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Windows 7 end of life announcement

13 Dec 2019 - Richard

In case you've missed it, Microsoft support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 ends on 14th Jan 2020.

Here's the links to Microsoft's statements on the matter:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4057281/windows-7-support-will-end-on-january-14-2020

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4456235/end-of-support-for-windows-server-2008-and-windows-server-2008-r2

What the internet will tell you this means?
When you 'Google', IT industry websites will come up top and recommend you upgrade all machines as a matter of urgency.

What this actually means?
Assuming you're already keeping asset and risk registers up to date. Re-assess the risks of continuing to use these operating systems following 14th January, and make sure any additional mitigations needed are in place before then.

Still running Windows 7 in the office or on a machine directly connected to the internet?
Listen to the IT websites and upgrade ASAP.

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