Third Tier


The MSP business model is dying

Something new is happening. It’s a side effect of cloud. Businesses no longer need monitoring, maintenance, a suite of bundled software on their desktop and someone to care for the server. What they need now is someone to walk them through how which businesses processes need modernization in a cloud world. Then they need you […]


View a sites SSL certificate in Chrome

It has become difficult to view a site SSL certificate using Chrome. The new UI hides is pretty well. But with just a couple of clicks you can open the certificate. Here’s how: Press the vertical … on the address bar. Select More Tools, Then Developer Tools. Next, choose the Security tab and press the […]


Edge Unpatched due to February patch delays

A little fallout from the delay in patching for February. It seems that some things have a vulnerability that is unpatched. Edge for example: A vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, which could allow arbitrary code execution if a user views a specially crafted web page. Microsoft Edge replaced Internet […]


No February Patches. Go ahead and take a day off

None the less, Susan has updated the PatchGrid with the latest updates on previous patch issues. You can get your updated copy here. February Security patches on hold https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/02/14/february-2017-security-=update-release/ Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting their systems. This month, we discovered a last minute issue […]


How to differentiate your msp

It’s the burning question that so many are asking. There are so many MSP’s in the market and everyone monitors, responds quickly, has great staff, certifications, updates, backs up everything…finding your niche isn’t about the tools. It’s about the intrinsic things that make your business yours. My latest article explores the problem and offers a […]


January PatchGrid Contents

The promise of automatic updates that just happen without problems isn’t quite here yet. Here’s example: Internet Explorer will be separated out from other security patches for the Security only patch. So much for all in one! Also did you notice that there’s an Edge tab in IE now? Find out what else is going […]


Susan Bradley’s Past, Present and Future of Patching Windows webinar

Susan Bradley is our resident patch-o-holic, builder of the PatchGrid and contributing author of the Ransomware Prevention Kit. She’s presenting a webinar on what you’ll need to know about managing patching for Windows 10. It’s a brave new world which calls for new procedures and processes. The Past, Present and Future of Patching WindowsTuesday, January […]