By: Stephanie Petrashko
Microsoft will be ending its support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015.
This means that the 380,000 businesses across Canada who still use the old operating system can make themselves and their clients vulnerable to hackers, lose the ability to accept credit cards, and face legal ramifications, if they don't upgrade by the deadline.
After July 14th, Microsoft will no longer issue automatic fixes, security patches or offer technical support to businesses still using Windows Server 2003.
Windows Server is the dominant operating system for servers in Canada, and about 40% of customers use the 2003 version, despite the availability of 2008 and 2012 versions.