HomesecurityMicrosoft: Windows 7 security updates after expiration

Microsoft: Windows 7 security updates after expiration

MicrosoftAs it has been known for a long time after him January 2020, Microsoft will stop releasing free updates security for Windows 7. However, it does allow businesses to continue to receive updates after that date. Microsoft offers a choice for business owners of its operating licenses systemic. This option is not very well known but it does allow for users receive updates for a specified period of time after the deadline.

Microsoft customers that will have this feature are those with Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS), with active subscriptions to Windows 10 E5, Microsoft 365 E5 and Microsoft 365 E5 Security. These customers can use one information security of 7, for another year, at no extra charge. This offer runs from 1 June 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Microsoft had announced plans to withdraw free updates long ago. Last September he had stated that the businesses will be able to use Windows 7 up to January of 2023, for a fee. The deadline for the deadline (for free updates) will be 14η January 2020.

Back then, Microsoft had mentioned the extras security updates (Windows 7 Extended Security Updates-ESUs) will be sold per device and that price will increase every year. These updates will be available to everyone professionals and business users of Windows 7 with licensing agreements.

Office 365 ProPlus will continue to be able to run on up-to-date devices publications Windows 7 security until January of 2023.

In addition, Microsoft intends to provide these updates free of charge customers of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) for three years. The cost is included in the WVD licensing fees.

Microsoft enables users to use updates after the deadline but updates will not be economical. For Windows Enterprise and Microsoft 365 users, Microsoft will provide the updates as add-ons. As we said above, every year the price will increase. For the first year, the add-on will cost 25 $ per device. In the second year, the cost will double (50 $ per device) and in the third year it will reach 100 $ per device. For Windows 7 Pro users, the cost will be 50 $ for the first year, 100 $ for the second, and 200 $ for the third year.

If you would like to know more details about extra security updates, you can read this document.

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