Windows XP and Office 2003 End of Life

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Are you still running Windows XP or Office 2003?

From 8 April 2014, support for Windows XP and Office 2003 will retire.Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for 12 years, longer than any previous Windows Operating System and over 10 years for its Office 2003. 
Microsoft is now investing in resources towards supporting more recent technologies so they can continue to deliver great new experiences.

What does End of Support mean to your business?
It means that you should take action and contact Area9 to assist you in understanding your options. Running Windows XP and Office 2003 in your environment after their end of support date may expose your company to potential risks:

  • Security: no more Microsoft Security Essentials for download
  • Lack of support from software vendors running on Windows XP
  • Drivers required to run Windows XP on new hardware may not be available
  • Updates: no more automatics updates

I have Windows XP or Office 2003, what should I do now?
Couple of options are available to you:

  • Upgrade to the new Windows 7 or 8.1 and subscribe to Office 2013: however upgrading to the new Windows can be complex and may not run on your PC, so call Area9 first!
  • Acquire a new Windows PC with Windows 7 or 8.1 and Office 2013 already installed 

Useful facts:
Windows 8 is over 20 times more secure than Windows XP. With Windows 8 Pro’s IT Management tools you can easily manage user settings, updates and security options on your devices.
The new Office 2013 brings your business to the next step in computing. With a more ergonomic and user friendly version of your favourites Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint programs, it’s the best version so far for non-savvy users.

So don’t leave it too late to upgrade, as your business could be at risk.

Contact Area9 on 8984 2500 for a free consultation to discuss the easier migration with our friendly team of experts or email