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The end of Windows 8.1 is in sight - News

The end of Windows 8.1 is in sight – News

Extended support for the operating system will end in six months. Exchange Server 2013 is already coming to an end.

Official support for Windows 8.1 was actually dropped in 2018 (Windows 8 support in 2016) and later that year the Store was also closed for new apps. After that, Microsoft continued to release security updates, but according to the now known schedule, they also disappear after five years.

On January 10, 2023, it is really important to switch to another system. There will no longer be patches for the system and programs running on it, and technical support is no longer possible. Microsoft will also start sending out reminders next month to customers who are still using Windows 8.1.

But there really isn’t much. Windows 8.1 was already one of the less well-received versions of the operating system. I followed in the footsteps of Windows 8, which was heavily criticized for introducing too many changes at the same time, especially around mobile phone screens. According to the latest statistics, it is still used on about 3.06 percent of devices. In comparison, Windows 10 is on 71.82% of PCs.

This also explains why there is no Extended Security Update for 8.1. Such an arrangement, whereby companies pay extra to run on their current system for a few more years, was made for Windows 7. Windows 8.1 won’t get that.

Are you up to Windows 10?

Systems currently running Windows 8.1 may not be powerful enough to handle Windows 11. Windows 10 is another option. This will continue to be supported until 2025 and although the official period in which you can switch from Windows 8 to 10 for free expires in 2016, there’s a good chance you can upgrade for free with a valid product key.

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Exchange Server 2013

And while you upgrade: Microsoft will also start sending end-of-term reminders for the Calendar and Mail platform in Exchange Server 2013. They will start on April 11, 2023. General support for the server platform closed four years ago, in April 2018. Here are the options for upgrades to Exchange Server 2019 For systems powerful enough for this, or Exchange Online, the cloud version of Exchange Server.

Official support for Windows 8.1 was actually dropped in 2018 (Windows 8 support in 2016) and later that year the Store was also closed for new apps. After that, Microsoft continued to release security updates, but according to the now known schedule, they also disappear after five years. On January 10, 2023, it is really important to switch to another system. There will no longer be patches for the system and programs running on it, and technical support is no longer possible. Microsoft will also start sending out reminders next month to customers who are still using Windows 8.1. But there really isn’t much. Windows 8.1 was already one of the less well-received versions of the operating system. I followed in the footsteps of Windows 8, which was heavily criticized for introducing too many changes at the same time, especially around mobile phone screens. According to the latest statistics, it is still used on about 3.06 percent of devices. In comparison, Windows 10 is on 71.82% of PCs. This also explains why there is no Extended Security Update for 8.1. Such an arrangement, whereby companies pay extra to run on their current system for a few more years, was made for Windows 7. Windows 8.1 won’t get that. Systems currently running Windows 8.1 may not be powerful enough to handle Windows 11. Windows 10 is another option. This will continue to be supported until 2025 and although the official period in which you can switch from Windows 8 to 10 for free expires in 2016, there’s a good chance you can upgrade for free with a valid product key. And while you upgrade: Microsoft will also start sending end-of-term reminders for the Calendar and Mail platform in Exchange Server 2013. They will start on April 11, 2023. General support for the server platform closed four years ago, in April 2018. Here are the options for upgrades to Exchange Server 2019 For systems powerful enough for this, or Exchange Online, the cloud version of Exchange Server.

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