SP2 for Microsoft Office 2010 is released
The 32 bit service pack can be downloaded here. TCT recommends installing this service pack on your Microsoft Office 2010 installation to improve security, reliability, and compatibility. Here is the press release from Microsoft's site:
We’re happy to announce that Service Pack 2 (SP2) for our Office and SharePoint 2010 family of products is now available!
The SP2 release improves the compatibility of the Office and SharePoint 2010 products with Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013. It also addresses security, stability, and performance and contains all the Cumulative Updates (CU) and Public Updates (PU) that have released since SP1, starting with the June 2011 CU and July 2011 PU and ending with the April 2013 CU and May 2013 PU. The issues fixed specifically in the service pack are listed in the SP2 changes list.
As of today, all of the SP2 updates are available from the Download Center at the links listed below as well as from Microsoft Update as a manual download. After a 90-day period, SP2 will be offered as an automatic update through Microsoft Update. Customers using the Office Click-to-Run technology will have SP2 streamed to them beginning in August.
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