Small Business Server 2003 will end!!
Across the globe, companies have made Small Business Server 2003 the cornerstone of their IT infrastructure and it has proven a highly robust platform.
However, as of April 2014 Small Business Server will no longer be supported by Microsoft.
The Microsoft Support Lifecycle (MSL) is generally ten years and as such, Small Business Server 2003 will be resigned at the start of 2014 (April).
That is not to say that SBS 2003 will stop working; however without Microsoft offering active support, the shelf life of the product will be limited.
What does this mean?
From 2014, Microsoft will stop issuing security updates and patches for SBS 2003, rendering it highly vulnerable to attack. Issues could arise if there are technical problems that require development support from Microsoft. Should a serious problem arise, there would be no route for Microsoft Partners to resolve it.
Whether your business chooses to replace the current platform with another solution or migrate to the cloud, one thing is for certain – complacency is not an option and for businesses which value the security of data, the upgrade is an essential one!
With 2014 rapidly approaching, if you haven’t already done so, you should be taking proactive action to ensure that when support draws to a close, you are ready for it!
If you were considering upgrading to the latest version of Small Business Server (2011), it will only be available to purchase until the end of December 2013. Small Business Server will be supported until about 2021
Don’t leave it until the last minute!!
Call us now to discuss upgrading from Small Business Server 2003.