Windows 7 End-of-Life Fast Approaches!

Many SMBs and Enterprise businesses alike still have Microsoft software installed that is approaching it’s End-Of-Life (EOL).

This means that Microsoft has already dropped Mainstream Support for the product and is approaching the end of their Extended Support period for the product.   Microsoft will then stop providing important monitoring and critical updates which would address extremely dangerous secuirty vulnerabilities, including data privacy, theft, and loss.

On January 14, 2020 Microsoft will be ending all support, updates and compliance on the following products:

1. Windows 7
2. Windows Server 2008
3. Exchange Server 2010

What risks should I be aware of?

BlueTower is fully prepared to help migrate you to a newer operating system, new workstation, and/or new server. Our goal is to transition all of our clients to supported systems in a timely matter. That is why it is important that you begin working on a budget plan with BlueTower immediately. Waiting until the last few months could result in a disastrous scenario.

Microsoft’s Extended Support will end on the same day for everyone. Every business and user around the world will be transitioning at the same time. In the months leading up to January, 2020, replacement software and hardware orders will undoubtedly spike. We anticipate backorders and long shipping times due to the high demand. BlueTower’s Technical Specialists will also be in high demand. Their time and availability will quickly be taken up as they work through everyone’s workstation and server replacement needs. To avoid placing your business, users, and customers at risk, start planning for EOL 2020 today!

What are my options?

End of Life: January 2020
Recommended Replacement: Windows 10

End of Life: January 2020
Recommended Replacement: Windows Server 2016

End of Life: January 2020
Recommended Replacement: Office 365 or Hosted Exchange

 

Contact BlueTower Technical today to plan your migration!