Still using Windows Server 2012? – You are at risk
Extended support from Microsoft for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will be switched off on Tuesday 10th October. If you have machines still using Server 2012 you are now at risk and we advise you to take immediate action to upgrade to a current Microsoft Operating System. Once End of Support is reached, Microsoft will stop providing technical support and bug fixes for newly discovered issues that may impact the usability or stability of servers.
For organizations still using Windows Server 2012, there are many reasons why you are now at risk including:
Security Patches and bug fixes. This is probably the greatest threat – when Microsoft ends support it means that they will no longer make security patches or bug fixes available, so systems will not be protected against new malware and cyberattacks, leaving an organization vulnerable to attack.
Performance issues – Continuing to use an outdated operating system means you run the risk of the third-party software you are using, being updated and no longer being compatible.
Microsoft advises admins who want to keep their servers running and still receiving bug fixes and security updates to upgrade to Windows Server 2019 and SQL Server 2019.
We are happy to help you plan your upgrade or to answer any questions you may have.