Why You Need to Be Prepared for the Microsoft End-of-Support in 2020

Major products from Microsoft will reach their end-of-support in 2020. This means security updates will no longer be provided and your organization could be at risk. This is the time to be proactive and plan ahead for the future. Change is inevitable, and there hasn’t been a better time to start putting things into motion than with an upgrade to Microsoft 365 and Windows 10. Some of the Microsoft products scheduled for end-of-support in January 2020 are:

Exchange Server 2010 (all editions)

Hyper-V Server 2008

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Windows 7

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server Update Services 3.0

Switching to a modern desktop with Windows 10 and Office 365 means your security is up-to-date. Office 365 comes with built-in features to help protect sensitive data, stay in control in the Cloud and meet your compliance needs, making sure you stay GDPR compliant. All these widely-used products are reaching their end-of-life and it’s time to take action. Fortunately, you can quickly get ahead with the following products:

Replacing Windows Server 2008 is Cloud-based Azure and Windows Server 2019. With Azure, you can easily re-host your SQL Server 2008 and receive free security updates. The Cloud-based Azure is cost-efficient, easy to customize, and most important of all, secure. With Windows Server 2019 you can easily migrate from Sever 2008 on-premise, helping your business stay secure and up-to-date.

As support for Windows 7 is ending in 2020, it is paramount that you think about moving to Windows 10. Even though 2020 seems far away, not acting now can prove costly later. Upgrading to Windows 10 will mean you can rest assure that you get the latest updates, strongest security and on-demand support.

SharePoint and Office 2010 are also reaching end-of-life. Replacing them are Microsoft 365 and the new Office 365. With this update, everything is moved to the Cloud, which makes it easier to work across clients off- and on-site. You receive the best-in-class apps and services, increasing your productivity and safeguarding your data.

This is a perfect time to think about delivering a modern, empowering workplace for your business in a Cloud-connected world. At VectorUSA, we specialize in client environment upgrades. We are experts in Windows 10, Office 365 and Azure, and can help you achieve a smooth transition into the new era of Cloud computing.

To learn more about how we can help you through this crucial transition, contact Managed Services Account Executive, Alan Roa at 310.436.1127 or aroa@vectorusa.com. Alternatively click the button below to schedule a consultation.

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