About the ‘Death of Windows 7’ and how it might affect your business
You may be aware that Microsoft has announced that extended support for Windows 7, Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will cease on 14th January 2020. In addition, Windows Exchange Server 2010 and Office 2010 will reach end of support on October 13th 2020. 2020 is just around the corner, so now is the time to start thinking about upgrading.
This could cause concern for businesses who haven’t yet thought about upgrading their systems. Considering that moving away from Windows XP took up to three whole years for large organisations, businesses are urged to think about upgrading as soon as possible. According to web metrics vendor Net Applications, Windows 7 still has a market share of 33.52%, meaning many organsiations will be at risk of cyber attacks when support ends.
What does end of support mean?
If you continue to use Windows 7 after support your PC will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses as Microsoft will cease providing software and security updates.
Start planning to move to Windows 10 / Server 2016/2019 before January 2020 and Office 365 / Exchange 2019 by October 2020, to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. The team here will be happy to provide you with advice and support to ensure your transition is as seamless as possible.
For a full list of products reaching end of support click here.
How Nouveau can help
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we here at Nouveau can offer full scale migration services and can help your business upgrade outdated systems and infrastructure as the need arises.
If you would like to speak to one of our experts, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01189 699290 for more information.