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The End of Windows XP is Getting Close

Monday, November 05, 2012

The clock is ticking. In less than 18 months Windows XP will officially be “dead”, with no more Extended Support, and more importantly, no more security patches. Hopefully, this news does not come as a surprise, as Microsoft has foretold the fate of XP since its release back in 2001. Did you realize that XP was 11 years old?!?

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide Extended Support for XP (they have already dropped “regular” support), which gives users only a short amount of time to make the leap to a new Operating System. Additionally, many third party software providers are not planning to extend support for their applications running on Windows XP, which translates to even more complexity, security risks, and ultimately, added management costs for your IT department if you are still managing Windows XP environments.

End of support is nothing short of a death sentence for XP. Make no mistake about it, XP can be considered obsolete even today, despite the fact that Windows 7 only just overtook it as the undisputed king of the OS market. With the release of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, migrating off Windows XP should definitely be on your company’s to-do list.

If you are interested in making the move, or want to see what Windows 8 can do for you, please contact your IT Resource consultant or our sales department. We'll show you how you can benefit by making the switch now.

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