Microsoft to shutdown Windows XP and Office 2003 in 2014

Microsoft has announced that Windows XP and Office 2003 will reach end of support in just two years. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially end support and recommends that users migrate to Windows 7 and Office 2010.Microsoft acknowledges that Windows XP and Office 2003 were great software releases for their time, but due to a shift in the technology environment and an evolution in technology, people’s needs and expectations also change and evolve.For those thinking about waiting until Windows 8 is released before updated from Windows XP, Microsoft suggests you do not wait. ”Not only is it important for companies to complete deployment before support runs out, but they should also be aware that by upgrading to Windows 7 and Office 2010 today they can gain substantial results today while laying the foundation for future versions of these products. 

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