On January 14th 2020 support for Windows 7 will cease, followed by Office 2010 on October 14th 2020.
What does end of support mean to me?
After the dates above your workstation or servers will no longer receive security updates. These updates include security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal your personal information. Windows Update also installs the latest software updates to improve the reliability of Windows—such as new drivers for your hardware.
Therefore, it’s important that you upgrade to a modern operating system such as Windows 10, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer. Of course your applications such as accounting, CRM and graphics packages will need to be on a supported operating system so you can receive updates and support on them.
What should you do?
For most Windows 7 users, moving to a new device with Windows 10 will be the recommended path forward. Today's PCs are faster, lightweight, yet powerful and more secure, with an average price that's considerably less than that of the average PC eight years ago.
For Office 2010 the direct replacement will be to upgrade to Office 2016/2019
What happens if I continue to use Windows 7 or Office 2010
You can continue to use the products but after support has ended but you will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Windows will continue to start and run, but you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.
Get in touch with your account manager who will guide you through the migration