October 3, 2013
They’ve had a great run, but on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially say goodbye to Windows XP and Office 2003.
After April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. If you continue to use Windows XP, your computer might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.
What’s running on your client device today? Is it Microsoft Windows Vista? Or is yours among the many companies that have stayed with Microsoft Windows XP for as long as eight years? Whatever the answer, the reasons for migrating from an older operating system to Windows 7 are compelling. Windows 7 is designed to be faster, more reliable and more secure.
An upgrade to Windows 7 boosts productivity for end-users and IT staff alike, so everyone can get more done. Your users get the mobility and flexibility they demand in a unified, connected experience. Your IT professionals gain better control, manageability, and security. And your client environment becomes more notebook and mobile friendly.
What’s more, customers can reap the benefits that come from:
- Improved manageability
- Increased security to safeguard your work
- Better service levels
- Support for both desktop, laptop and application virtualization
- Enhanced collaboration within a PC environment that works the way you and your users want
Upgrading your PCs to Windows 7 brings a more comprehensive, optimized approach to client computing, architected to serve your entire enterprise.
In some cases, Windows 7 may also serve as the catalyst for your organization to adopt client virtualization. As a result of new features and functions—including enhanced protocols for multimedia—Windows 7 lends itself well to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementations. For example, Windows 7 allows Office Communicator to run on virtual desktops. Your Windows 7 VDI users can take advantage of Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions such as Live Meeting. If your organization is already planning to implement client virtualization, this is an ideal time to rethink your client infrastructure as you migrate to Windows 7.
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