Microsoft Windows Server 2012 will reach end of life (EOL) on October 10, 2023

February 2, 2024 ,
by meshviz-admin
Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 will reach end of life (EOL) on October 10, 2023. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide support, security updates, or technical assistance for the product.

While this may be a cause for concern for organizations that are still using Windows Server 2012, it is important to note that the end of life of an operating system is a natural part of the product lifecycle. This allows Microsoft to focus on developing and supporting newer technologies, while also giving customers the opportunity to upgrade to a more secure and feature-rich platform.

For organizations that are still using Windows Server 2012, it is recommended to begin planning an upgrade to a supported operating system as soon as possible. There are a few options available, including upgrading to Windows Server 2022 or moving to a cloud-based solution such as Microsoft Azure.

Upgrading to a newer version of Windows Server can bring numerous benefits, including improved security, new features and functionality, and better performance. It is also important to consider the potential risks of continuing to use an unsupported operating system, such as security vulnerabilities that may not be patched and compliance issues.

In conclusion, the end of life of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is an important milestone for organizations using the product. It is recommended to begin planning an upgrade to a supported operating system in order to take advantage of the latest features and security updates, and to mitigate the risks of using an unsupported product.

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For more information on the end of support and Microsoft product life cycles see these articles on the Microsoft website:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/lifecycle/products/windows-server-2012
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/lifecycle/products/windows-server-2012-r2


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