Monday, April 8, 2013
Windows XP Support Ends April 8, 2014
Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8, 2014. Microsoft Business and Developer products, including Windows and Office products, receive a minimum of 10 years of support (5 years Mainstream Support and 5 years Extended Support), at the supported service pack level.
After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.
Running Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 in your environment after their end of support date may expose your company to potential risks, such as Security & Compliance Risks and Lack of Independent Software Vendor.
The usage share of Windows XP in Desktop Operating System statistics on Net Applications is still huge at 38.73% as of March 2013.