“End of life” doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
Sure, it does mean that you’ll have to upgrade your Microsoft Server sooner rather than later. But then you get to enjoy a new system! And, as a bonus, if you do so before the end of the year, you can take advantage of Section 179 to deduct the taxes.
Microsoft Server 2008 will reach end of life on January 14, 2020.
What does that mean?
This means no more bug fixes or security updates. Over time, the usability of Microsoft Server 2008 will degrade. There will be a loss of usability and increased vulnerability.
By failing to upgrade in time, you’ll face a number of key problems:
All three available editions of Windows Server 2008 R2 will be unsupported after January 14, 2020. This includes:
Unfortunately, Windows Server 2008 R2 is tightly integrated into the day-to-day functions of many businesses.
End of life is just a part of doing business – no matter what hardware or software you use, eventually it’ll reach the end of its life. Every Windows operating system has a lifecycle. It’s important that you stay up-to-date about essential End-of-Life dates. That’s why your IT services should be helping you to manage it.
If your computer is three or more years old, and running Windows 7, in most cases it makes sense to get a new one.
For most Windows 7 users, moving to a new device with a Windows 10 operating system is the best path forward. Today’s PCs are faster, lighter in weight, more powerful, and provide increased security.
If they don’t meet the requirements, it may be best to purchase a new machine with Windows 10 installed. Then you can reinstall any current applications that you require. The good news is that now is the perfect time to purchase new hardware because you can take advantage of the 179 Tax Deduction before 12/31/19.
Section 179 of the IRS Code was enacted to enable small businesses like yours to take depreciation deductions for certain assets in the year the property is placed in service rather than depreciating them over a long period of time. For 2019, the deduction is $1,000,000 – meaning you’re able to deduct the full cost of equipment up to $1,000,000 from your taxes.
This offers massive savings that help you make sure you’re keeping up with the latest technologies, and when systems reach their end-of-life, it’s a lot less stressful and costly to upgrade.
If you need help in managing end of life and claiming your tax deduction, allow us to assist – our Fort Lauderdale IT Support team can help you build a plan for migrating.
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