Tucson, Ariz. – Microsoft is ending support for three of its most popular products on Jan. 14, 2020; most notable is the end-of-life for Windows 7. Windows 7 is still used by almost 43 percent of all Windows users and actually gained market share in February despite it being scheduled for cancellation in less than 10 months.
All security patches and upgrades for Microsoft Windows 7, Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2010 will cease. This leaves businesses and individuals still using the products at risk of being incompatible with line-of-business applications, out of compliance with government regulations and more at risk for cyber-attacks.
“It’s important for businesses to plan for their migration from these products now,” said Allison Duffy, President of Silverado Technologies, leading Tucson-area managed IT provider. “Although the end-of-life is still several months away, you don’t want to be left without a scheduled transition date. It’s not as simple as just downloading new software, and you don’t want any surprises at the last minute that could cause downtime.”
After Jan. 14, 2020, these end-of-life Microsoft products will not be secure. Businesses may be unable to run essential software as many software developers have stopped making Windows 7-compatible applications. IT providers and Microsoft partners are currently booking appointments for product migrations 30-60 days in advance.
Silverado Technologies, a Tucson-area managed IT support provider for more than 20 years, works with businesses to help them strategically plan and budget for major business changes like Microsoft’s end of life. For more information, please call (520) 903-1580 or click through to our website.