Windows EOS blogs for Windows 7, Office, Server 2008, SQL and Exchange

Haven’t Upgraded to Windows 10? Here’s What Intel’s Chip Shortage Means to You

Many small business owners still running Windows 7 are considering when they should upgrade their systems to Windows 10. Time is running out — especially with the ongoing Computer Processing Unit (CPU) shortage. With one company dominating the CPU market, whenever there’s a miscalculation, the worldwide PC market is significantly impacted. If you’re unfamiliar with the chip shortage, there are a couple of things to know. There’s a shortage? What shortage? Here’s what happened. Late [...]

By |2019-09-09T14:04:06-05:00August 16th, 2019|Newsletter Articles, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Haven’t Upgraded to Windows 10? Here’s What Intel’s Chip Shortage Means to You

Why Enterprises Are Migrating to Windows 10? EOS, Security, Survey Says

Many enterprises still haven’t upgraded their operating system (OS) from Windows 7 to Windows 10, despite Microsoft’s attempts to remind them. There are myriad of potential security vulnerabilities resulting from not migrating by early next year. Businesses already making the switch, are concerned mostly with end of support (EOS) and security. Twenty-two percent of enterprises expect to still run Windows 7 past its EOS next January, according to a report published by Adaptiva, which pulled [...]

By |2019-09-09T14:30:33-05:00July 5th, 2019|Newsletter Articles, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Why Enterprises Are Migrating to Windows 10? EOS, Security, Survey Says

Stop What You’re Doing and Modernize Your SQL Server 2008 Products Now

There’s been a lot of discussion around how businesses can prepare for end of support (EOS) for Microsoft products. Much of what’s been covered has tackled products with EOS dates in 2020, but there are products with EOS dates in 2019 — and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are on the list. Usually, it’s best to create a detailed action plan before upgrading or migrating your software, but the clock is ticking, and with [...]

By |2019-09-09T14:30:43-05:00June 20th, 2019|Newsletter Articles, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Stop What You’re Doing and Modernize Your SQL Server 2008 Products Now

Using Exchange 2010? Read This

If your business is still using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for email, it’s time to reconsider your options (before it’s too late, and your business suffers). Microsoft is ending support for Exchange 2010 next year, and if you wait too long to decide on migration options, more than likely, you’ll open up your organization to unwanted malicious attacks from cybercriminals looking to exploit. The good news is there are options for businesses preparing for Exchange [...]

By |2019-09-09T14:31:13-05:00May 10th, 2019|Newsletter Articles, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Using Exchange 2010? Read This

Still Running Windows 7? It’s Time To Upgrade

If you still haven’t upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you’re not alone, but just because you’re in the company of others, doesn’t mean you should continue pushing off upgrading desktop computers at your business locations. Even though routine maintenance is essential to protecting data from an evolving threat landscape, many businesses aren’t updating software, which has become apparent by the speed at which cyber attacks are spreading from user to user. To reverse this worldwide trend [...]

By |2019-09-09T14:31:31-05:00March 28th, 2019|Newsletter Articles, Robert's Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Still Running Windows 7? It’s Time To Upgrade

Microsoft’s EOL Products: Upgrade Options for SMBs

In less than a year, many SMBs are going to be asking themselves the following question: “Why did we wait so long to upgrade?” Of course, some SMB owners still aren’t aware what’s going to happen with the Microsoft products they’re using to operate their businesses. While many of these SMBs won’t see the true impact of not upgrading or migrating Microsoft products until breaches occur, there’s still enough time for SMBs to assess the [...]

By |2019-09-09T14:31:48-05:00March 1st, 2019|Newsletter Articles, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Microsoft’s EOL Products: Upgrade Options for SMBs

What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps

What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps With Microsoft ending support to several of its products in January 2020, many businesses are left scrambling for solutions. While many of the technology giant’s products reaching the end of support (EOS) next year are operating systems (OSs), other applications, essential pieces of software, are vulnerable, too, if they’re not appropriately evaluated. Called line-of-business applications (LOBs), these programs need to be updated if the OSs they’re [...]

By |2019-09-09T14:32:05-05:00February 4th, 2019|Newsletter Articles, Windows EOS|Comments Off on What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps

Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020?

Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020?As 2018 comes to an end, there are several Microsoft products you should consider upgrading to avoid support gaps in 2020, including Windows Server 2008, Windows SBS 2011, SQL Server 2008, Exchange 2010 and Windows 7. Simply put, Microsoft will stop sending security updates for these products after January 14, 2020. In other words, if you’re still using these products after their end of support date, [...]

By |2019-09-09T14:32:21-05:00December 14th, 2018|Newsletter Articles, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020?