If you’re using computers that have resisted the temptation to upgrade to Windows Vista or Windows 7, listen up. Microsoft XP is going to no longer be supported as ofApril 8, 2014. That’s now officially less than two years away. While two years is an eternity in the world of software, some schools and organizations will likely still be using the OS by this date.
An important quick note: while Microsoft says it’ll no longer support XP, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep using it. Personally, I still prefer it over most of the features on newer Windows operating systems. Regardless, it’s worth knowing this date and passing it along to your IT department!
Here’s the skinny from Microsoft:
“Back in October we celebrated the anniversaries of Windows XP and Office 2003 and took the opportunity to remind everyone that on April 8, 2014, we will officially end support for these versions of Windows and Office. Today, we want to acknowledge the two-year countdown to the end of Windows XP and Office 2003 support, which was this past Sunday. If you still have some PCs running Windows XP and Office 2003 in your organization, now would be a good time to start migrating them to Windows 7 and Office 2010,” Chernyak said in a blog post.