Back in 2003 it was unheard of to have email on your mobile phone, in fact it would be another 4 years till the iPhone made its appearance. Aptly named for its time, Server 2003 made it appearance. Since then it has had a great run and if we counted computer years like we do dog years, it would now be 84 years old. As such, Microsoft have decided to put it out to pasture. On the 14th of July this year Microsoft will officially no longer be supporting it.
What does this mean?
• Microsoft will stop releasing system and security updates.
• Microsoft will stop giving support.
What is the risk to my business?
Security updates – Periodically Microsoft release security updates to fix vulnerabilities that hackers and the like uncover in the operating systems. Without these your business is at risk to viruses specifically designed to take advantages of these flaws. This is why we recommend all servers and PC’s are patched once a month (KARE clients are automatically patched as part of their contract)
Support – Every now and again a curly problem presents itself and we need to call Microsoft to help resolve the issue. It does not happen very often but if it does Microsoft will simply refuse to help.