End of XP and Office 2003

Windows XP and Office 2003 end-of-life April 8th 2014

As you may have heard, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP and Office 2003 effective Tuesday, April 8th.

Why is this a big deal?

No more security patches: Criminals will be leveraging devices running Windows XP and Office 2003 as an easy entry point into computer networks.

Why? Because Microsoft will no longer be releasing security patches for known security holes. Here is Microsoft’s website on this topic.

Compliance: If your organization is subject to regulations that require you to protect financial, personal or healthcare information you will want to stay in compliance by upgrading where needed to a secure version of Windows and Office.

Working from home: If you work from home, or have a home-based business, it makes sense to take the appropriate measures to protect your home network as well by replacing outdated devices and software with new ones.

Do you have to upgrade all devices running Windows XP and Office 2003?

Given that security and compliance is top-of-mind for most professionals these days, it is broadly recommended that you upgrade any systems running these software versions. In many cases we counsel a complete system refresh as most devices that shipped with Windows XP are now out of hardware warranty as well.

How can we help?

We can help by offering data and application migration from your outdated devices to new equipment. 

Take your files, applications and emails with you to your new computer and work faster and more secure!

Where can you get started? Simple, give us a call At Outhouse IT For a no cost evaluation of your current IT environment and a proposal to upgrade.