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Microsoft Word Vulnerability

Posted by on in Alerts

Microsoft Word 2013 logoA vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Word that could allow malware to get into your system. Microsoft is working on a fix or this, but for at least the next couple of weeks be especially vigilant if you receive a Microsoft Word attachment from someone that you don't know.

If you get a document from someone that you do know that you were not expecting, it is a good idea to check with them and make sure that they sent it. It only takes a minute to check versus the hours to clean up and the possible loss of data if something gets through.

This is a good reminder that it's a cruel digital world out there so definitely don't click on links or attachments from anyone you don't know, and view with suspicion any links or attachments from someone you do know that you were not expecting (especially those that are asking for you to pay an invoice or transfer money). WestonBlock and our antivirus software should block most of these but nothing beats plain old vigilance.

More technical info on the Microsoft Word vulnerability for those of you interested can be found here

Don't hesitate to contact us at if you have any further questions.

-- Your Weston Support Team

Weston Awarded Microsoft Certifications

Posted by on in Press Releases

MS Certifications

Weston has been a Microsoft-certified partner for many, many years. We’ve also achieved Microsoft-certified competencies. Basically, to achieve a Microsoft-certified competency, you have to have a minimum amount of techs that have passed certain tests and your organization has to submit verifiable references to Microsoft. Our techs have worked hard to learn and become masters in the technologies that drive your business. Because of that work, they have achieved several certifications this year in the following categories:

  • Silver: Datacenter
  • Silver: Midmarket Solution Provider
  • Silver: Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions

What does this mean for you? It means that if you need experts in the Microsoft technologies that run your business, Weston Technology Solutions is the right choice.

Microsoft eBooks Full Of Tips

Posted by on in How To

OfficeIf you use OneNote, Outlook, or OneDrive (and if you’re not, why not?), then you’re likely not taking advantage of it to its fullest. While we’ve featured loads of Outlook tips and one for OneDrive, but these eBooks go into more detail and will be useful for anybody that uses these tools:

Is there a particular program you use that you’d like help with or would like to see tips on? Comment below and we’ll feature it in an upcoming post!

Microsoft Office Tips Galore

Posted by on in How To

office365Microsoft is rolling out some fun new features for Office the last few months that will help out users of their tools. Check out the links below for some of the new features!

Macro-Enabled Word and Excel Files Are Bad News

Posted by on in How To

wordexcelMany, many years ago, Microsoft enabled the ability to create macros in its Office products. On the surface, macros are great and can help automate a lot of tasks in the programs to make life and processes quicker and easier. As the abilities of the macro language have expanded in Word and Excel to include some very powerful features, virus writers have taken advantage of that fact and used them as delivery mechanisms for all sorts of nastiness. They have taken to using them in attempts to infect your computer via web sites and email. So the question becomes: How can you tell a macro-enabled Word or Excel file from a regular file?

Tagged in: Microsoft Office365 Tips