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2020 PRODUCT UPDATES - MICROSOFT END OF SUPPORT.

There are several key Microsoft products that are reaching End of Life in 2020 that will undoubtedly have an impact on your business operations. At Bechtle, we want to ensure that you are aware of these timelines and options surrounding how to mitigate risk once security support is removed.

Windows 7
End of Life: 14th January 2020

 

Options:

  • Upgrade to a modern Windows 10 desktop
  • Remain on Windows 7 and purchase Extended Support Updates (available via Bechtle Monthly Billing).
  • Move to a hosted platform (Azure) for critical desktops and take advantage of Windows 7 Extended Support Updates

 

 

Windows Server 2008R2
End of Life: 14th January 2020

 

Options:

  • Upgrade on-premise servers to current version (available via Bechtle Monthly Billing or Volume Licencing)
  • Migrate your current 2008 workloads to Azure and benefit from 3 years of Extended Security Updates at no additional charge. If you have active Software Assurance, then save on Azure costs with Azure Hybrid-Use Rights
  • Remain on Windows Server 2008R2 and purchase Extended Security Updates for 3 years. This option requires active Software Assurance or subscriptions licences under an Enterprise Agreement only.

 

 

Exchange 2010
End of Life: 13th October 2020

 

Options:

  • Migrate to Exchange Online/Office 365 and benefit from access to always current versions and simplified hosted management (available via Bechtle Monthly Billing)
  • Upgrade to a supported, current version of Exchange on-premise (2013 onwards)

 

 

Office 2010
End of Life: 13th October 2020

 

Options:

  • Move to Office 365 benefiting from access to always current version of Office and other workloads such as Exchange, SharePoint and Teams (available via Bechtle Monthly Billing)
  • Upgrade to a supported, current version of Office on premise ( available via Bechtle Volume licencing)

 

If no action is taken on any of the above product update changes, you will receive no future security updates and patches. This will dramatically increase the potential risk and attack of external threats to your organisation.

 

Please get in touch with your Account Manager and together we can help you plan for the coming changes.

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For more information, please contact Zoe Jeffery:

Zoe Jeffery

Business Solutions

 

Telephone: +44 1249 467953

Email: zoe.jeffery@bechtle.com