We knew it was coming, and it’s not far off now. Microsoft is ending support for Windows Server 2003 on 14th July this year. This includes all versions and subeditions. Service packs actually stopped in 2010, but in five months time support goes too.
What will this mean? Well if you’re still running Server 2003 after 14th July you’ll be vulnerable to security flaws. Future attacks won’t be patched by Microsoft which will leave holes in your system that could lead to breaches, hacks and cyber attacks.
So what’s your plan? It’s been predicted that Windows Server 2003 end of life will prove to be a huge cloud catalyst. And we won’t argue that cloud is certainly a good way to go for many businesses. Migrating to Microsoft Azure or Office 365 will bring concrete benefits including better performance, business mobility, enterprise class security, increased productivity and agility. If that’s the path for your business, you’ll need to act now to plan your migration strategy and protect your IT infrastructure.