1) Windows Server 2003 EOL – Official: (Don’t get surprise, still many companies use this older version)
14th July 2015, Windows Server 2003 will be turned off officially, but question is how many companies that are using this version for a long time will migrate on the time. However, Microsoft will logically move towards a customized support at full price.
The most vital part is migration associated to this on coming end of Windows Server 2003 OS would represent a total expenditure of $100 billion for businesses, according to forecasts of Spiceworks IT Network.
Why this is a major issue?
This version is in the end of life time-span and Microsoft will no longer offer any official support system after 14 July. So those using this OS will either have to pay full bespoke price for the support ($600 per server, for the 1st year) or migrate to new alternatives (i.e. 2008 or 2012). By all means, a huge investment is must, according to the Texas based Spiceworks.