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Several Microsoft Products are at End of Life – Here’s What That Means for You

Microsoft is ending support for several critical applications and infrastructure products. Ending support means no new features or bug fixes, but more importantly no more security fixes. So when (not if) a vulnerability is found and exploited, your organization’s data is at risk. Here is a list starting with the most urgent:

  • SQL Server 2008 – July 9, 2019
  • Exchange 2010 – January 14, 2020
  • Windows 7 – January 14, 2020
  • Windows Server 2008 – January 14, 2020
  • Office 2010 – October 13, 2020
  • SharePoint 2010 – October 20, 2020

Product Dependencies

It is also important to note that several of these products are the backbone for other products you are running. SQL Server 2008 R2, which is already end of life, is the minimum SQL server requirement for SharePoint 2013. Windows Server 2008 is the minimum server requirement for SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013. This means that if you are using either of those 2 products, the applications running on them are at risk.

We have a client who had their SharePoint environment compromised because it wasn’t patched. The work required to fix it was much more than the effort would have been to stay on the latest version. We can help you avoid that!

How we can Help

Magenium has created an IT assessment to evaluate your infrastructure for risk. We examine your environment and present our findings which include risk assessment, and remediation plans. We also have the skillset and experience to bring all of your environment up to the latest standards from Microsoft, protecting your data from harm. Want to learn more? Contact us below. 

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