The 2020 Deadline

Windows Server 2008 R2, Small Business Server 2011, Exchange 2010, Office 2010 and Windows 7 all go out of extended support at various dates in 2020.

Most business owners probably don’t have a clue what version of software they are using throughout their business, so we have put together a simple guide here below for you to check if you are using any of them.

Microsoft Products

Windows 7 Start button

Windows 7 Start Button

You are still using Windows 7 if the Start button in the bottom left of your PC screen is round and multi-coloured like this.
Exchange 2010 WebMail Login

Exchange 2010 WebMail Login

Do you use webmail and does the login screen look like this?
SBS 2011 Remote Web Access Login

SBS 2011 Remote Web Access Login

If you use the Remote Web Access in Small Business Server 2011, the login screen looks like this.
Brown Outlook 2010 Icon

Brown Outlook 2010 Icon

OK, maybe it is orange, but if it looks like this, you are using Office 2010.

What action is needed?


In two words. A Plan. If you are using any of the products identified above then within the next 15 months they will become end of life unsupported products. This means that they will continue to function but effectively will be frozen and no more development will occur. The critical point is that there will be no more automatic updates to secure against security vulnerabilities. Software is always evolving but so is the constant threat to your systems and data.


Without these updates your software and hence all your systems are increasingly vulnerable to malicious attack.
Therefore the sooner you plan to migrate away from these systems the more confident you can be that your whole network is as secure and is based on best practice.
We can help with your plan. So please contact us to start on the journey to safe and secure systems.

We are here to help

If you think you are risk and are running any of the Microsoft products identified. Please contact us and we can start on that Plan. We really have tried to keep it simple just three fields and a message if required. We look forward to hearing from you.



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