The end-time is near for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/R2. If you are still running these operating systems, what does this really mean and how will it impact you?
The Cutoff Date
The first important thing to know is your official end date is January 14thof 2020. As of January 14th, Microsoft will no longer provide updates for your system.
What does it mean?
Essentially, your system will no longer be updated with the latest bug patches, security necessities, technical support, and general functionality enhancements. To break it down, you will no longer be protected against the latest cyber security threats, and your data will be at an even greater risk than before. And if you run into an issue, you won’t be able to call Microsoft to help get it resolved.
What does this mean for my Dynamics GP?
If you are still using Windows 7, Njevity will become extremely limited in the support we are able to provide for you, since features and functionality may no longer be compatible. Any customers in a Njevity cloud running Windows Server 2008/R2 will be contacted directly for an essential upgrade. But there is good news if you are using PowerGP Online!
What does this mean for PowerGP Online?
Nothing. At least, nothing as far as your accounting system is concerned. We have you covered by always ensuring our servers are up to date with the latest software! You are not running Windows Server 2008/R2. For the health of your other internal systems, however, we highly recommend upgrading the clients that access PowerGP Online. For instance, if you are using Internet Explorer on Windows 7, the support lifecycle for that ends on January 14th, 2020 as well.
What else could be affected?
Depending on the version of the systems you are running, it may not just be your operation system that will no longer receive vital updates and support. You may also no longer receive Office updates.
For the official Microsoft announcement and related links, click here.