Compliance Check!

Today was one of those general busy days – nothing major accomplished, but lots of boxes checked off – fix this printer, set up that new user, diagnose an issue with server X…

And then one of those long standing things on the ‘horizon’ creeps back into focus – just when do those security updates end for that software, putting things out of compliance? For me, it’s HIPAA, for you it might be Sarbanes-Oxley, FERPA, or pick your regulatory guidelines. Here’s a handy link:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle

Big date for me is October 10th, 2017 – if you have anything with any Office 2007 on it, then it is for you as well. No more updates after that! If you’re wondering about Windows 7, you have until 2020 but you REALLY should update before that. If you have been in the nightmare update cycle lately, you know what I’m talking about. Make sure you use WSUS because manual on re-installs is a real pain right now…

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