you need to connect to your company’s Windows server to access files or folders. You can do this easily even if your Mac isn’t joined to a Windows domain.

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Preview our latest newsletter which features articles about Backup & Disaster Recovery, Microsoft Surface Pro vs Apple iPad Pro, LinkedIn, Support Updates, Webinars, Events, and much more!

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Mainstream support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is scheduled to end on July 12, 2016. With the end of mainstream support, Microsoft will no longer accept product design or feature change requests. Microsoft will continue to support Security Patches and Fixes until the end of extended support which is scheduled to end on July 13, 2016. To ensure your business is not open to vulnerabilities, now is a great time to plan ahead and schedule an update.

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Here at Beringer Associates, data security is of the utmost importance.  Ask any member of our team and you’ll find everyone is constantly backing up their data and creating effective redundancy throughout the day.  Any expert in the field will tell you that keeping current data backups is important, but have you ever sat down and wondered why?

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There’s no one size fits all for the definition of the word HACKER.  Everyone hacks for a different reason.  In the case of LinkedIn the professional  social network company is finding out a breach of the network that happened in 2012 has fueled Hackers to sell 117 million login passwords on the black market.  But wait, why would this have any real big consequence?

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Often times as technicians we need to know the service tags and product numbers of the systems we support to do a warranty check on vendor websites.  In a world of remote support, asking the user for this information is not always the best option.  This information lies in the system BIOS and windows does not make it readily available for us to retrieve.  However, there is a way to get this information with little to no interaction from the end user.

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When subscribing to MSCRM Online, storage should be at the top of your list of considerations. MSCRM Online does not come with a large amount of storage to begin with. Storage does increase as you add Professional licenses but it will max out at 50GB unless you pay for more. So how do you handle storage requirements without breaking the bank.

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So which is better, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or the Apple iPad Pro? For most users it really boils down to usability and price so lets take a look at both.

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Have you heard about Microsoft Power BI? It’s a cloud based suite of reporting tools to help you analyze and transform data across your entire organization and more.  In other words, it is a powerful, easy to use, Business Intelligence solution that can help you understand realities, identify patterns and predict future outcomes for your organization as a whole.

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Microsoft SharePoint is a powerful tool that can be used for many purposes. Many companies use it as a platform to build an intranet site or even a public facing website. It can be used for form creation and submission, issue tracking, discussion boards and so much more. The possibilities are virtually endless.

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