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Get Ready to Go Hands Free with Microsoft’s Office Plugin “Dictate”

Microsoft has just released a dictation plugin that leverages the same algorithms that power many of its AI capabilities. Dictate supports more than 20 languages and offers real time translation. Speak in English and have your email typed in French (or one of the 20+ other languages)! It also offers a number of commands that

Summertime Security Tips

It’s a busy time for travel. With that comes security concerns. Wherever you choose to go this summer, keep these tips in mind for securing Wi-Fi, to stay safe online during your time away from home and in the public. Use secure Wi-Fi – Don’t log into unsecured Wi-Fi. Use a personal hotspot or a

Building Microsoft Server 2012 and Creating A New Windows 2012 Domain

In this Blog, I will show you how to build a brand new Microsoft Windows Server 2012 server from scratch and go through each individual option. Then I will then go through the process of creating a new domain by installing the relevant services and promoting it to be a domain controller. Installing Server 2012

How to Screenshot in Windows 10

Taking screenshots with Windows 10's built-in controls is a convenient way of sharing and saving important files. There are three built-in Windows screenshot keyboard shortcuts which makes it easy for users. Print Screen The old screenshot standard still exists in Windows 10. Press the PrtScn button and your entire screen (or screens, in a multi-monitor set-up) is

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

  Do you need a gift idea for Father’s Day? We’ve compiled up a list on what to get for the big guy. Check it out.   Google Home This at home gadget rivals the Amazon Echo, responds to voice prompts by the user. It can also play music, answer questions and work as an

When to Upgrade to a New Computer or Laptop

It’s never an easy to shell out money on new electronics every few years due to new technology coming out. There are people out there who are willing to stick it out, run their computers into the ground, and be perfectly satisfied. Others may feel the need to upgrade for the latest and most trendy

VPN Troubleshooting

  Problem : I can connect to VPN e.g. vpn.abc.com but I cannot ping the internal network.   SOLUTION: Make sure the virtual adapter for the VPN client is pulling an IP address if it’s not then its either DHCP/VPN pool issue or DHCP/ VPN pool is not setup.   TIPS: Always check whether VPN client

Cybersecurity Tips While Traveling This Summer

  Your information and communications – and the devices that contain and transmit them – are as much a part of you as the valuables in your suitcase. The more you do to protect yourself, the more secure your information and devices likely will be. While in a foreign country, you are subject to its

The Aftermath of a Ransomware Attack

  Instead of posting some trick/tool that we use here at DCI, I thought this time I would post my experiences, with some editorial, with the recent Ransomware attack (Wannacry). I hope that for some this might be interesting.   My story began Saturday morning (May 13 2017) when I got up and was enjoying

What’s a Firewall?

We have all heard of the term. A firewall is a software program or piece of hardware that helps screen out hackers, viruses, and worms that try to reach your computer over the Internet. If you use a computer at home, the most effective and important first step you can take to help protect your