Microsoft Windows 7 End of Life - January 2020
Microsoft has announced January 14, 2020, as the end date for extended support, also known as End of Life (EOL), for the Windows 7 operating system.
What does this mean for your Business?
As of this date, Microsoft will no longer produce any patches or updates to address known or otherwise newly discovered issues for the Windows 7 platform. This potentially exposes users of devices with the Windows 7 operating system to vulnerabilities that could potentially be exploited by threat actors—exploits, bugs, viruses, and ransomware.
Prepare and Plan
To migrate successfully, devices need to have a minimum hardware specification to run Windows 10 at a productive level. Conducting an audit on your technology assets we can determine if there are Windows 7 devices and other soon-to-be unsupported hardware or software components in use.
Our top priority with this migration is to minimize security vulnerabilities and help avoid major downtime for customers. We appreciate that this introduces change in your organization and requires an investment of both time and money. We can help with educating your employees to minimize any disruption, making recommendations so you can make the best decision— upgrade or replace—for your business outlining the costs and implications of both scenarios.
Look to the Future
There’s a silver lining with this migration: Microsoft plans to make Windows 10 the ‘last’ Windows. You won’t ever need to upgrade to a new operating system again. Incremental updates will happen behind the scenes without major upheaval and with no costly and difficult upgrades.
Contact us If your business is still using Windows 7.
We can prepare you for Windows 7 End of Life and determine the best strategy to migrate to Windows 10.