10 years, a tenth of a century, a decade… That’s how old Microsoft Windows 7 is. An astonishing feat for Microsoft, but that’s not even taking into account the popularity of the operating system. To put it in perspective, it took Microsoft until the end of 2018 to finally surpass Windows 7’s popularity with their latest OS, Windows 10.
So, what’s changing? Are they aiming for the twenty-year record?
Unfortunately, no, Microsoft is pulling the plug on both Windows 7 and the 2008 R2 Windows Server. With these two being the most popular products on the market for an extended period of time, this announcement is huge. This means no more:
- Technical support
- Software updates
- Security updates or fixes
Moving forward, NATG will continue to help you out in every way we can, but…
Without updates to security and other software, you can find yourself in a sticky situation rather quickly. Programs key to your day-to-day business could become outdated and unsupported; or worse, your firewall may not be prepared for the next wave of malware.
Now don’t get me wrong, we don’t mean to give you a spooking (pardon my seasonal jargon), but we love you guys, and we don’t want anything bad to happen to your infrastructure. Something we could have easily prevented.
Let us give you a hand upgrading your system to Windows 10 with the NATG X Contract.
All you have to do is get in contact with us; maybe we meet up for a coffee, or simply meet with you on site, and then we’ll sort out the best approach for you depending on your organization’s size or requirements. Once that’s all done, you can sit back and relax knowing we’ve got you covered.
Is a system overhaul out of your budget right now? No problem!
We can either offer leasing, or we can come up with a solution to secure your network with one of our firewall routers until you’re ready for the big upgrade. Just give us a call! We’ll do a cyber threat assessment free-of-charge to give you an idea of where you stand.
Remember, with NATG, IT is all about you.
For more details please see Microsoft’s blog on the subject