Latest News: Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 is the latest offering from server platform, that has enhanced security features, deployment options, has built-in containers and provides cost efficient storage.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Features

Windows 10 latest anniversary update has lot of enhanced features such as sticky notes with Cortana, setting to turn on dark mode from light mode, now music controls in the lock screen. Simply download the update assistant.

The tablet to replace your laptop.

The Surface Pro 4 tablet is powered by Windows 10, works with the full suite of Office products. You can keep your files, settings and more in your new Windows 10 PC.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Windows 10 firewall

A Firewall is software application or hardware device that helps protects your computer or network from unauthorized access by hackers and blocks virus, worms etc. Also, it allows or blocks traffic based on the rules set on it.

In most of the operating system, the firewall is inbuilt and available once you install it. You have to turn it on and customize the policy in case if you need changes to it. But the default policy should suffice to use it without issues.

  • Make sure Windows firewall is turned on
  • Allow required apps to communicate
  • Tool to automatically diagnose and fix Windows firewall issue can be found below

Monday, 23 January 2017

Troubleshoot Windows "blue screen" Stop code or system crash

Computers often run into technical issues that require a restart. Have you even encountered such an issue when working on a computer with Microsoft Windows operating system? Have you ever seen a blue screen with the following error message or a similar message?

If yes, how did you resolve the issue? There are several errors that require restarting your computer. These errors mainly occur when there are issues with your operating system or with a software or hardware installed or configured on your computer.

In this blog, let us discuss steps to troubleshoot errors, such as the blue screen stop error:
  1. Identify the stop error code on the screen before the computer restarts.
    Tip: Even after restarting, the errors will be available in the Windows event log.
  2. Search the stop error code in the Microsoft website for resolutions, if any.
  3. Additionally, review for other critical or similar errors in the Windows event log and search for resolutions in the Microsoft website, if any.
  4. Verify if there are recent changes to the hardware or software configurations, such as the installation of device drivers and updates applied to the Windows operating system. If yes, uninstall or disable the software or hardware to resolve the issue.
  5. Diagnose hardware issues in the BIOS and try resolving the issues, if any.

For additional information on troubleshooting blue screen stop error, see the Microsoft website.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Microsoft warns Windows 7 as insecure

According to Microsoft, the Windows 7 operating system is gradually approaching the end of its lifecycle. Windows 7 has been identified with security deficiencies and new hardware drivers restrictions. Therefore, the users having Windows 7 are susceptible to cyber attacks as compared to users of higher versions of Windows operating system.

All the users installed with the Windows 7 operating system are expected to incur high operating costs because of reliability and compatibility issues with the operating system.

Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 7 will cease by January 14, 2020.

Our recommendation

Our recommendations and views are as follows:

  • Upgrade the operating system at no additional cost because Microsoft provides free upgrade to Windows 10.
  • If you are planning to continue using Windows 7, ensure the following:
    • Install an antivirus software and keep it up-to-date.
    • Enable Windows Firewall for protection.
    • Frequently update the operating system.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

Windows 10 keyboard shortcut keys to make life easier and comfort

Windows key + Alphabets

Windows key + control keys

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Five important ways to protect your computer

Are you using the Microsoft Windows operating system in your computer? If yes, this post is for you.

Some of us may have been affected by malware, such as virus and data being lost or compromised. Even if you have never been affected, you may have at the least heard of incidents where a computer is infected with virus. So, how do you protect your computer from such malware? Microsoft provides several free tools and solutions to protect your computer from malware and from hackers by ensuring data security.

Let us now check out the five ways in which you can protect your Windows-based computer:
Keep your windows up-to-date: Microsoft regularly provides updates and security patches for Windows. Ensure that you diligently install the security updates as and when they are available.

Enable Windows Firewall: The Firewall helps protect the valuable data in your computer from hackers. Therefore, enable the Firewall and ensure that unnecessary programs are blocked from accessing the Internet.

Install Windows Defender: Microsoft provides a free anti-malware solution called Windows Defender to protect your computer from malware, such as virus, worms, and Trojan.

Uninstall irrelevant software: There are several third-party software that may make your computer vulnerable to threats. Therefore, identify the irrelevant software in your computer and uninstall them.

Install reputed browsers and keep it up-to-date: There are several malware threats in the cyber world. Web browser is one of the major gateway for these malware to reach your computer. Therefore, it is important to use a reputed web browser inbuilt with adequate security features. Additionally, ensure to keep your web browser up-to-date.