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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Updating Your Windows 10 Privacy Settings

February 24th, 2016 by Pamela Michael

Windows 10 Privacy Settings MVIWe recently posted some information for those considering upgrading to Windows 10. At the end of that blog, I made mention to the fact that Windows 10 is pretty aggressive when it comes to collecting your personal data by default.

If you’ve chosen to upgrade to Windows 10 using the Express Install, you might want to take a few moments and review the default privacy settings and make a few adjustments.

Simply hit the Notifications icon in the lower right of your screen, Updating Your Windows 10 Privacy Settingsthen click All Settings, then Privacy.

From here you can choose to update a myriad of settings and features, most of them pretty self-explanatory. For those with questions, however, here is a bit more information and a few suggestions for tweaks in some of those tabs: Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

What’s in a Name? Microsoft Works to Finalize New Browser Moniker

March 19th, 2015 by Pamela Michael

Browser Updates for Microsoft - Micro Visions, Inc.As we mentioned back in January, Microsoft has been working on a new browser to replace Internet Explorer once Windows 10 is released later this year. The IE successor, codenamed Project Spartan, will be a lightweight browser that functions similar to Chrome. Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s CMO, spoke at Microsoft Convergence this week in Atlanta and confirmed the company indeed has plans to move away from the Internet Explorer brand.

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Confirmed: Windows 10 Will Be A Free Upgrade For Current Windows Users

February 4th, 2015 by Pamela Michael

Heads up, Windows 7 and 8 users! Microsoft has announced that it will allow free upgrades to their new Windows 10 for one year after the operating system launches. This is great news for the multitudes of Windows 8 users who have expressed their dissatisfaction with the operating system, or those still using Windows 7 which has already begun to be phased out by Microsoft.

Little is known about how Microsoft intends to roll out the free upgrade, but their head of operating systems and engineering group, Terry Myerson, promised the company would be “sharing more information and additional offer terms in the coming months.”

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Is Microsoft Moving Away From Internet Explorer?

January 6th, 2015 by Pamela Michael

If the rumors are true, Microsoft has bigger plans than just an update for Internet Explorer set to coincide with the launch of Windows 10. Instead, we’re now hearing that the company is moving away from the browser in favor of a lightweight browser that will give users an experience similar to Chrome and Firefox. ZDNet contributor, Mary Jo Foley, explains the move in her article for All About Microsoft dated December 29, 2014. Continue reading for the full article, or click THIS LINK to be taken to ZDNet in a new tab. Read the rest of this entry »