End of life products: What’s your migration plan?

Are your PC’s running Windows 7? Are you still using Office 2010? Well next year Microsoft is ending their support for these products. This means no more technical support, bug fixes or security patches which could be catastrophic for your business so now is the time to upgrade. But how do you migrate to the new products? Do you have a plan? We can help.

So what’s all the fuss about?

Microsoft have announced that it will end its support for Windows 7 on 14 January 2020, and for Office 2010 on 13 October 2020. This means that after these dates, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes or security patches for either of these products.

What does this mean for you?

If you continue to use Windows 7 & Office 2010 after support has ended, your PC & office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint etc) will still work, but they may become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and run, but Microsoft will no longer provide support for your business.

What should you do?

You may have already migrated to Windows 10 and upgraded to a more recent version of Office, but if you haven’t then now is the time to do so. Check out the below ‘Small Business Checklist’ courtesy of Microsoft, which helps you understand the process, access your options & create a migration plan to shift.

Get your checklist here

How can we help?

We understand that the migration process can seem really overwhelming and can be hard to understand where to even start! But don’t fear, we are here to help.

Our IT team have rolled out countless operating systems & software updates for many businesses just like yours so we understand your concerns and are experienced to ensure a seamless transfer across.

If you have devices to upgrade, or not quite sure if you do, our team supports organisations large and small with their transition programmes and as a Microsoft partner, we are experts in this field. Don’t leave it until the last minute & get in touch today. 

Call us on 01748 835599. 

 

Sources courtesy of O2Business Blog & Microsoft 

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