If you’re a dentist practising in the UK, it’s important to stay up-to-date on changes that could affect your practice.
One such change is the end of support for Microsoft Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2, which will occur on March 31, 2024.
This means that after this date, you won’t receive any more updates from Software of Excellence for your server operating system. If your practice is currently running one of these unsupported systems, it’s crucial to take action to ensure the security of your system.
Microsoft officially stopped releasing security updates, non-security updates, bug fixes, and support for Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 as of October 10, 2023. While Software of Excellence has maintained compatibility with these operating systems for some time, changes will be introduced into EXACT from March 31, 2024, to ensure the latest security updates for server software. This means that practices with unsupported operating systems won’t be able to upgrade EXACT after this date.
To maintain a secure system, we strongly advise you to review all available operating system options. If your IT company hasn’t already alerted you to this issue then contact us and we can assist. For more details on supported operating systems and Microsoft’s support lifecycle, you can check out the EXACT help centre.
Our company is very familiar with the Exact software and we are Microsoft Partners so can help get the project moving and get you compliant in good time, but now you need to make active moves to get secure.
We can support you through this transition, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance!
- Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 will no longer be supported after March 31, 2024, and practices running these operating systems won’t receive any more updates.
- Microsoft stopped releasing security updates, non-security updates, bug fixes, and support for these operating systems as of October 10, 2023.
- To maintain a secure system, it’s important to review available operating system options as soon as possible.
We’re here to support you through this transition, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance!
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