IT'S END OF LIFE FOR SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR MICROSOFT SOFTWARE PACKAGES.

In January 2020 all of the following software reaches End-of-Life with Microsoft: 

  • Windows 7
  • Office 2010
  • Exchange 2010
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Small Business Server 2011

If your company uses any of these software packages, you could potentially have a serious problem. We’re calling this The 2020 Problem. 

For more information on this important update, please read our blogs from the News Section below:

Each product in the Microsoft software portfolio has a Life Cycle Start Date, a Mainstream Support End Date and an Extended Support End Date, spanning roughly an 8-10 year period. Following the expiration of End of Life or Extended Support, Microsoft will no longer support, fix or provide security updates and patches for the software. They will abandon it in order to focus their teams on supporting newer software.

Those companies that do not upgrade will therefore be in danger of all sorts of data protection problems, especially the following:

  • Being vulnerable to hackers and cybercrime
  • Losing productivity to downtime
  • Being open to prosecution under GDPR (for using out of date software)

 

BE PREPARED FOR THE 2020 PROBLEM

Click on the image to download our new guide:

 

If you are unsure whether or not your business is running Windows 7, Office 2010, Exchange 2010, Windows Server 2008 or SBS 2011 software, it's worth finding out as soon as possible. Our guide, called The 2020 Problem covers how to check which software you’re using, explains End of Life in more detail and the actions you can take now to avoid being affected.

However, if you are still unsure and would like some advice on what steps to take next, please contact one of our sales team on 01252 235 235 who will be happy to advise you.

 

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