Exchange 2010 – End of Support (EOS)

On October 13, 2020, Exchange Server 2010 will reach end of support. If you haven’t already begun your migration from Exchange 2010 to Office 365 or Exchange 2016, now’s the time to start your planning.

Exchange Server, like almost all Microsoft products, has a support lifecycle during which we provide new features, bug fixes, security fixes, and so on. This lifecycle typically lasts for 10 years from the date of the product’s initial release, and the end of this lifecycle is known as the product’s end of support. When Exchange 2010 reaches its end of support on October 13, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide:

  • Technical support for problems that may occur;
  • Bug fixes for issues that are discovered and that may impact the stability and usability of the server;
  • Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered and that may make the server vulnerable to security breaches;
  • Time zone updates.

Your installation of Exchange 2010 will continue to run after this date. However, because of the changes listed above, we strongly recommend that you migrate from Exchange 2010 as soon as possible.

Windows 7 – End of Support (EOS)

Did you know that Windows 7 End-of-Life support will end on the 14th January 2020?

What does this mean?

Microsoft will stop releasing updates and patches for the operating system and will also not offer help and support if you encounter any issues. Hackers will knowingly be ready to exploit this time window and will take advantage of this vulnerability.

Do not be left susceptible to cyber-attacks because of this. Contact us today so that we may show you how to mitigate these risks.

SQL & Windows Server 2008 End Of Support

SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support is coming and time is running out!

A big deadline is approaching for any company running Windows Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008. In July 2019, these platforms will no longer be supported by Microsoft, and every company that misses the deadline will face serious security and data loss risks.

Veracloud recommends taking a forward-thinking approach to this situation and viewing it as an opportunity to innovate using a multitude of options only made possible by utilizing Microsoft Azure. And by just migrating to Azure, you can get free Extended Security Updates for 3 more years after the end of support.

You probably know by now that  SQL Server and Azure SQL Database is engineered to handle the quickly-evolving needs of modern data developers and administrators. And perhaps you’re ready to modernise your data ecosystem, but the thought of cloud migration gives you pause. It’s a good time to discover the options in Azure SQL Database for easing the way.

This technical white paper takes a deeper look at modernising data to the cloud and the operational role Azure SQL Database plays.

Your data doesn’t need to be vulnerable.  Our customers are factoring this event into their larger data initiatives.  Whether you are looking to quickly mitigate your risk or using SQL end of life as a catalyst for innovation, we are here to help.