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Windows Server 2003 support is ending on 14th July…What’s your plan?


We knew it was coming, and it’s not far off now. Microsoft is ending support for Windows Server 2003 on 14th July this year. This includes all versions and subeditions. Service packs actually stopped in 2010, but in five months time support goes too.

What will this mean? Well if you’re still running Server 2003 after 14th July you’ll be vulnerable to security flaws. Future attacks won’t be patched by Microsoft which will leave holes in your system that could lead to breaches, hacks and cyber attacks.

So what’s your plan? It’s been predicted that Windows Server 2003 end of life will prove to be a huge cloud catalyst. And we won’t argue that cloud is certainly a good way to go for many businesses. Migrating to Microsoft Azure or Office 365 will bring concrete benefits including better performance, business mobility, enterprise class security, increased productivity and agility. If that’s the path for your business, you’ll need to act now to plan your migration strategy and protect your IT infrastructure.

Have a look here for more information on Microsoft Office 365, and speak to us for help migrating your business to the cloud.



Guide To Choosing A Server – Free Download

We’ve put our years of experience and heads full of geeky knowledge to good use, and have put together a comprehensive guide to choosing a server.

The 3 part eGuide on choosing a server looks at

• Processors and ram
• Hard drive size
• How to future proof your server

Our free downloadable eGuide covers everything you need to know about choosing the server that is right for you. No signups necessary, no hoops to jump through, just a practical free guide in handy .pdf format which you can download by clicking on the link below.

Download Free EGuide Choosing A Server


How to hack your own business (or how not to)

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Over the past few months we’ve seen a number of instances of customer DNS records being changed. This is usually as a result of the customer having a new website done. The DNS records are changed in order to move website hosts and often the servers hosting the DNS records are changed at the same time. Unfortunately, we often see changes made to DNS records that affect the ability of domains to receive emails.

To change a website host, the only records that need to be changed are the A records. Making any changes to MS, TXT, SRV or SPF records, especially if Office 365 is the mail server, will result in extensive problems when people try to send emails to your domain.

If you need to make changes to your DNS please talk to us, or your own IT support provider, prior to taking any action. We deal with these records on a regular basis and we can advise which changes need to be made and, more importantly, what records  NOT to change.

Don’t be the victim of your own DNS disruption.

Axon can help!

If you need assistance, then please give us a call on 01625 837800 or contact us here.



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