End of Support for Windows 7 and Server 2008

As some of us will say, all good things come to an end. Microsoft have announced that support

As some of us will say, all good things come to an end. Microsoft have announced that support will be no longer be valid for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Furthermore, this can affect many businesses with equipment that utilize this software and also have the 2008 server. The purpose of this blog today is to give you all the need-to-know information and allow you to check with your business if you need to upgrade and modernize your systems. 

About the end of support

As technology is continuously changing, upgrading and evolving which means that old software and hardware are slowly being replaced by modern technology. Now is the time to be thinking about whether your business uses either of these technologies and potentially start to look to alternative solution. 

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It’s like mode of transport, we used to get by through horse and carriage, bike etc. but with electronic developments, we now have cars.

What can happen if you continue with Windows 7 & 2008 Server

You're stuck...

If you encounter an error on your Windows 7 PC or Server, there will be no support to help fix the issue you have. This could cause issues such as being unable to open documents, a potential cyber threat or any other error. 

No updates

The updates are there to patch up any threats and keep your system up to date with new features and developments. It could get to a point where your PC cannot function as the updates Microsoft roll out will not support these. 

Exposes you to more Cyber Threats

Without upgrading, you become a larger target for cyber hackers. It’s clear that some businesses will continue to use the outdated software until there’s a need to update it. Therefore hackers will use this opportunity to hack, steal and erase data from your network. 

What can you do?

If you have kept up on the latest tech trends for your business and already have a plan in place, you’re almost there. The best think a tech company could advise a business like yours, is to upgrade to Windows 10 and upgrade your server. Without the relevant tech in place this could cause disastrous consequences for a business. 

The FAQ’s on Microsoft’s website indicate and advise that you should be looking to upgrade and update everything so you can still receive support and updates either from your IT provider or Microsoft themselves.  

How urgent is it?

The process of upgrading to Windows 10 and upgrading your server is a large job because of the handling of all your current data. Depending on the size of your business, we suggest that you start to plan for the future now. 

Keep your business up to date and protected now.


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