Tuesday, May 13 will mark a big day for the new Microsoft when it releases its first patches since XP’s death. IT and hackers alike will be watching closely.
OK, just for argument’s sake, let’s pretend that not everyone who is reading this hasn’t already switched off of Windows XP. You know, because according to recent surveys, about a quarter of users haven’t. What happens when support ends on April 8?
For those shops that aren’t completely off Windows XP yet, two pieces of almost-good news: One, you’re definitely not alone, and two, Microsoft is extending some security programs before end-of-life this April.
Everyone knows by now that Windows XP support is going away in a few short months. But that doesn’t mean everybody is doing something about it yet.
The end of official Windows XP support from Microsoft is now less than nine months away, but many businesses, for various reasons, can”t pry themselves away from the more-than-decade-old OS.
There’s now less than one year before Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP support. And by the look of it, many companies could be open to serious security risks when it happens.
Support for Windows XP will end in just over a year, but many businesses are still clinging to the old OS. Why are IT departments so reluctant to upgrade?
We’ve written before about how some tech experts recommend companies still running Windows XP start upgrading to Windows 7 soon, rather than wait for the next version of the operating system to come out. Apparently, Microsoft feels the same way.
Microsoft has started releasing details about the upcoming Windows 8. And the early word suggests many IT managers may not find the OS to be worth an upgrade for their businesses.
Many businesses are planning to stick with Windows XP until Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 8, is released. But some experts are warning that’s a dangerous tactic.