Windows 7 is dead……

……well not quite – although Microsoft have announced that support is ending on January 14th 2020.

What does this mean?

  • Microsoft will no longer provide feature or security updates on any Windows 7 PC. Your network could therefore be at risk in the absence of any critical security updates.
  • Support for Internet Explorer on Windows 7 is also being withdrawn, which means that as newer web technologies emerge, you may not enjoy the same experience as your Windows 10 colleagues.
  • Software vendors may stop supporting Windows 7 after January 2020 and so any line of business applications may no longer be accessible on a Windows 7 PC.

What are my options?

  • For those users running a PC that is Windows 10 compliant, you need only purchase a Windows 10 license and get your IT supplier to carry out the upgrade. Whilst Microsoft’s system requirements are minimal, we suggest no less than an Intel i3 CPU with 4Gb RAM in order to maintain adequate performance. Any PC less than 2-3 years old should be up to spec.
  • If your current hardware is not suitable then a replacement PC is your only option and this will come bundled with a Windows 10 license at reduced cost.

Bluesys IT Services can advise on your particular situation – so please call us on 01284 722877 or email sales@bluesys.co.uk for full details.

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Silver Partner in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program

We are pleased to announce that Bluesys IT Services has been appointed as a Silver Partner in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program.

Specialising in Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, we offer everything Office 365 related……from initial consultancy and migration, through to ongoing support and subscription management.

Please get in touch to see how we can manage your journey to the cloud……

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Email Attachments in Outlook 2016

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There is a recent issue with Microsoft Outlook 2016, where you are unable to forward an attachment in an email due to the format showing as plain text.  This was caused by a recent update release – KB4011626 – we do not recommend removing the update since it is a security update.

To workaround this problem, you can:

  1. Open the email
  2. Copy the attachment
  3. Forward the email
  4. Paste the attachment

This seems to be affecting Outlook on both Windows 10 and 7.  Hopefully this will be resolved in the next round of updates

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