Windows 7 End of Life 2020

Windows 7 is coming to an end! The countdown has started

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Are you prepared for 2020?

Originally released on October 22nd, 2009, Windows 7 was Microsoft’s most well-received operating system up to that point. Users loved its simple user interface and its intuitive controls. But after 10 years, Microsoft’s pulling the plug on its aging software. Now a decade old, Microsoft will officially end ALL support on January 14th, 2020. Users still running Windows 7 will no longer receive updates, patches, new releases or ANY support from Microsoft (free or paid).

Office 2010 will also see it’s end of life in the same year. Microsoft have announced that any version of Microsoft Office no longer supported will not be compatible with Microsoft 365.

The clock is ticking until your software will cause you cyber security & compliance issues.
Don’t wait, with our help you’ll be well prepared.

Am I going to be affected?

The implications are far-reaching. If Microsoft doesn’t support 7, you can expect other software vendors to follow suit. No more anti-virus updates, no printer driver updates, major software vendors will stop supporting their legacy applications, etc. This really means one thing: It’s time to upgrade.

This is important stuff. Businesses running Windows 7 may not realize the severity of using outdated software, but it’s critical to migrate. Microsoft has put together some excellent points I’d like to share.

The security and privacy implications of this event could have significant impacts on your business, so if you’re running either of these products you should plan to take action soon.

Security Risk
• Without critical Windows 7 security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information. Anti-virus software will also not be able to fully protect you once Windows 7 itself is unsupported.
Software Issues
• Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support their products that are running on Windows 7 as they are unable to get the Windows 7 and Office 2010 updates. For example, the new Office leverages the modern Windows and will not run on Windows 7.
No One to Call
• When problems arise, online and phone-based technical support will unfortunately no longer be available to assist you or your IT partner, leaving you on your own to deal with the problem.
Down Time
• The risks of system failure and business disruption could increase because of the end of support, lack of supported software, and the increasing age of hardware running Windows 7.

How can we help?

As a Microsoft Partner we have the resources to make sure your migration is successful. Whether it’s a custom build business PC from us, or a standard computer from Lenovo, we’re here to help
We’re able to assist with:
• New computer procurement
• Software installations
• Computer Setup
• Data transfer, including system settings, user data, email data, etc…
• Training as needed
• Ongoing support
• And any other migration needs

Contact us today and let us help you stay safe and productive.

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