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Friday Fun: The History Of the IBM PC

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Happy Friday! Today, we have a little tech history for you.

  • The IBM PC, which was the basis for all modern Windows PCs, has a fascinating history. Ars Technica goes into great detail on how the modern IBM-compatible PC came to be, with an in-depth two part article. 
  • And on the other side of the aisle, Macs have their own varied history. While for many years, they had proprietary innards, they now share many of the same internal components that PCs have. So how come you never see an Intel Inside sticker on a Mac like you do on most PCs with Intel processors, even though Macs have used Intel processors for years? That's a very interesting story as well.
Tagged in: Microsoft Windows

There was never a version of Windows called Windows 93. Which is probably a good thing (note that link only supports Firefox and Chrome – but feel free to load it up in Internet Explorer as it’s still entertaining).

Tagged in: Microsoft Windows

Some applications just work better or are more usable when running full screen (our ticketing system, for example, is one of them, as are many EMR applications). Some programs will default to full screen but some will require you to click maximize the window to get it to run full screen. Some apps will remember that you clicked on it to maximize it, but what if you want to open the program up maximized no matter what, and want to save yourself a click or two? There’s an easy way to do that.

Tagged in: Tips Windows

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!