Microsoft will stop issuing updates or patches for the popular operating system.
The end is near. You can feel it. And the date is well-known.
The end of support for Windows 7, that is. Come January 14.
If you no longer run Windows 7 on any of your church’s computers or hardware, and if you don’t know anyone who is, then you can stop reading now. But research shows very few fit into that criteria. Millions still run Windows 7 and many of us know them. I was at a major Hollywood studio recently and noticed several offices with computers still running Windows 7. If a Hollywood film studio hasn’t upgraded, it’s safe to assume many ministries haven’t, either.
So, what’s a church to do?
To answer that question, let’s first clear up a misunderstanding.
Windows 7 still will run on machines after January 14. There is no “kill switch,” in which your computer will explode or just stop working. Microsoft’s decision means there ...