Microsoft has ended today the free support period for all Windows Vista users, as developers moved from Mainstream to just Extended support. From now on, users have only two years to enjoy support for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003.
Microsoft urges all users to upgrade to Windows 7 and leave older versions behind. As from today, Vista users will have to pay for every support action, except for security updates.
These updates will be served during the next five years and on the 11th of April 2017, the period of Extended support will be terminated as well.
With Mainstream support, Microsoft served free and regular OS updates that came as security fixes or other patches. In Extended, most of these patches have to be paid.
Microsoft has stretched the Extended time-frame of Windows XP or Office 2003 for three extra years compared to Vista.
This is likely because of the lower number of people still using Vista compared to Windows XP.
Other products moved inside the Extended Support phase include Office 2007, which will completely be discontinued in 2017, as well as Vista.
All versions of the OS are affected by this change, including Visa Business, Business N, Enterprise, Home Basic, Home Basic N, Home Premium, Starter and Ultimate editions.
A Star Photography has gone Christmasy for Christmas after the website got put on a new software system the content has been moved around to make it easier to get to and a new photo storage area is in creation for people photos to be accessed be password.
Tel us what you think and should we create a Easter time one to. Contact Us with your comments.
We will be shortly updating the A Star Photography to a CMS site which means easier to edit and update. We will Start this Process in 2011 / 2012 as soon as we get back. If there is anything you think would be good for us to add to the website please let us know.
We also mabey making the site have less pages but will look into this more as time goes on.
A Star Photography
MCRP Group of Companies
That’s it for 2011 we are now closing for Christmas we will be back in January 2012, the technical phone line will be closed but the online suport system will be still be open and we will respond to them through there.
From all of us at MCRP Group and all our companies wishing you a very merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year
We at MCRP Group are always looking to improve our services and what we do recently our brand have become IPAF Certified giving us more flexibility in the work we do.
This helps us do more for you with some projects being on a grand scale, or a little scale this helps us help you.
We think that there are too many email addresses for a company so we decided to change this, all our companies will be generalised to info@ to make it allot easier to remember email addresses. We have decided to keep personal contact email addresses for direct contact but if you cant fin the email you just email info@ and it will be passed on to that person straight away saving you time, rummaging around for that lost piece of paper it was written on.
On our AA Network Solutions Website there will be info@ and we will keep tech@ that is the only two that will stay on that site.
Also all of our websites have contact us forms on them to make it easier to contact us.
We will be implementing all these changes to all our websites by the end of October 2011.
Michael Rainey – Director – MCRP Group Ltd
We are launching our new company to join the others in our arsenal here at MCRP Group Ltd,
FutureBuy Direct will have over 4,000 products to start with and we will add more as time goes on.
We have had this in development for a while with choosing the right shopping cart the right look ironing out the bugs etc but its coming to and end and it will be well worth the wait. We hope you will visit the website and tell us what you think when it is officially launched we will also let you know about opening discounts for the store opening. So watch this space.
Michael Rainey – MCRP Group Ltd
Well we have decided to get a low cost call main company number which is easy to remember and is the same as our fax number apart from the last digit
0844 310 4999 will be the new main company number at present the option system is not active so all call Will come to one central place.
Once active the system will be t following and all contact us pages will be update with the options.
The system will say the following:
‘Welcome, Please Choose from the following services’
Press 1 for MCRP Group Ltd Head Office
Press 2 for A Star Photography
Press 3 for AA Network Solutions & AA Hosting Services
Press 4 for Future Buy Direct
Or for anything else please press 0
there will be an option 5 at a later date, these options make it easier to Handel your call, and make sure you go through to the right person.
If you want more infomation please contact us
We have a new fax number 0844 310 4990