July 18, 2019

Orange County IT News – No More Microsoft Product Support For Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003 & More

If you are an Orange County business owner with older computer and networking systems, did you know that Microsoft product support ended in the beginning of April for several key 2003 products. If you have not updated your systems, the time to do it is now. Since your company is more than two generations behind given how past computer networking and software product lines evolve, it is a complex process to get up-to-date. But Zephyr Networks can help while improving your security, offering innovative new options and helping to train your staff.

Lifecycles of Microsoft Product Support

Here is an outline of what is happening with the older Microsoft products as their lifecycles come to an end:

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The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Outlook 2003, Windows XP, Exchange 2010 SP2 and Windows Server 2003 will no longer be  eligible for tech or updates support from Microsoft. All the lifecycles of these Microsoft products end in early April of 2015, except for Windows Server 2003 that ends in the middle of July 2015 .

  1. Outlook 2003 will transition out of extended support on 8th of April 2014
  2. Exchange Server 2003 will transition out of extended support on 8th of April 2014
  3. Windows XP will transition out of extended support on 8th of April 2014
  4. Exchange 2010 SP2 will transition out of support on 8th April 2014
  5. Windows Server 2003will transition out of extended support on 14th of July 2015

Microsoft Product Support Ends

Microsoft will stop sending security updates to System Center Endpoint Protection and Forefront Endpoint Protection for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. Windows Server 2003 will become an “unsupported” product on that date, according to Microsoft’s product lifecycle schedule. Once a product has passed their “extended support” period, the customer no longer receive product updates, including security patches, from Microsoft.

Microsoft doesn’t recommend using Windows Server 2003 past its product lifecycle end date. Even if Windows Server 2003 had good anti-malware support, such support may not be enough to keep it secure as hackers and cybercriminals continue to evolve their attacks. “We have found in our research that the effectiveness of anti-malware solutions on out-of-support operating systems is limited,” Microsoft warned.

The lack of security patches means a potential risk for organizations. Once the previous malware updates expire, your company will be vulnerable. By not keeping up-to-date with the latest networking and computer security threats, your company could be hit hard by cybercriminals looking to hijack your data or even just bored hackers out to cause a little trouble. To avoid such problems, please contact Zephyr Networks at (800) 884-7559 today.

A Zephyr Networks Client Tells a Competitor Why We Are The Best In The IT Services Industry

Although the technology professionals at Zephyr Networks are happy to tell you why you should work with us and why our IT services are the best in the business., it sounds so much better coming from a client. That is particularly true when it’s being expressed to a competitor. As the President of United Polychem, Inc. in Costa Mesa, Lynne Vanderwall has been a loyal client of Zephyr Networks for several years. At the end of last year, he grew sick and tired of one of our competitors contacting his company over and over again, trying to recruit their business and steal them away from Zephyr Networks.

A Client of Zephyr Networks

As a direct consequence of this badgering, Lynne Vanderwall sent the following email to the sales rep from the other company. He copied Marc Winger, the founder of Zephyr Networks, so he could see the email. Later, she kindly told Marc that Zephyr Networks could publish his response on our website. Although we have redacted the name of our competitor, we are proud to publish the following testimonial about our services:

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Endorsement from Lynne Vanderwall

Please remove us from both your email and call list.  We are with Zephyr Networks, and they are our IT Management Company. We just signed a 10-year contract with them. There has never been an IT services company that has been more of a partner and friend to our company. We have been impressed across the board by all of the people at this firm and the services they provide. United Polychem has no reason to change and won’t for the next ten years so please remove us from all of your lists.

Lynne Vanderwall – President of United Polychem, Inc.

 Endorsed By United Polychem, Inc.

When Lynne mentions how he has “been impressed across the board by all the people at this firm and the services they provide,” the endorsement reflects an important quality that is philosophy and mission of Zephyr Networks. Although Marc Winger is clearly the leader of the team as the head of the company, Zephyr Networks is, always has been, and always will be a team operation. Every person hired becomes an intrinsic part of that team by both having the technical expertise and adopting the customercentric service approach that has made us successful.

Once again, we would like to thank Lynne Vanderwall for allowing us to post his positive endorsement. If you want to know more about what Zephyr Networks can do for your company, please pick up the phone and call us at (800) 884-7559 for a free consultation. It could become the best decision you make for the technological health and IT services success of your company in 2015.

Zephyr Networks Celebrates On Labor Day How Our Proactive Solutions For IT Services Help People Do Their Jobs Well

On Labor Day, Zephyr Networks celebrates how our proactive solutions for IT services help people do their job well. In small to mid-sized businesses across Orange County, the IT services of Zephyr Network often have proven to be the difference in terms of helping a company effectively integrate new technologies and contingency planning into their business model. The goal os Zephyr Networks is to allow technology to be a bonus that helps your company as opposed to a distraction that damages your productivity.

IT Services & Labor Day

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The Zephyr IT Services Pyramid Of Success

A Zephyr Technology Officer is appointed to each of our client’s as an ongoing IT consultant to ensure the ongoing smooth and successful applications of new technologies and help with IT services. As a PTO (Professional Technological Organization), Zephyr Networks helps our clients with information technology challenges, cloud applications, network security and website problems. By focusing on our four-part tiered solution of stability, continuity, security and productivity, our IT services help allow for technology to be an essential element of your company’s future success.

Viable IT Services Solutions

At Zephyr Networks, the process of our initial consultations with a new client is based on learning your company’s business model. By understanding your company’s business model, we are able to figure the technological gaps causing your company problems and provide short cuts and viable IT services solutions. On Labor Day, we hope to consistently help make the work of our clients more effective and more efficient.

Wikipedia defines Labor Day as being “dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.” For Zephyr Networks, the technological well-being of your company is important to us. If you want to learn more about our proactive solutions for IT services, please call us toll free at (800) 884-7559 or fill out our handy contact form.