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Support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 Ends in a Year
Support for Windows XP Ends in a Year – Are You Ready?
Support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 ends on April 8th, 2014. After support ends, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates. Continuing to run Windows XP SP3 in your environment after April 8, 2014 exposes your company to potential security risks, as unsupported and unpatched environments are vulnerable to security threats.
Migration efforts are well underway to get current for many companies. For those who have not started, now is the time to upgrade to a more modern operating system. Erwin Visser, on the Windows for Your Business Blog, addresses the importance of starting to plan and begin migrations now to ensure businesses are not running unsupported operating system once we pass the support deadline.
For those who need more assistance, Microsoft offers in-depth technical resources, tools and expert guidance to ease the deployment process. Online information and resources are available by visiting the Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 end of support site. To learn more about migration and deployment programs, please contact your Microsoft Support Professional. We are dedicated to helping you remain secure and are here to assist you every step of the way.