E – N E W S from 2SS.Com

Int’l Standard Serial No. - ISSN: 1523-3537  2014-No. 39

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We know that at least part of how you evaluate our service is being able to resolve minor problems yourself and having the resources to troubleshoot, so that our time is primarily aimed at moving you ahead. Here are some resources to help!

1. Let 'Google Voice' connect us Now
What makes this tool interesting is that its FREE and it WORKS.  Get every phone number you use ringing at once and answer anywhere, have messages transcribed to text and sent by Email.

3. Send a text msg. to 2SS.Com Now
This sends a brief text message using your E-mail software. For best results, use the subject line and up to 150 characters for both subject and message.  Or call us in the office at  916-801-3707 which rings us everywhere.

6. 2SS.Com StdInstall
Check this especially for your home PC.  It's a very rich list of FREE software that most PCs should have.

Reminder - WAIT A WEEK

Microsoft releases the majority of 'routine' updates on the...
    2nd Tuesday of the month. (e.g. Microsoft Patch Tues.)

We are encouraging all our clients to first adjust update settings as detailed below and second to wait till after the
    3rd Tuesday of the month

This simple delay would have allowed all our 2SS.Com customers to avoid problems on two occasions in 2014 that were highly avoidable.  We had a total of nine (9) PCs affected including one peer-to-peer server and one brand new PC being prepared for delivery.  All but one were recovered within about six (6) days but that one was so compromised that it had to be wiped and re-built.

So we recommend MORE STRONGLY THAN EVER that you set your PC to advise you, but NOT download and NOT apply updates until you or 2SS.Com on your behalf choose to apply them.  Those settings are easy to adjust and are available at:

  • [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel] -> [Windows Update] -> [Change Settings] (at top left) and select in the drop-down "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them" then press -> [OK]

These guidelines DO NOT apply to Ninite updates that we encourage you to run regularly, or at any time you notice prompts to update your free, utility, and anti-virus/anti-spyware protection software

Ask for a desktop
Reminder - WAIT A WEEK

We're hoping to get this reminder onto every 2SS.Com client desktop PC, monitor or nearby desk.  It says simply:

Reminder - WAIT A WEEK

Microsoft Patch Tues = 2nd Tues.
Wait a week =
3rd Tues.

Avoid recent update issues, wait until after the 3rd Tues. of the month to accept and process Microsoft updates.

This is a small fold-over tent-sign aimed at helping you to remember to wait.  We have as many as you need so please ask if you would like us to drop off or send some for your location.


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