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January 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

It’s a brand new year, and this time always brings with it a brand new way of looking at Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday updates.

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New GFI MailEssentials keeps your emails safe with new 0-hour protection

The new version of GFI Software’s award-winning solution for email protection brings in the latest antivirus (AV) technology from Kaspersky. The new 0-hour anti-virus engine enhances your business’s defence against the newest and most advanced threats, such as polymorphic malware and ransomware.

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Third party patch roundup – December 2016

December is a busy time for most of us and in the IT world, the network communications must go on, and keeping them secure remains as important as ever.

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17 Resolutions for sysadmins this year

As we bring 2016 to a close, it’s only natural to start to consider what the new year will bring. What bad habits will we finally drop. What good ones will we adopt?

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It’s that time again! Q4 updates for Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010, and even 2007

Just as Santa’s elves were busy busy busy getting ready for Christmas, so too were the developers at Microsoft on the Exchange team.

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The top 10 events and trends in IT of 2016

As 2016 winds down and disappears into the Deleted Items folder of history, it’s time to look back and reflect on some of the major events, developments, announcements and trends.

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Are you ready for the new Exchange APIs?

The three new Microsoft Exchange APIs can handle more than just emails, are more open-standards friendly and based on REST, and are simpler to use than EWS.

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How to stop users from installing software and breaking things?

No matter how good a sysadmin you are, there will always be users that will install something bad and break their computers. Here are a few tricks you can use to stop them.

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Smart apps are here, and they can help you run your life (and business)

Smart personal assistant apps have been here for a while, but are still limited to early adopters. What will happen when these enter the mainstream?

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Negotiating the ransom. Is it ever a good idea?

Often, ransomware attackers may not realize that they have compromised a business, and so their demands are for sums that individuals could afford. But should you pay the ransom?

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