The Deadline Approaches
The end is near for Windows 7, even as it remains in widespread use across the business world. Microsoft has been pushing for businesses to migrate to Windows 10 for years, of course, but a variety of factors have kept Windows 7 in place for large numbers of companies. The Windows 7 end-of-life deadline could be the tipping point, however. Microsoft's end of support date for Windows 7 is now less than a year away, set for Jan. 14, 2020. While there are certainly some good reasons for businesses to migrate off Windows 7--such as Windows 10's security capabilities--Microsoft will provide two options for businesses to still receive security updates on Windows 7 past the January deadline. We've taken a look at those options as well as other considerations for businesses as the Windows 7 end-of-life date approaches.
What follows is our list of the top seven things to know about Windows 7 end-of-life.