Is it time you thought about replacing your windows server 2012? mark from m3 Networks talks us through why we might need to give our trusty old reliable operating system some consideration!
If you're still using Windows Server 2012 (a lot of people are!) then you need to listen to this episode... Windows Server 2012 has been around for a while (not quite ten years) and it's now becoming officially obsolete.
What's the difference between mainstream support and extended support from Microsoft? Mark talks us through everything we need to know about the operating system's support options in this episode.
There are different aspects of it that will impact on different businesses, in different ways.
Regardless of the support agreement you have with Microsoft, Mark can talk you through your options. Scroll to find the link to book a chat.
What's going to happen to customer support once the extended support ends? The burning question.
Will you be left hung out to dry, or will there be options available to you?
Well, Mark seems to think it's something you definitely need to be aware of.
"Well, the most important thing to remember about this is that once it's expired, the product will almost entirely be unprotected by Microsoft.
Microsoft will not release any security, updates and fixes, which means that your 2012 server is a sitting duck effectively."
During this episode of the Techcess technology podcast, Mark explains what we can expect to happen from Microsoft, following their end of life phasing of Windows Server 2012, including:
What this move will mean for most Windows Server 2012 users What you can do if you currently still have Windows Server 2012 Mark's suggestion for how you can prepare for the changes coming to the Windows Server 2012 software (Want to download your free copy of m3's IT services buyer's guide that Mark mentions in the episode?)
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"Start planning to replace your Windows Server 2012 now Techcess Episode 51 transcript
In today's episode of Techcess, I'm gonna be telling you everything you need to know about Windows Server 2012, and that it's going 'end of life', which means that it's coming to an end. And if you are still using windows server 2012, you need to listen to this episode so that you are informed and can make decisions before it gets too late, and you find out that your server's no longer receiving updates.
Windows server 2012 and Server 2012 R2, or release two, are going end of life.
So Windows Server 2012 R2 was released actually not in 2012 at all it was released in October, 2013.
And the end of life roadmap from Microsoft actually began with the end of mainstream support, which was back in October, 2018. And currently we are in the extended support phase, which goes on until October 20, 23. So we've got just over a year left before we go out of the extended support phase. And after 2023 in October businesses still using Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 will no longer receive any critical security updates in patches.
So of course we recommend that you update your operating system before then. And to be honest, Given how long this server operating system's been around, it's probably not just an updated operating system. It's probably a hardware replacement of your server, or probably now is the time to have a discussion with your IT provider about, should we move to the cloud either fully to the cloud or in a hybrid cloud situati