Price as the argument against good IT

You are the decision maker.  Whether deploying a new server, upgrading your switches, migrating to Office 365, or virtualizing your datacenter with VMware and Veeam, you may see the price tag and instantly balk.  $10,000?  $75,000? It is important to make wise investments and choose the right solutions.  Wasting money on unnecessary solutions is wasteful, so work with some IT …

The End of Picasa

A couple of days ago Google announced that they were discontinuing Picasa. Not really a surprise to those of us that understand that any and all Google services may disappear at any time with little notice. Certainly not a surprise to everyone that always wondered how Google would make money off offering the best photo management tool for free. But …

Firefox is Insecure? Not So Fast.

So there is a story today about Firefox being deemed too insecure to be part of the Pwn2Own competition. Now I run Firefox and kinda prickle at the notion that I am doing something insecure. So let’s try to get to the truth of this matter. Claim: All of the browsers for which prize money is available have made significant …

Bad Default Disk Management in Windows Server Backup

Windows Server Backup (WSB) is a pretty good backup solution for Windows Servers. It has the advantage that it is built to take advantage of all of Windows’ features. On the up side this means WSB can sensibly back up all information managed by Microsoft software. However in Server 2008 and newer WSB has a default setting that will cause …

Microsoft Outlook Broken by Update

MePush is currently handling an emerging issue with Microsoft Outlook. I appears that Microsoft released an update KB3097877 yesterday that is causing Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013 to crash. As of 1pm today we had over 500PCs affected according to our monitoring system, Quickwatch. Unfortunately, the only remedy we have at this time is manually uninstalling or “rolling back” this …

Deworming the Apple

So we have seen a rapid rise in Mac “Malware”… I hesitate call the trouble we have seen as malware. The troubles fall into two categories; webpage alerts that can not be dismissed and Mac Keeper. The webpage alert is a shake down scam. It takes 10minutes of work, 13 lines of code and a website that will run any …

A Little MeFun

At Mepush we support businesses large and small, while also taking care of residential customers. From networking, and hardware to software support we do it all. When it comes to hardware, we rely largely on well known, respected vendors such as Dell, Lenovo, Cisco, and Western Digital. Every now and then though, we get to have some fun and custom …

Grandma’s Gettin’ a New PC

Grandma is getting a new PC for Christmas. Her current PC is a 10 yr old Mac… 10yrs old and still working is why I have long been a Mac guy. But the new Macs? They can’t be upgraded in the future. They largely can’t be repaired. They have become less expensive but they still don’t have the power button …