Microsoft to discontinue support for Windows 7 operating system
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 3
Microsoft has announced it will discontinue support for the Windows 7 operating system, which had been supported for 10 years since October 22, 2009. Support for Windows 7 will be discontinued on January 14, 2020, Trend reports referring to Microsoft’s representative office in Azerbaijan.
Starting from April 18 of the current year, users have been receiving notifications in order to be informed about future changes. Users can also choose not to receive notifications.
It is worth noting that the Windows 7 operating system will continue to work, but users will not receive security notifications from Microsoft. This means that old PCs will be unprotected from viruses and remain vulnerable. In addition, Microsoft will not provide technical support for Windows 7.
The Desktop App Assure service offered by Microsoft FastTrack is activated to facilitate this transition. This service fixes any problems that may arise with Windows 10 and Office 365ProPlus.
Furthermore, Microsoft will discontinue support for its SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 products starting July 9, 2019 and January 14, 2020, respectively.
The expiration of the Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 will leave clients face to face with cyber threats. Therefore, customers are encouraged to use new products.
In connection with the changes, Microsoft offers users a guide for Windows 10: IoT. This service will be active until 2028, performing the functions of supporting Windows 10 for many years.
As part of its partnership, Microsoft also provides its customers the SAM (Software Asset Management) service. Customers can use this service to optimize the infrastructure, cybersecurity and performance of cloud computing, thus avoiding unnecessary software costs, as well as reduce the risk of using outdated versions of products.
The free use period of Windows 10 expired on July 29, 2016. After that, the new software will be available only for a fee. The cost of Windows 10 software will be lower than the cost required to upgrade the software over the past 10 years.
Users can also visit the following website (www.microsoft.com/windows7) to learn more about switching to Windows 10 from Windows 7 by clicking the Details button in notifications. The contents of the website allow for easily transferring images and documents to the new software. In addition, it is possible to learn more about choosing new devices, as well as how to work with new versions of Windows and Office through the website. When starting to work on a new device, online support will be available with one tap. Moreover, the devices can be taken to any company store to have any technical problems get fixed, regardless of where the devices were purchased.