Windows 7 & Server 2008 End Of Life What You Need To Know
If you use Windows 7 in your business listen up.Microsoft is going to stop supporting Windows 7 and Server 2008 as of January 14th 2020. What This Means For Your Business After January 14th of 2020 if your computer is running Windows 7 Microsoft will no longer be supporting software and security updates for your computers. At this time known and unknown vulnerabilities will no longer be patched for all Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 machines. This means your computers will be insecure from new and potentially older threats. Some software will no longer be supported going forward as well, as Microsoft updates requirements for their first party applications such as Office 365 applications as well as third party software will begin to no longer be supported for Windows 7 computers. What Are My Options? Option 1: Upgrade to Windows 10 This will allow you to be up to date and secure, running the latest operating system. We recommend checking that all of your software is compatible as well as your hardware before making the move. Option 2: Microsoft just announced it will be providing an option for paid Extended Security Updates. This will allow you to continue using Windows 7 but at a yearly cost. Do keep in mind this doesn't mean third party software providers will continue to support their software and continue to test it for Windows 7. Microsoft is set to announce further details in December of this year. Read more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/10/01/windows-small-midsize-businesses-stay-secure-current/
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Windows 7 & Server 2008 End of Life
Looking for help navigating the Windows 7 and Server 2008 End of Life migration? Fill out the form below and we will be in contact.About Creative IT Creative IT was founded specifically to help companies who utilize both Apple and Microsoft Technologies. Founded by Robert Phelps a former Apple Employee who found a great need to help companies in the Triad get Apple support. After 5 years of providing expert Apple support the team found many companies who were using both Microsoft and Apple technologies and were having issues getting expert support for both technologies. After years of development and investment into Microsoft technologies and the addition of the Microsoft Team, Creative IT was formed. Creative IT is uniquely set to now not only offer support for companies who use one technology but also companies who deploy a mixture of technologies through our multiple support teams. Learn More