22 January 2020
As you will already know, Microsoft has now ended ongoing support for Windows 7, but many businesses are still running with this now outdated operating system.
For some, critical apps and legacy systems make updating Windows 7 near impossible. For others, budgets and planning have hampered migration before the 14th January 2020 End-of-Support deadline arrived.
You may have joined us on the webinar back in September when Ian Sanderson, Technical Pre-Sales Consultant ran through what considerations and options you had before the deadline in January.
These included recommendations such as Virtual Patching until the time was right to upgrade.
However, if you’re facing the prospect of continuing with Windows 7 without traditional support, Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) are here.
It is important to note that Windows 7 ESU includes security updates for critical and important issues only as defined by Microsoft Security Response Centre (MSRC) for a maximum of three years after January 14, 2020. There will not be an ESU offering or an extension of support for Office 2010.
Paid for on a per device basis, these updates are available to Windows 7 Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate and Education license holders.
Not only will you have the reassurance of continuing with supported devices, you’ll also give yourself the freedom to make the switch to Windows 10 at the right moment for you. We can of course help with this when the time is right.
ESU is only available until January 2023.