Microsoft Windows 10 Fall 2017 Creator Update: Ransomware Protection

There have been many new features that have been introduced with the new 2017 Windows Creator Update. Some features pertain to social aspects, others are for creativity, but Microsoft has also mentioned that it had hardened security, and add protection against ransomware in the new 2017 Fall Creator Update.  This new feature is called the “controlled folder access” feature. This feature prevents suspicious applications from changing the contents of selected protected folders. The main goal is to safeguard data from any ransomware infections that manage to get by third-party antivirus software. In order to activate the feature, you have to enable it through the Windows Defender Security Center App. You can access it by opening the virus and threat protection screen within Defender. From here, the user can switch on the controlled folder access option to make the feature active. Enterprise users, and administrators, can also be activate the feature through PowerShell, Group Policy, and MDM configurations. When the feature is active, essential directories such as the documents folder, are locked off from any malicious application that wants to encrypt files to hold them ransom, or even destroy them. By default, the usual folders such as Documents, Pictures, and Videos, folders will be protected by the controlled folder access feature, but it is not just limited to these folders. Other folders besides the document’s folder can also be protected using this feature. Microsoft explained, ” This feature protects your files from tampering, in real-time, by locking folders so that ransomware and other unauthorized apps can’t access them. It’s like putting your crown jewels in  a safe whose key only you...

Windows 10: Fall 2017 Creator Windows Update New Features

This fall update for windows is pretty useful and cool and fun to use. This update will help IT student be more creative and give them more to work with when presenting. One of the best features is the virtual reality update you can use VR equipment in the Microsoft store for games and videos. The most useful is being able to share data with multiple devices quick and easy. You can quickly send Website links, articles, and searches from your phone to your computer or computer to your phone. This can be useful if the website is running slow on your phone so you send it to your computer which is more powerful so it will run better. You can also send articles so if you are reading one on your phone and the screen is too small so you send it to your computer and you will have a bigger display. You could be doing a research project and you have a lot running on your computer because being an IT student you will have a lot of programs running, so you can now put websites on your phone so you use less of your RAM. Another new feature is being able to pin your favorite contacts to your task bar. So now you can quick send an email to a friend or a group when you are working on a group project for an IT class. Since being an IT student you will be using a lot of programs it is nice to just be able to go to your task bar and access your important contacts, while working on home work or projects. With this update you can...

New features of Windows 10: Fall Creator update and what did I learn as IT Student at MATC

Gregory Trapp

IT Support Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
IT Student excited about a new career
The Windows 10 Fall Creator update has a many new features that are exciting! A few of these updates include: My People, voice activated power commands to Cortana, updates to Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Store updates, Security, and Game mode. There are a couple other updates not listed, but these are the updates we will be discussing today. My People is an update that was added and you can now pin your top people in the taskbar for a quick one click access to those people. You can tap on your pinned contact and send an email or chat with them without having to open any of the apps you normally would. This is very important and helpful for IT users because now if you need to contact someone, you can do it in an easier way, especially those people you contact often. Using My People you can also drag an item you wish to share onto that saved contact. This will be useful when needing to send instructions or a Youtube video link. Another exciting new feature is that Cortana can now be voice activated. You can now reach her above the lock screen, and you can ask Cortana to shut down, restart, or sleep your computer. This will help IT users multitask, which we already know is a very important part of IT. Microsoft Edge received a bunch of updates! For those that enjoy reading, or for students, you can now annotate your books in Microsoft Edge. This is going to be huge for students because many  students are now buying E books because they are usually cheaper...

How to Do Filtering of Data in Microsoft Excel

Filtering data in Microsoft excel is used to display specific rows that meet specific criteria. All other rows of information are hidden. Filtering can be done with more than one column. Each filter added is based off the current filter. Using filters allow you to show your company data regarding specific data for each department separately, and a whole. Step 1: Select the data you want to filter Step 2: Click the arrow in the column header, and then click text or number filters. You may also choose items from a list or search data to filter. Step 3: Click on one of the comparison operators. If you need to show lower upper choose in between for number filters, and for text you can sort by alphabetically, color code. Data before filtering Data after filtering...

How to Create a PowerPoint Slide with a Graph

  Working in the IT support field your position may require you to analyze the departments needs for updates, upgrades, training, or purchase a new system. Your presentation will consist of facts and numbers. The ability to show your number findings, or facts. A graph is one way to illustrate this. This presentation will give you step by step instructions on how to add a chart to your power point presentation. Once you have collected all of the data you would like to graph.  There are various types of charts that can be used. Column chart Displays information in specific ways. Categories are displayed horizontally, and values are vertical. Using this chart works well when showing specific values, and categories are not in a specific order Line chart Data is distributed evenly along the horizontal axis, value is placed vertically. This type of chart is beneficial because it shows continuous data over time on an evenly scaled axis. It allows you to display trends in data of equal intervals such as months, quarters Bar Chart Compares among individual items. Unlike the bar, column chart categories are displayed vertical, values horizontally. This chart should be used when long you have long axis labels, values shown are duration Step 1: Decide the type of power point for your presentation Step 2: Determine the type of chart to display your analysis Step 3: Gather information to place in the chart...