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Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 r2 Are On Their Way Out

February 14th, 2019 Posted by Best Practices, collaboration, Communication, Data, Desktop, Devices, Disaster, Hackers, Managed Service Provider, Security, Services, Windows 7 0 thoughts on “Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 r2 Are On Their Way Out”

All good things come to an end, and that includes operating systems. This time around it’s Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 r2. As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates for these systems. This means that any devices running on these operating systems will become vulnerable to security threats after January 14, 2020.

What You Can Do

We encourage you to begin planning for the upgrade of these devices to a newer, more secure operating system. The sooner you start this process, the easier it will be to ensure that you can:

  1. Have time to determine the most beneficial IT solutions for your business.
  2. Work in the transition period during a more convenient time for you and your staff.
  3. Plan for the expense of the upgrade.

What You Don’t Want to Do

Put it off until the last minute. Something this vital to your business operations and security isn’t something you want to rush or push to the side.

We’re Happy to Help

Here at Think our engineers are ready to help you find the best IT solutions for your business. And with their extensive experience and knowledge, they can help make the transition as smooth and convenient as possible for your business and your staff. To schedule a consultation with a Think engineer, contact us today.

For more information from Microsoft, you can read their information page here.

Is It Time To Let Go Of Windows 7?

November 3rd, 2016 Posted by Best Practices, Microsoft, Operating System, Windows 10, Windows 7 0 thoughts on “Is It Time To Let Go Of Windows 7?”
In September, Microsoft told the world that the number of monthly active users of Windows 10 had gone past 400 million. Many of those users are consumers, but businesses are making the leap as well. What’s surprising about that is that Windows 10 is only a year old. Historically, businesses have taken years to manage the switch to a new operating system.

The change is being seen in places that might have been expected to take a more conservative view, including the US Department of Defense and global consulting giant Accenture.

Accenture CIO Andrew Wilson told a conference audience that his department had already upgraded 100,000 of the organization’s PCs to Windows 10. And that was just the start. The company has 375,000 employees.

Wilson acknowledged that just a few years ago, he would have stood by the sidelines seeing how other enterprises fared with the switch over. Accenture waited until Windows 7 was two years old before making the changes—twice as long as it has waited to move to Windows 10.

Windows 10 had gone past 400 million

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