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Internet Explorer End of Life

Starting this week, Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer. This means you will no longer be able to use Internet Explorer and must use a different web browser, such as Microsoft Edge (recommended), Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. The icon for Internet Explorer looks like this: After this week, you may be unable to use this....Read More

Microsoft New Commerce Experience

What Is This? Microsoft recently announced the New Commerce Experience (NCE), a change to licensing and pricing for Microsoft 365 products. You need to have Green Mountain IT Solutions take action to adjust your licenses (or take action yourself) to avoid possible issues and unnecessary spending on your 365 subscription....Read More

Windows 11 Is Being Released October 5. Here’s What Businesses Need to Know

Overview Windows 11 will be released on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Windows 10 will be supported until October 13, 2025. Users are advised not to upgrade to Windows 11 until the kinks are ironed out. Most businesses should stick with Windows 10 until 2023 or 2024. Many older PCs, even those from 2018 or 2019, won’t be able to run Windows 11....Read More

Print Nightmare Vulnerability

This is a developing story. Details are subject to change. A critical security vulnerability has been discovered affecting the Print Spooler service on all versions of Microsoft Windows. An attacker could easily exploit this vulnerability to gain control of entire domains and networks. On June 29, 2021, researchers became aware of CVE-2021-1675, the official name of this vulnerability, which has been nicknamed “PrintNightmare”....Read More

How to Save Your Data After a Crash (Any Device) - DriveSavers Data Recovery

Check out the video below to learn about our new partnership with DriveSavers, the leading data recovery service!! Recently, I had a client refer someone to me whose computer hard drive had crashed. Unfortunately, this person had someone else look at their drive before me. The hard drive had been opened and a parts swap attempted from a different drive....Read More

2020 in Review: Cybersecurity Gets Serious

OK, so we all know what the top story of 2020 was, but for the IT community, 2020 will be remembered for a different reason: cybersecurity got really serious. Last month, I wrote a blog post called “2020: A Cyber Pandemic?”, which detailed a few of the year’s major cybersecurity stories....Read More

End Annoying Scheduling Back-and-Forth With Microsoft Bookings

Ever had to send a bunch of emails back and forth to schedule a meeting? It can be incredibly annoying. “How about Friday at 1?” “I’m busy then. Monday afternoon?” “I could do Monday, but only after 3.” “No, I have to leave at 3. Tuesday?” And on it goes! Today, I’d like to tell you about a powerful tool that you probably already have that will end your scheduling struggles forever....Read More

2020: A Cyber Pandemic?

Obviously, 2020 will go down in history as the year the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world. But it’s also been a particularly tough year for cybersecurity. Many historic cybersecurity vulnerabilities have been discovered this year, including some of the worst security holes ever found in the Microsoft Windows operating system....Read More

If You Always Leave Your Laptop Plugged in, Does It Hurt Your Battery?

Here’s a question I get a lot: Is it bad for my battery if I always leave my laptop plugged into its charger? The answer isn’t so straightforward. Check out the video below for a few tips!...Read More