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End of support for many products in January 2020

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End of support for many Microsoft products like Windows 7

2020 is going to be a big year for upgrading. Many Microsoft products are reaching end of life. The beloved Windows 7 no longer recieves security updates as of January 14, 2020.

So what does this mean?

This means that software companies won't make programs compatible with Windows 7. It also means that hardware manufacturers won't make drivers for Windows 7 either.

Because there are no more security updates, that means any vulnerabilities in the operating system won't be patched. Let us remind you that Windows 7 is already vulnerable. Going forward, you will have a vulnerable operating system that can easily be comprimised.

Server 2008 and 2008 R2 also reach their end of life for support on January 14, 2020. If you are running this OS on your servers, you should start planning an upgrade now. you can't upgrade server 2008 to server 2016 or 2019, you need to upgrade to server 2012 first, then 2016 and 2019. Naturally you cannot upgrade a 32bit OS to a 64bit OS.

Here's the full list of Microsoft products ending support on January 14, 2020:

Exchange Server 2010 (all editions)
Dynamics NAV 2009 R2
Expression Blend 3
Expression Design 3
Expression Encoder 3
Microsoft Expression Studio 3
Expression Web 3
Hyper-V Server 2008
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server Update Services 3.0

The next big ending of support will be in October 2020. All the Office 2010 products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, Sharepoint, Project, Publisher and more) are no longer supported by Microsoft.

We can help you plan and migrate your Windows 7, Server 2008, Exchange 2010, Office 2010 and any other Microsoft software to the latest version. Call or email us for a free estimate. Tel: 514-892-3788 - info@webenergy.ca 

Here is the complete list of software ending support in 2020: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/4470235/products-reaching-end-of-support-for-2020

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