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Windows Server 2003 End of Support

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Many people don’t realise or have failed to prepare for the fact that Windows Server 2003 will no longer be supported by Microsoft from 14th July 2015.

From that date Microsoft will no longer release updates or hot-fixes for the ageing server OS.  That means no more security updates which renders the operating system unsafe for use. Systems running public facing services such as Exchange, IIS (including SBS versions) will be particularly vulnerable and should be migrated as a matter of urgency.

In many cases this will involve replacing or upgrading hardware as the modern equivalents require more system resources.

Small Business Server 2003 (SBS) users should consider moving their email to a service like Office 365 and file sharing in the cloud is also possible for SME businesses with good internet connections.

If you need help and advice getting your system migrated efficiently and cost effectively by experienced systems integrators then give us a call.

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