Microsoft introduced at the moment that it’ll prolong finish of help for Exchange Server 2010 to October 13, 2010. Exchange Server 2010 help was about to expire on January 14, 2020 initially however Microsoft determined to increase help till October 13, 2020 of the identical yr.
Microsoft offers the next cause for extending help of the Server product:
Our dedication to assembly the evolving wants of our prospects is as robust as ever, and we acknowledge discontinuing help for a product that has been as widespread and dependable as Exchange Server 2010 might be an adjustment.
Microsoft plans to finish help for Exchange Server 2010 on October 13, 2020. The firm notes that it will not present technical help for issues and will not launch any updates together with safety updates after that date.
What about Windows 7?
The discontinuation of a product that has “been widespread and dependable” might be an adjustment. Know which different Microsoft product runs out of support on January 14, 2020? One that’s nonetheless highly regarded, dependable, and liked by a devoted prospects? Windows 7.
Our colleagues over at Deskmodder noticed the announcement at the moment and requested if Microsoft would prolong help for Windows 7 as effectively.
If you simply take a look at the explanation that Microsoft offers, you may definitely come to the conclusion that it could apply to Windows 7 as effectively.
The change that Microsoft will make a related announcement to increase the tip of help for Windows 7 may be very slim, and listed below are the the reason why that’s the case:
- Exchange Server is a server product.
- Microsoft introduced beforehand that Enterprise prospects can prolong help for Windows 7 by as much as three years.
Enterprise prospects are coated by the (paid) extension of help.
The case for an extension
Windows 7 is the second used desktop working system and whereas Windows 10 surpassed it a whereas in the past, it’s nonetheless used a lot. Considering that help will run out in about 4 months, it’s clear that tons of techniques will run out of help in January if Microsoft will not prolong help.
It is very unbelievable that every one gadgets will probably be upgraded to a supported model of Windows or that one other working system will probably be put in on these gadgets within the coming 4 months. If Windows XP’s finish of help is something to go by, it will take years earlier than Windows 7’s utilization share turns into irrelevant.
Microsoft may, however most likely will not, supply free upgrades to Windows 10 identical to it has completed within the first yr after Windows 10’s launch. Such a proposal would definitely push migrations and cut back the quantity of gadgets working Windows 7 after January 14, 2020.
Now You: What do you assume goes to occur in January 2020?