- Published: Wednesday, 05 June 2019 10:18
Over the years Microsoft have developed a wide range of software products for PCs, laptops and Servers, each product has a product life cycle which provides the users with the security and bug fix updates to ensure their data is safe and secure.
What is Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008?
Windows 7 is the desktop PC/Laptop operating system which is used, it allows users to run applications such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Adobe Reader, Word, Excel, Outlook. Windows 7 was initially released on 22 July 2009 to enterprises and was available to everyone from October 2009.
Windows Server 2008 is used on servers and has many functions, most businesses will use it as File Server, Print server, Web Server and Active Directory. The server functions can be extended by running applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft SQL Server. Windows Server 2008 was released on 27 February 2008 and R2 (release 2) was released on 22 October 2009.
When is the End Of life?
Many thousands of devices still run Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 the official End of Extended support is 14 Jan 2020.