As various software products are born and disappear each year, our concern is not limited to newly born software products and new versions.
There is a lot of software that ends support and ends its life-cycle.
For users who use it, they are worried about whether the software they are using has been discontinued.
Especially for Microsoft products, don't miss the support end date. There are cases where all employees have PCs such as Windows 7. Note that there are cases where Windows 10 function updates are included.
List of Microsoft products reaching end of support in 2019-2020
It is listed in an easy-to-understand summary on the Microsoft support site (URL below)
|Product||support end of date|
|SQL Server 2008 / 2008 R2||7-19-2019|
|Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2||1-14-2020|
|Exchange Server 2010||1-14-2020|
|Windows 7 for Embedded Systems||1-14-2020|
|Office 2010 クライアント||10-13-2020|
|Project Server 2010||10-13-2020|
|Windows Embedded Standard 7||10-13-2020|
Why we so worried abod life-cycle end if support ends?
In principle, product updates will no longer be offered.
That said, product updates are not important, but security updates included in the updates are important.
I think that Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 listed above are still remaining products in many companies.
Moreover, both are OS (basic software), Windows 7 has a very important role as a PC in each office, and Windows 2008 has a very important role as a server in the data center / machine room.
If these two security updates are not provided, internal system data cannot be protected from known vulnerabilities, and management may be given responsibility as a company in times of emergency.
Of course, the information system department is no exception.
So information system dept in small-scale company must make every effort to protect your in-house systems and data while ensuring security alone.
Some high lights
Needless to say, it was an OS that once boasted an overwhelming share of office PCs.
Although it has fulfilled its role as the true successor of Windows XP, it is finally ending.
Windows 10 is the preferred replacement location.
But let's begin the replacement study paying attention to the fact that the lifecycle policy has changed significantly from Windows 10.
Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2
The successor to Windows Server 2003.
The problem with Windows Server 2008 R2 is that it is still used in package software.
UNIX, Linux-> Windows is also a popular period, and it is also troublesome that the package software itself is aging and it is difficult to make a big investment.
As far as I know, the AP server is already compatible with 2012, but I know many servers that the DB server remains 2008R2.
Don't be wary because the DB server is locked in the internal network.