In January, Microsoft is killing Windows 7. Shame, as it was a great operating system. Popular yet ageing badly.

When Microsoft abandons an operating system (officially called end of life), it stops updating it, or fixing it when it breaks.

We are pretty sure that hackers who have already discovered bugs they can exploit, are waiting for this to happen. And then they’ll start hitting businesses still using these out of date machines.

The other problem is GDPR. This states that you must use up to date software. It certainly won’t be up to date if it has reached the end of its life. That leaves you with little defence in the event of a data breach.

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7th January 2020

❌ Windows 7 has now reached end of life ❌

Here’s why you need to move fast This promises to be an exciting decade for technology, with predictions ranging from […]

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2nd January 2020

Now you can translate languages within your Office 365 documents

If you need to translate documents and you’re relying on Google to do it, there’s now an easier way. Microsoft […]

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16th December 2019

A clever way to replay notes you’ve scribbled on a document

Using Word, PowerPoint and Excel is so much fun now. Because there are so many things you can do with […]

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