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.