Wednesday, January 28, 2015

An Important Message from Microsoft: Windows Server 2003 extended support ends on July 14, 2015. Start planning now with help from Microsoft.

As a part of normal product lifecycles and to accommodate the shift towards modern technology and mobility, Microsoft will completely end support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. Security patches and updates will no longer be available after this period. This Alert from the Department of Homeland Security indicates the seriousness of this event, and Microsoft encourages all businesses to carefully evaluate a migration plan.

Research from IDC confirms that businesses should thoughtfully consider using this moment as a starting point for the shift toward modern technology. “We think customers should take advantage of this deadline and see it as an opportunity not only to move forward to a newer version of Windows but also to modernize and prepare for the next generation of computers. Hybrid and public clouds are important components of next-generation IT.”

Safeguard your business and make migration a priority with these helpful links:

5 Reasons to Upgrade
The Assessment and Planning Toolkit
Forbes Article on Embracing the Digital Age
Find a local Microsoft Partner to help

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