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Plan now for Microsoft End of Support


PLAN NOW FOR END OF SUPPORT.  

DOING NOTHING IS SIMPLY NOT AN OPTION.

  • Microsoft has announced that Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 R2 will end on January 14, 2020
  • Support for Exchange 2010 will also end on January 14, 2020
  • Extended Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end even sooner, on July 9, 2019 

THIS MEANS:

  • No further security updates – 4.2 billion records stolen by hackers in 2016
  • Compliance implications around standards and GDPR
  • Microsoft will not support any faults with these servers

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

There is no quick fix.  Any server migrations need to be planned in advance.

Organisations need to take steps quickly to protect themselves.

The first thing is to de-risk the process by letting us help you choose the optimal route forward:

  • Route 1 – Upgrade servers where possible, either on-premise or deployed in private or public cloud
  • Route 2 – Go ‘as a service’ - Office 365 is the ideal replacement for Exchange 2010, as MS provide easy Migration tools, service is continually updated

WHAT NEXT?

This is a critical project made more difficult by the tight timeframes and the likely need to build a plan that encompasses both Server and SQL upgrades. Each organisation will be different, not just because of individual system architectures but also from strategy, budget and risk appetite perspectives.

The end of support challenge begins now.

To make a positive start contact CT to guide you down the most optimal route.

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