Archive for July, 2013

Windows XP Support Ends Soon

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Support Ending for the Following Products: Windows XP, Server 2003, SBS 2003, Office 2003, and Exchange 2003

Microsoft Support Ending Soon!
If any of the following apply to your organization, you will want to read this now!
• Running Windows XP on your current computers
• Using Microsoft Office 2003
• Existing server(s) running Windows Small Business Server 2003, Windows Server 2003, or Exchange 2003
If any of these situations apply to you or your organization, now is a good time to plan on upgrading. Microsoft has announced that they will end support for these products as they are at the end of their lifecycle.

April 8, 2014 - is the date Microsoft has issued as the end of support. This gives you plenty of time to plan and implement your upgrade strategy.

Why is this important you may ask? When software reaches the end of its lifecycle, no new updates/patches are created and the product is abandoned. This means, no updates to identified vulnerabilities and no support for things that just don’t work correctly – leaving you to fend for yourself.

Web Resources:
Microsoft Official Announcement
Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet
Windows 8 Compatibility Check

Time to Upgrade!
Unsupported and unpatched environments are vulnerable to security risks and software/hardware malfunctions; both of which can leave your business in the dark. The easiest way to prevent these incidents is to upgrade your systems with more modern software and operating systems. Feel free to contact Greyhound Technologies at 586.469.4429; we can help you form and implement a plan to get your systems updated with plenty of time to spare.