Microsoft Windows 7 End of Life: What This Means for Your Business

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Microsoft 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 many organizations 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 soon-to-be- unsupported hardware or software components to 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.

Successfully Migrate

Once we determine the right path, we can automate the migration process using our cloud-based remote monitoring, and management solution, to perform the upgrade process. This will take place with little impact on your day-to-day operations. Should your organization need to follow a replacement path: typically the Windows 7 replacement will consist of a Microsoft Windows 10 primary device, Office 365 ProPlus and other upgraded lines of business applications all deployed by our service delivery team.

How You Benefit

Our top priority with this migration is to minimize security vulnerabilities and help you avoid major downtime. We can help you with educating your employees to help minimize any disruption and make recommendations so you can make the best decision - upgrade or replace - for your business outlining the costs and implications of both scenarios.

If your business is still using Windows 7, we can prepare you for Windows 7 End of Life and determine the best strategy to migrate to Windows 10.

Contact us to learn how we can help you navigate this change or to help plan your migration.

 

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