Is your business ready for Microsoft Server 2003 End of Support?

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Sales, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Windows Server 2003 Support Ends in: [tminus t=”14-07-2015 01:00:00″ id=”<p>End of Support</p>”  omitweeks=”true” style=”TIE-fighter” /] Windows Server 2003 End of Support Microsoft has scheduled the End of Support for their Server 2003 product to for July 14th, 2015, after which, there will be no support, no updates, and no patches to help protect your business from security issues. That’s right, any of your …

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XP is destined for obscurity – Time to give it up!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Sales, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

So long XP… I’d like to say it has been nice knowing you. Here’s a little info about how the death of Microsoft’s XP Operating System may affect you and what is to come!   If you would like to discuss a migration to Windows 8 for your Greenville / Upstate business, whether it is for one computer or one …

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Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 is coming to an end

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Office, Sales, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 is coming to an end On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for the decade-old Windows XP. This means you will no longer receive updates, including security updates, for Windows XP from Microsoft. Support of Microsoft Office 2003 will also be ending on the same date. Security Risk Without critical Windows XP …

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The EPC Data Containment Unit has arrived at Homeland Secure IT

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Sales, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Partners, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

This is our DCU, it is like many other DCUs, but this one is our own…. I bet you are wondering, “What the heck is a Data Containment Unit?” aren’t you?!! The trashcan-like device pictured above is a DCU or “Data Containment Unit”.  Its purpose in life is to hold old hard drives that are destined to be destroyed PHYSICALLY …

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What does free really cost?

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Linux, Microsoft, Partners, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

What follows is a guest blog post from our friends at EPC, a company providing data destruction services for your end of life computer equipment. What Does Free Really Cost? You’ve met the “guy with the pick-up truck” that can take your PC in for free. All of us have. But where does your data on that PC “go?” Even …

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Microsoft Windows Vista EOL (End Of Life) Announcement – No, it’s not dead quite yet!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Sales, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Sales, Windows Leave a Comment

Coming this October 22nd, is the official death of Microsoft Windows Vista…  At least from the perspective of anyone wanting to buy it from a Microsoft dealer. Us dealers have been told that we can sell Vista until our stock is depleted. Which brings up one questions?  WHO has stocks of Windows Vista? Seriously though, this is just the standard …

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Trend Micro Personal Security Products Going End of Life December, 31 2010

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

It’s that time of the year again where we must say goodbye to support for previous generation  personal security products from Trend Micro. Trend Micro will continue to provide support for your current version until the “End of Support” date. If you have a current and active subscription with a supported operating system, then you can always upgrade for free …

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Microsoft Office 2007 reaches end of sales cycle December 31, 2010 – Seneca Data / Nexlink

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Office, Technology Leave a Comment

One of our preferred computer vendors, Seneca Data, the manufacturer of Nexlink branded business computers will discontinue sales of Microsoft Office 2007 starting on December 31, 2010. Private label sales will follow shortly afterward. This does not mean the end of support from Microsoft, only the end of sales. Mainstream Support for the product will continue through April 10, 2012, …

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