Project Server 2007 End of life – Migration options to consider
Office 2007 servers and applications reach the end of its support lifecycle this year, which means there will be no new updates, no assisted support (free or paid), or bug fixes, or any online technical content updates. If you are still on Project Server 2007, this post is for you… read on!
Project Server 2007 and related products like Project Portfolio Server 2007, Project 2007 Standard, Project 2007 Professional, will have no more support after October 10, 2017. You should start planning to move to Project Online or upgrade to the supported versions of Project, if you are currently using any of the above products.
What does End of Life mean for you?
You will still be able to install Project Server 2007 after the mentioned date, but because of the above changes, we strongly recommend that you migrate from Project Server 2007 as soon as possible.
For your help, here we list a few things that you won’t continue to have it coming from Microsoft:
- Technical support for problems that may occur with the product at any stage
- Bug fixes for issues that may impact the stability and usability of the server
- Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered and that may make the server vulnerable to security breaches
- Time zone updates
What are my options to upgrade/migrate?
There might be a lot of head scratching about what to do next if you’re still on legacy versions. You need to weigh your options – should your organization want to stay on-prem or move to the cloud?
As a Project Server 2007 user, your migration options can be:
- Migrate to Project Online
- Migrate to a newer on-premises version of Project Server (preferably Project Server 2016)
Take into consideration how you can cause the least amount of headache for your users.
How Advaiya can help you?
Upgrading from Project Server 2007 can be challenging, and needs a lot of preparation and planning. It can get even more difficult if you were not the one to setup and configure Project Server 2007 originally. Luckily, you can turn to Advaiya, a trusted Microsoft partner who has been helping customers with complete migration, implementation, adoption, and after support. We can help you to assess tour current infrastructure and requirements, and help you decide your migration to Project Server 2016 or to Project Online.
We can make the process quick and easy as we have our own project management tool – AdValue – to get Project Online deployed rapidly and adopted broadly. Call us today!
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