Since the support for Windows XP and Office 2003 ceased in April, Microsoft has already warned Users of the support ending for the next set of products such as Windows 7 and Office 2010. The XP transition was a bad one and is still going on across businesses. Many lovers of XP still keep a tight grip, refusing to innovate and convert. Many home and business users have transferred to Windows 8, many loving it, others still struggling to grip it, aswell as less and less Windows 7 lovers, which are not going away anytime soon just like XP lovers. Microsoft have listed all the products that will soon end mainstream support but the extended support, mainly for security updates, and fixes will continue until 2020.
So what’s ending?
Many Specialist products and services are ending, but for most of you, Office 2010 with Service Pack 1 will end October 14, 2014, this can be solved by getting the latest Service Pack, but you will benefit from getting the 2013 version via a one off purchase or subscription. Windows 7 will end on January 13, 2015, even though you will still be ok until 2020, businesses will need to consider moving to Windows 8 in the near future, and especially start the transition as early as possible for those whom need a lot of time to prep and transition. Windows Phone 7.8 will end on September 9, 2014. Users using the older Windows 7 phones should really consider a Windows Phone 8 or wait another month for the Windows Phone 8.1 update. You can read our User Experience for Windows Phone 8.1 that gives you are nice rundown of what you will expect to see in the new update that is slowly rolling out through the world now.
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