Microsoft Windows 7 End of Life: What this Means for your Business

Windows 7 End of life: What this means for your business

Microsoft has publicly announced January 14, 2020, as the end date for extended support, also known as End of Life (EOL), for the Windows 7 operating system. As of this date, Microsoft will no longer produce any patches or updates to address known or otherwise newly discovered issues for the Windows 7 platform. This potentially exposes users of devices with the Windows 7 operating system
to vulnerabilities that could potentially be exploited by threat actors—exploits, bugs, viruses, and ransomware. So, if you’re one of the 40% of global organisations still using Windows 7 as your main operating system,* we’d like to help you successfully migrate off of Windows 7.

Prepare and Plan

We will conduct an audit of your technology assets to determine if there are Windows 7 devices and other soon-to be-unsupported hardware or software components in use. To migrate successfully, devices need to have a minimum hardware specification to run Windows 10 at a productive level.

We’ll provide a detailed report showing you which  devices are running Windows 7, Office 2010, how old they are  and if replacing or upgrading is the right strategy. (more…)