Whenever a Windows operating system reaches its End of Support or End of Life, there is always a period of chaos where companies are scrambling to react in time. Is your business one of them? If you fail to take proactive measures by implementing new software solutions before the end of support date, you could be exposing your business to unprecedented danger–especially considering how popular Windows 7 is with the user base.
All good things must come to an end eventually, and Windows 7 is no different. Microsoft is officially ending its support of this operating system relatively soon, but this doesn’t mean that you should jump ship without a plan. In fact, Microsoft realizes that some businesses and organizations simply can’t make the jump in time, so they have implemented contingency plans for these companies. The problem is that it’s expensive. We’ll walk you through everything there is to know about how Microsoft is handling the end of life events for Windows 7.
If you haven’t marked your calendar for January 14, 2020, it might be a great idea to make sure you are ready for the end of Windows 7 & Server 2008 extended support. Knowing this key date will assist you in making informed decisions on whether to update or upgrade your computers and servers.
As they say, all good things must come to an end. The same applies to your computer’s operating system. The moment an operating system is released, the clock begins to tick toward the day the developer ceases support. This day is referred to as the OS end of life, and if you’re a Microsoft Windows 7 user, that day is coming closer. Microsoft has announced that the end of life date for Windows 7 is January 14, 2020. That may appear far enough out, but don’t force future you to deal with the consequences. Understand what end of life means for an operating system and how to prepare you and your business.