Author Archives: Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley

About Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley is a Small Business Server and Security MVP, a title awarded by Microsoft to independent experts who do not work for the company. She's also a partner in a California CPA firm.

It’s springtime for Microsoft service packs

In the Northern Hemisphere, it’s springtime — time to revisit Windows 7 and Office service packs. Our lack of major updates at the end of the month means we can devote time to getting needed service packs installed.

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Windows 8 — streamlining the update process

It appears that Microsoft has heard our complaints about a tedious part of the Windows updating process. Changes in Windows 8 should make the never-ending task of installing patches a bit easier, by reducing mandatory system restarts.

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Ready or not, you’re getting IE 8 or 9

Microsoft wants to strong-arm us into abandoning IE 6 and embracing its latest browsers. Starting Jan. 17, Microsoft began pushing out IE 8 and IE 9 to all customers through Windows Update.

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