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windows 7 logoWe announced a couple months ago that Microsoft is going to require computer manufacturers to bundle only Windows 10 with computers after September, making Windows 7 all but unavailable. Dell has recently announced that they’re going to extend a downgrade option to Windows 7 or 8.1 Professional edition for another year, but are going to charge an additional fee for it (likely via a Microsoft volume license agreement of some sort). They also have firmed up the date: They’ll kick this in after October 31, 2016.

We are not sure how much the additional fee will be, but we’d recommend that if you’re shopping for a business computer and need Windows 7, you do so now to avoid the headache. And be sure to follow the tips in our article: Things to Consider When Buying a Computer for your Business

healthcareitOregon Health & Science University (OHSU) had a data breach in 2013 that resulted in a recently-assessed $2.7 million HIPAA violation settlement. The sad thing was, they knew they had these problem (as they had run several risk analyses that showed issues), but didn’t take measures to fix them. While OHSU is a large teaching hospital, the lessons learned here are lessons that apply to any business of any size – medical or otherwise -- that has access to electronic protected health information (ePHI). Read on for a few things that OHSU could have done to help prevent this from happening.

PowerPoint LogoPowerPoint is easy to use to make presentations. Its ease of use and easy ability to choose built-in color schemes and templates make it so that you’ll see a lot of the same cookie-cutter PowerPoint templates. PowerPoint 2016 has some new features to make your presentation stand out.

WirelessWe’ve all been there: you’ve forgotten your Wi-Fi password. Say you have a new phone or tablet or another computer in the office that you want to connect to the WiFi, but the password is saved on yours or another computer and you don’t remember it. Don’t fret – there are ways you can get it back.

Security Headlines for the Month

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A few headlines that we came across recently that are worth sharing.