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Time Is Running Out For Server 2003

Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 operating system is now in what the company calls an “Extended Support Phase”.  Time is running out for businesses who still use the software as Microsoft will stop supporting the system on the 14th of July 2015.

 

If your company still uses Windows Server 2003, what are your options?  Our Carl has a few suggestions:

 

  • The first option is the most obvious, Upgrade to the most recent version of Windows Server.  Not only will this give you better support going forward, it also ensures that more third applications and programmes will work without issue.  This isn’t always the most practical option however, if your server’s are old.

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An Issue of Net-ional Importance

With all the hacking scandals, malware updates and computer vulnerabilities that have been going on recently, it’s easy to forget that there’s another battle raging. Net neutrality has been receiving some pretty high-profile coverage in the US of late, not least because President Obama recently came out in favour of maintaining the internet status quo.

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Farewell Windows 7

So it’s goodbye Windows 7. And this time for keeps. As of last Friday, Microsoft stopped providing licences for the majority of their Windows 7 packages, including Ultimate, Home Basic and Home Premium. The Redmond-based tech company is also looking to phase out its controversial Windows 8 operating system too. Read more