After 10 years, Microsoft’s support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020

 

What does end of support mean?

When Windows 7 reaches end of support on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

  • Technical support for any issues
  • Software updates
  • Security updates or fixes

In other words, the Windows 7 operating system is reaching “end of life”.  While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware.

 

Other affected products

If your business still relies on Office 2010, Server 2008, and/or Exchange 2010 for your critical apps, email, and/or file storage, you should know that Microsoft is ending support for those software products on January 14, 2020 as well.

 

What can I do to prepare?

We understand change can be difficult (especially technology change), so we’re here to help you with recommendations for what to do next and to answer questions about end of support.

From backing up your files and finding computers that fit your needs, to planning and implementing new hardware and software systems, Silverleaf has the tools and expertise to help you transition.

Schedule your free business network assessment and start planning today!