At some point a company has to stop spending resources supporting older products. January 2020 Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 will be added to the list which includes fan favorites such as Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 95 and you get the example. What this means is if your workstations and servers are not up to spec, you will no longer receive updates for your devices. Also included is Office 2010 and Exchange Server 2010. With many others going the way of extended support for the next 5 years.
But it gets better…. Microsoft announced recently, they are going to discontinue with Internet Explorer and Microsoft EDGE completely. They have also had some issues with these products, pertaining to security and reliability. While boasting in the past EDGE was better then Google Chrome, they have decided to rebuild a new browser using Chromium, which is the backbone code from Google used in Chrome. Yes it is a lot to wrap your head around, it appears Microsoft is finally willing to let Google win at least one battle!
Files seems to multiply and duplicate. How do you clean up the clutter?
Techspot.com has 10+ Tools to help you find and Delete Duplicate Files. Doing this can help you declutter your folders and clear up some space on that Harddrive. It’s amazing how one kind 5 versions of the same document in 5 different locations. These tools can be used to help you track down these files and remove them.
This has been a crazy winter and hopefully we are on the final stretch. With record snowfalls we have had many a school closing and even a state of emergency. This has slowed some things down for many business owners that I have talked to with having to close down due to the weather, less traffic from customers not traveling in shop and so forth. But on the plus side, many have had some time to get a break and relax. I personally got to enjoy a couple extra days throughout some of the heavy snowfalls catching up on some of the newest case studies for potential threats and new ways to help maximize the lifecycle of hardware while working from home due to being snowed in. Thankfully summertime will be arriving soon, and I am ready for it!
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Ross Whitmore was born in Petoskey and raised throughout the area most of his life. Having spent some time traveling throughout the US to include brief stays in both Kansas and Texas, he returned home to graduate from Petoskey High School class of 2010. With a passion for business, technology, and helping others he set out to found Northern Technology Services officially on his 23rd birthday in 2015. Since then he has worked to serve many organizations throughout Michigan, and further his knowledge and skills with IT and Cloud Solutions.