MIcrosoft Server, Old yeller, & You!

Oh Microsoft Server 2003 we’ve had a good run. You were there for us when we bought our server, you carried us through our server migration and you handled the virtualization project like a champ! You’ve served the world for 12 long and wonderful years!

But now you’re nothing but a point of risk much like a snarling rabies infected old yeller and it’s time that we put you down…

Now you may be thinking “Hey it’s still running, I don’t need to do anything!” But the “bad guys” have been cooking up new formulas! Viruses, malware, and exploits, they’ve been working long and hard just waiting for the day when Microsoft would no longer patch or support this still popular business operating system.

Top Ranked Managed Service Providers

Penton Technology Names Network Tech
to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

8th Annual Report Identifies
World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

March 26, 2015: Network Tech has appeared on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). The complete 501 list is currently available on the MSPmentor.

In July 2010, Microsoft transitioned from providing mainstream support for Windows Server 2003 to releasing critical patches only. July 14, 2015 marks another transition, this time the end of Microsoft support for Windows Server 2003/R2. While this date may seem distant, now is the time to understand that the end of support and the end of life of Windows Server 2003 means that your business needs to ensure that it has a plan to migrate the applications and workloads currently relying on Windows Server 2003 onto Windows Server 2012 R2 or Microsoft Azure.

Happy New Year!

Santa came early this year to one of Network Tech customers,
Thanks Deanne for your referral!
Deanne saw a post from a high school friend on Facebook asking for a recommendation for a good IT support company.

The Heartbleed Issue – The questions and answers in Plain English

So what's really going on?

Simply put, a serious vulnerability has been found in a specific component of commonly-used Internet security protocols. This vulnerability may affect several hundred thousand Web servers and services, including several well-known and much-used entities (such as Yahoo). And what's more, it seems that this vulnerability may have been an issue for up to two years.

Microsoft Windows XP support ends this week: Why users need to upgrade — now

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system.