Microsoft is Ending Windows XP Support


20 January 2014

Start the New Year off well by ridding your business from old, insecure technology.

Microsoft will cease supporting Windows XP from 8th of April 2014. That's just over 2 months left to modernise any Windows XP systems you still have.

It's time to upgrade! Talk with us today about our Managed IT services and see how we can help.

From Microsoft:

Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But now the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.

As a result, after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date. (If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will continue to receive anti-malware signature updates for a limited time, but this does not mean that your PC will be secure because Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates to protect your PC.)

If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.

From http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows/end-support-help

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