Earlier this month, we published a blog on Microsoft’s planned end of life date for Windows 7, scheduled for January 14, 2020 (see our original post here). Originally, extended security updates to keep the software current were only available for high-volume licenses and larger organizations and options for small to midsized businesses were limited. Now, Microsoft has announced that paid extended security updates (ESUs) will be available for all businesses, regardless of size. Should the latest announcement change your upgrade plans?
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Whether it’s entertainment, digital music or technology, subscriptions have evolved to mean so much more than getting a magazine delivered once per month. In this new era of everything-as-a-subscription, of streaming services and unlimited plans, businesses are now purchasing as many subscriptions as consumers. The challenge is often how to budget for and manage all of these recurring subscriptions.
Windows 7 operating system will reach its “end of life” with Microsoft on January 14, 2020. This means Microsoft will no longer be pushing security updates to machines using the Windows 7 operating system, and that’s a pretty big risk. While this creates a challenge for many organizations, there are options to make your upgrade and replacement path easier.
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