Google Discloses Security Flaw in Windows

Posted by Blog Tipster

Nov 2, 2016 12:37:15 PM

windows bug.jpgThe Google Threat Analysis Group disclosed to the public a major security flaw in Windows. This comes 10 days after Microsoft was alerted. But is that enough time to develop a patch and protect our systems? 

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Topics: Microsoft, Google, Security

Phone Scam Alert!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Aug 8, 2016 4:16:04 PM

phone_scam_image.jpgMicrosoft Phone Scam continues to threaten

Cybercriminals continue to find ways to threaten the security and safety of your computer and network. Not only do criminals target users through websites, they also call you posing as a Microsoft Technician. We want to make sure that you do not fall victim to this crime!

If you receive a phone call from someone stating they are a Microsoft Technician or Microsoft Support:

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Topics: Microsoft, phone scam

Moving to the Cloud- FollowUp Q&A

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Jun 3, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Cloud_storage_3.jpgRiver Run recently presented 3 Lunch & Learn seminars, sponsored by Microsoft, discussing “Where and When it makes sense to move to the Cloud.” Attendees learned about different cloud models, penetration and growth statistics, how to plan for a successful migration, and brief introductions to Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and the many cloud enhancements incorporated into Windows 10. 

In a lively exchange, participants discussed their hesitations, fears, hopes, and preconceptions about the Cloud. Security and loss of control of their data were two concerns, among others, that were raised at every event. It might be beneficial to share some of the answers and discussions that followed. 

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Topics: cloud computing, Microsoft

Free Lunch and Learn Presentation

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

May 20, 2016 12:39:38 PM

lunchnlearn.jpgRiver Run Computers, in partnership with Microsoft, is hosting a free lunch and learn presentation to provide a practical orientation and introduction to the fastest growing segment of IT spending—“The Cloud”. Why should I care about it? What’s the difference between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS? Who are the movers and shakers? When should I consider moving services to the cloud? What are the pros and cons to using cloud services? How and where do I begin? These and many more of your questions will be answered.

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Topics: River Run Events, Microsoft

Efficiency Matters – The Hidden Power of Microsoft Office

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Mar 22, 2016 1:00:00 PM

workflow_image.jpg“Our employees already know how to use Outlook, Word and Excel…”

The easiest way to save time and money is to work better with the tools you already have.  Most businesses vastly underestimate how much a little inefficiency here and there actually costs; and routinely refuse even an hour or two of training that could recoup thousands of dollars in lost productivity.

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Topics: Microsoft, Office 365

“Getting Things Done” in OneNote

Posted by Blog Tipster

Mar 1, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Work_smarter.jpgDavid Allen’s “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”  was first published in 2001, and updated in 2015, and has remained a best-selling business “basic” for all of that time.  Applications, products and whole communities of users have sprung up around it, making Getting Things Done (GTD) one of the most popular organizational systems around.

The system was designed when paper was king…but its principles are simple and technology has made them even easier and more powerful.  If you’re a GTD user, or think you want to give it a try, OneNote is a fantastic tool – especially for Microsoft Office and Office 365 users.

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Topics: Microsoft, OneNote

Microsoft’s “Built In Actions”

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Nov 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

built in actions“Built in Actions” are a powerful feature hidden in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word. They take a little setup, but they’ll save you hours – and make you the office hero if you pass them along!

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Topics: Microsoft, Workflow, Microsoft Word, Outlook

Microsoft OneNote:  Get Organized!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Oct 29, 2015 11:01:32 AM

Microsoft OneNoteHave you heard about Microsoft OneNote?

If not, get ready to get organized! Microsoft OneNote is the electronic version of a three-ring binder (or a Day Planner – the one with all the all the tabs and pages).  It mimics the concept quite well:  You create a notebook on any topic you wish, create tabs to separate various types info, and then add pages to the tabs, just as you would in physical paper.  You can have more than one notebook, and as many ‘tabs' as you need in each of them.  They even LOOK like tabs and pages.

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Topics: Microsoft, Cloud-based, Apps, Office 365

What is Microsoft Office 365?

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Sep 8, 2015 4:47:59 PM

So What is This “Microsoft Office 365?”


It can be just about anything you want it to be.  All of the Microsoft Office 365 plans are per-user subscriptions, at a price any small to mid-size business can afford. Even for much larger business, it’s an attractive hassle-free experience that can be well-worth the cost in many situations.

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Topics: Microsoft, Office 365, Microsoft Word

Goodbye Windows Server 2003

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Jul 15, 2015 3:00:00 PM

End of Life-Windows Server 2003


As of yesterday, July 14, 2015 Microsoft will no longer support this server. Is your business still using Windows Server 2003? The risk of not upgrading and no longer having the support for this product puts your data at risk. 

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Topics: server upgrade, Microsoft, Computer Maintenance


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