“End of life” is a technological phrase that refers to when a product and/or service is phased out. It’s a deadline given to consumers when product support and service will no longer be offered. Once a product/service has reached an “End of Life” deadline, the use of those items become obsolete. Kustura Technologies recommends all of our customer’s update and upgrade systems before these deadlines arrive. This gives your company time to make any necessary adjustments to equipment, training, or project planning.
The first deadline we are going to discuss is January 14, 2020. This deadline applies to the Windows 7 Operating System and Windows Server 2008.
The second deadline we are going to discuss is October 13, 2020. This deadline applies to the Microsoft Office 2010 software.
Those companies who were still using Windows 7 are likely also using Office 2010. We are sorry to let you know this product is also reaching its “End of Life” deadline soon. Your company will no longer have access to Office 2010 updates, troubleshooting, or support.
This is the perfect time for Kustura Technologies to help you decide which newer version of Microsoft Office is best for you.
Kustura Technologies recommends our customers update to option 1, Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus. One of the many reasons for this recommendation is because it provides a user-based licensing model. This allows Kustura to install Office on up to 5 different PCs or Macs at one time. Financially, this is the best option for our customers. This version receives add-on features over time and allows you to upgrade to the newest version once it’s released.
Microsoft Office 2016 is the second option. Microsoft 2016 does not come with any additional add-on features. The software will remain the same through its lifespan and will be ineligible for any newly released features. This choice would be ideal for smaller companies who only plan to install Microsoft Office on one or two PCs.
“End of Life” deadlines for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Microsoft Office 2010 are quickly approaching. Kustura Technologies is here to help our customers with the necessary upgrades and updates to ensure seamless transitions.
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