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When’s the last time you did a deep dive into your computer network?

Most business people I run into are very aware that their personal computers literally have a life of their own. Like children, the older they get the more prone they are to rebelling, which takes the form of a general decline in performance, and often times an increase in the frequency of crashes and frozen screens. That’s because your personal computer changes every single time that you go online, create new documents, import new files, open an email, install a new application, delete an old one, run a patch or a software update, or connect a new peripheral.

Even if you are running updated virus protection software and malware filters behind a solid internet firewall, you’re still going to need to give your personal computer a professional tune-up every so often to get it back into peak operating performance. The recommended frequency of your tune-ups will vary depending on how active you are with your PC. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s New in Office Professional Plus 2013?

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The new Office transforms how you work. Each application start is a new experience designed to help productivity. Open an existing document or use a template to create a new document. It’s also easier to share and collaborate. You can use new features like SkyDrive® Pro to save and share your files right from your Office applications. The new Office applications are also more closely aligned with each other, so you have a consistent experience from one application to another. Read the rest of this entry »

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2817183)

Critical UpdateMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS13-028 – Critical

This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, and Internet Explorer 10 on Windows clients and Moderate for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, and Internet Explorer 10 on Windows servers. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information. Read the full security alert report at Microsoft Security TechCenter.

Vector Markup Language Vulnerability Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2797052)

Critical UpdateMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS13-028 – Critical

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Microsoft implementation of Vector Markup Language (VML). The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. Read the rest of this entry »

All it takes is one missed detail to wreak havoc on your network

One missed user. One open port. One wrong security setting. There are a thousand details driving your complex computer network, and it only takes one small setting to create one big security or maintenance problem.

Anyone who has been responsible for maintaining a computer network knows what I’m talking about. But if you’re not a computer or network expert, and have been fortunate enough not to have personally experienced a computer disaster, consider yourself fortunate. Read the rest of this entry »