It’s time to bring your technology into the 21st century

March 29th, 2019 by Julie Lough

Microsoft to end support of Windows 7

Grand Rapids, Mich. – If your computer is beige and your network server is old enough to drink, it’s time to take a look at what 21st-century technology has to offer. Micro Visions Inc., a local leading IT managed services provider (MSP) started in 1989 – the same year the World Wide Web was invented – knows how to make business technology as efficient, secure and productive as current technology allows.

Helping Grand Rapids businesses run their companies more effectively with state-of-the-art technology for the past 30 years, Micro Visions offers advice and service excellence enhanced by research, lab testing, certifications and regular training to stay abreast of ever-evolving technology trends, tools and practices.

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Considerations for Upgrading to Windows 10

February 1st, 2016 by Pamela Michael

Upgrading to Windows 10Have you downloaded your free version of Windows 10 yet? If Microsoft did anything right with this version of Windows, it was getting the word out that anyone with Windows 7 or 8.1 would be able to upgrade to the new operating system (OS) for FREE for a limited time. There was great speculation as to the motives behind the move, but regardless, 14 million people switched to the new OS within the first 24 hours of its release on July 29, 2015.

I was not one of those people. If history has taught us anything, it is that the first few months following the release of a new OS are typically plagued by bugs, glitches, and errors. In general, it’s best to wait at least a few months to allow these issues to be addressed and remedied. Windows 10 was no exception. However, now that it’s been six months since the release, it’s worth taking a look at whether or not now is a good time to upgrade to Windows 10. Read the rest of this entry »

Windows XP: A Post-mortem Examination

September 16th, 2014 by MVI Team

It’s been almost 5 months since Windows XP official support ended. While many have already migrated onto Windows 7 and Windows 8, there are still those who have remained on the 12-year old Operating System. For those who have made the decisions to stay with XP, it may be worth noting several risk factors surrounding that choice.

First and foremost, “End of Life” for an operating system (OS) means that the software manufacturer will no longer be releasing updates. Unfortunately for those still running Windows XP, this will include security updates. This means that, at the time of this article’s publication, the Windows XP OS has been vulnerable for almost 5 entire months. While some may argue that all exploits have been discovered at this point, that is not an entirely valid point. Read the rest of this entry »