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20170221 Windows 7 moves to containment

Every operating system has a support life-cycle determined by the software publisher, and the Managed Workstation service places each operating system into a support life-cycle.

The Managed Workstation Service is moving Windows 7 into containment.

What and When:

Managed Workstation will continue to support Windows 7, however we no longer provide an image using Lite-touch deployment or through CDW-G. On February 28, 2017, Windows 7 will move into containment.

What does this mean?

Managed Workstation will continue to provide automatic fixes, security updates, and technical assistance for Windows 7 operating system as part of the Managed Workstation rate. Microsoft will continue to support the Windows 7 operating system through 1/2020.

What You Need to Do:

If you have a Windows 7 operating system, we recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10. Below is a link with instructions for upgrading your workstation.

https://itconnect.uw.edu/wares/nebula/managed-workstation-service-design/operating-system-support/upgrading-to-windows-10/