On 14th January 2020 the following software reached End-of-Life with Microsoft:
In addition to this, the following software is also due to reach the end of it's extended support life-cycle on 13th October 2020 with Microsoft:
If your company uses any of these software packages or operating systems, you could potentially have a serious issue.
We have been calling this The 2020 Problem.
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 effectively 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:
For more information on this important update, please read our blogs from the News Section below:
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 Microsoft software you’re using, explains End of Life in more detail and the actions you can take now to avoid being affected.
Click on the image to download our new guide:
If you are affected by The 2020 Problem and use any of this software in your business, talk to one of our experienced Account Managers today. We will be able to provide you with honest, impartial advice on the best course of action based on what your business needs, not what someone is trying to sell you!