Microsoft Support Ending for XP and More
One of the bigger issues to arise in IT in the last ten years is Microsoft’s discontinuing of support for several key products most notably Windows XP. XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft on April 8th, 2014 which means no more important security updates or “patches” will be available. Hackers are lining up to release viruses, malware, key loggers, and more past that date. In addition, many industries are subject to laws like HIPAA and other regulatory requirements that demand up-to-date technologies.
Microsoft has announced the end of support for the following products:
SQL Server 2000 reached end of support on April 9, 2013. Windows XP and Office 2003 will reach end of support on April 8, 2014. Windows Server 2003 will reach end of support on July 14, 2015.
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