Moving to Windows 7 enables organizations to realize great user productivity and IT benefits. In this article, I wanted to share information about the security benefits, and specifically, seven practices and easy to configure policies that can make your desktop environment safer and more controlled.
1. Control your desktop network access. Windows 7 enhances the firewall and provides granular control over inbound and outbound connections based on where the user is: domain (work), private (home), and public, including determining notification levels for the user. A little-known fact is that, with Windows7, there is a new capability that enables having more than one profile active. Because users typically connect to both local network (work or home) as well as the Internet (public), different rules should apply. Simply type “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” on your Start menu to see the options. All firewalls events can be viewed in the monitoring tab and aggregated through Windows Event Log. Learn more More »
Some of the iPad users reported that their ipad got stuck and does not respond to any button press or touch action, in such a case you would need to reset your ipad to revert it back to factory state. There are different procedure to follow to reset your iPad depending on what is your current condition of your iPad.
What To Do When iPad Hangs ?
Just in case if your iPad does not respond to any action, you will need to restart it by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears – which confirms that iPad is restarted.
Now there are different levels and type of reset for ipad as follows.
Last time I installed OS X on my Mac, I did an Archive and Install and selected the “Preserve Users and Network Settings” option. However, people might forget to check if the “preserve users …” option is selected and will end up with a new OS X installation on their Mac but with none of their files. Although you might think that all your data is lost, you could not be more wrong.
Other people may also delete a user account on their Mac and later remember that they had some important files on that user’s home folder. Do you think their data is lost? Think again. You can actually “undelete” a user’s account altogether.
Apple has a number of support documents that explain how you can easily get your data back in case you end up in one of the above mentioned situations and this is how easily it can be done.
You have to remember one thing: if you used the “Delete immediately” option, you will not be able to use the steps below to recover your data. Nevertheless, you can still recover at least some of it if you use a third-party recovery tool.
Restore a user’s account after an Archive and Install (Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.5)
If you are using Mac OS X 10.5 or later, these are the steps Apple says you have to follow to recover your entire Home folder (the one you had before the installation):
In Windows Vista the networking components were designed to be much more intelligent and automatically adjust the network settings to optimize the connection speed. This is a great new feature. Your network components basically tweak themselves for optimal performance. In most situations, these components automatically adjust perfectly for best performance. However, with wireless WAN cards the detection of network conditions is flawed and can result in slower network performance.
To fix this problem, Microsoft has released a hotfix for users affected by this issue. If you have a Wireless WAN device, I suggest you give this hotfix a try. More »