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Last Updated on 11 Aug. 2014, Total: 165 Blog Posts

  1. Win Free Training For Life

    Firebrand offers free training for life... Read More

  2. Win £1 million of free training

    Firebrand Training is giving away IT training courses worth £1 million* to one lucky winner in its Free Training For Life (FTFL) competition, which opens today... Read More

  3. Windows 7 Phone Banking Application

    Bank of America customers can now perform banking activities such as, finding ATMs, transferring funds, managing accounts, etc. from their Windows 7 phones if they own one! The application that runs on Windows 7 Phones was launched on Tuesday. The news was more than welcomed by Microsoft's phone users after months of waiting and which left them behind iPhone, Blackberry... Read More

  4. Windows 8 will install faster!

    According to Microsoft, Windows 8 will be easier to use and faster to install! Windows 8 has a revamped install process and will install in only 21 minutes on a clean system. Until we are able to verify such statements (second half of 2012) Microsoft will continue to improve reliability while also improving the installation experience and raw performance. PCs... Read More

  5. Windows Firewall Logs

    Troubleshooting network problems can be quite daunting at times and a recommended good practice when troubleshooting Windows Firewalls is to enable the native logs. If you need to verify whether a firewall rule is blocking or allowing traffic, you should enable logging, re-create the problem and then examine the log files. By default, Windows Firewall saves log entries in %SystemRoot%\System32\LogFiles\Firewall\Pfirewall.log... Read More

  6. Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

    Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 provides further improvements and hardens these Operating Systems. Although, SP1 includes previous updates which many organizations and users have deployed through Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or third-party patch management systems, it is quite often the practice to use a Service Pack as a baseline. That is, having... Read More

  7. Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support!

    Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 on April 8th, 2014 which means that after this date, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. Microsoft recommends users and organizations to migrate to the latest systems and is providing a Deployment Toolkit to accelerate and... Read More

  8. Wireless Charging Technology

    Qualcomm's (a world leader in mobile technologies) last year acquisition of HaloIPT (provider of wireless charging technology for electric cars) seemed slightly unusual! But Qualcomm's investment and interest is not the automobile industry but the wireless technology in mobile devices and the added value wireless charging would bring to their existing wireless devices. Read more about Wireless energy transfer technology... Read More

  9. World IPv6 Day

    Dedicate the 8th of June to IPv6. The Internet-Society together with major organizations like Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others will be testing IPv6 for 24 hours. The ultimate goal is to get the attention of all stakeholders and motivate them to prepare their infrastructures for a smooth transition to IPv6 from IPv4. If you already started your IPv6 test implementation... Read More

  10. Zero-email Policy

    According to a former French finance minister and present CEO of Atos tech firm, email is polluting the working environment and invading the personal lives of all. In order to stop this trend, Atos CEO has put in place a 'zero email' policy. The company employees use instant message and a Facebook-style interface instead when communicating internally and use emails... Read More

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