End of the line
On October 10th, support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 was officially ended.
After this date, these products will no longer receive security updates, non-security updates, bug fixes, technical support, or online technical content updates.
Customers can continue using Windows Server 2012/R2 after this date, but at their risk, unless they pay for extended security updates. You might need to do this because you have a legacy application that won’t run on the new operating system.
Microsoft has recommended that its 2012 customers migrate to a newer version of Windows Server (2016, 2019, 2022)
Why do you need to upgrade?
- Compliance issues: For healthcare and e-commerce industries that deal with lots of sensitive customer data, entrusting your data to an out-of-service technology would be seen as very dangerous.
- Financial burden: Huge costs will be incurred through trying to maintain an out-of-service OS.
- Security: With Microsoft no longer offering security patches for the products, this leaves your organisation in a vulnerable position from attacks.
- Compatibility: As time goes by you will find fewer and fewer new applications that will work with your old operating system. This may mean having to use older versions of apps that themselves may be out of service.
- Poor performance: All-round performance is just going to be slower on the legacy versions.
Where does SL6.7 come in?
Here at SeattleLab, we are committed to creating software to fully work with the latest Windows Server, 2022 and 2022 R2.
SLNet 6.7 is our first version to have full 64-bit compatibility, which works seamlessly with the latest version of Windows Server.
For a clearer picture of how SLNet from SeattleLab can help your organisation, visit our product page or download a free trial of our latest version SLNet 6.7 by clicking the link below.