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Upgrade Before Windows 7 End of the Life: Here’s Why

October 7, 2019 — In January 2020, the funeral for Windows 7/Server 2008 (Microsoft) will take place. The headstone has been chosen and engraved, and will read something like this:

Windows 7/Server 2008
October 22, 2009 – January 14, 2020

Microsoft has a life cycle for their products & software, and when that product hits the end of life time zone, there are MAJOR security implications for any business that continues to use it. Think of all the work that you put in to protecting your business data and then image that data being hacked and stolen because you are using an operating system that is out of date and no longer supported. This could be a disaster waiting to happen for many UK businesses.

Many of you may think this will never happen, but in just 6 months two of Microsoft’s most popular operating systems will be dead and buried. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 will both reach end of life in 2020. 

In addition to this there are more products on the horizon hitting end of life with Microsoft, here is a table breakdown to help you digest this:

Operating System End of life date
Windows 7 January 14th 2020
Windows Server 2008 January 14th 2020
Office 2010 October 13th 2020
Windows Server 2012 January 10th 2023
Windows 8 / 8.1 January 10th 2023
Office 2013 April 11th 2023
Windows 10 October 14th 2025
Office 2016 October 14th 2025

As you can see, its imperative you prepare for these events. Our Managed IT division is on hand to help you through this process, please reach out to us today by calling 01733511116 or emailing hello@rydalcomms.co.uk

Alternativly you can visit our Peterborough offices, please pop in and discuss.

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