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Windows 7 is now no longer officially supported by Microsoft

That’s it, times up – no ifs, not buts – Windows 7, it’s over. Today is the day, Microsoft has now dropped support for Windows 7. Users still using the over ten year old operating system will now no longer get any software or security updates. We reported back in December that Microsoft would be ending support for Windows 7 today and that at the time, 17% of business in the […]

Support for Windows 7 is ending on January 14th 2020

Back in September 2018 we reported that quite a large number of businesses were still using Windows 7 at the time. When that was written there was around 500 days left until Windows 7 would go unsupported, in the report it found that 17% of business in the US and UK weren’t even aware that Windows 7 would lose support soon and also 33% of businesses were still running Windows […]

Minecraft now has 112 million players – a month

Minecraft is a huge platform and whilst it has been around for over 10 years now (it was introduced back in May 2009) it has become a massive game, and since Mojang launched the game, Microsoft has acquired Mojang and the overall game has changed quite a bit too. In an interview from Helen Chiang from Microsoft with Business Insider she explained that the game now has 112 million active […]

Microsoft seeing Xbox Live issues this evening, causing issues with sign in (RESOLVED)

If you were trying to sign into Xbox Live this evening, it may be a bit difficult as Microsoft is seeing issues. As of 6pm you may see issues signing in Microsoft at 6pm: We are aware of reports of Xbox One console startup, title update and sign-in errors. We will keep everyone informed once we have more information to share. Thank you all for your patience. — Xbox Support […]

Microsoft Office is now out on the Mac App Store

This week, both Apple and Microsoft separately announced that Microsoft Office is now on the Mac App Store, so macOS users can now access the suite much easier than before. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook have all been added which join OneDrive and OneNote, which have been available for the past few years already. One catch, which does benefit Microsoft is that these versions will only work if you have an […]

Forza Horizon 4 is now out on Xbox One and Windows 10

Earlier today, the full public release of Forza Horizon 4 was released for purchase for Xbox One and Windows 10 users, the Forza franchise has been to the old cobbled streets of Europe in Horizon 2 and the sandy outback of Australia with Horizon 3, but now the game is coming to the UK with Horizon 4 so players can experience sprawling Scottish Mountains, cotswold towns and tight fast lanes. […]

Support for Windows 7 ends soon and businesses are still using it

Well, soon isn’t that soon, but when you are in charge of a large corporate IT rollout, 500 days isn’t that much time to organise, research and then actually deploy an entirely new operating system for the company. But that is how much time is left until Microsoft is ending official support for Windows 7, an operating system which was released nearly ten years ago. Windows 7 is still out […]

Come September 1, support for the classic version of Skype will end

Later this year, in September Microsoft will be ending the support for the older version of Skype, with version 8.0 replacing the older ‘Classic’ 7.0 version. The company is urging customers to upgrade at some point between now and September 1st 2018, which is the cut off date. Earlier this month, on July 16th – Microsoft released Skype 8.0 for Windows desktop and this will now replace Skype 7.0 and […]

Microsoft is pulling its Groove Music apps on iOS and Android

It’s nearly the end of the road for Microsoft Groove users, the company announced at the end of last year that Groove Music would end up being retired in favour for a partnership with music streaming conglomerate, Spotify. Today however, Microsoft is moving a little closer to fully shutting down Groove Music altogether, while Windows 10 users were promised the app would stay around this can’t be said for the […]

New Windows 10 update delayed, due to blue screen issue

Last week, Microsoft did have a new major update for Windows 10 ready and waiting to be pushed out, with April 10th as the day marked for the release. However some last minute issues with the release, resulted in an entirely new build to testers instead of a patch being issued out. What was the issue? The main bug was spotted in a release (17133) which wasn’t made available to […]