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Microsoft reminder: Office SharePoint Server 2007 End of Support. see other Microsoft product end of life plans here.

On October 17, 2017, Microsoft will completely end support for Office SharePoint Server 2007. Office SharePoint Server 2007 has been on extended support since 2012, which means only security updates are released.

Here’s what end of support means for customers: No critical updates where releases in 2016 for Office SharePoint Server 2007 under extended support. No security updates will be developed or released after end of support. More importantly the operating systems supporting Office SharePoint Server 2007 are reaching or have reached end of support. Lack of compliance with various stands and regulations can be devastating. This may include regulatory and industry standards for which compliance can no longer be achieved. For example, lack of compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards might mean companies such as Visa and MasterCard will no longer so business with you. Or, the new cost of doing business will include paying catastrophic penalties and astronomically high transaction fees. In the worst case, lack of compliance can even result in lost business. Servers running Office SharePoint Server 2007 are affected. Both virtualized and physical instances of Office SharePoint Server 2007 are vulnerable and would not pass a compliance audit. Many applications will also cease to be supported, once the operating system they are running on is unsupported. This includes all Microsoft applications, including Groove Server servers. Staying put will cost more in the end. Maintenance costs for aging hardware will also increase, and customers will face added costs for intrusion detection systems, more advanced firewalls, network segmentation, and other security measures-all simply to isolate legacy server operating systems and Office SharePoint Server 2007

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