Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support is Ending on January 14th 2020

Microsoft End of Extended Server Support Advisory

As you may be aware Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Small Business Server operating systems are coming to the end of extended support with Microsoft in January 2020.

What does that mean if you are running Microsoft Server 2008?

This means Microsoft will no longer release security patches and updates for these operating systems and from the date above, your infrastructure and applications will become unprotected.

What happens at the end support for Microsoft Server 2008?

It means that from that date the following issues may or may not arise:
1. Hardware and software vendors no longer develop for these operating systems which may cause issues in the future in relation to drivers and line of business software.
2. The operating system is no longer patched, updated or improved.
3. Your infrastructure will be at risk of newer vulnerabilities and viruses.
4. You will be in breach of your GDPR compliance.

What should you do?

You should look into the alternatives available such as migration to a new Microsoft Server 2016 and Hybrid with Office 365.

Should you have any immediate concerns or wish to understand the implications in more detail do feel free to contact Tristar IT Support on: 0844 939 0333 or contact your existing IT Support company.

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