TCT new technician
We are happy to announce the newest member of the TN Computer Technology team, David Greene. David joined us in January 2013. He has has an education in Computer Science and a passion for Technology. With his background in customer relations, business operations, and IT, David can provide exceptional end-user support, break-fix troubleshooting, and advice.
Windows 8 Released
Microsoft has relased Windows 8 for general availability. Tablet devices and computers running this new update are available immediately. Some of the new features of Windows 8 include enhanced power management, ribbon functionality in Windows Explorer, improved Task Manager, and the introduction of the Metro interface and removal of the classic Start Menu. The Metro interface is designed to unify the Windows experience for touch screen and classic PC devices. However, it comes with a steep learning curve. I personally find the Metro interface clunky to multitask with, and the lack of customization makes it appear quite cluttered when several programs are installed. Switching between Metro style programs and classic programs can be confusing. I tried the Metro style interface exclusively for three weeks before I had to install a Start Menu replacement, Classic Shell. I am actually quite happy with Windows 8 with this third party functionality now. However, I do not think it is ready for widespread adoption by businesses until some additional bugs get worked out. You can read more about Windows 8 here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/meet
Microsoft announces remote exploit in Remote Desktop
On March 13, Microsoft announced a severe vulnerability in their Remote Desktop Protocol, which may allow an attacker to completely compromise a vulnerable system. It is recommended all users run Windows Update immediately to resolve this issue. More information about the vulnerability can be found here: