Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 ended January 2020
Will you migrate or eliminate your Windows Print Servers?
Microsoft stopped supporting Windows Server 2008 in January 2020, this means the end to regular security updates, leaving your IT infrastructure outdated and unprotected. Windows Server 2012 will stop being supported in 2023 just 4 years later. Question is: what will you do both now and in the future when Microsoft announces end of life support?
During this time organizations using Windows Server 2008 are taking the opportunity to evaluate their options. The most common of these are:
- Upgrade to the next version - Windows Server 2012
- Upgrade to the newer version - Windows Server 2016 or 2019
- Move to a cloud hosted infrastructure.
All of the options above are time intensive, costly and moves your IT department away from innovative activities for the business and onto “stabilizing” your infrastructure. For a limited time only. One thing is certain: as long as you have Windows print servers, you will have to deal with upgrades every few years. And your IT administrators will spend a fair portion of time on maintenance for other upgrades and updates for software installed, such as print drivers or a print management solution. The cloud will limit the time needed for maintenance, but comes with some concerns of its own. One of them being the cost associated with it. Which is why we would like to present you with a cost efficient and highly effective alternative which offers instant ROI.