Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

The operating system Windows 7 is going End of Life on 14 January 2020. This means Microsoft will stop releasing updates and patches for the operating system. This also means Microsoft won’t be offering help and support if you encounter any problems.

Although you can choose to stay on Windows 7, it isn’t recommended. One of the biggest risks with staying on with Windows 7 is that it won’t be patched for security problems once it enters End of Life, and this leaves you extremely vulnerable to any emerging threats.

Once Windows 7 is end of life, organisations that choose to stay with Windows 7 will be at increased risk of being targeted by malicious hackers and cybercriminals.

What you should do to prepare for this change?
If you are still using Windows 7, we recommend you begin to migrate to Windows 10 before the end of the support date on 14 January 2020, in order to continue receiving new feature updates and security patches.

If you need help preparing for your Windows migration or want to know more about Windows 7 end of life, get in touch with your Account Manager or our sales team.

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