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End of support Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008

On 14 January 2020, Microsoft stopped providing technical support and software updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. With the end of support, it pays to switch to more recent solutions like Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Interesting target for hackers

If you know the basics of IT security, then you know that keeping your software up to date is one of the most important ways to secure your infrastructure. When Microsoft no longer offers software updates, it becomes difficult to arm yourself against new threats. Just make sure that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 will be preferred targets for cybercriminals todayIt was no different in April 2014, when Microsoft stopped supporting the popular Windows XP.

Azure and flexible solutions for Windows Server 2008

The end of Windows Server 2008 can be seen as an opportunity. Maybe the needs aren't the same as they were about 10 years ago? And since security is no longer guaranteed, why not clean up your applications right away? Can you migrate (part of) your applications to the cloud? Don't you pay too much for your server park and is the performance still satisfactory?

If your server is still running on Windows Server 2008, there is a good chance that your configuration can be optimised. As a Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Gold Partner, VanRoey.be is the perfect Hybrid IT partner to help you identify your company's needs. With Microsoft Azure, cloud solutions can be configured to measure, and with HPE, we can also offer an on-premise or hybrid solution.

Such reconfiguration will result in a more efficient system that is better suited to the specific needs. In addition, you may save a lot of costs and shift capex investments to opex expenditures, not to mention the impact of a virus that can sneak into your outdated Windows Server 2008 system.

Microsoft 365: Office 365 + Windows 10 + Security

Since the introduction of Windows 7, the way we work has changed dramatically. We work much more mobile, with different people collaborating on projects, using multiple tools interchangeably. Microsoft has adapted its products to this changed situation, integrating the essential office and business applications into Microsoft 365.

Looking for a solution for your outdated Windows 7? Then it's certainly worth the effort to Microsoft 365 Convenient Office 365 applications (SharePoint, Planner and Teams) shall be combined with Windows 10 or 11 and lots of interesting security features.

VanRoey.be has the Microsoft Gold Partnership

"Since the introduction of Windows 7 12 years ago, our way of working has changed dramatically."

Written by:

Stijn Dockx
Microsoft Security & Azure Consultant

Joined VanRoey.be in 2012. First we looked into licenses, then we became our Microsoft Security & Azure Specialist.

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