No doubt you have already heard about the upcoming retirement of a whole range of Microsoft products within the next few months and hopefully you have plans a foot to discontinue their use and replace them with alternative solutions. When the product cycle comes to an end there will no longer be any security updates produced against newly emerged threats and Microsoft will no longer provide any support for the product.
Microsoft will sunset the following products on January 14 2020 :
• Windows 7
• Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems
• Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2