Originally released on October 22nd, 2009, Windows 7 was Microsoft’s most well-received operating system up to that point. Users loved its simple user interface and its intuitive controls. But after 10 years, Microsoft’s pulling the plug on its aging software. Now a decade old, Microsoft will officially end ALL support on January 14th, 2020. Users still running Windows 7 will no longer receive updates, patches, new releases or ANY support from Microsoft (free or paid).
This is huge.
The implications are far-reaching. If Microsoft doesn’t support Windows 7, you can expect other software vendors to follow suit. No more anti-virus updates, no printer driver updates, major software vendors will stop supporting their legacy applications, etc. This really means one thing: It’s time to upgrade.
This is important stuff. Businesses running Windows 7 may not realize the severity of using outdated software, but it’s critical to migrate. Microsoft has put together some excellent points I’d like to share.
The security and privacy implications of this event could have significant impacts on your business, so if you’re Windows 7 you should plan to take action soon.
- Microsoft ends support on Windows 7 & Server 2008 on Jan 14, 2020
- There will be no further patches or security updates and your systems will be at risk.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT FOR MY BUSINESS
- These unsecured systems can lead to data breaches, liability issues and more
- This is a red-carpet invitation to cybercriminals
- Cybercriminals find the systems that are no longer supported and exploit them
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
- Develop a budget & plan to replace or update your computers and servers before 2020
- Call us for an inventory evaluation
- Act now…time is moving fast and we want to help you before it’s too late
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- We offer managed service plans that will keep you up and running with the latest technology
- Peace of mind for all your IT, Technology, and security needs on a fixed monthly budget without the need for hefty out-of-pocket expenses
As a Microsoft Partner we have the resources to make sure your migration is successful. Whether it’s a custom built business PC from us, or a standard computer from Dell, we’re here to help.
We’re able to assist with:
- New computer procurement
- Software installations
- Computer Setup
- Data transfer, including system settings, user data, email data, etc…
- Training as needed
- Ongoing support
- And any other migration needs
Contact us today and let us help you stay safe and productive.