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From Midnight, Windows Server 2003 Will No Longer Be Supported

What does end of support mean for you? After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacentre, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. By migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure or Office 365, you can achieve concrete benefits, including improved performance, reduced maintenance requirements, and increased agility and speed of response to the business. Contact us for the best solution for your business.

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Windows 10 is on its way…

Windows 10 is on its way…

It’s exciting times at Microsoft as Windows 10 has been given a launch date of 29th July. This is a free upgrade for many Windows users – but before you press the upgrade button ensure your business is ready. You may notice an icon already appearing in your taskbar to reserve your copy of Windows 10 – you can now reserve your free upgrade by registering…but read on before you install.




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Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available from July 29th globally

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available from July 29th globally

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Cryptolock re-appears as a new ransomware called as “Threat Finder”

A new ransomware called as “Threat Finder” has been discovered by a security researcher at Rackspace. Threat Finder is feared to be a copy of Cryptolocker and can infect Windows PC’s via multiple sources; the most common infection is when a user browses a compromised website.

The only solution to save your data is to take timely backups and take the usual steps to Prevent Ransomware from getting onto your computer.



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The Clock is Ticking: Time to Upgrade

Are you on Server 2012? Now is the ideal time for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 to take advantage of Microsofts latest Server platform.

Server 2003 is going End of Support, what does this mean to you?

• On July 14th 2015 Windows Server 2003 will no longer be supported by Microsoft. This will include Security Updates and Patches as well.
• Visa and MasterCard may no longer do business with companies using Windows Server 2003 once it goes end of extended support as they won’t be compliant.

If you run a Windows Server 2003 or Small Business Server 2003 now is the time to take action, The average time from business planning to completion from 2003 to an up to date O/S takes 100 days.



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SSD v Standard Hard Drive

Want to see a real live test of SSD (Solid State Drive) v Normal Hard Drive? Course you do – from our showroom based on 2 x Lenovo i3 laptops, exactly the same apart from the drive.




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Open SSL Vulnerabilities…one for you techies.

Today there were multiple vulnerabilities released in OpenSSL, a cryptographic library used by most secure websites. There has been advance notice that an announcement would be forthcoming, although the contents of the vulnerabilities were kept closely controlled and shared only with major operating system vendors until this notice.

Based on our analysis of the vulnerabilities and how we use the OpenSSL library, this batch of vulnerabilities primarily affects users as a “Denial of Service” possibility (it could cause web-servers to crash), rather than as an information disclosure vulnerability. Customer traffic and customer SSL keys continue to be protected.



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Midland Computers Supporting Telford Schools

Telford based IT Company Midland Computers are continuing their work in education, assisting four local primary schools in the Telford area with their IT equipment.

Midland work closely with ICT Desktop Support Officer Richard Moore, who supports the schools located in Telford, Shropshire.

Mike Haycox, Educational Account Manager at Midland Computers stated “We have developed a great relationship with Richard over the last few years providing him with the latest technology to help him maintain the networks he supports”.



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Want to see more about the end of Server 2003?

Windows Server 2003 goes End of Life on 14th July 2015 – do you want to look at our short animation about it? Of course you do…