On 8 April, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP and Office 2003, opening users up to potential security risks if they haven’t upgraded to a newer operating system.
Microsoft last night kicked off a 90-day countdown to the end of support for the 12-year-old operating system.
The world has changed a great deal since the launch of Windows XP back in 2001, Microsoft point out that back then smartphones and apps didn’t exist, DVDs and CDs were yet to over-take VHS videos and dial-up was the main method of getting online.
So what does this mean for you?
Well, if you’re using Windows XP or Office 2003 your PC could become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware and other malicious software.
Phone based technical support from Microsoft will no longer be available.
There is potentially a risk of business downtime should something happen that causes the system to fail.
What can you do?
Why not start talking to hardware providers like Farmplan, about upgrading your PC or laptop. Windows 8 and Office 2013 are fully supported and could help improve your software experience. Farmplan software is tested with the latest versions of Windows, so you can rest assured that you can get on with your day to day tasks with no disruption.
Of course with the new versions of Windows and Office, you will receive all the normal support from Microsoft including regular Windows Updates and technical support.
Speak to Farmplan today about upgrading your PC or laptop and your system requirements, call 01594 545000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org