With Microsoft phasing out these systems we have put together a useful guide, to ensure you are prepared.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does end of life (EOL) mean?
It means Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 with new updates or security patches.
When is it happening?
January 14, 2020.
Can we still use Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008?
EOL doesn’t mean these systems will stop working. Without security updates, however, they will quickly become highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks that can put your entire business at risk.
What are our options?
- Upgrade to Windows 10 (most popular option)
- Move to Microsoft 365 (combining Windows 10 and Office 365
Windows Server 2008
- Upgrade to Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019
- Migrate to Office 365 suite of services
- Identify systems that need to be upgradIed (We can do this for you Free of charge)
- Identify programs that aren’t supported by the new operating system
- Run compatibility tests to see how machines and applications perform on new operating systems
- Review new operating system requirements and determine if older machines need to be replaced
- Isolate machines that can’t be upgraded or replaced from critical systems
- Determine whether you want to stick with an on-premise server or whether you could benefit from moving to the cloud
- Come up with a migration plan, schedule, and budget
- Give yourself plenty of time to complete the migration