Microsoft recently announced that it has ended, or soon will end, mainstream support for Windows 7, 8, Dynamics C5 210, NAV 2009, NAV 2009 R2, and Windows Server 2003.

There is a bit of a silver lining if you are a Windows 7 or 8.1 user. Microsoft will offer the Windows 10 upgrade that is slated to be released this summer or fall free of charge for the first year to existing Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

Want to know what that means for your business? We took a look at Windows 10 and quickly summarized the main benefits and features in a separate blog post. If you have questions or need additional help or information, let us know in the blog comments below. We’ll get right back to you.

Specific Products Losing Support

Many popular Microsoft products recently reached or will soon reach their support deadlines requiring companies and users to start planning for a migration to a new version. End of support for Windows Server 2003 means moving to a new server entirely. That will require more than just the usual amount of detailed planning, implementation and testing to ensure a successful transition. That’s probably one reason why Microsoft has given us an extended end date of July 14, 2015. It would be wise to get started.

The entire list of products to be dropped from support, the date on which that is to occur, and what that could mean for your business is summarized in the table below.

Microsoft ending support for Windows 7 is an opportunity for you to upgrade and take advantage of the new features and functions contained in later releases. If you’re confused or uncertain about where to start or even if you should, feel free to contact us. We’ll help you sort through your options and decide the best path forward.


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