Beringer Associates Technology Blog

Upgrading your PC to a Solid State Drive (SSD) can have a dramatic impact on an aging computers, overall usability and prolong its effective life. Many people talk about the performance (or lack thereof) of their desktop or laptop computers. If you have a computer that was purchased over 3-4 years ago, and you see that the memory and CPU seem to be doing ok, but the system is overall slow…consider upgrading to a Solid State Drive.

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There are many tools built right into the Google search field that you can use to narrow down the results that Google returns to you. Using these easy tools will save you time when searching and help you find exactly what you are looking for.

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We recently discovered an issue with Outlook classifying legitimate Emails as junk. Valid emails from clients as well as emails from within our organization were being sent to our junk folder. Mail is classified as Junk in Exchange Online and within the Outlook client separately. We had the Junk Filtering in Outlook disabled before this problem started so for our case we knew it was an issue with Junk Filtering in Exchange Online.

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The Surface Pro 4 was released at the end of 2015, along with it’s release came changes to the new dock. The new dock form factor is completely different in size and shape. The new size makes this dock portable and the shape allows for compatibility, regardless of changes to the size and shape of future Surface devices.

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Microsoft recently rolled out an update (KB3114409) for Outlook 2010 which now causes Outlook to start in safe mode. You may have tried disabling Add-ins or recreating the mail profile only to find Outlook starting in safe mode every time.

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The Crypto-Locker Virus is making its rounds again. This version, like the last is originally transmitted via an email. The email claims to contain a Resume from a friend or previous acquaintance and asks you to open it. The virus is embedded in a Word document but opening the document alone does not infect the machine. Microsoft Office has built in security measures that prevent this virus code from running but the fake resume asks you to disable those protective measures.

 

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