Microsoft ends Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 support

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Windows 7 and Server R2The day has arrived and good old Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are finally retiring and support for these operating systems is going to be discontinued.  It has been a good run and we have had many years of dependable computing and decent server operating systems.  Windows 7 was probably one of my favourite Windows builds but with age and new ways in which technology is doing things it just could not keep up.

What will happen with Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2
  • No more Bug fixes
  • No more security Updates
  • No more Malware protection
  • Compatibility issues with applications

Seriously though I know a lot of our followers are still using Windows 7, it is not just going to stop working today but using these operating systems will slowly become more and more risky as there will be no more updates or patches plus hackers are surely going to target it and find as many exploits as possible.  Remember a few years ago when Ransomware was rife? It came out of nowhere and hit a lot of systems that were not completely up to date, well I can see similar problems in the future for Windows 7 and 2008 R2.

We can help you upgrade from Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

I know it is different and we do not like change, but Windows 10 has evolved and has got better on every new build and update furthermore TC-IT Services can help make the transition over to this new operating as seamless as possible for you.
If you wanted to do the process yourself you can start by going to the Windows 10 download page;
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

If you are still running Server 2008 R2 or SBS 2011, which runs on Server 2008 R2, you need to act sooner rather than later as having your server attacked could have much more serious consequences.

At TC-IT Services we are cloud service providers so have many options to migrate your server to the cloud.  If you are still using Exchange 2010 or higher, we can migrate all your email and other Outlook data seamlessly to Office 365 as well.
OR if you still want the ability to have your own server and control where you data is, upgrading your domain or stand-alone network to Windows Server 2019 is pretty straight forward. We have performed many of these migrations for our customers to date so we can help with this.  Once complete we can de-commission your old server or domain controllers properly making the transition seamless.

There are so many advantages of Windows 10, migrating your servers to the cloud or moving to a current server operating system. If you need any more information or just want to chat about it all please don’t hesitiate to speak to one of our experts on 01273 987926 or contact us here.

More information can be found on the following interesting BBC News Article;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-51090407

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