March, 2015 Blog archives

How will users upgrade to Windows 10?

Published March 18, 2015

Windows 10 logo

Microsoft seems to be (mostly) following Apple’s OSX strategy by making its own upcoming OS “Windows 10” a free upgrade. According to, “Microsoft says it will deliver the final version of Windows 10 to 190 countries sometime between June 21 and September 23, 2015.” The update will be available to existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 customers.

Here is how users will be able to get this free upgrade:

Windows 10 upgrade path matrix

More information from Microsoft regarding Windows 10 can be found here.

5 Ways to Avoid a Phishing Attack

Published March 05, 2015

Here at New River Computing, we like to share interesting infographics as we come across them. Our main goal is to try and disseminate intricate IT related information quickly and clearly, to as many users as possible.

This particular one from AVNET's Behind the Firewall deals with Phishing Attacks. And offers the following five recommendations

  1. Determine who the real sender is.
  2. Check the salutation.
  3. Use you mouse hover to check links before clicking.
  4. Examine the footer.
  5. When in doubt, delete.
five ways to avoid phishing attacks infographic

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