The End of the Road for Windows XP
On April 8th, 2014 Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP.
Why? Microsoft supports their operating systems for 10 years. XP’s 10 years are up.
What does end of support mean? Microsoft won’t spend any more time on XP. They won’t have any new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.
What does this mean for Ascend? It’s time for us to move on too. We test Ascend extensively on different operating systems to make sure updates are compatible with your PCs. With the introduction of Windows 8, we now have three operating systems to test. This is too costly and slow. We’ve already started to reduce our XP testing and increase our Windows 8 testing. We’ll end our support of Windows XP along with Microsoft.
What does this mean for you? Your Windows XP machines won’t stop operating on April 8th. However, if you call after that date with an issue and we determine it’s XP related, our direction will be to replace the computer.
What can you do now? Take an inventory of your computers and set a plan to replace your XP machines. To help you, we’ve negotiated special pricing with Dell for the month of August. You can purchase client machines for $575 and server machines for $1,400 (monitor not included).
For more details and financing options, contact Ascend Sales at 1-800-313-8735 Ext 12030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Tags: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP