Now that Windows 7 is available, system builders have been requesting additional information regarding End of Sales and End of Support for Windows Vista products. In response, Microsoft is providing updates to the existing Windows Life-Cycle Policy, as well as details regarding End of Sales and End of Support plans for Windows Vista products.
Windows Vista Authorized Replication Ends October 11, 2011
This date is two years after the General Availability (GA) of Windows 7. Going forward all Windows products will follow a standardized End of Sales schedule which sets the End of Sales date for the previous Windows version at the start of the General Availability (GA) of the new Windows version. Once the new Windows Operating System (OS) reaches the set GA date, the previous version will remain available for two years after this date.
End of Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Microsoft support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) will end on July 12, 2011. From that date onward, Microsoft will no longer provide support or free security updates for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).
To help you understand the technical impact of support ending for Windows Vista SP1 and get guidance about how to communicate with your customers about options, watch the on-demand webcast Your Customer Is on Windows Vista SP1: What Are Their Options and Its Technical Implications?
Advise your customers not to run an unsupported operating system. Small and midsize businesses should migrate to Windows 7 Professional. Use these End-of-Support resources to help you talk with customers about upgrading to the Windows 7 operating system.
Since 1997, EDI has been a value-added provider of high quality computer components, systems, servers, and computing solutions. Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, EDI maintains a presence throughout the eastern United States and many European markets.
At EDI, we recognize that business policies and practices that serve the technology community provide an important business advantage, both for us and our customers. As a prominent distributor of computer components and white-box systems, we affect the communities where we do business. As such, we build quality relationships with clients and develop strong vendor alliances. For us, there are multiple benefits – better financial returns, increased opportunities, more efficient operations, higher employee motivation, and improved goodwill between us, our vendors, and our customers. For our customers, there is a triple bottom line – more efficient service, increased selection, and smart savings.
Leveraging our strengths (accelerated delivery time, affordable pricing, assorted purchase options, and exceptional customer service), we plan to improve product accessibility and affordability, provide innovative solutions, and continuously improve our service and products. To achieve this goal, EDI pursues an individual relationship with each customer and tailors services to meet each customer’s specific needs. By contributing to the success of our customers, we hope to stimulate the use of technology throughout a variety of industry sectors, including schools, government institutions, and corporations.