In the past, Microsoft announced its plans to end Windows 7 support on January 14, 2020. It seems that not enough users are migrating to the newer Windows 10 and it has prompted the company to offer two years extra support to customers who choose to pay for it.
It’s a known fact that tons of Enterprise customers are still running Windows 7 installations on their computers. As a part of the Extended Security Updates (ESU) plan, Windows 7 will continue receiving security updates until January 2023.
It’s worth noting that ESU plan is only available to customers running Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise editions.
In case users extend the support, Microsoft will also ensure that they’ll be able to run Office 365 ProPlus on Windows 7 devices through January 2023.
Apart from the extended Windows 7 support, Microsoft has also offered a new Desktop App Assure feature. Available at no extra cost, this service ensures that most of the apps designed for Windows 7 will continue to work on Windows 10. If some user faces any problem, he/she can file a ticket via Microsoft FastTrack service.
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