Today, January 14, 2020, is a day which will live in…

After almost 11 years since its launch, Windows 7 is officially retired from Microsoft support.

Windows 7 was a rock star for Microsoft.  After the dismal run of Windows Vista, Windows needed a new identity that would give users a vastly improved experience.  Windows 7 with its task bar, Aero window management, and upgraded performance was a tremendous hit.

Even after Windows 8 debuted, Windows 7 still had a hugely significant edge in its installed base.  Windows 8.1 couldn’t dent it.  Even Microsoft’s next hit, Windows 10, took almost 4 years (even with millions of free upgrades) to pass Windows 7 in market share.

The end of support means no more security updates for the millions of PC’s that still run Windows 7.  That means millions of PC’s that are vulnerable to threats which are still being discovered.  The path to Windows 10 is a straightforward solution while others who absolutely can’t upgrade to Windows 10 can pay Microsoft for extended security updates.

If your organization is still running Windows 7 anywhere on your network, that is creating a security hole that will only grow larger with time.  Upgrade now.  Before it’s too late…