Microsoft has announced Windows 7 End of Life will take place on 14th January 2020. They will be focusing their efforts on supporting new technologies. So what are the implications for your business?

What is Windows 7 End of Life?

After January 2020, you will no longer receive Windows 7 security updates. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or Windows 7 support. It is therefore important that you upgrade to a newer Windows operating system to avoid being at risk to security breaches.
Ceasing support for Windows 7 means that technical assistance and software updates from Windows Updates that help protect your PC will no longer be available.
By upgrading to a new OS, your business’s cybersecurity will be aligned with a more robust and secure system that will be under warranty with Microsoft.
As a standard, Windows 10 provides encryption on all machines, meaning your machines will be further secured against security risks.

What do I need to do?

If your company has machines running on Windows 7, they are likely to be over 3 years old. We therefore suggest you invest in a Windows 10 machine that is better equipped to deal with the cyber-security concerns of today.
It may be that your machines are all up to date, however, we strongly recommend you take action by 1st October 2019 and speak with your account manager or email support@dsm-gb.co.uk as soon as possible to allow plenty of time should changes be needed.