Articles By Michael Scalisi

Windows Easy Transfer takes the pain out of OS upgrade

Upgrading users to a new operating system always seems to have its pitfalls, and Windows 7 is no exception. If you're migrating multiple users, you'll definitely need some tools to help automate the

Published on: March 8th, 2010 Michael Scalisi

Some ways you could use Google Chrome for business

Google, last week, held a press event to announce details of its upcoming Chrome OS. What it unveiled is an exciting new platform for Web computing that is aimed squarely at consumer netbooks,

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Office Live add-in means you’ll never lose another document

If you use Microsoft Office and you frequently work from different computers, you need to check out the Office Live add-in for Office Live Workspace (currently in public beta). This free online service

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Microsoft’s free anti-virus a solid choice for small businesses

What a shock: Execs from major antivirus makers are expressing doubts about Microsoft's Security Essentials.In interviews with Computerworld's Gregg Keizer, Symantec VP of Engineering Jens Meggers said, "Security Essentials is a poor product"

Published on: October 6th, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Five good excuses so you can keep using Windows XP

Microsoft created a problem for itself with Vista, prompting many users to stick with Windows XP. People have been using XP for seven years now, and regardless of how good Windows 7 might

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Easy ways small shops can benefit big time from virtualization

Small companies are always seeking ways to save a buck and, for many, making IT services more robust is often not a high priority. Virtualization is often seen as a feature of fancy,

Published on: August 7th, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Using Microsoft Exchange on iPhone … a piece of cake

When iPhones first started trickling into my office, I was a little apprehensive. At the time they only supported IMAP and POP3 for e-mail, which can be tricky to support in an Exchange

Published on: August 6th, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Google Chrome OS Could Be Pivotal in the Cloud Revolution

Larry Ellison of Oracle was touting the benefits of the network computer back in 1996. He was ahead of his time. People weren’t ready for the network computer, and the network certainly wasn’t

Published on: August 3rd, 2009 Michael Scalisi