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Microsoft Products Reaching End of Life

End of life is a key moment to transition to a cloud-first, mobile-first environment. Managed Solution can help you with this transition. Key dates for Office products approaching end of life support:
  • April 11, 2017: Exchange Server 2007
  • October 10, 2017: Office 2007, Project Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007
  • October 31, 2017: Outlook 2007 connectivity to Office 365
  • January 9, 2018: Communication Server 2007

Breakout on End of support for Exchange Server 2007

On April 11, 2017 extended support for Exchange Server 2007 will end. Updating to Office 365 will provide:
  • Continued support
  • Security updates
  • Better hardware utilization
  • Improved connectivity to Outlook and OWA
  • Easier and more complete compliance
Microsoft recommends migrating to current product versions prior to the support end date to get the latest product innovations and ensure uninterrupted support. If assistance with migration is needed, contact Managed Solution for more information.


Hey Cortana, show me what’s coming to Windows 10

This year’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update will have great new innovative features including:
The pen just got even mightier.
Turn thoughts into action with Windows Ink – using the pen, your fingertip, or both at once.2 Pair it with Office apps to effortlessly edit documents. With Windows Ink, you’ll be able to access features like Sticky Notes with a simple click of the pen.3 When you start drawing a figure like a chart or graph, it’ll turn into the real thing right before your eyes. And because Windows Ink stays active when your device is locked, you’ll be able to jot down notes even when you don’t have time to enter a password.
Cortana’s got you covered.
No time to enter your password but need some quick help? No problem — just ask. Cortana4 will now be at your service, even before you login. Whether you want to make a note, play music or set a reminder, Cortana will have you covered.
The secret password is: you.
With Windows Hello, unlocking your PC and devices is as quick as looking or touching.5 But the new Windows Hello will also let you unlock your PC simply by tapping your Windows Hello enabled phone.6 Beyond the hardware, Windows Hello will also give you instant access to paired apps and protected websites on Microsoft Edge – all while maintaining enterprise-level security. Windows Hello lets you say goodbye to cumbersome passwords.
Got game? We'll deliver.
Windows 10 will deliver incredible DirectX 12 games and Xbox Live features that will transform what you expect from PC gaming. Now you can play and connect with gamers across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. From the best casual games to the next generation of PC releases, you’ll have more ways to play new games optimized for Windows.7

And that’s not all: Microsoft Studios is bringing a full portfolio of new games to Windows 10, including the forthcoming Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, which will be free for Windows 10 users.

With Windows 10, you’re automatically up to date. Find out what it can do for you today.


SURFACE APP managed solution

Surface App gets updated with a new user interface for Windows 10

Microsoft has released a new update for the Surface App for Windows 10. With the latest update, the app gets a new user interface and looks much better on Surface devices running Windows 10. Alongside the new design, the update also brings an adaptive layout, which makes the user experience a whole lot more better.
The update also brings a fix for the click-to-open OneNote feature of the Surface pen, according to WinSuperSite’s Rod Trent. The latest update for the Surface App is already live on the Microsoft Store. If you want to get it, head over to this link.

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