From the 13th October 2020 support will no longer be provided for Microsoft Office 2010.
Microsoft have recently confirmed a one year countdown for Windows 7 support. From the 14th January 2020 support will no longer be provided for Windows 7.
Windows 7 was released to the general public on October 22nd 2009 meaning it will be over 10 years old before support is stopped.
You might be wondering how this will affect you and what you need to do. By continuing to run Windows 7 you will become vulnerable to security risks and will no longer receive security and feature updates that put yourself and your business at risk.
One of the benefits of upgrading to Windows 10 is that you will no longer be vulnerable to these security risks that Windows 7 will expose you too. Windows 10 security and feature updates are regularly provided.
We at Ashgates IT are here to help with the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. During the upgrade Ashgates IT can make sure that this is as seamless process. If you would like to enquire then please get in touch.
Ashgates IT have passed their Cyber Essentials Certification! As a Managed Services Provider we take our Cyber Security very seriously. In addition we are able to guide businesses through the preparation and certification, so getting certified was a no brainer!
We do not provide just a tick box exercise but instead aim to focus the ethos of your business with Cyber Security at the forefront. Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme, helping organisations improve their defences & demonstrate publically, their commitment to Cyber Security.
Having reviewed our own policies, procedures and defences it is great to know that we not only comply but also exceed the requirements in many areas.
If you would like to see how Cyber Essentials can benefit your business, working to secure your customers data and demonstrate your commitment to Cyber Security, please get in touch and for more information see our Cyber Essentials page.
With the festive period coming up, we can confirm our Support Helpdesk hours are:
Mon 24 December: 08:00 - 17:30 (as normal)
Tue 25 December: Closed
Wed 26 December: Closed
Thu 27 December: 09:00 - 15:00
Fri 28 December: 09:00 - 15:00
Mon 31 December: 09:00 - 15:00
Tue 1 January: Closed
Wed 2 January onwards: 08:00 - 17:30 (as normal)
Office 365 users taking advantage of Multi Factor Authentication have today been hit by issues with the service, meaning some have been unable to login to the service.
Issues were first reported at 04:39 this morning and are still ongoing.
The latest Microsoft Status updates suggest user have also been having issues with the self-service password resets facility.
As problems continue over 14 hours later, the latest Microsoft status bulletin, suggests some light at the end of the tunnel - "We've applied some addition mitigation actions to implement some relief in the environment and have observed that a subset of authentication requests are completing successfully."