December 2014
In this issue:

Migrating from Windows Server 2003 is not optional�it's a necessity

7 Steps for Safer Surfing

How Security Pays Off

How to resize an image in Microsoft Paint

Monthly Trivia

Quote and Cartoon

How to resize an image in Microsoft Paint

Microsoft Paint is a simple graphics editing program that comes with the Windows operating system. In this short tip, we'll show you how to quickly and easily resize a large image to the dimensions you need! 

■  Open your image in Paint.

■  Make sure you are viewing your image at 100% so you can judge the size you need correctly. This should be the default view, but you can go to View on the toolbar and select the 100% button if not.

■  On the Home tab, click the Resize option. A dialog box will appear.

■  Make sure that Maintain aspect ratio in the middle of the dialog box is selected...

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Migrating from Windows Server 2003 is not optional—it's a necessity

Change is inevitable. And with IT operations, that phrase couldn't be truer. In April 2014, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP. And now MIcrosoft has announced it will no longer support Windows Server 2003 after July 14, 2015. The risk of running outdated, unsecure, and non-compliant infrastructure and software is too great to ignore. Migrating from Server 2003 to Server 2012 isn't necessarily difficult, but moving your data and applications can be a logistically complex, worrisome task. Start thinking about it now, put it in your budget, and get ready to make the move. But remember you don't have to do this alone -- Outsource IT Solutions Group is here to help!

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7 steps for safer surfing
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

You might not think about it when you're browsing the web, shopping online and interacting on social media, but you are the first line of defense against cyber security risks. The power to be safe is in your hands, and at your fingertips. Developing and maintaining good habits can make online activity much safer, and more enjoyable for you and your colleagues.

The following 7 good habits take only minutes to learn. and are easy enough to incorporate into your daily work life.
1. Create strong passwords

Passwords are usually the first, and sometimes only, protection against unauthorized access. They are the keys to your online kingdom, so keep these guidelines in mind.

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How Security Pays Off
used with permission from Cisco Small Business Resource Center

Network security has become a requirement for businesses, especially those that rely on the Internet. Your customers, vendors and business partners probably expect you to protect any information they share with you.

While network security has almost become a prerequisite to running a business, it also pays off in multiple ways. Here are some of the benefits businesses gain from a secured network:

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� Managed IT Services
� Network Design
� On-Site Support
� Remote Connectivity
� Microsoft Exchange Email
� Server Virtualization
� Hardware & Software Sales
� Internet Bandwidth Security
� Cloud Computing
� Virus Detection & Removal

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Monthly Trivia

First person to submit the correct answers by email to will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card!

Entries are judged by date/time received and correctness. Include your name and phone number, the question number and the answer.

1) Who was the first ghost to visit Scrooge?

2) What popular Christmas Song was originally sung at Thanksgiving?

3) What ocean is Christmas Island located in?

What did Ralph E. Morris invent?

Cartoon of the Month

Quote of the Month

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.."

 - Mother Teresa


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