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January 2023 Beringer Technology Group Newsletter

GOOD NEWS AND GREAT INFORMATION FROM THE BERINGER TEAM!

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Microsoft fixes broken ODBC connections

Microsoft has fixed a known issue affecting Windows apps using ODBC database connections after installing the November 2022 Patch Tuesday updates. This issue impacts both client and server Windows platforms, from Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 up to the latest released Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. As Microsoft revealed in December, impacted apps might fail to connect to databases with the help of Microsoft's ODBC SQL Server driver (sqlsrv32.dll) after installing the November Patch Tuesday updates.

Protect Yourself with a Firmware Update

Your business may have all the latest cybersecurity solutions installed, but if you haven’t updated your computers’ firmware in a while, you may still be at risk of an attack that could compromise your equipment or breach your data. Here’s how updating firmware can beef up your company’s cyber defenses.

Tips to Keep Your Mobile Devices Safe

Mobile devices are generally less secure than laptop and desktop computers. While there are available anti-malware applications for smartphones and tablets, they aren’t as comprehensive as those for laptops and desktops. Additionally, some mobile devices aren’t compatible with certain security applications or measures implemented by businesses.

It’s Important to Keep Servers Cool

Servers are at the heart of most small- and medium-sized business (SMBs) operations. One of the most often overlooked maintenance variables is temperature management. Understanding the importance of keeping your servers cool will help you implement measures that can prevent, at the very least, poor performance or at worst a full network disaster.

SharePoint vs Teams

SharePoint vs Teams
Now more than ever, companies are relying on Microsoft Teams to keep their employees in sync.  With Teams comes a native integration to SharePoint that gives users a window into SharePoint Libraries with limited functionality, all within Teams!  This is a great primer for a full-blown SharePoint implementation, but do you need one?  SharePoint within Teams offers a lot of functionality on it's own, but a true SharePoint site offers even more.

Why Outsourcing Your IT Makes Sense

Why Outsourcing Your IT Makes Sense

The world of Information Technology evolves each and every day. With this, it is crucial to stay on top of the latest industry trends and advancements. A Managed Service Provider (MSP) can be a great solution to help ensure that your business is staying up to date on the latest technologies, while implementing the appropriate safeguards to protect your data and business.

Integrate Excel with Dynamics 365

Integrate Excel with Dynamics 365
Many people still use MS Excel today, and for good reason. It's a well-established spreadsheet program that has powerful features for calculating complex data and much more. What it lacks though is enhanced security for sharing, change tracking (unless you are using it in SharePoint, inability to track historical performance & numbers and the inability to capture activities.