Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue support of Windows XP and Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. The ubiquitous operating system was cutting-edge technology when it was released a decade ago. Stella Chernyak in a post on Microsoft's Windows For Your Business Blog says:
"The technology environment has shifted. Technology continues to evolve and so do people’s needs and expectations. Modern users demand technologies that fit their personal workstyle and allow them to stay productive anywhere anytime, while businesses have an ever increasing need to protect data and ensure security, compliance and manageability. It is in a company’s – and its employees’ – best interest to take advantage of the modern Windows and Office software that is designed with these needs in mind."
Although Windows 8 is set to be released this fall, Microsoft is encouraging Windows XP users to upgrade to Windows 7 now. Microsoft's reasoning is that by upgrading now, users will have a foundation upon which they can build for future Windows releases. Microsoft also reasons that users can benefit from features currently available in Windows 7.
Microsoft is encouraging users and organization to not procrastinate. Here are some resources from Microsoft to help you and your organization migrate to a newer version of Windows and Microsoft Office:
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