We have previously mentioned on a few occasions that Windows XP is coming to the end of its useful life, but the problems this causes need further explanation.
If your systems are static and the computers are meeting your needs then there is, (still) probably no need to take any urgent action.
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Much to the relief of many consumers, Microsoft has now announced that its latest retail version of Office 2013 can be transferred to another PC. Originally the 2013 retail license did not permit consumers to transfer the license, which many consumers found to be very restrictive, but after customer feedback they have now removed the transfer limit. The original announcement led to high demand of Office 2010 whilst it was still available, but this change now means that Office 2013 can be transferred once every 90 days, except in the case of hardware failure, in which case the license may be moved sooner. Read more >>
We are receiving reports of a number of issues with the new iPhone iOS release 6.1. The main issue is with calendar synchronisation with Exchange Server accounts, but the problem causes excessive load on the Exchange server and the iPhone update cannot easily be undone – so the only current solution is to disable the iPhone’s access to the Exchange Server (preventing eMail, Contacts and Calendar synchronisation).
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It’s a shame that Microsoft has decided not to bring out a new version when Small Business Server 2011 goes end of life in July 2013. SBS has been at the heart of many small businesses, and we have been deploying it since its inception in the NT 4 era over 15 years ago. SBS was basically a single server that combined the Windows server operating system, domain controller role, core network services, Exchange Server, and depending on the edition, may also include components such as SharePoint, ISA, and SQL Server. Read more >>