Small Tech Notes

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Protecting Internet Name Resolution

Harbor Computer Services will be changing the DNS server forwarder locations and also applying a client and server side DNS patch as an emergency measure. This change is underway now and is a high priority item. It will take precedence over other minor issues. This will require a reboot of […]

Software Assurance…it just keeps getting better

Today Microsoft officially announced what owners of SBS 2003 with Software Assurance are going to be receiving. Up until this time, it was only speculation and an "educated guess". SBS 2003 R2 Component Product Upgrade Path FrontPage 2003 Sharepoint Designer 2007 Outlook 2003 Outlook 2007 For Mac Users:  Entourage 2004 […]

No More FTP

I’ve long tried to get all of our clients to stop using FTP. FTP is one of the oldest protocols still in use on the Internet and it is inherently insecure. When it was invented there were only 13 computers on the Internet and everyone knew each other. Today there […]

Alternative to Adobe Reader

In response to multiple and continuing problems with Adobe software causing our clients computers to hang, run slowly, experience extremely slow printing, application crashes, etc. we sought out and found an alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader that we are now ready to recommend to you. It’s called FoxIT Reader and […]

MVP 2008

Yesterday Microsoft re-awarded me as Most Valuable Professional for the 3rd year. As a self-employed person, there are really very few awards that you can attain that indicate that you are proceeding through your career successfully and the MVP is one of them. Getting an MVP feels kind of like […]

Business Continuity

Business Continuity is a moving target. How do you keep your business going when part or all of it is down? We had that experience Saturday, Sunday and today when the main office power went out and stayed out. We have no idea what Detroit Edison was doing or why. […]