Planning for Microsoft End of Support

Posted 6 Dec '18

Microsoft end of support

Starting from 14th January 2020 Microsoft will be discontinuing support for the following products:

Microsoft Product End of Life Date
Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 14th January 2020
Windows 7 14th January 2020
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 14 January 2020
Microsoft Office 2010 13 October 2020


What does this mean for your business?

This discontinuation of Microsoft Support means that your business will no longer receive technical support for the unsupported products, software updates, security updates or fixes; leaving your business open to compliance and security breaches.

What are the alternatives?

Windows Server 2008/SQL Server 2008:
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-new-options-for-sql-server-2008-and-windows-server-2008-end-of-support/

Windows 7:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/4057281/windows-7-support-will-end-on-january-14-2020

Office 2010:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployOffice/office-2010-end-support-roadmap


What Next?

It is highly recommended that anyone who currently operates with the above products, upgrade as soon as possible.

To discuss the best options suited for your business, please contact us on 1300 798 717.

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