Windows 7 End of Life

Windows 7 End of Life


Microsoft has announced the end of support date for Windows 7 as 14 January 2020. If you're running Windows 7 on any of your business's devices, call us for a free consultation.

The majority of Microsoft products have a support lifecycle, during which Microsoft provides fixes for bugs and security issues. 


Following 14 January 2020, Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows 7 - which means an end to of provision of updates, bug and security fixes.

21.94% of computers in the UK running Windows are running Windows 7.

If you're running on Windows 7, call us now to ensure you know your options .

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Tearfund Drumlanrig Challenge

The Tearfund Drumlanrig challenge is organised and supported by members of churches from Dumfries and Nithsdale. Their aim is to provide participants with a memorable and enjoyable cycling challenge in the glorious scenery and traffic free roads around Drumlanrig Castle, and at the same time raise funds for Tearfund. Tearfund is a Christian charity dedicated to bringing relief,hope and a future to some of the worlds poorest communities and to those suffering from natural and man-made disasters.

Participants have the choice of a 81 miles or a 57 miles or 26 miles cycling challenge. Whatever route you choose you have the added challenge of tackling the copious supplies of sandwiches and home baking provided by the church members at the feed stations and at the finish in the magnificent grounds of Drumlanrig Castle.

To find out more about this event then go to their website,

Or to donate to their worthwhile cause then you can do so at their justgiving page here:

Braehead Foods

A call was received by our esteem colleague, David Walker, and they had lost their communications since Thursday evening and was there anything that Halo could do to assist them?

David and Jim from our IT went over the road to assess their issue and at first thought's it appeared the switch had issues and we promptly changed it over to a new switch from our stock.  After confirming they were all back up and running David gave them his calling card and informed them to call if they experienced any further issues.  Later that evening, our on call Tech guy received the call and promptly went to their site.  After more investigating the issue was found and resolved.  The following email was received from Braehead foods:

"Hi Guys

On behalf of Craig and all the staff at Braehead Foods we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude for all your support last week.  Hopefully all our phone issues will be totally resolved soon once your team comes on board.

You were a fantastic support to our company at  a difficult time even though it wasn’t your responsibility, so please accept our thanks.



Allison Hamilton

Personal Assistant


Craig Stevenson

Managing Director.

Braehead Foods"




Fibre Optic Broadband: FTTP and FTTC Explained

Fibre Optic Broadband: FTTP and FTTC Explained

The telecommunications world can often be a confusing place, especially when people start throwing acronyms at you. This article de-mystifies two of the most important Fibre Optic connection types to help you understand what kind of internet access you could be getting. You'll soon be able to say your A, B, FTTCs. 

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