End of Windows XP Support

Support Ends for Windows XP & Office 2003

Microsoft is ending all support for Windows XP and Office 2003 in one month

By Lisa Curry

 

Microsoft will be ending its extended support for all Windows XP and Office 2003 users on April 8th 2014 – just one month away. If you use Microsoft XP or Office 2003 then you need to act right away.

It has been 13 years since the launch of Microsoft XP, yet it still powers between one quarter and one third of desktop computers worldwide. However, with the support coming to an end, users will run the risk of leaving their PC unprotected and more vulnerable to malware and viruses as there will be no automatic updates or technical support after this date. For more information from Microsoft, click here.

From Saturday 8th March users will be notified directly by Microsoft through a pop-up notification on their computer screen.

What is the next step?

Microsoft directly recommends that businesses contact one of their certified partners as soon as possible to discuss an effective and affordable solution for your business. Here at Chorus we have been a Microsoft Gold Partner since 2007 and we can help with this decision and recommend effective solutions, such as switching to Office 365 so as to ensure your company has a smooth deployment without leaving your business at risk.

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Why switch?

Even without the urgency to migrate, we would still recommend that companies switch to Office 365. Its’ benefits include:

  • Easy to install and deploy
  • Automatic updates and backups
  • On the go access: work from virtually anywhere with mobile devices
  • Yammer, Lync, SharePoint, Office 2013 & unlimited email storage included within the monthly subscription

 

Who are we?

At Chorus, we work with companies who recognise the importance of fast, dependable and creative IT. We can help identify the best solutions available to fit with your business needs to ensure that you do not endure any business critical downtime. Chorus offer a number of services that can help your organisation grow and thrive by exploiting the power of technology. Our services include:

  • Managed services
  • Office 365 implementation & training
  • Microsoft CRM customisation
  • SharePoint development
  • Full suite of creative services available

For more information, please contact us or visit our Office 365 page.