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AT&T Introduces Wi-Fi Calling for the iPhone

AT&T has just rolled out Wifi Calling for the iPhone 6 and 6s. This feature was previously limited to subscribers in the Houston area but is now available nationwide. AT&T was the last holdout on the technology but they have finally made the switch (Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile already participate). This feature allows your iPhone to make and receive calls and/or Text messages when cell service is spotty or non-existent, over your phones’ WiFi connection. To turn on Wi-Fi calling, go to Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling, and tap the slider to turn it on. No more having to deal with buildings that have poor signal, or interference if your home has a bad cell signal. Just turn on your Wi-Fi and make your calls over the internet. Happy calling.

Geo-IP Filter – what is it exactly?

As many people in the IT arena know, but maybe not so many residential or end users do, firewalls are of the greatest importance when trying to prevent unwanted traffic and or users from accessing your vital applications and information housed on your personal system or systems and servers for businesses.


To Thread or not to Thread – Optimizing Integrations with Microsoft CRM

We love to customize Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions here @Beringer. We’ve been working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM since its inception, and we’re always finding innovative ways to integrate it with foreign systems. One of the challenges when ensuring data stays up to date is identifying and overcoming bottlenecks. Memory, CPU and Disk speed can contribute to a slow integration, but we typically see internet latency as the primary bottleneck. When an integration sends a request to a remote system, it usually waits idle until it receives its data. In these scenarios, it is very efficient to utilize that time by threading your integration. Why? Because threading can take advantage of that idle time by building and sending another request.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 – What’s New?

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 will be released by the end of this calendar year, so what’s new in the next version?

One of the prominent design goals for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 is Intelligent Customer Engagement, helping companies deliver customer experiences that are personalized, proactive and predictive.

Microsoft Surface Book – The Full Story

The Microsoft Surface book is Microsoft’s next step in the evolution of its Surface touchscreen device. It is the inevitable leap, and it’s the missing link that connects a touch pad with a laptop. Think of it as an IPad and laptop in one, but way better. Running windows 10, you will have the access, programs and features you have come accustomed to. This isn’t a tablet, it’s a laptop. The screen has an innovative “dynamic fulcrum hinge” that connects to the keyboard to allow it to fold up just like a laptop.

Resume with a Ransom – How to protect yourself from the latest Crypto-Locker Virus

The Crypto-Locker Virus is making its rounds again. This version, like the last is originally transmitted via an email. The email claims to contain a Resume from a friend or previous acquaintance and asks you to open it. The virus is embedded in a Word document but opening the document alone does not infect the machine. Microsoft Office has built in security measures that prevent this virus code from running but the fake resume asks you to disable those protective measures.


Is your e-mail HIPAA compliant?

HIPAA is a US federal law to safeguard healthcare information. This law applies to healthcare companies such as doctor's offices, hospitals and health insurers which makes them a regulated environment. There are many aspects to this law that involve the storage and transmission of digital healthcare data.

Backup & Disaster Recovery Defined

I used to think of Disaster Recovery as explaining to my parents why the lawn was not cut on time or how the station wagon got a bashed in fender - without getting grounded for life. If only telling your boss you lost his entire email inbox or the company's QuickBooks database was that simple.

Microsoft Office 365 – Security Features

Moving to Microsoft office 365 is a big step for any organization. There are a number of benefits to making the switch including accessibility, cost and maintenance. Along with these, there are also numerous security and privacy features. Here’s a brief overview of a few of these features:

1.       Anti-spam and anti-malware protection: Office 365 has built-in malware and spam filtering capabilities that help protect inbound and outbound email messages from malicious software and help protect you from spam.