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Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice.

Technology

Using Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 After April 8, 2014 Will Expose You to Security Dangers
Dan Pinnington

Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows XP SP3 (Service Pack 3) and Office 2003 (SP3) as of April 8, 2014. After this date there will be no new security updates,winxplogo non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates from Microsoft. Your computer will still operate, but if you continue to use Windows XP or Office 2003, you will become more vulnerable to security risks . . .

Research

Look for Groups
Shaunna Mireau

I like to learn from others. Stories and experiences and pain points that are described by other people inspire ideas for projects or methods that can be adopted to make things better/faster/more efficient in my organization. . . .

Practice

Building the Better Biography Online (For Lawyers)
David Bilinsky & Garry Wise

Lawyers’ online biographies – they really do make a difference. The 2013 In-House Counsel New Media Engagement Survey includes a wealth of valuable information on the current state of the legal profession’s online activities and attitudes. Among its key findings is the vital importance of lawyers’ online biographies in the hiring decisions of corporate in-house counsel. . . .

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