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Is the end of life for Windows XP really going to happen?

Feb 25 2014: Published by under Microsoft,Microsoft Licensing Tip,Windows

Is Windows XP done? Unfortunately, yes it is. The end is near. Doomsday for Windows XP is just a few months away. On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will issue its last updates for this version.  On the same day that Windows XP gets its final updates, Office 2003 and all of it is included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and so on will also get its final security updates.

Those of you who have kept Windows XP and Office 2003 have a compounded issue with which to deal. April 8th is the last security update for both Windows XP and Office 2003 and without further security updates these products may simply not be safe to use in your environment any longer. With a little bit of research we found that since August of 2012 there have been 10 security bulletins issued just for Office 2003, half of them were rated critical.  There is no indication whatsoever that Microsoft will continue to support it either XP of Office 2013 beyond the April updates.

Make plans now to migrate to a newer version!



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