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February 2014 Entries

MCPs–we’re not all evil.
This quote (from the "License to Summon" rulebook for The Laundry role playing game system) may amuse. Laundry employees can get a license to summon. It’s not that hard. Just complete a few basic Health and Safety and Demonology Courses, do the test, complete the very simple practical exam, and you’re certified. Peter-Francis Young has one, for Yog’s sake! It’s less demanding than getting a Microsoft Certified Professional qualification, and just like an MCP, a license to summon allows you to loose ......

Posted On Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:37 PM | Comments (0) |

End of PCI Compliance for Windows XP
Microsoft has announced that Windows XP will reach end-of-life on April 8th, 2014. Windows 2000 already reached end-of-life on 13th July, 2010. PCI-DSS Compliance requires all elements of a Point-Of-Sale (POS) payment application environment to be supported by their vendors with security updates, which includes the operating system the application runs on. Security updates from Microsoft for an operating system come to an end when it is no longer supported. At that time, PCI-SSC will regard any merchant ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:20 PM | Comments (0) |

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