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5 Things your Business Needs to Know about the Cloud

There are a lot of discussions around the "Cloud" .  But what does this really mean to the average business?  Should you even care?  Some say everything should be Cloud based.  Others are more resistant.  Where should you be?

Here are 5 things you need to know about the Cloud.

Window 8/2012 Mapped Network Drive Issue – Resolved

For those of you who have been wondering why your mapped network drives just didn't work under Windows 8 or Server 2012 without workarounds, Microsoft released a fix through Windows Update (KB2795944) that will resolve the problem.  More details here:  http://gjohansson.

Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist

Congratulations to our IT Consultant Shaun, who has recently passed the Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist exam!  His expertise in this area helps ensure Google Apps is deployed both successfully and in a way that meets the business need.

So you can’t delete that invalid file or folder

Every once in a while good files and folders go bad.  You can't delete them.  You can't change the permissions.  You can't even rename them.  While this solution may not work in every circumstance, it does work in some.

The problem:

The solution:  Old school 8 character naming conventions:

Now, if this doesn't work for you I recommend giving Delinvfile (Delete Invalid File) a try.

How to Disable Pesky Outlook Addins

Sometimes programs do more than just install themselves.  They'll potentially integrate with other applications on your computer as well.  And sometimes they don't play nicely.

A common issue is with Outlook plugins.  Things like antivirus, anti-malware, and spam filters will commonly install an outlook plugin.

Houk Consulting Earns Industry Credential for Managed IT Services Providers

CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark signifies commitment to high industry code of conduct, high level of customer support

PITTSBURGH, PA - 8/10/2012 – Houk Consulting, an IT managed services provider, announced today it has received the CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark for its use of industry-accepted best practices for service delivery and customer interaction.