November 2022 E-newsletter

NCS News

Welcome to our November 2022 newsletter update.




Who’s the new voice when you ring the Helpdesk?

If you have telephoned our Helpdesk in the past few weeks you may have spoken to our newest member of staff – Beth!

Beth has joined us as our Helpdesk Admin Assistant working with Sandra our Helpdesk Manager and our support technicians.

Welcome to the team Beth!



Who’s the Winner?

On Friday 21st October, we joined lots of other companies in exhibiting at the Shout Network North West Business Expo 2022 at the Bolton Stadium.

We held a business card draw for a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne and we’re very pleased to announce the winner is Martin Brown of Pilkington Oils.

Visit our website to see more photos from the day here >



Do you think you could spot a phishing email?

Would you be able to spot a phishing email if one was sent to you? Do you know what signs you need to look for? We’ve put together 3 easy clues to help you spot a phishing email and hopefully prevent you falling victim!

Find the 3 clues on our website here >



The End of the Line for Broadband is Coming

Having a leased line installed for your business is fast becoming a viable option for some businesses due to a big drop in price. If you’ve not had a price for one in the last 12 months, you may be presently surprised.

Another reason to consider a leased line is due to the UK Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) being switched off in December 2025.

Read more about this on our website here >



Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 End of Life

Microsoft have confirmed that all support will end for two of their popular operating systems next year. The two affected programs are:

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Their end-of-life date is 10th October 2023.
After this date, Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 will stop receiving updates, software patches and critical security fixes.

Read more here >



Microsoft Office 2013 End of Support

Microsoft Office 2013 will reach the end of its extended support next year on 11th April 2023. This means that after this date, security updates for Office 2013 will no longer be available.

Read more about this here >



We are hiring
Careers at NCS IT

We are currently advertising a number of different vacancies to support our many new and existing customers.

If you know someone who may be interested, please forward this email to them or direct them to our Careers page >



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