Save The Date – End of Office 2007 Extended Support

Please be aware and plan for the upcoming end of extended support Office 2007.   For those who were working in IT back in 2006 when Office 2007 was released, do you remember the catchy title that was used? L.O.V.E.  – Launch of Office Vista and Exchange.  Office 2007 brought us Outlook 2007 which was a…

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Save The Date – End of Exchange 2007 Extended Support

Exchange 2007 is now twelve months out from the end of its support lifecycle.  If you still have Exchange 2007 deployed, and have not completed the migration to a newer version of Exchange then it is time to accelerate that migration project. I feel a little bittersweet about this.  Yes, the new Exchange versions offer…

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Office 2013–SP1 Now Required

In the last several customer engagements, there has been a trend to not install updates for Office 2013.  Some admins thought that there was no service pack available, and others thought that the RTM build of Office 2013 was still in support.  Unfortunately neither are correct viewpoints.   This means that you now need to…

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End Of Exchange 2013 RTM Support

We are now at the end of the Exchange 2013 RTM support lifecycle phase.  Yes, it really has been two years since Exchange 2013 was released….. At this time Exchange 2013 RTM, CU1, CU2 and CU3 are no longer supported.  Customers should be on a recent Exchange 2013 build.  Exchange 2013 CU4 is also known…

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Save The Date – End Of Forefront Protection 2010 For Exchange — T Minus 12 Months

Since the Forefront brand of products have been retired, yes I miss TMG, please be aware of the extended support date for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange.  This product is slated to exit extended support on the 31st of December 2015:   On a semi-related aspect, Exchange 2010 will transition into its extended support phase…

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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 relevant 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…

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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…

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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 Service Pack.  Exchange…

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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 methodology.  CUs are larger, cannot be uninstalled…

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