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What Does End of Support Mean?

  • No Updates will be developed or released after the end of support *Almost 100 critical updates have been released so far in 2018*
  • No Compliance with most industry wide compliance standards and regulations.
  • No Safe Haven – All physical and virtualized instances of Windows 7, Server 2008(R2), and Small Business Server 2011 will be vulnerable to security threats.
What Should I Be Doing?
  • Start planning your migration NOW
  • Determine how many instances of Windows 7, Server 2008(R2), and Small Business Server 2011 are being utilized in your current network setup.
  • Assess the upgrade path for applications that currently run on the Windows 7, Server 2008(R2), and Small Business Server 2011 operating systems.
  • Allocate resources and budget for necessary hardware upgrades to transition to Windows 10 and Server 2016.
The good news is we are still over a year away from the end of support date but it’s important to start preparing soon. At Databranch, we have successfully migrated numerous clients from Windows 7, Server 2008(R2), and Small Business Server 2011 to newer, supported operating systems. 
 

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