Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 End of Life

With Microsoft Windows XP end of life on April 8, 2014 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 end of life on July 14, 2015 now is the time to start planning your IT migration strategy with your Account Manager.

An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update. These include security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information. Windows Update also installs the latest software updates to improve the reliability of Windows—new drivers for your hardware and more.

Figures from Microsoft show that protected Windows XP computers had 4.2 infections per thousand, while 32-bit Windows 8 machines and 64-bit Windows 8 machines had 0.5 and 0.2 infections per thousand respectively. With no real-time anti-malware installed, these figures went up to 15.6 per thousand for Windows XP and 2.7 per thousand for 64-bit Windows 8.

One of the most significant ramifications of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 being classified as End of Life is that software developers will no longer produce or support software that runs on these platforms, meaning you will no longer be able to install or receive new or updated applications including the latest versions of anti-virus products.

If you would like to know more about this subject and discuss your options and migration strategy with an Account Manager please call 1800 DEPLOY (1800 33 75 69) or your Deployus Account Manager