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Major Change Update Notification

Reminder: Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in Office 365

As previously communicated (MC124102 in Oct 2017, MC126199 in Dec 2017 and MC128929 in Feb 2018), we are moving all of our online services to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2+ to provide best-in-class encryption, and to ensure our service is more secure by default.

[How does this affect me?]
As of October 31, 2018, Office 365 will no longer support TLS 1.0 and 1.1. This means that Microsoft will not fix new issues found in the client, device or service that connects to Office 365 using TLS 1.0 and 1.1.

Please note: TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will continue to function but are no longer supported. We will provide additional notification prior to retiring TLS 1.0 and 1.1 completely.

[What do I need to do to prepare for this change?]
You should ensure that all client-server and browser-server combinations use TLS 1.2 (or a later version) to maintain connection to Office 365 services. This may require you to update certain client-server and browser-server combinations.

Where possible, Microsoft recommends that you remove all TLS 1.0/1.1 dependencies in your environments and that you disable TLS 1.0/1.1 at the operating system level.

Begin your migration to TLS 1.2+, today.

Contact the IT specialists at CPS today to make sure you maintain your connection to Office 365 services!  810.224.5252 


Importance Of Responsive Web Design And How It Favors Google

Web designing is a rapidly growing field today due to immense growth in the online sector. Unlike the past decades, this industry is demanding constant changes, customizations, and enhancements. Highly creative and best design executing people are preferred when it comes to professional web designing. However, web designing today is not just limited to making […]

Why is iOS app development the future?

In the past, the digital market used to be focused on the web, but in recent times, the things have taken an unpredictable turn particularly with everyone wishing to specialize in mobile. In current days, there is an increased demand for smartphones as there is the overwhelming importance of them. Also, it is a relatively […]

Technical Insight: App Development For Entrepreneurs

ShutterstockShutterstock Do you have an idea for an app? Do you lack engineering expertise? Do you understand what you want but are confused with your next step? As an owner and director of a company specializing in designing and engineering software, I’ve been asked how to begin this journey on multiple occasions. Many entrepreneurs ask […]

What is application development and delivery?

Exploring how those colorful icons on your smartphone are made Organizations have a need for new applications to support their services, hence the need for new development. In addition, there are challenges such as the speed of development and the ease of use in rolling out these new apps to users, including the related topic […]

Windows 95 Is Now an App You Can Download on Any Computer


The entire operating system file is only 129 MB.

If you’d like to relive the heady days of 1995, when Seinfeld reigned supreme on the airwaves, and TLC warned us all about chasing waterfalls, you can now recreate a small part of the early personal-computer age.

As The Verge first noticed, Felix Rieseberg, a developer at Slack, decided to turn Microsoft’s world-changing operating system, Windows 95, into an app that anyone can download for their Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.

The entire operating system file is only 129 MB—a high-definition movie off iTunes is around 3 GB, for comparison—and you only need to download a single .zip file from GitHub to run it. It works surprisingly well, and many of the original apps are there and work well—you can waste your hours away doodling in Paint, play Solitaire until the cards fill the screen, and see if you remember how to play Minesweeper. The download also comes with a free trial of America Online Internet, which unsurprisingly, does not work, given that it’s 2018.

All that’s missing from this nostalgia trip is Windows 95’s truly blissful startup sound

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Original Date: Aug 24 2018

Original Author: Mike Murphy

It’s a Windows 10 computer that slides into your pocket for less than $250

It’s a Windows 10 computer that slides into your pocket for less than $250

Just when you thought smartphones were about to plant desktop PCs in the same shallow grave that swallowed DVDs, Blackberrys and fax machines, the PC is having a comeback. In fact, researchers just found that from April through June 2081, the PC market enjoyed its best sales quarter in six years.

The reality is that for all the marvels packed into your phone, there are just some tasks that are better accomplished seated in front of a full-size monitor and keyboard. For the past two years, Dutch-born Ockel Computers has split that difference with its Sirius B Pocket PC, a Windows 10 enabled computer that performs like a regular PC in a micro-sized, portable package.

Do you like good gadgets?

Those sweet cool gadgets?

Oh, yeah

You can find out what all the commotion is about by picking up an Ockel Sirius B at a fraction of the price of a regular PC at just $249, a $100 saving off its regular price from TNW Deals.

The Sirius B looks like a portable hard drive and easily slides into a pant pocket or purse. But when you plug it into a HDMI display and hook up a keyboard, you’re rocking a full-powered Windows 10 compatible computer. It’s like having an ever-ready travel laptop without lugging a laptop around.

With an Intel quad-core processor running the show, the Sirius B is packing 4GB of RAM, 32GB flash storage, three USB/HDMI ports, Micro SD capabilities and even built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. That’s more than enough juice to handle virtually any day-to-day computing needs.

With high-end computers still sporting price tags north of $500 to $1,000, the Sirius B is a major bargain, especially with the current $100 off deal, while the offer lasts.

PC Repair: Is Your Computer Ready for A Trip into The Shop?

Your personal computer contains a great deal of personal and private information.  When it needs to go in for service there can be a great deal of anxiety with leaving it in the hands of a computer repair technician.  Not only will they have access to your password-protected accounts, technicians will be performing complicated procedures […]

School Is Right Around The Corner… What Is The Best Protection For Your Child’s Laptop?

What Are the Best Laptop Cases? Photo: Courtesy HBO Whether you have a top-of-the-line laptop tricked out for gaming or video-editing, or a cheap, bare-bones machine for basic word-processing and internet surfing, the last thing you want is to drop or spill something on your computer and end up spending hours — and lots of cash — at the […]