Below you will find important announcements regarding software releases or for end of life software support from Microsoft.
It will also be used for the latest threats to be on the look out for and aware of.
We will endeavour to update this as regularly as possible.
Microsoft announce Windows 10 will launch this year - June?
Great news! Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year! For more information go to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-nz/windows-10/about
Microsoft Office 365 announce Data Centres Moving to Australia...
By the end of March 2015 Datacentres in Australia should be up and running to provide the Cloud based Services currently being hosted in countries I have never even heard of.... more information click here http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2014/12/08/microsoft-deliver-office-365-microsoft-dynamics-crm-online-australian-datacenters-2
Threat Awareness is a must in all Industries...
Eset NOD32 Antivirus constantly update their viral signature database in order to keep systems safe but doing this is not enough as viruses are created and released daily that may not be picked up on.
Several scams these days are by telephone and people need to be very careful in everyday use of ICT systems to ensure they are not caught out by random emails and also these random phone calls. For my clients I always tell them that big businesses such as Telecom, Vodafone, Banking institutes, Microsoft will never call you to ask about your accounts - ever! http://www.eset.com/us/threat-center/ is a great site to read occasionally.
Windows Server 2003 (all Versions) end of Life Support
Microsoft announce end of life support for Windows Server 2003 - all versions.
In July 2015 there will no longer be any security updates, patches or fixes for the 2003 Server suite range & it is important to have replacement policies in place to ensure your site & data are protected.