Microsoft End of Life Cycle Explained for Windows 7 Operating System and Windows 2008 Server


Happy Monday!

We just wanted to send out a reminder to all our clients that are currently using Microsoft Windows Operating System 7 or Microsoft Windows 2008 and 2008R Server software that end of life is coming up January 14, 2020.  What does this mean to you?  Below we put together an explanation of each.


Microsoft End of Life Cycle Explained for

Windows 7 Operating System and Windows 2008 Server 


Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System

Microsoft has made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009.  When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support.

The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020.   After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product.  Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 

Microsoft Lifecycle Policy offers 10 years of support (5 years of Mainstream Support and 5 years of Extended Support) for 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of Windows Server.  As per their policy, after the end of the Extended Support period there will be no patches or security updates, which may cause security risks.

On January 14, 2020, support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates.  Don’t let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected.

For apps and data that you want to keep running on-premises, Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to the latest versions to get the strongest security and latest innovation.  Maybe this a good time to consider moving your services to a cloud platform (Azure).


We’re here to keep your environment current for greater security, performance and innovation.  Please give us a call so we can discuss your environment specifically and accommodate your schedule.


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