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Microsoft Edge to replace Internet Explorer

by Nicki Dowsett in General, Helpdesk, Industry News, IT Support, IT Systems, Microsoft, Microsoft Teams, MPR, Office 2007, Office 365

Microsoft announced in March 2015, it’s plans to drop to Internet Explorer.  The next major update would be re-branded and re-named as Microsoft Edge.

In the 1990’s Internet Explorer was the essential tool for accessing the internet, but later faced a battle with Firefox and Google, which is now probably the most widely used option.

Internet Explorer 10 along with previous versions have not been supported since 2016, with no new further updates.  Whilst Internet Explorer 11 continues with security, compatibility and technical support for Windows, 7,8 and 10.  See here for information on the end of life for Windows 7 in October 2020.

Microsoft is now actively encouraging users to upgrade to Edge, ahead of support ending 17 August 2021.

Most importantly the Microsoft Teams web app WILL NOT be supported on Internet Explorer from November 2020.  With over 75 million people currently using Microsoft Teams – now is the time to upgrade your browser.

All remaining Office 365 apps will continue to be supported by Internet Explorer until the service ends in the Summer of 2021.

Failure to update to Microsoft Edge ahead of these timescales may result in non-connectivity, along with increased security threats and no on-going support from Microsoft.

Microsoft Edge is very easy to update, depending on your organisation’s administration settings.  Most users will simply be able to download the file and install.  However, if you experience any issues MPR IT Support Helpdesk are available to assist our customers.  Email the team on with a brief description of your requirements and a ticket will be automatically logged for you.

Benefits of Microsoft Edge include:

  • Faster Browsing
  • Extended Battery Life
  • Additional Security Protection
  • More control over your personal data

See the Microsoft service page here for full details:

To contact MPR IT Solutions for support on this please email: or call 0800 030 20 30.

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Upgrading your PC

by MPRAdmin in Uncategorized

So it is time to upgrade or your machine has failed. So what do you do go for a bargain laptop or get quality advice on the machine you need.  It would be nice to buy a basic machine and it does everything you need. We have come across this time after time where we go into premises after they have bought cheap machines only to find out that it was not fit for their purpose.

We look at your current applications you use and find out what exactly you would like to use this for. if you are looking for a cheap computer, you will find 6 months down the track that it will no longer be a great buy.  We understand networks, computers and more importantly people  and how they use their machines on a day to day basis. We look at the whole picture and can point out problem areas that you might need advice or solutions for. When it come down to computers it is like cars or sofa’s, you need to know what it is going to be used for and how good it is for you before deciding on a cheap machine that will not fill all your needs. We all do not go and buy the cheapest car to drive we look at features and budget.

So when you come to look at replacing an old machine or buying a new computer, please do not go to places like pc world or your local computer shop. Talk to us about your needs and we will advise you on  a machine that will do the job and last the distance for you and your company. For help and advice and to find out more please contact us on 08000302030 option 2

Basic HP    VS        c03889408_100x75

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