On 8 April 2014 Microsoft will finally pull the plug and end support for Windows XP, a 12-year-old operating system that is estimated to still run on around 600 million of the world’s PCs. On that date Microsoft will also end support for Microsoft Office 2003.
The software giant has repeatedly warned users about the performance issues they may face should they remain on XP after this date, as the firm will no longer push out technical and security updates to their systems.
However, despite Microsoft’s best efforts, the message doesn’t seem to be getting through to everyone, with some industry watchers claiming progress in getting people off XP has effectively stalled in recent months.
Who remembers how to migrate desktops anymore?
Since the release of Windows 7 in October 2009, Windows XP usage started to drop, according market date from NetMarketShare. So much so, the number of people using Windows 7 overtook Windows XP for the first time last August.
However, since then the number of people using XP seems to have reached something of a plateau.
If your organization is running XP or Office 2003 please contact us about how to get you migrated before the end of support is reached.