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So Long Windows XP…It was Great While it Lasted

Windows XP launched in 2001 and after thirteen years, Microsoft has decided to end support for this operating system. Currently with the second most install base (behind Windows 7), Microsoft’s decision will have an impact on many businesses and consumers. If your business is using Windows XP, how does this affect you?

After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

However, Microsoft did state that it will continue to provide anti-virus definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows XP until July 14, 2015. If you continue to use Windows XP after April 8, 2014, you will be vulnerable to security and compliance risks. With Windows XP no longer supported, it becomes difficult to know if security flaws are being exploited. Also, using an unsupported operating system may be an issue in certain industries where regulation requires software to be updated with patches and fixes.

Still unsure if you should move away from Windows XP? Here are a few more reasons:

So what are your next steps?

April 8th is fast approaching, so contact your IT partner if you have any questions.

Posted on March 4, 2014 by Rick Danek | Permalink