Friday, 8 November 2013

New Domain Suffixes On Pre-order

The Internet is going through its biggest change ever, with the implementation of ICANN’s (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) new gTLD programme that will welcome up to 1,000 new domain extensions over the next 2-3 years.

Our Domain Name Management team are taking applications for pre-orders now so get in touch and we can discuss your needs. Call 01228 808950 or email us today.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Windows XP inside last year of support................... Do you still use it ? Time to think ahead.

Probably the most used operating system ever which so many of us loved is getting the axe from April 8th 2014 (364 days to go) What this means for us mere mortals is that there will be no patches to fix security holes. In all reality the game is up if you are running applications that developers say only works on XP now is the time to get them into the real world and they need to be updating their products or you will be left vulnerable.

For a list of other products getting the chop in the next 18 months including Office 2003 click here

If you are still running XP and need advice call us on 01228 808950 or by email to

We are more than happy to provide Ad-Hoc Business IT Support Services in the Cumbria and the South West of Scotland.

Microsoft to issue 9 security updates on Tuesday, critical for all IE versions, reboot required

This monthly roundup of patches requires a reboot so if you have your system set to auto patch expect it to have rebooted tonight. If you are interested in automated patch management contact us on 01228 808950 or

Patch Tuesday Readup

Monday, 8 April 2013

Stop Facebook apps from accessing *your* private information

Many internet users are wary of sharing their personal information willy-nilly with the world, but did you know that sometimes it's your friends who might be unwittingly passing your private details on?
Take Facebook, for instance.

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Office 365 and Windows XP

Microsoft will end all support for Windows XP on 8 April 2014 - please upgrade all Windows XP work stations to Windows 8 or Windows 7 prior to this date.

While Office 365 will not block connections from fully patched Windows XP computers after 8 April 2014, we can’t guarantee connectivity to the service. Please note that Windows XP work stations that have not deployed all service packs and automatic updates run a much higher risk of Office 365 connectivity issues when support for Windows XP ends.

The above information has been in circulation for quite a while now, are you prepared have you taken notice or are your fingers crossed ?

UTD Communications are here to help if needed on 01228 808950 or

Interested in Office 365 ? Cloud Antivirus ? Online Backup ? SharePoint and more join the revolution better late than never and venture into cloud computing.