Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Small Business Server 2011 are reaching End-of-Life on January 14, 2020. End-of-Life means Microsoft no longer supports the operating system which includes no more security patches. This leaves your systems vulnerable to security threats including data breaches, ransomware, hackers, and other threats. End-of-life doesn’t mean any of these operating systems will cease to work. If you choose to continue using these systems, you do so at your own peril.
End of life is the term that Microsoft uses to identify the period when the company will no longer support an operating system or application. In this case, it means that, as of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will move on from Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2011 and no longer patch security holes in the operating system. And if things go awry and bugs develop, you won’t be able to call on Microsoft to fix the problem.
Ross Networking Consultants can help your business determine which computers and servers are at their end-of-life and come up with a plan to either upgrade to the latest operating system or replace your hardware. This includes migrating your data and applications. Please contact us if you would like help with planning and execution.