Microsoft 365 price increases coming March 2022

Microsoft have announced an upcoming price increase to Office/Microsoft 365 products. The price increases are to come into affect during March 2022, and you can expect to pay an extra $2 to $4 per month, per user on top of what you’re already paying. The price increase is attributed to the “Continuous Innovation” of their…

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The slow death of the VPN

Summary VPNs are very great if done correctly. A lot are not. Insecure VPNs highlight the insecurities of the traditional castle-and-moat security model which most businesses use today. A Zero-Trust model is a better model for todays technology. There are better, safer, often cheaper ways to modernise your workplace than dropping in a VPN. Intro…

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BCDR: Better than backup and why your business needs it

Summary Backup is just a copy of your data BCDR is a full Business Continuity plan to recover from a Disaster BCDR provides certainty, Backup often is just a false sense of security Follow the 3-2-1-0 rule. Enlightenment When someone asks you “do you have a backup?”, usually what comes to most business-owners minds is…

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MS Windows: Print Spooler Vulnerability CVE-2021-34481

Summary: A new point-and-print driver vulnerability enables users to elevate their user accounts. Any user, local or remote who has access to machines can potentially run the exploit and become a local/domain admin. No 100% patch as yet, just mitigation strategies. Intro This week at Coretechs IT, we protected our clients from a new critical…

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Windows 365: your PC, in the cloud.

Summary Windows 365, a Cloud PC that’s been around for years in some form or another. Now a part of Microsoft 365 with fixed-price offerings Persistant, just like the real thing 2 variants: Business and Enterprise. Enterprise is very Enterprise, otherwise known as complex The PC is dedicated to the user, and accessible from multiple…

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