…at least for Microsoft Windows 7 and Server 2008.
For those that may not be aware, Microsoft stopped mainstream support for Microsoft Server 2008 and Windows 7 in January of 2015 and will officially stop supporting, providing automatic fixes, updates or technical assistance for these two operating systems on January 14th of 2020. (Check out this link for more information on Windows Lifecycles -> Microsoft Life Cycle)
While January of 2020 may seem like a long way off, when it comes to planning to replace or upgrade servers and workstations, this deadline may come around quicker than you think.
Workstations and Servers that no longer receive critical patches and updates, leave your computers and network vulnerable to security threats. Vulnerabilities in these operating systems that are discovered after this date will not be fixed by Microsoft and be subject to targeting and exploitation.
It’s time to start planning for this transition now! There are a large number of Windows 7 and Server 2008 systems still in production. Not all system upgrades can be done the last month (or quarter) before support stops in January of 2020. We are urging customers to start planning now instead of waiting until the last minute.
Please contact our sales executives and start planning for this transition today.
Sales@tcw-gav.com or 717-653-2700