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Windows 7 & Server 2008/R2 End of Life in 2020

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Microsoft Windows 7 & Server 2008/r2 will stop releasing security updates on the 14th January 2020.

What does this mean? Well Microsoft will stop releasing security updates. The products keep working, but you are now exposed to a whole world of security vulnerabilities.

As with Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows XP, there is a fair bit of panic and uncertainty surrounding this change. Industries seem to be particularly affected, as they prefer to cling onto stable operating system platforms for much longer than the general public.

Here are a few handy links in regards to end of life for Microsoft Windows 7 & server 2008/r2.

https://www.techradar.com/au/how-to/how-to-prepare-for-windows-7-end-of-life

https://community.connection.com/windows-sql-server-2008-2008-r2-end-life-coming-soon-now/