Online computer security: Protecting yourself, your kids online, your computer, and more.

At Microsoft, we take online safety very seriously. This spans across products, communications, education, awareness, and much more. To help people everywhere understand more about the potential threats that exist today, as well as steps you can take to help protect yourself, your family, your kids online, your computer security, and more, we have produced…


Want to know what Microsoft software is installed on your PC and network?

 From time to time, I see or receive questions about how to find out what Microsoft software is installed on a PC or on a network. Doing a software inventory is a very important step in helping your business and that of your clients to maintain a good Software Asset Management (SAM) plan as well…


If you see someone trying to sell "AE" software to businesses, RUN!

A Partner forwarded me an email earlier showing a website offering Microsoft Office “AE” Edition: (Click image for larger size) The “AE” stands for Academic Edition, and unlike what they state in the image (circled in red), there are special requirements on who can purchase it and who can use it.  If you look at…


Did I get your attention? (Fire your consultant!)

As I expected, since publishing my, “Business owners: Fire any consultant who tries to sell you Office 2003, especially Retail Box,” post, I have received several comments on the Blog as well as many offline emails, etc. regarding the post and the headline I chose to post it under. Why did I choose that headline?…


Say goodbye to Microsoft Office 2003

As you know, Microsoft Office 2007 launched for Business customers through Volume Licensing in November of 2006 and went to general availability through Retail Box and OEM in January of 2007.  As such, now is a great time to educate your customers on the benefits and features of the 2007 Microsoft Office system.   After…