All good things must come to an end.
Including the business software and hardware that you have likely been using for years. In the tech field, we call this End of Life.
Now, it's Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Exchange Server 2013’s turn to head to the big computer graveyard in the sky. Microsoft Server 2012, or Exchange 2013 are currently running on Microsoft ‘extended’ support (*see definition below), with the final end-of-support happening in 2023. Extended support means Microsoft will provide support until 2023, however, if something were to happen now, Microsoft would apply charges for the technical support without guarantee of a solution.
While technically you can still use your computer after the End-of-Life deadline, it is at high risk. After the deadline, your computer will be vulnerable to exploits, bugs, and viruses. If you delay an update and then find yourself with an issue, you will likely receive no help from Microsoft.
Bottom line: Starting in 2023 Microsoft will no longer be offering any support or repair services for Windows Server 2012 or Exchange Server 2013.
We want to ensure that these changes from Microsoft do not negatively impact your day-to-day operations or cause any confusion. We will be reaching out to set up a plan to transition out the expiring products, as well as go over the upgrades available for your network. We will work diligently with all of our clients to ensure they have an upgrade plan in place by December 2021 to ensure a timely and smooth transition.