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  • Blog Post: Office 2010 SP2–You Did Upgrade, Right?

    Six months ago, we discussed that Office 2010 SP1 support was drawing to a close. This means that you now need to have Office 2010 SP2 deployed on all machines as the end of Office 2010 SP1 support is the 14th of October 2014. The Microsoft support lifecycle site has the above details . One...
  • Blog Post: Save The Date - End of Exchange 2010, Windows 7 and 2008 Mainstream Support – T Minus 6 Months

    In a little under 6 months, multiple products will experience a support life cycle change. As indicated by the space shuttle being readied, the countdown has started and the dates are set. Make sure you are aware of what is happening on the 13th of January 2015 . 2014 has already been a busy year...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007–Service Pack 3 Is Required

    After seeing several posts in the TechNet Exchange forums, where people are posting an overview of their environment as part of the problem statement, it is clear that multiple customers are not maintaining the correct service pack level on their Exchange servers. I previously blogged about this...
  • Blog Post: End Of Exchange 2010 SP2 Support

    Time files and we are now at the end of the Exchange 2010 SP2 support lifecycle. And as previously discussed Windows XP and Office 2003 left extended support yesterday. It seems like only yesterday when Exchange 2010 SP2 was released in November 2011, The support lifecycle marker is the Exchange 2010...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 SP2– Do You Need To Upgrade?

    Now that the Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2010 SP2 support expiration date has come and gone, the world is still turning and we are not in a state of Armageddon! * That said, focus now needs to be on Office 2010 as it is 6 months until support ends for Office 2010 SP1 on the 14th of October 2014...
  • Blog Post: End Of Exchange 2010 RTM Support

    The Exchange 2010 RTM (Release To Manufacturing) build has now reached the end of its support lifecycle.  Customers should upgrade to SP1 to continue to receive support (amongst many other good reasons!).    The Exchange 2010 lifecycle can be viewed here :   Full details about the...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Support – Save The Date 8th April 2014

    Well it’s a year from today until a raft of products reach the end of their extended support window.   As they say in the boy scouts, better be prepared!   Please make sure that the 8th of April 2014 is in your calendar.   Outlook 2003 will transition out of extended support on 8th...
  • Blog Post: End Of Exchange 2010 SP1 Support

    The end of Exchange 2010 SP1 support is almost upon us!  Is it really that long since Exchange 2010 SP1 was released   Please review the lifecycle chart here for full details.  So at this point please ensure that you are on SP2 , and when SP3 ships later on this year come back and check...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2013 Support Lifecycle Dates And Status

    When Exchange 2013 was released it heralded a different servicing strategy compared to Exchange 2007 and 2010 Rollup Updates (RU). Exchange 2013 uses Cumulative Updates (CU) to deliver the servicing updates to customers. As previously discussed, a CU is a different animal when it comes to the update...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2013 CU1 Released

    After a small delay the Exchange team have announced the eagerly awaited release of Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 1 ! Knowledge base article 2816900 contains a description of CU1. This update will allow on premise installations to co-exist with Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010. CU1 marks...
  • Blog Post: Save The Date - End of Exchange 2003 Support–T Minus 6 Months

    As mentioned 6 months ago, Exchange 2003 is rapidly approaching the end of its extended product lifecycle. The ship is getting ready to launch, and hopefully this should not surprise anyone. Exchange 2003 certainly has had a good run over the last 10 years since it was released back in back in...