• Why Choose Onside?

    Your business depends on your IT systems, and you need competent, professional technicians to support those systems. We’re confident that we provide the best customer service of ANY network services, computer support, or IT consulting business in Sacramento. In fact, we have only lost a single client in all our years of doing business, and […]

  • Is Onside Right For You?

    If you are a small to midsize business in Sacramento, and you want to turn technology into a power tool that can move your business forward instead of a problem that costs you time and money, then we can help! Our clients typically have 10 to 50 workstations (up to 200), and rely on their […]

  • WannaCry ransomware attack

    The recent WannaCry threat outbreak brings to light the need for patch management and vulnerability monitoring on all computer systems. Many threats go unnoticed by the general population until it is too late, often costing thousands of dollars in recovery costs and countless hours of headache trying to repair lost or corrupt files and get […]

  • Startup series – Part 1: Buying a domain name

    Congratulations on starting your new business! Whether this is your first, second or forty-third you know you are in for a wild ride. Starting a business is like no other thrill-ride. Except this ride lasts longer than 60 seconds and if you play your cards right the ride will just keep on going. Unless you […]

  • Disable PDF Thumbnail in WordPress

    Here is an odd one we just came across. A client had their website developed in WordPress several versions ago and recently migrated their website to BlueHost. Their old hosting provider was blocking WordPress updates so as soon as they migrated they were upgraded to 4.7. Now in 4.7 you get a ton of fixes […]

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    How To: Access an Office 365 shared mailbox on iOS

    Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts and Calendars > Add Account. From the choices available, go to the bottom and choose “Other” to manually set up the shared mailbox account. On the Other screen, select “Add Mail Account.” In the new screen, you will enter: Name – The name that will be displayed to recipients […]

  • A final farewell to Windows XP

    According to the Microsoft PKI blog : Effective January 1, 2016, Windows (version 7 and higher) and Windows Server will no longer trust new code that is signed with a SHA-1 code signing certificate for Mark-of-the-Webrelated scenarios (e.g. files containing a digital signature) and that has been time-stamped with a value greater than January 1, […]

  • Choosing AV for your home PC

    The most puzzling part of shopping for antivirus software is finding the best program for our requirements. There are different levels of factors to take into account when we are trying to select the best antivirus solution for our needs. With the security of our data, digital identity, and financial transactions at risk, it’s useful […]

  • How to Speed Up Windows PC: Top 10 Tips

    The slow process of your system always leads to frustration and time waste. Especially when you are using Windows 7 or older, problems are bound to arise. Nevertheless, you can do several things to improve the system’s performance and speed. It is certainly quite a task to find out reasons for pc slowdowns from the […]

  • 4 Benefits of SSD vs. HDD: What’s the Difference?

    Solid state drives (SSDs) have been around for decades, with the first SSDs being confined to military and research use.  Hard disk drive (HDD) technology sprung up during this time, dominating the flourishing computer market, and going from being nearly unheard of technology at the beginning of the 1980s to being a need-to-have storage component […]

  • Fix Microsoft Updates

    Are Windows Updates taking FOREVER to run? This simple fix will get you updating like a pro. Simply cut and paste into an elevated command prompt, sit back, and once complete your updates will be running smooth again. Option 1 net stop bits net stop wuauserv net stop appidsvc net stop cryptsvc Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat” […]