Microsoft has announced Windows 7 End of Life will take place on 14th January 2020. Instead, their efforts will be spent on supporting new technologies. You can find out the implications of this and what it means for you and your business below.

What is Windows 7 End of Life?

After January 2020, you will no longer receive Windows 7 security updates. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or Windows 7 support. Therefore, it’s important that you upgrade to a newer Windows operating system to avoid being at risk to security breaches.

Ceasing support for W7 means “technical assistance and software updates from Windows Updates that help protect your PC will no longer be available.”

By upgrading to a new OS, your business’s cyber security will be aligned with a more robust and secure system that will be sully supported by Microsoft.

New software applications are optimised for the most recent operating systems. That means when using End Of Life operating systems, you may not be able to upgrade to the latest version of your software application. Support for Internet Explorer on Windows 7 devices will also be discontinued on January 14, 2020. As a component of the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer follows the same support life cycle.

What do I need to do?

Whether you are upgrading an existing device, buying a new one, or just need help deploying, we have the help you need. We can provide impartial advice to guide you along a suitable migration path.

Don’t get caught out ahead of January 2020 – it may seem like a long way in the future at this moment, but it will come around quickly! If you are running Windows 7 its worth starting to plan upgrade options within the next 6 months.

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