Tech Updates

End of Support for SQL Server 2005

The end of support for SQL Server 2005 was April 12th, 2016. Businesses running SQL Server 2005 are encouraged to migrate to SQL Server 2014/2016 (coming soon) or Azure SQL database. SQL Server 2005 will no longer receive security updates and in order to maintain security and compliance, as well as optimize your data platform infrastructure.

More information from Microsoft click here

Milestone XProtect 2016

Using XProtect’s single management interface, allows system administrators the ability to efficiently control all cameras and security devices regardless of the system’s size or if it is distributed across multiple sites. This allows for supreme situational awareness and precise response to incidents, XProtect has interactive maps that allow the administrator a “God’s Eye” view of events happening in real time view of all security devices in the system from cameras to alarms.

The system also incorporates failover recording servers to maintain video viewing and recording capabilities with minimal interruption and video loss in the event of network problems, server failure, loss of power or any other system problem. Edge Storage is also an option to provide additional redundancy option to ensure the continuous recording of video. Recordings are retrieved from the camera storage based on time schedules and events therefore reducing the risk of missing evidence.

Also in the case of an event XProtect protects the integrity of the video data with digital signing technology that ensures the validity of the entirety of the evidence content when played back by law enforcement and public authorities.

For more information visit Milestone

Microsoft Official Virtual Classes

Now you can build Microsoft technical expertise while balancing the demands of your schedule. IT Professionals who need to build technical skills can’t always break away from the office to be in a classroom. They want high-quality training alternatives that are time-efficient and cost-effective. Introducing Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand (MOC On-Demand)—complete courses offered in a self-paced format, streamed directly to our customers.

Each class can be purchased for the very low price of $549.00 without Digital Microsoft Official Courseware (DMOC), $649.00 with DMOC, or $799.00 with DMOC and Microsoft Exam Voucher.

Current classes being offered:

  • Introduction to Web Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell
  • Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
  • Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
  • Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • Programming in C#
  • Installing and Configuring Windows 10

For more information, see Microsoft On-Demand or contact Ryan Carbone

Customer Solutions

CTComp has installed and configured Office 365 for various clients. We configure active directory, migrate users and data from on premise to the cloud and implement encryption and compliance capabilities per the client’s requests. Some plans include the rights to Office Professional with the ability to install onto 5 different devices per user. This solution provides an integrated productivity and communications platform with a more consistent cost structure, allowing you to keep current with these products and tools.

Connecticut Computer Service has functioned as an end-user helpdesk support for many of our clients. In doing so we have handled hardware changes, machine rebuilds, imaging, anti-virus, new machine installs, and system configurations. In addition if there are IT issues outside of those we have the support team to handle it no matter how basic or advanced it is. This provides a contractual, responsive and fixed cost approach for your end-user help desk.

Contact Us to discuss a solution for your business.

Seminars & Events

Infrastructure and Security Technology Solutions for 2016

Join us at our CTComp and CASE Plantsville office for breakfast and see what other small and medium sized companies are looking to do for infrastructure projects in 2016. This can help you look at your own business and begin thinking about your upcoming IT projects for 2016-2017. We will explore strategic initiatives such as Server Virtualization, Storage Expansion, Data Encryption, Cloud Backup, Replication, Recovery, Perimeter Security, Video Surveillance, Wireless, Email Security & Compliance, Voice over IP (VoIP) & Video Conferencing Platforms, Windows 10, 100% Managed and Hybrid Managed Support Models.

May 11, 2016, Wednesday, 8:30 to 10:00AM
June 8 2016, Wednesday, 8:30 to 10:00AM

Web Application Development and System Integrations: Opportunities and Best Practices

A typical business utilizes many different applications often running on disparate technology platforms. Integrating separate but related applications helps organizations achieve greater levels of operational consistency, efficiency, and quality. Join us for breakfast at our CTComp and CASE Plantsville office as we discuss various approaches to and benefits of integrating user interfaces, data, and business processes across your systems. We’ll examine how the emergence of cloud-based platforms, such as Google and, has opened up new opportunities for sharing information and business workflow with your web site, customer portals and mobile applications.

May 12, 2016, Thursday, 8:30 to 10:00AM
June 15, 2016, Wednesday, 8:30 to 10:00AM

LINK: Leveraging Ideas Networks Knowledge

2016 marks the 4th Annual Member Conference hosted by the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). Over 450 participants came out last year to network with their peers, learn about technology and industry trends. Invited area wide range of key stakeholders drawn from educators (K-12 and higher ed), municipalities, libraries, local businesses and State of Connecticut agencies, including decision makers and technical experts. Jennifer Corriero of TakingITGlobal will be the keynote speaker.

New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show

The region’s premier home health conference will take place May 16- 18, 2016 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT! Registration and Brochure can be found here.

If attending the New England Home Care Conference be sure to register for CTComp’s Exclusive Tuesday evening event at the Shrine Restaurant as well!  Event is from 6:30PM to 8:00PM and open to all end user customers attending the event (unfortunately other vendor sponsors cannot attend).

LeadingAge Connecticut

LeadingAge’s premier event is May 18th! EXPO, a trade show and educational conference for the long-term care and housing community, appeals to Connecticut’s non-profit and proprietary providers. Hundreds of attendees spend the day at our show, being inspired by informational general sessions and viewing the exhibits of vendors supporting the field of long term care and senior housing. Nursing home administrator CEUs are provided.

The CT Business Expo is happening June 9th at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford and will be open from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM.

Click here for more information.


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This quarter the prize is a ScreenBeam Pro.

The winner of our Q1 Giveaway was Rafael Avila of Whitney Center.