December 1, 2020

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Microsoft Windows 7 – Extended security update status

The COVID pandemic has impacted some capabilities in upgrading & this special security licensing for Windows 7 must be renewed annually at cost.  This may be an important budgetary item for 2021 for some companies.

Microsoft Extended Security Update Program Approaches Year 2 — Redmondmag.com

Microsoft this week announced that the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Extended Security Update (ESU) program is approaching Year 2.   The announcement likely signifies renewed IT pro pain to come if organizations haven’t been able to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 or newer Windows Server products. Unlike other Microsoft licensing programs, the ESU program requires that organizations buy licensing keys each year. These keys are good for one year, and they have to be installed on device