Windows 7 and Server 2008 end of life means that Microsoft will no longer improve the product, accept warranty claims, or provide non-security hotfixes. This is known as mainstream support.
It will continue to offer bug fixes and security updates through January 14, 2020.
What To Do Before the Microsoft Extended Support Ends in 2020
- Contact Network Security Associates for a FREE Evaluation of your Entire Computer Environment. We will:
- Identify computers that need to be upgraded or replaced
- Identify and consider replacing legacy systems that use an older operating systems and/or software with updated technology
- Develop a timeline and budget for upgrades and replacements
An infrastructure update is no small task, so starting as soon as possible is of the utmost importance to make sure proper planning and execution takes place. January of 2020 is still over nine months away, but that doesn’t mean there is time to wait.
There is a lot of planning that needs to take place before doing an infrastructure update properly. Time should be allotted for inevitable troubleshooting and delays. With such a big and complicated process at least a few small things will inevitably not go as planned and cause holdups.
If you are considering waiting until the last minute to update your Microsoft operating system, we highly recommend leaving 6 months of leeway between your projected finish date and January 14, 2020. Your data and security are too important to put at that kind of risk