5 Reasons to Love the Windows 10 Upgrade

The folks at Microsoft have vowed to install the Windows 10 operating system on a billion devices. That is a lofty goal, and it may be one of the reasons the company has been pushing the upgrade to Windows 10 with such fervor.

For months now owners of computers running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have been seeing an endless string of pop-ups and reminders about the upgrade, and some have even inadvertently installed the new OS as part of the Windows Update process. As Computerworld reported on Monday, Microsoft even switched the update to “Recommended”  —  a move that automatically triggered the download unless users intervened.

Read More

Emerging Cyber Crime Threats Business Owners Must Understand

Hackers and cyber criminals are often pictured as lonely geeks attacking websites simply to prove how smart they are. In reality, they are typically networks of criminals using sophisticated methods for financial gains. Firewalls and antivirus software can prevent many of the more basic forms of cyber attacks, but new forms of the crime are emerging constantly. Unless business owners understand the threats and take action to prevent them, they risk major disruption and huge potential financial losses.

Read More

Top 5 New Features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016

On June 1, 2016 Microsoft SQL Server 2016 will become generally available. This latest edition of Microsoft’s database server delivers end-to-end data management and business analytics and includes mission critical intelligence from even the most demanding of workloads. With each version of SQL Server, Microsoft adds yet another layer to the already-rich feature set.

Here are the top 5 features added to SQL Server 2016:

Read More