Windows 7 end-of-support solutions.


Support for Windows Server 7 will come to an end on 14 January 2020. From this point on, no patches or security updates will be made available for this version. To protect against all possible security risks, we’ve collated three solutions:


  • Switch to Microsoft 365 or upgrade to the most current version of Windows 10.
    This is Microsoft’s recommended solution.
  • Upgrade to Microsoft Azure. 
    Use Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure and receive 3 years of Extended Security Updates. 
  • Purchase 3 years of Extended Security Updates for Windows. 
    From 1 December 2019, companies of all sizes can purchase ESU via Bechtle Clouds (CSP). Please note: purchasing this product does not automatically provide protection.  For this, the MAK keys on the existing infrastructure need to be activated. This is an additional process and does not affect existing activations. MAK activation can be carried out alongside an existing MKS environment. Update provisioning can be performed using existing tools such as Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and any patch management solution. 


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