Some key Microsoft products reach the extended support end date this year. Products on extended support no longer receive new features and hotfixes, but do still receive security updates and patches. The extended support end date is the final ‘use by date’ of the product and all customers should be migrated to a newer product by this date.
The list below identifies just a few of the products reaching the extended support end date this year.
11/04/2017: Microsoft Vista, Microsoft Exchange 2007, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard and Premium
10/10/2017: Microsoft Office 2007
If you are using products past the extended support end date, this puts your organisation at great risk. Potential consequences are damaged software, loss of data, data theft and identify theft. You will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information.
A full list of Microsoft’s product life cycle can be found here Microsoft Life Cycle
If your organisation is affected by any of the products above, or if you are using a product well past the End date (any Windows XP users still out there?), act now!!
Contact Comcare Technology today.
We can plan and implement your organisation’s migration to the latest Microsoft products, and can help you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software.