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Off The Press: This month...
Microsoft Surface, Part 3 of our Mobility series examines the benefits of being able to access the office from
due for release late remote locations...
2007, is a very cool Internet Explorer 7 was released to the public back in October 2006. We take a look at the
computing platform. reasons why you’d want to consider upgrading, if you haven’t already...
Not a regular PC, Keyboard shortcuts; the underestimated time saver. Check out our cheat sheet on how to get
this is a whole new more out of your key-strokes...
style of user
interface. Questions? Comments? We value your feedback!
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Mobility 101 Part 3 – Remote Web Workplace
Last month we looked at how determined that one of the key office remotely just as we had
Windows Mobile devices made features in SBS 2003 – Remote demonstrated. He was rapt with
a big difference to one Web Workplace, would be of great the improvements that he got
customer’s business. This value for him. from this and was now able to
month we’ll look at another go to a client site and fully
Remote Web Workplace (RWW
scenario that made a big resolve all issues on the visit.
for short) gives the staff member
difference to an accountant’s
Is your infrastructure the ability to securely connect This has minimised his need to
experiencing back to the office from anywhere do a return visit to the client and
growing pains? Accountants are a pretty in the world using nothing more saves both him and his clients
If you have questions conservative bunch; they like than Internet Explorer. Once they time and money. His office
or require assistance facts and figures and really love have connected to RWW, they staff’s productivity has also
please contact sales it when things “just work”. One then have full access to their email im pr o v e d d u e t o l o we r
or support. of our clients is a small and their desktop PC. So interruptions.
accounting practice. Most of seamless is the access to their
Hopefully this little series of
their clients would come to Desktop PC that it’s like sitting
articles has helped to show you
them with their financial affairs right in front of it – even though
Contact Us! how mobility technology can not
in a shoe box, something which you may be on the other side of
only be effectively used, but
I’m told is a lot of “fun” to work the world. We talked to the
when combined with our deep
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understanding of your business
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The accountant would often go requirements, will ensure you
would save him that much time.
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Or visit us on the grab a copy of the clients file, To demonstrate, I used his PC to IT infrastructure to attain greater
web: and print off the current figures connect back to our office and use profitability.
www.correct.com.au from his system. The problem applications from our office – right
was however, that once onsite, there, in front of him without any
he was isolated from the real changes to his PC. I even sent
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Getting tough on Cyber-Crime
New features to address the dangers of the
modern internet world...
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Why IE7? reputable, and sometimes very well addressing that problem by stopping the
known, businesses. The criminals add installation of an active control without
dangerous code to pages on the sites for user permission, and IE7 expands on
the express purpose of infecting casual that work by disabling nearly all
visitors via various browser exploits and pre-installed ActiveX controls, thereby
“drive by downloads”. preventing potentially vulnerable controls
from being exposed to attack. Another
Criminals are also setting up their own layer of protection is provided by cross
malicious Web sites and using various domain barriers that help stop malicious
spam tricks to lure visitors to those sites websites from manipulating flaws in
– everything from fake greeting cards, to other websites or causing you to
sport scores, to news alerts about current download unwanted content or software.
world events, have been used.
A web site does not have to be hacked
“Cyber-crime has become a $105 billion to present a danger to visitors. Virtually
Internet Explorer 7 was released to the business that now surpasses the value of every online advertising network has
public back in October 2006 and, the illegal drug trade worldwide .. ” David been infiltrated at one time or another by
depending on your company’s IT DeWalt, McAfee CEO, September 2007. maliciously coded Flash based
environment, is an upgrade that is advertisements that automatically
IE7 introduces several new features that
recommended for any computer that is redirect computers to web sites which
help address the dangers of the modern
used to access the Internet. then use “drive by downloads” and/or
Internet world. First and foremost is the
When Internet Explorer 6 was released fact that IE7 has been immune to nearly browser exploits to install fraudware or
back in 2005, nobody envisaged the every security exploit affecting IE6 and even Trojans on to victim computers.
dangers faced by the average web earlier. This is an extremely important If you haven’t already upgraded to IE7,
surfer in 2007. consideration in the current threat talk to us today about testing and
environment. deployment. It can greatly improve the
It can no longer be assumed that we
can avoid danger by only visiting “safe” “Drive by downloads” are still a popular safety of your network users’ online
sites, and by avoiding traditionally risky method used on malicious sites to try experience.
sites such as pornographic or warez and infect computers. The Information
sites. Criminals are actively hacking Bar introduced by Windows XP Service
legitimate Web sites that are owned by Pack 2 went a long way towards
The Windows Key
This month we have decided to write Here is a quick guide to some of the Key + M) and finally the Lock computer
about "The Windows Key" on your "shortcuts": sequence for when your away from your
keyboard; that key on the bottom left of desk and to prevent others from using
Win Key + "E" = Windows Explorer your machine (Win Key + L).
your keyboard in between the "CTRL"
Win Key + "R" = Run Command
and "ALT" keys. Yep, have a look...it’s Try it out and let us know what you think
Win Key + "F" = Find or Search
the one that looks like the Microsoft about these shortcuts. Do they improve
Windows Logo!!!. your productivity?
Win Key + "U" = MS Utility Manager
OK so why write a newsletter article Win Key + "D" = Show Desktop
about it? Have we gone nuts?? Win Key + "M" = Minimise all
Well no, not just yet. The Windows key
Win Key + "L" = Lock Windows
has a lot of uses that few people know
(good for when you walk away from
about - it can speed up your life and Contact the editor for more information
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it opens the start menu for you, but its
from only a couple of these, they are the
real power comes to the fore with key
Windows Explorer (Win Key + E) so you Melissa Richardson
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can look around your computer for files; email@example.com
two or more keys at the same time or in
(Win Key + F) to search and find files,
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Windows key works by holding it down discuss your IT requirements further.
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