End Of Support Countdown Call For Windows XP, Vista, 7 And Office 2003
Launched in 2001 Windows XP is still the market leader of operating systems. But to this fact Microsoft have recently reminded about end of their support for Windows XP after two years on same day. While XP server majority of Windows users but Microsoft consider users should now move to never technology namely Windows 7 or upcoming Windows 8. This means users with Windows XP will not receive any security updates or any other support beyond April 8, 2014.
Microsoft usually provide 5 years of strong support but Windows XP did 13 years. There have been another two OS Microsoft are handling simultaneously. And next one is one its way.
Along with Windows XP, Office 2003 is also going to make way out of office series. It will also lose support at same time Consider Windows XP and Office 2003 is way to old with technology to utilize current hardware power and serve users Microsoft have requested to upgrade their operating system to Windows 7 and Office 2010.
If you still have some PCs running Windows XP and Office 2003 in your organization, now would be a good time to start migrating them to Windows 7 and Office 2010
Apart from Windows XP, Windows 7 and Vista’s support have been extended to 11 April 2017.Case could be understand with Windows 7 which is second to market leader. But Vista is near its end with only 8 percent of market share and that also going down. While Microsoft provide 5 years support, now uses of this OS will receive security and other support for more 5 years. This is good new for some people and they would be able to wait for Windows 9.
If you are using Windows XP there is no point continuing it. Windows 7 is offers far more features rich and next Windows 8 will have unmatched experience of XP. So waiting for Windows 8 would be good choice. It is set to release in October 2012 where most people can go for it. If successfully it would eventually replace Windows 7 and there is no point going for it.
Whichever operating system you choose, if you are using Windows XP than its time to move on for better. For your security, you staffs and everyone’s betterment.
If you haven’t yet already, we do hope that you take this end of support countdown as an opportunity to migrate your PCs to Windows 7 and Office 2010 so that your business and employees are more productive and secure.