Enhance your security— shift to Microsoft 365
Get modern by upgrading to Windows 10 and Office 365 to remain current with automatic security updates and deliver user-friendly experiences across all apps and devices.
Now is the time to shift: starting January 14, 2020, security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7 will no longer be provided. Extended support for Office 2010 will end on October 13, 2020.
Every business is different
Small and medium businesses have unique IT requirements. Knowing how end of support for Windows 7 and Office 2010 starting in 2020 will impact your business will keep your business and employees productive and secure.
Get modern experience
Defend your desktops using built-in security tools that always stay current with the latest threats. Proactively safeguard your organization with enterprise-level security on all apps and devices.
Give users the easy, collaborative experiences they want, with access to the latest intelligent technologies. Stay in control of your organization's devices while delivering rich capabilities across PC and mobile.
Reduce downtime and increase control over your environment with new customizable tools that automate common tasks. Spend less time on updates and make data-driven decisions using cloud-based analytics.
Respond to security threats with Windows 10 and Office 365.
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Read the complimentary report from Gartner titled Microsoft Extends Support Policy, Improves Tools and Reinforces the Need for Windows.
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“Moving to Microsoft 365 was important to us for broader functionality, improved security, and more transparent conversations with customers.”
– Amy Frost, Director of Engineering
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Follow the latest pragmatic, step-by-step planning and implementation guidance from our IT experts to help you deploy large-scale deployments of Windows 10 and Office 365.
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“For us, security and productivity go hand in hand. We want our employees to work from anywhere, but in a secure fashion. We’ve got that covered with Windows 10 and Office 365.”
– Scott Grussing, Manager, Productivity and Client Services
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End of support (EOS) FAQ
Microsoft Lifecycle Policy offers 10 years of support (5 years for mainstream support and 5 years for extended support) for Business and Developer products (such as versions of Windows prior to Windows 10 and Office perpetual). As per the policy, after the end of the extended support period, there will be no patches or security updates which may cause security and compliance issues and expose customers’ applications and business to serious security risks. Learn more at Microsoft Lifecycle Policy page.
We recommend you shift to a modern desktop as this will help ensure you and your organization have the best experience by leveraging the latest technology: Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus.
For users of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise, you can purchase Extended Security Updates through January 2023. For an in-depth FAQ about Windows 7 Extended Security Updates, please download the Microsoft End of Support FAQ.
Get modern app compatibility FAQ
For Office apps, macros, and add-ins, Microsoft provides tools such as the Office Readiness Toolkit to help you assess the actual impact of apps, macros, and add-ins in migrating to Office 365 ProPlus. The tool assesses your environment and provides recommendations on remediation of any potential issues.
This service is offered to help customers resolve any app compatibility issue with Windows 10 or Office 365 ProPlus. File a ticket through FastTrack, and we will follow up to work with you until the issue is resolved. Desktop App Assure is offered at no additional cost to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education customers and is currently available in North America, with worldwide availability in February 2019.
Additional modern desktop products FAQ
An offering that brings together Microsoft 365 Enterprise, device as a service, and cloud-based device management by Microsoft. Microsoft Managed Desktop enables customers to maximize their IT organizations’ focus on their business while Microsoft helps manage their modern desktops. For more information, visit the Microsoft Managed Desktop page.
A new multi-user, full Windows 10 Enterprise virtual machine offering, hosted in Azure, and optimized for Office 365 ProPlus. Windows Virtual Desktop can be accessed from any device with a remote desktop client—Apple, iOS, Android, Chromebook, etc. Learn more by visiting the Windows Virtual Desktop page.