This Tuesday April 8th 2014 was a notable day in the history of Microsoft, and indeed the IT industry. It was the day that Microsoft officially ceased supporting Windows XP, first announced several years ago.

As a final farewell to the trusty old OS, we take a look at its last day in tweets, including advice, analysis and a ballad. Yes, really.

If you're in the market for a new system or are working on your business' migration, we have a whole range of resources, guides and offers to help you make the move. Here's a handy selection to get you started:

 So without further ado, over to you, world.