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Virtualize your business now

Running a small/mid-sized business can be just as daunting as operating a large enterprise. If you are ambitious to improve your business, then virtualizing your systems might be just the development you’re looking for. Aside from being a cost-effective solution, virtualization can also boost the efficiency of your enterprise’s IT infrastructure.

Using the new search folder in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is an application included in the Microsoft Office Suite. While it’s most commonly used to access different email accounts e.g., personal and business, it also has other features, including calendar, contacts, and tasks. It also comes with a search folder that lets you instantly find messages that fall under certain criteria.

Microsoft extends updates for Windows XP security products until July 14, 2015

By Emil Protalinski,

Microsoft announced recently that it will continue to provide updates to its security products (antimalware engine and signatures) for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. Previously, the company said it would halt all updates on the same day as the end of support date for Windows XP: April 8, 2014.

For consumers, this means Microsoft Security Essentials will continue to get updates after support ends for Windows XP. For enterprise customers, the same goes for System Center Endpoint Protection, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection, and Windows Intune running on Windows XP.

Here is the previous guidance from a page Microsoft had set up specifically to discuss Windows XP end of support:

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How to Get Hacked in 5 Exciting Steps

by David Pogue
Most people probably don’t want to get hacked.

Most people don’t want their password stolen by some anonymous Eastern European teenager. They would not like discovering that they can’t get into their own email, Twitter, or Facebook accounts.

Microsoft integrates with Office 365

In June 2011 Microsoft launched its Web-based version of Office, Microsoft Office 365. This is a hosted online service that aims to provide a sophisticated office suite to small businesses and enterprises. Since this service can be acquired online, users are able to be productive from nearly everywhere.

The ultimate guide to defense in depth

Even the most reliable business network security and sophisticated user credentials can be vulnerable to cyber attacks to some extent. The concept of a comprehensive layered security, called defense in depth, is based on a strategy which has been around since the time of the Romans.