It’s been 10 years since Windows 7 began its run, but that run is coming to an end! On January 14, 2020, support for Windows 7 will end. (Also, support will end for Office 2010 following shortly after.) ProVal has been keeping an eye on this and has a few solutions to help MSPs work through this situation as painlessly as possible.
As per the latest updates from Microsoft, several windows 10 builds are now unsupported and many more will be unsupported by November 2019. For more information on this, please review our blog from June of this year: Windows 10 Build Upgrades are Inevitable – Use Kaseya / ConnectWise Automate to Deploy.
Network monitoring is an essential piece of the MSP industry, with the main purpose being to monitor and alert of outages at various levels, and identifying which device caused an outage. Then, the goal is to further perform remediation in hopes of providing a quick turnaround time.
Security! It needs to be at the beginning and end of every conversation in the IT world. With Microsoft at the helm, it’s paramount that Managed Service Providers keep on top of Windows patching, especially related to Windows 10 patches. At this point, we believe the MSP community can agree, Windows 10 versioning and patching can be a challenge.
As an MSP, you work to always be there for your clients and any difficulties that they run into. This task isn’t always as simple as it seems. You are the one that your clients are outsourcing to, and it probably doesn’t cross your mind to outsource even further.
The July 2019 release of Kaseya patch 220.127.116.11 includes various new features, enhancements, performance improvements and bug fixes. Kaseya has not released a new patch since April ’19, which makes the July ’19 patch even more important.
Important Note: This patch requires .NET version 4.7.2 to be installed on the machines.
This month’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday addresses 77 vulnerabilities with 15 of them labeled as Critical. Of the 15 Critical vulns, 11 are for scripting engines and browsers, with the remaining four covering DHCP Server, GDI+, .NET Framework, and Azure DevOps Server / Team Foundation Server.
Every product has its own lifecycle, it starts with its release and moves towards maturity with bug fixes and the addition of more features, and then ends when it is no longer supported by the vendor. Similarly, this is currently happening with most windows builds, which are either already unsupported by Microsoft or are going to unsupported by November 2019.
This month’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday addresses 88 vulnerabilities with 21 of them labeled as Critical. Of the 21 Critical vulns, 17 are for scripting engines and browsers, and 3 are potential hypervisor escapes in Hyper-V. The remaining vulnerability is an RCE in the Microsoft Speech API. Microsoft also issued guidance on Bluetooth Low Energy FIDO keys, HoloLens, and Microsoft Exchange.
When we think of a state-of-the-art Contemporary User Interface (UI), a few points that come to mind would be simple, user-friendly, easily accessible, minimal clutter, intuitive, and fast.
Kaseya’s new UI aims its focus on the points above, and so far, seems to have made a good first impression on most users.