Which Microsoft Operating Systems and Applications Are Coming to End of Support and How You Can Prepare

One of the great rules of technology is that it is always advancing. Moving forward also means that older technology cannot be supported forever by technology companies.

This means that businesses need to prepare for when their software reaches its end-of-life, so here are just a few ways your business can manage the change when Microsoft ends support for its next wave of outdated software.

 

Windows 7

Although more than a third of Windows PC’s still run Windows 7, Microsoft has recently announced that all services and support for the operating system will end on January 14th, 2020.

This lack of support means that Windows 7 and its users will be left exposed to emerging malware and hacking threats, and there will be no new software from Microsoft to keep them protected.

To protect your sensitive information and stop malware from attacking your system, users should consider upgrading their computers to Windows 10. This is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and it doesn’t necessarily require buying a new PC.

 

Windows Server 2008 & SQL Server 2008

Microsoft’s Windows Servers and SQL Servers are great products and staples for many businesses.

However, Microsoft is creating more advanced servers every day, and that means they will be cutting off services and support to the 2008 line of Windows and SQL Servers on January 14th, 2020 and July 9th, 2019, respectively.

Transferring your information and services to a cloud-based platform like Microsoft Azure is a great solution because your data will be better protected and you won’t have to worry about physical space limitations or transport. Keeping your servers on-premise may also be an option for you. Or, maybe your best option is a hybrid solution which is a combination of cloud and on-premise.

Keeping your business and information safe means having the most up-to-date technology with steady support available, and MicroAge understands this technology better than anyone else. Visit us online to find out how our staff can keep you safe and supported for years to come.


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