eMazzanti Technologies | Technology Newsletter | Hoboken, NJ – New York, NY | August 2013

The XP era draws to a close
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

At one time or another, we’ve all have had that worn out, but oh-so-comfortable pair of shoes. That over-stuffed chair with the protruding springs. That rusted-out car that no longer runs like a charm, but carries so many great memories.

However attached we become to these and other personal items, there comes a time when they really must be replaced. The same goes for software. If you don’t regularly upgrade your business software, you’ll inevitably pay a steep price in the form of escalating maintenance and support costs, slow performance, lowered productivity, and dangerous virus- and other security-related issues. And let’s face it—reminiscing about old software programs twenty or so years from now won’t bring about nearly half as many warm memories as that 1967 Pontiac Firebird of your youth.

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Support is ending for Windows XP and Office 2003


Keeping your technology up-to-date is good for your productivity and security—as well as your bottom line. 


Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) and Office 2003 will be reaching end of support in April 2014. We want to help you avoid the risk of running an unsupported version of Windows & Office, and to assist with your IT planning for 2012. The objective of this letter is to highlight the potential risks involved with the upcoming end of support of these products and to outline the options available to mitigate these risks.   

What is the situation and potential risk? 

Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will no longer be supported from April 8, 2014 onwards. After this date, Microsoft will not provide any public support for these products, including security patches, non-security hotfixes or incident support. 

Running Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 in your environment after their end of support date may expose your company to potential risks, such as:  

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Avoid a Data Disaster on the Road: 5 Tips
by Christopher Elliott
reprinted with permission from the Microsoft Small Business Center

Reliable information can make or break your next trip, whether it’s the ability to cultivate a business contact, ensure accurate company records or keep you safe.

In other words, your PC data is priceless. You just can’t afford to be without it. Consider:

Travelers are relying on accurate information to ensure their security, according to a survey by American Express. In an age when terrorism is a persistent threat to air travel, who can blame them?

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8 tips for working securely from wireless hot spots
reprinted with permission from Microsoft at Work


Wireless (also known as Wi-Fi) hot spots, are changing the way people work. These wireless local area networks (WLANs)provide high-speed Internet connections in public locations (and at home). You can access them with a wireless-ready mobile PC, such as a laptop, netbook, smartphone, or any other mobile device equipped with a wireless card.


Hot spots range from paid services, such as T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless, to free, public connections. Hot spots are everywhere, including coffee shops, restaurants, libraries, bookstores, airports, trains, and hotel lobbies.

Many of these places will inform you that they have a hot spot for wireless Internet use and will tell you how to access it, including providing you with a password, if necessary. You can also use a directory to find a hot spot near you.

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Telecommuting tools: Tips for working from home
reprinted with permission from Microsoft at Work


The benefits of telecommuting are significant, and many companies are now offering work from home options. The equipment and the software you use to work from home (also known as telecommuting or telework) vary according to your needs and preferences. This article provides tips and advice on the tools you might need, along with useful links to other tips for telecommuters.


Setting up your workspace

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Where in the World is eMazzanti?

XP Era Draws to a Close
Support is Ending
Avoid a Data Disaster
Working Securely from Wireless Hotspots
Telecommuting Tools
eMazzanti presents…
eMazzanti Rocks!

eMazzanti presents…

First look at Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 Enterprise provides IT professionals with a reliable and easy-to-manage infrastructure for today’s changing and increasingly mobile work styles. It’s the fastest and most secure OS from Microsoft for desktop, laptop, or tablet.

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“eMazzanti Technologies is one of the top solution providers in the country driving big return on investment for customers. Congratultions on the LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS you’re providing to clients!”

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minds to join the team.

Currently we have
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Check them out here!

Refer a Network Engineer and be eligible for a shopping spree at Mazzanti’s online store.  Qualifying applicants must receive full time employment and have referenced the referring friend on the original application in order for the referrer to be eligible for the annual drawing.  Shopping spree is limited to $1,000 in merchandise.

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Bryan Antepara: IT Specialist

Bryan Antepara is a leader in Cloud engagements with a demonstrated history of digital transformation of business processes with the user of Microsoft Technologies powered by the team of eMazzanti Technologies engineers.

Bryan has a strong experience working with Office 365 cloud solutions, Business Process, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft Office Suite, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Customer Service.

He has the ability to handle the complexity of moving data in and out of containers and cloud sessions, makes him the perfect candidate to help organizations large and small migrate to new and more efficient platforms.  Bryan is a graduate of the University of South Florida and is Microsoft Certification holder.



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