Windows 10 / Windows Server 2013 / Randomware
In this newsletter, you will find some interesting titbits, and some important information. If you have any questions about anything in the articles below, please don't hesitate to get in touch with LCIT, by email or phone.
Microsoft Windows 10 - A free upgrade
Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, has announced that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for any users who own a copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8 for the first year of its release.
As outlined in the above linked article, Microsoft appears to be planning to move into the same realm as Google, running as a service - not just an Operating System. If this push to running as a service takes off, it will mean that software & apps will have a wider, more easily accessible audience - rather than the current windows app development hurdles.
Concerned your computer is running poorly? Until the end of March 2015, bring your Laptop or Desktop Computer to our Nerang Workshop and we will waive the basic diagnostic fee!
Just mention this deal when booking your computer in for repairs.
Microsoft has announced that it will no longer be supporting Windows Server 2003 as of July 14th 2015.
What does this mean for me?
If you are still running Windows Server 2003 as your service, you will need to plan and take steps for when the Operating System is no longer supported. Once the Operating System is no longer supported, it will no longer receive security & feature updates from Microsoft. To maintain your service infrastructure and ensure that your service remains protected and healthy, it is advised for planning for migration to a newer system/service to begin.
Mobile / Responsive web design.
The way that website traffic trends are moving, the need for mobile compatibilty of your website is ever more important. You could be losing up to 50% of your traffic if your website is not compatible with mobile/tablet devices, as recent reports have shown that there are almost more mobile visitors to websites now than desktop visitors.
Current and Active Threats
Viruses, Malware, Adware, and Spyware - Computers can get sick as well. Below are a few of the most recent threats that have been bought to LCIT's attention, and the public as a whole.
|Ransomware (such as CryptoLocker & other strains)|
Warning: If your PC has been infected by the Ransomware virus, follow these steps immediately;
- Turn off all machines and servers on the network
(Ransomware can run its course through your entire network and compromise all of your data in less than an hour).
- Contact LCIT via phone on 1300 729 098 immediately.