According to Microsoft’s plan, the company will officially end its support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. By convention, Microsoft will provide Windows 7 Extended Security Updates. The so-called extra support means that companies pay for security updates to Microsoft alone. At present, ZDNet has received additional support quotations from Microsoft. The additional support quote starts at $25 per device, the next year’s support price doubles to $50, and the third year additional support costs to $100.
The Windows 7 ESU will be sold on a per-device basis and the price will increase each year. Windows 7 ESUs will be available to all Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise customers in Volume Licensing, with a discount to customers with Windows software assurance, Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education subscriptions. In addition, Office 365 ProPlus will be supported on devices with active Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023. This means that customers who purchase the Windows 7 ESU will be able to continue to run Office 365ProPlus.