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Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 Support Ends April 8, 2014

In 2002 Microsoft introduced its Support Lifecycle policy based on customer feedback to have more transparency and predictability of support for Microsoft products.

As per this policy, Microsoft Business and Developer products, including Windows and Office products, receive and minimum of 10 years of support.

Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8th 2014, now is the time to start thinking about upgrading your current systems.  This ensures you remain on supported versions of Windows and Office and can begin planning and application testing before support runs out.

After April 8th 2014, there will be no; new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates from Microsoft.

Running Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 in your environment after their end of support date may expose your company to potential risks such as Security & Compliance Risks and Lack of Independent Software Vendor (ISV) & Hardware Manufacturers support.

Get current with Windows 7 or 8 and Office 2010

  • Stay Supported
  • More flexibility to empower employees to be more productive
  • Increase operational efficiency through improved PC security and management
  • Take advantage of the latest technology trends such as virtualisation and the cloud

For more information contact IT ConneXions.