End-of-life mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 R2 occurred on January 13, 2015. However, on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end not just mainstream support, but all support for Windows Server 2008 R2.
The year 2020 may seem like plenty of time away, but updating an IT infrastructure is no small task. If you are reading this and still using Windows Server 2008 R2, it’s time to start a plan to update!
End of Microsoft’s Support Leaves Your Operating System Vulnerable!
End-of-life support means that Microsoft will no longer provide automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance to Windows Serer 2008 R2. Essentially vulnerabilities in the operating system that are discovered after January 14, 2020 will not be fixed by Microsoft.
Furthermore, after that date, Microsoft will no longer offer any type of support for the operating system. It won’t take long before the system is specifically targeted and exploited. This lack of support could cause major security and compliance issues, and potentially expose customers’ applications and business to serious security risks.
What can be done?
It is time to create a plan for you and your operating system. An operating system upgrade will likely require a new server and possibly even new software.
Contact Craig Burke at Entre Technology Services to schedule an appointment and discuss a strategy to transfer you from your existing Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 server to a safe and dependable system.