Winter 2014 Tech Tips

Greetings and News from the team at Huntington Technology

Hello HT business colleagues and friends,

Best wishes to all of you for a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season! We want to keep you informed of important tech news and happenings at Huntington Technology.  We hope the following information is helpful to you and your business, and as always feel free to contact us if you have any questions – 248-357-7200.

Protect yourself from dangerous Ransomware

Many of you have heard about viruses and malware, but there is a new type of malicious software called ransomware.  Ransomware blocks access to your computer and files until a sum of money is paid to the author of the ransomware!  The most common ransomware program was called CryptoLocker but there are new, more virulent versions out there.

With the holiday season upon us, you should take extra care to protect your data from Ransomware.  Ransomware infections can come through the internet and email attachments. Some can even spread from ads on legitimate websites, which means that simply deleting suspicious emails is no longer enough.

Ransomware is here to stay and the need to protect your data is crucial. Be sure to have multiple layers of protection in place that include making sure desktop security software is up-to-date, having a firewall on your network, and making sure you have appropriate backups of your office systems.   If you would like to ensure that you’re protected, give us a call and we can let you know what is needed to protect you and your company from this dangerous virus.

To learn more about ransomware and what to keep an eye out for this holiday season,click here.

Windows Server 2003 ‘End of Life’ is coming July 14, 2015

It’s hard to believe it has been over a decade since Windows Server 2003 hit the market!

Technology has come a long way in 10 years. Today’s servers run increased workloads for big data, mobile application hosting, social collaboration platforms, streaming video and web hosting. One thing that hasn’t changed on the server front, though, is the requirement for 24/7 performance.

But what happens to this performance when Microsoft stops supporting your operating system?

With the end of life support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015 rapidly approaching, now is the time to start planning your migration process.

What does end of support for Windows Server 2003 mean?
End of support for Windows Server 2003 means:

  • No updates – 37 critical updates were released in 2013 for Windows Server 2003/R2 under Extended Support. No updates will be developed or released after end of support.
  • No compliance – lack of compliance with various standards and regulations can be devastating. This may include various regulatory and industry standards for which compliance can no longer be achieved.
  • No applications support – Many applications will also cease to be supported, once the operating system they are running on is unsupported. This includes all Microsoft applications.

What changes can I expect when I migrate to Windows Server 2012?
With the Architectural changes in 32 bit to 64 bit technology – everything changes in Windows Server 2012.

As you migrate your IT infrastructure to Windows Server 2012,  you benefit with better security, high scalability, improved performance, increased functionality, in-box virtualization and cloud support, improved manageability and on-going product support.Ads: if you have budget for buying occasion dresses uk, see here.

The average Windows Server takes over 200 days to migrate, so now is the time to act and start planning for your migration.

What’s  next? 
To ensure a smooth migration, our Huntington Technology team will be happy to meet with you and help you develop a plan.

Budgeting your IT needs for 2015?

If you’re planning out your IT expenditures for next year, it helps to have someone talk you through it.  We assist many of our clients as they grow, strategizing and budgeting for their technology needs.  Give us a call and let us know how we can help.

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In September, we welcomed David Neda, our new Help Desk Associate, to our team. David brings 10 years of IT experience to our team.  He earned his degree in CIS – Microcomputer Technician,  holds several IT certifications and has worked in various roles supporting end-users and data migration.  We are fortunate to have him as part of the Huntington Technology family!

 

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Man found guilty of stomping university student to death outside Melbourne McDonald's A 29-year-old bank worker who killed university student Joshua Hardy, 21, in a violent, unprovoked attack outside a McDonald's restaurant that lasted only six seconds has been found guilty of murder. A Victorian Supreme Court jury found Kyle Sirous Zandipour guilty on Monday of Mr Hardy's murder after two days of deliberations following a two week trial. Following the conviction, Mr Hardy's father David said outside the court that 'everyone loses' from social violence and that 'two young lives have been shattered, families and friends of those lives are now broken'. Scroll down for video Killer: Bank worker Kyle Zandipour, 29, pictured on Monday after he was found guilty of murdering university law student Joshua Hardy in an unprovoked attack outside a McDonald's in October 2014 A 29-year-old bank worker who killed university student Joshua Hardy, 21, (pictured) in a violent, unprovoked attack outside a McDonald's restaurant that lasted only six seconds has been found guilty of murder, a court has heard Bank worker Kyle Zandipour murdered university student Joshua Hardy (pictured), 21, in a violent, unprovoked attack which lasted only six seconds, the Victorian Supreme Court has found Mr Hardy was sitting outside St Kilda McDonald's in south-eastern Melbourne at 1.10am on on October 18, 2014, 'exceedingly drunk' after a valedictory dinner at Melbourne University. cosplay wigsThe law student was 'doing nothing to provoke' an attack, prosecutors said when Kyle Zandipour grabbed Mr Hardy by the arm, flung him to the ground where the younger man lay face down as Zandipour kicked him three times to the head and then stomped on him. Mr Hardy was rushed to the nearby Alfred Hospital, but was pronounced dead from head injuries less than an hour later. Kyle Zandipour, 29 (pictured after his conviction) attacked Joshua Hardy in a vicious unprovoked assault outside a McDonald's at 1.10am when Mr Hardy had been celebrating  after a university valedictory dinner Mr Hardy (right) with his sister Rebecca (left) at a Melbourne University function only hours before he died. After leaving a valedictory dinner he was 'exceedingly drunk' but did not provoke his attacker, a court heard Joshua Hardy's mother, Kim Hardy, and uncle, Shaun Hardy, speak following the appearance of bank worker Kyle Zandipour at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in late 2014 During Zandipour's murder trial, Crown prosecutor Andrew Tinny, SC, told the court that Mr Hardy had consumed a lot of alcohol while celebrating before Zandipour's assault. Zandipour had also been been drinking and playing video games with his friend Matthew Bell when the two encountered Mr Hardy outside McDonald's on St Kilda Road. Mr Hardy lifted his leg as Mr Bell passed, causing him to stumble, and then stood and asked to use Mr Bell's phone, the court heard. Zandipour then grabbed Mr Hardy, swung him forcefully to the ground, kicked him several times and stomped on him, Mr Tinney said. Within minutes of coming into contact with Mr Zandipour, Mr Hardy lay mortally wounded, Mr Tinney said. An autopsy found bruises, abrasions and lacerations to the right side of Mr Hardy's head, Mr Tinney said. Matthew Bell gave evidence during the trial for the prosecution, saying he never felt threatened by Mr Hardy. Mr Hardy (pictured with his sister Rebecca) had consumed a lot of alcohol while celebrating, but did nothing to provoke Kyle Zandipour, Andrew Tinney, SC, for the crown, said

A Victorian Supreme Court jury found Kyle Sirous Zandipour (pictured) guilty on Monday of Mr Hardy's murder in October 2014 when the 29-year-old kicked and then stomped on the law student outside a Melbourne McDonald's Kyle Zandipour (pictured in a court drawing) claimed he thought Joshua Hardy was about to rob him, but the murder trial heard evidence that Mr Hardy was non-threatening before he was killed by Zandipour 'Like brother like sister' Rebecca (left) posted a funny photo of them both in pigtails on Facebook a month before he was tragically killed Zandipour, a bank worker, had entered a not guilty plea and faced an earlier trial which was unable to reach a verdict before the two week trial which has resulted in his conviction. Zandipour's defence barrister Remy van de Wiel told the Victorian Supreme Court jury that his client was entitled to defend himself because he believed he was about to be robbed. lace front wigsZandipour told police he had acted to protect himself and Mr Bell and had not intended to kill Mr Hardy, who he thought was on drugs. 'I was intimidated by him, I thought he was out of control,' Zandipour told police, Mr van de Wiel said. Mr Hardy, who was 182cm, was a 'big strong man' and a competent athlete while Zandipour is 170cm tall and does not play sport, Mr van de Wiel said. 'You are entitled, if you believe you are about to be robbed, you are entitled to prevent that,' Mr van de Wiel said. An autopsy found a number of bruises, abrasions and lacerations to the side of Mr Hardy's (pictured, right of left and right) head MJoshua Hardy (second left) who was 182cm, was a 'big strong man' and a competent athlete while Zandipour is 170cm tall and does not play sport, however the convicted man's friend said he did not find Mr Hardy intimidating on the night he died 'It is our culture that you are allowed to do those things. In fact you should.' Mr Tinney said CCTV footage indicated Mr Hardy was 'still and helpless' on the ground when he was kicked. 'His only sin that night was to find himself in a helpless state as the result of the excessive consumption of alcohol,' Mr Tinney said. Mr Hardy's father, David, told Fairfax News that in cases of 'social violence ... everyone loses'. 'Two young lives have been shattered, families and friends of those lives are now broken,' he said outside court. 'I would just ask people to step back and think when it comes to social violence because everyone loses. Actions have consequences, and unfortunately in our circumstance, the consequence has been tragic.' Zandipour will return to court on June 21 for sentencing hearings. Zandipour and his friend Matthew Bell (pictured on CCTV inside McDonald's) had been drinking and playing video games before they went to the fast food restaurant on St Kilda Road in south-eastern Melbourne) Zandipour's defence barrister Remy van de Wiel told the Victorian Supreme Court jury that he was entitled to defend himself because he believed he was about to be robbed Mr Hardy was sitting outside a McDonald's restaurant on St Kilda Road in Melbourne (pictured)  when he encountered Zandipour, 29, and his friend Matthew Bell just after 1am on October 18, 2014 Kim Hardy breaks down in tears as she speaks outside Melbourne Magistrates Court in October 2014, less than a week after her son's death The family of the accused murderer leave the Melbourne Magistrates Court  after Kyle Zandipour was initially charged with Mr Hardy's murder The Aboriginal flag flew at half-mast at Melbourne Grammar School, where Mr Hardy attended high school, as a mark of respect

She impressed audiences with her gorgeous legs as she flirted with Leonardo DiCaprio in Wolf of Wall Street. And Margot Robbie’s pins were on display as she strolled around New York City in a short black slip dress paired with a long pink Kimono, on Wednesday. The 26-year-old showed why she is tipped to be the next Bond girl, showing off her slender physique in the eye-catching number from Spell & The Gypsy Collective. perruques cheveuxScroll down for video Stepping out: Margot Robbie’s trim pins were on display as she wafted around New York City in a short black slip dress paired with a long pink Kimono on Wednesday The oriental-inspired garment featured broderie anglaise in elaborate flower patterns on the sleeves, shoulders and back, and flowed behind her as she strolled around downtown NYC. Leaving a Tribeca hotel, the Australian actress smiled behind oversized round metallic sunglasses with her blonde locks tied back in a bun. The Hollywood starlet’s complexion was characteristically flawless all over, but years in the Northern Hemisphere appeared to have erased her Australian tan. All smiles: Leaving a Tribeca hotel, the Australian actress smiled behind oversized round metallic sunglasses with her blonde locks tied back in a bun High fashion: The 26-year-old showed why she is tipped to be the next Bond girl, showing off her slender physique in the eye-catching number from Spell & The Gypsy Collective Good taste: The oriental-inspired garment featured broderie anglaise in elaborate flower patterns on the sleeves, shoulders and back, and flowed behind her as she strolled around downtown NYC She enhanced her look with natural-look makeup and subtle pink lipstick and carried a small black leather handbag to run her errands. Margot had been at a fitting for the upcoming NYC premiere of her new film Suicide Squad on Monday night. Tinseltown is abuzz with rumours that the blonde beauty will appear in the next James Bond film as a Bond girl, following a long line of glamorous actresses.

Flawles: The Hollywood starlet’s complexion was characteristically flawless all over, but years in the Northern Hemisphere appeared to have erased her Australian tan Going natural: She enhanced her look with natural-look makeup and subtle pink lipstick and carried a small black leather handbag to run her errands Looking her best: Margot had been at a fitting for the upcoming NYC premiere of her new film Suicide Squad on Monday night Online polls have revealed the 26-year-old stunner is at the strongest odds to fill the role, sitting at 12/1, while Emily Blunt sits at 16/1, according to Paddy Power. Others sitting at promising odds to star as the much-desired female character are American model and actress Emily Ratajkowski, who sits at 22/1, with Brit Emma Watson further down the line at 40/1. The Gold Coast girl found her big break in 2013 opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street as the feisty and seductive, Naomi. Plenty to smile about: Tinseltown is abuzz with rumours that the blonde beauty will appear in the next James Bond film as a Bond girl, following a long line of glamorous actresses Adoring fans: Margot caused a stir with passersby as she stepped out in NYC Well made: The beautiful garment had an elaborate rose pattern on its back More recently, she starred alongside Alexander Skarsgård in The Legend Of Tarzan as Jane. perruques cheveux naturelsAs well as the blockbuster, Margot has various other projects in the pipeline, including Suicide Squad, in which she plays Harley Quinn. Other females who have starred as the prestigious Bond girl include talented beauties Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike and Eva Green. Next big thing: Online polls have revealed the 26-year-old stunner is at the strongest odds to fill the Bond role, sitting at 12/1, while Emily Blunt sits at 16/1, according to Paddy Power . In demand actress: As well as the blockbuster, Margot has various other projects in the pipeline, including Suicide Squad, in which she plays Harley Quinn Following in footsteps: Other females who have starred as the prestigious Bond girl include talented beauties Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike and Eva Green Although the buzz around who will land the role of Bond girl is growing, the film is not expected to be released until at least 2018. Producer Barbara Broccoli has two other projects firmly underway and is said to be keen to tempt Daniel Craig into reprising his role as the titular character for the fifth time. Holding her own: Her breakout role was as DiCaprio's feisty wife, Naomi, on Wolf of Wall Street, which her portrayal earned her international acclaim - and showed off her gorgeous legs to the world

Next week will see the conclusion of the 12th season of The Bachelorette, as Joelle 'JoJo' Fletcher gets engaged to either Jordan Rodgers or Robby Hayes. And according to a new report, there's set to be a dramatic break-up ahead of the romantic proposal. Us Weekly claims that JoJo comes to the difficult decision of choosing between the two suitors after one of them makes a big mistake with her parents Joseph and Soraya. Family matters: Joelle 'JoJo' Fletcher apparently picks her fiance in next week's Bachelorette finale after one of the men makes a big mistake with her parents remy hair extensionsWho will it be?: Jordan Rodgers (L) and Robby Hayes are the two men left in the competition, and one of them allegedly gets sent packing after failing to ask JoJo's parents for her hand in marriage The runner-up gets dumped after failing to ask the 25-year-old's parents' for her hand in marriage, and during the emotional rejection, JoJo confesses that she wanted things to turn out differently. 'JoJo was sobbing,' a source told Us Weekly. 'She told him, “I wanted it to be you.”' The insider added: 'It was important to JoJo that the guys get her parents’ permission before proposing. JoJo viewed it as disrespectful that he didn’t.' Us Weekly claims that JoJo's family liked both of the finalists, but thought that the man she eventually picks was better suited to her. Favourite from the start: Jordan received the First Impression Rose and his relationship with JoJo has gone from strength to strength ever since Not true: The 27-year-old former quarterback has denied that he cheated on his last girlfriend 'Everyone thought he was husband material,' a source said. 'Later, they told JoJo that they liked the other man too, but they thought the second would be more loyal and a better fit.' And speaking about the family's meeting with the runner-up, the insider revealed: 'After he left, Soraya said she thought he was a player.' It seems that JoJo did make the right decision however, as she is apparently still very happily engaged to the winner. She likes what she sees: JoJo has also fallen in love with former competitive swimmer Robby, 27

Denying the rumours: Robby has refuted claims that he dumped his girlfriend to appear on the show Former quarterback Jordan, 27, has been a favourite to win the show from night one, when JoJo presented him with the First Impression Rose. Show secrets: Us Weekly revealed details of the dramatic finale And while on Monday's episode of the show he was seen telling the real estate developer that asking her father's permission to propose would be very important to him, a clip for the finale showed JoJo asking if he is ready to get down on one knee. pre bonded hairBoth of the finalists have faced rumours about past relationships, with Jordan's ex Brittany Farrar claiming that they broke up because she cheated on him. He denied this to JoJo on the show. The footballer is estranged from his famous NFL star brother Aaron, whose girlfriend Olivia Munn is close pals with Jordan's ex-girlfriend. Aaron finally addressed his younger brother speaking about their fraught relationship on the show during an interview with WISN on Tuesday. 'As far as those kinds of things go, I've always found that it's a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters, so I'm not going to speak on those things,' he said. 'But I wish him well in the competition.' Meanwhile a friend of Robby's ex-girlfriend Hope Higginbotham has claimed that he dumped her in order to go on The Bachelorette, something which he denied during last week's hometown dates. The Bachelorette finale followed by the After The Final Rose special will air on ABC on Monday. She made the right choice: JoJo is apparently still happily engaged to the winner, who popped the question in May. The finale airs on ABC on Monday