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The End of an Era: Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Support Ends

Posted by Michael Goodwin on 17 October 2023
The End of an Era: Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Support Ends
Introduction Updates to technology are constantly taking place and as part of this progress companies cease support to older products in order to concentrate on newer products. Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This pivotal moment holds great implications for businesses that still rely on these operating systems. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of transitioning away from these unsupported versions and en...
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Windows 11 – Is it time to upgrade?

Posted by Deb Cashion on 27 April 2023
Windows 11 – Is it time to upgrade?
  As technology continues to advance, keeping up with the latest updates and upgrades is essential for businesses to remain competitive and efficient. One such upgrade that businesses should consider is moving from Windows 10 to Windows 11. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 and what you can expect from this new operating system. Pros of Upgrading to Windows 11: Enhanced User Experience: Windows 11 offers a modern and clean interface that is visually...
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To update or not update - that is the question

Posted by Michael Trimblett and Deb Cashion on 26 November 2021
To update or not update - that is the question
Everyone knows that updates are important, and to update frequently, but WHY should we do it? The Australian Cyber Security Centre recommends that users “patch your operating systems and applications within 48 hours where an exploit exists” and, as we know, cyber crime is a growing concern and almost everyone can be exploited. To illustrate this, the Annual Cyber Threat Report for FY 2020-21 has been released and shows an increase of nearly 13% in cyber crimes from 2019-...
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Windows 10 crashing when printing due to March update

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 12 March 2021
Microsoft have done it again! The March Windows Security Update released on March 9th is causing a "Blue Screen Of Death" when printing.  Some of the printer brands known to be affected, include Kyocera, Ricoh, Zebra and Dymo.  Clients of Loyal I.T. who are on a Managed Services Support Agreement (MSSA) will not be affected by this issue because we have blocked the roll out of this update before it can be deployed.  For more information about Loyal I.T.'s MSSA...
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