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 […]

December Patch Grid is here

Yes there still are patch issues. For example, Excel 2013 send to pdf is broken after security update if you’re using the click to run version. Find out what else is going on. A new patch grid has been uploaded and is ready for you. Get your updated patchgrid About Third Tier Established in 2008, […]

How to enable email encryption in Office 365

Originally published at So you’ve rolled out email, yay! But have you enabled your users to send secure encrypted email?  It is a very underused feature among small- and medium-sized businesses.  This makes me kind of sad because every business sends some personal data that should be protected. Quotes, bids, specifications, drawings, credit card […]

Featured on Microsoft MVP Friday Five

Amy’s blog post about the ransomware prevention kit updates has selected for Microsoft special all female edition of the the MVP Friday Five. <meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=/amy.babinchak?qsefr=1&_fb_noscript=1″ /> This is a good blog to read on a regular basis. It features the best and brightest in IT each Friday. Microsoft features 5 female MVPs on their Friday […]

How to use Office 365 Alerts

I recently wrote an article for TechGenix on using Office 365 new alert feature. It includes detail on how to enable and configure them. Trust me, you’re going to find this very useful. Microsoft has been loading up Office 365 with new products and features. The rumor mill is awash with speculation on what it […]

How many times have you spent far more time on an issue than you should have?

We’ve all done it. That’s why Third Tier exists.We give you access to the experts that can get a project done or a problem solves so you aren’t spinning your wheels instead of making money. About Third Tier Established in 2008, Third Tier only works for IT Professionals by providing them with access to advanced […]