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Microsoft announces it is going to stop support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 operating systems on January 14th, 2020. Watch this video to learn what this means to your business and why planning ahead is so important.

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In this episode of TnTV Alerts, we will be discussing the recent Microsoft announcement that they are going to stop support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 operating systems on January 14th, 2020. Learn how to plan for this new update and how to prepare your business.

What Does This Mean for Your Business?

There will no longer be any support for Windows 7, Server 2008, and Server 2008 R2 after January 14th, 2020. Without this support and updated security patches, your servers and workstations are extremely vulnerable. Without support from these operating systems, your business faces the risk of:

  • Hackers
  • Viruses
  • Malware
  • Ransomware

These risks can greatly affect your business and all that you have built if you do not act on preventing it right away. After January 14th, your network will face many vulnerabilities and updates will no longer be performed for you. With Microsoft no longer pushing out critical security patches to Windows 7 Professional and Home, your company is at risk and it is time to start planning for it.

How to Plan Ahead

It is important to plan ahead before this update sets in place so your business is not susceptible to the risks that will come with it. One option when planning ahead is extending support, which will end up being quite costly. The cost per server can be about 75% of the license cost for just one year. For example, if you have many PC windows 7 computers in your workstation, the cost is not as high, but it is per PC. Paying the fee will upgrade all your computer systems with the latest critical and security information. You will have access to critical and security patches if you pay the fee, however, workstations may be less and this fee will double year to year.

Luckily, if you are a current ThrottleNet client, you will not have to worry about this because your vCIO (Virtual Chief Information Officer) will be well ahead of the curve. A vCIO if a great benefit that we can offer your company at ThrottleNet and they help to monitor your network in full detail, act as an advocate for your company, and have quarterly in-person meetings to ensure everything is going as expected and there are no issues. Your vCIO will discuss with you soon about what you should be doing to prepare for Microsoft no longer supporting Windows 7, Server 2008, and Server 2008 R2. Your network will be updated to the Windows 10 environment with the help of your vCIO and offer any additional options available for support.

For those of you who are not current ThrottleNet clients and would like more information on how we can assist you to contact us today!

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