XFER has been serving Michigan since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Save the Date: Microsoft Products End of Life

Save the Date: Microsoft Products End of Life

There are one of two reactions every person gets when they get a save-the-date card in the mail. They either are excited for an event or they realize that the event is going to cost them money. For today’s blog, we give you our version of save the date as some of the most widely used Microsoft products in recent memory are coming up on their end of support date, and for some businesses, this save-the-date might be bad news.

We know that unsupported software can be a complete nightmare. This is especially true if the unsupported software is a critical component of your company’s computing infrastructure. Microsoft has announced that they will be officially ending support for two major operating systems, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, on January 14, 2020. Both pieces of software are currently in their extended support periods, meaning that people can pay Microsoft to support the software, but after January 2020, neither piece of software will have any type of support available.

Windows 7
In 2016, all Windows 7 users were given the option to upgrade away from the OS to Microsoft’s newest OS, Windows 10. Users that didn’t take advantage of that offer have since had to pay for it, but if you haven’t upgraded away from Windows 7 by now, you are probably paying for support or not receiving any, both of which are not advantageous. By upgrading today, you will get ahead of what could be a major problem down the road. Waiting until the last minute to implement new versions of the OS is not recommended, since upgrading sometimes comes with hidden problems and legacy software issues that could put your whole organization at risk.

Windows Server 2008 R2
In what will be a larger problem for businesses, support for the already extended Windows Server 2008 R2 is definitely going away. For the last four years, Microsoft has insisted that anyone using Windows server 2008 R2 needs to upgrade, but since it kept offering extended support, businesses kept on using it. Well, Microsoft has announced the end is near for the decade-old server OS.

Newer versions of Windows Server have a lot of new options, especially in the arena of virtual environments. So while it is possible to swap out Server 2008 R2 for another Windows Server OS, the best course of action will be to scrap the old server altogether and upgrade to new infrastructure. Since there are substantial costs that go along with changing servers, companies still using the old software will want to do their best to start upgrading immediately.

At XFER, we can help any-sized business get upgraded, while finding you innovative options to reduce the capital costs of doing so. To find out more, contact us at 734-927-6666 / 800-Get-XFER.

Is USB Type-C the Answer for Fast Data Transfer?
Your Router Can Host Some Pretty Nasty Malware


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Saturday, August 18 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Technology Tip of the Week Privacy Microsoft Internet Cloud Saving Money Best Practices Backup Software Managed Service Provider Workplace Tips Business Computing Small Business Data Productivity Google Hackers Hosted Solutions Hardware Mobile Office Mobile Devices VoIP Gadgets Email Quick Tips Malware Efficiency IT Support Network Social Media Business Management Innovation Miscellaneous Business Continuity Network Security IT Services Smartphones Upgrade Business Server Virtualization Windows Disaster Recovery Communication Microsoft Office Managed IT Services Users Computer Communications Passwords User Tips Mobile Device Management Android Data Backup Browser Marketing Smartphone Alert WiFi Holiday Save Money Data Recovery Vendor Management Cybercrime Remote Monitoring Tech Term Windows 10 Outsourced IT Mobile Computing Operating System Ransomware Internet of Things Bring Your Own Device Apple BYOD BDR Information Technology Computers Avoiding Downtime Cloud Computing Current Events Automation Best Practice History Big Data Remote Computing Router IT Solutions The Internet of Things Going Green Telephone Systems VPN Chrome Spam Health Phone System Social Engineering Wireless Technology Employer-Employee Relationship IT Consultant Trending Artificial Intelligence Firewall Facebook Cybersecurity Application Collaboration Hacking Proactive IT Bandwidth Lithium-ion Battery Excel Office App Budget Printer Managed IT Services Money Fax Server iPhone Business Intelligence Maintenance Windows 8 Networking Content Filtering Two-factor Authentication Mobility Recovery Business Managament How To Customer Relationship Management Hard Drives Website Mouse Antivirus Phishing Gmail Managed IT Analytics Data Protection Apps User Error Private Cloud Redundancy Humor PowerPoint Unified Threat Management Data Security Outlook Value Law Enforcement Tutorials Office 365 Applications Virus Productivity Analysis Office Tips Inbound Marketing Saving Time Compliance Google Drive Windows 10 Flexibility Connectivity Tech Support Entertainment Administration Downtime IT Support Retail Vulnerability File Sharing Blockchain Memory Mobile Device Word Digital Payment Social Networking Conferencing Computer Repair Network Congestion Data Management Identity Theft Tablet Sports Search Twitter Document Management Streaming Media Risk Management IT Management Save Time Servers Wireless Physical Security Statistics Cleaning Password Spam Blocking CES Training Public Cloud Paperless Office Skype SaaS IT Plan Programming Social Intranet Data storage Content Management Running Cable Augmented Reality Infrastructure Touchscreen Unsupported Software Wearable Technology Instant Messaging eWaste OneNote Scam Internet Exlporer Environment Update Settings PDF Human Resources Safety Wi-Fi Best Available HaaS End of Support Data Storage Video Surveillance Biometrics Government Comparison Bluetooth YouTube Windows 7 Meetings People IT service Work/Life Balance Data Breach Hacker Samsung Access Control Workers Piracy DDoS Smart Tech IBM Online Currency Administrator Leadership Solid State Drive Black Market Machine Learning Point of Sale Encryption Recycling Credit Cards Computer Accessories Robot Data loss Information Webinar Education USB Storage Wireless Charging eBay Entrepreneur FENG Safe Mode Multi-Factor Security Print Server Strategy Knowledge Tablets Patch Management HVAC Help Desk nternet Crowdfunding Alerts Notifications Nanotechnology Frequently Asked Questions Remote Support Fraud Laptop 360 Emails Professional Services Google Apps Windows Media Player Virtual Desktop Colocation Screen Mirroring Practices Managed Service Workforce Hiring/Firing Addiction Flash Fiber-Optic Company Culture Text Messaging Cost Management SharePoint Electronic Medical Records Accountants Business Technology Lifestyle Law Firm IT Shadow IT Gaming Console Upgrades Analyitcs Windows 10s Enterprise Content Management Software as a Service Work Station Business Owner Hybrid Cloud Tip of the week Amazon Touchpad Students Tools LinkedIn Customer Service IaaS Computing Infrastructure Charger Cast Hosted Computing Proactive Telecommuting Cache Sync Cables Net Neutrality Relocation Hiring/Firing Virtual Assistant Consultant HIPAA Legal Macro Windows Server 2008 Amazon Web Services Windows 8.1 Update Monitor Password Management Devices Hosted Solution Healthcare Password Manager Cameras Computer Care Inventory Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Co-managed IT Software Tips Remote Work Display Wireless Internet Telephony Unified Communications IoT Telephone System Debate Licensing Keyboard Online Shopping Virtual Reality Reputation Audit NIST Google Docs Staff WIndows 7 Thought Leadership Netflix Electronic Health Records Botnet Business Mangement Printer Server Shortcut Internet exploMicrosoft Line of Business Webcam Wire Start Menu Theft Worker Commute Root Cause Analysis Data Warehousing Specifications User NarrowBand Content Filter Regulations Evernote Bloatware Customers Computer Fan Cryptocurrency Voice over Internet Protocol Digital Signature Managing Stress Domains Uninterrupted Power Supply Supercomputer Science Travel Criminal PC Care Advertising Authentication MSP HBO Chromecast Smart Office Mobile Cortana 3D Distributed Denial of Service Files Insurance Millennials IT Security Scheduling Audiobook Assessment Remote Worker How to Thank You Rootkit Politics Techology Transportation Television Wiring Troubleshooting Webinar Congratulations Benefits Automobile Public Computer IT solutions Employer Employee Relationship CrashOverride Smart Technology Books Battery Loyalty Experience Video Games Regulation Two Factor Authentication Content Emergency Music Scalability Worker

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *