On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for the decade-old Windows XP as well as Office 2003. This means your customers will no longer receive updates, including security updates, for Windows XP from Microsoft.
The security and privacy implications of this event could have significant impacts on your customers’ business.
Without critical Windows XP security updates, your customers’ information may become vulnerable. Windows 8 Pro and the new Office offer enhanced security features like built-in firewall, anti-virus, rootkit malware protection & Rights Management for emails & attachments.
Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support their products that run on Windows XP. Newer versions of your customers’ line of business apps are supported on Windows 8. For example, the new Office takes advantage of the modern Windows and will not run on Windows XP.
When problems arise, online and phone-based technical support will unfortunately no longer be available. Your customers can continue to work on a supported platform with Windows 8 Pro and the new Office.
The risks of business disruption could increase because of the lack of supported software, and the increasing age of hardware running Windows XP. Moving to Windows 8 Pro and the new Office in a timely, planned manner will reduce downtime later.
This is your opportunity to see how 10 years of innovation in both Windows 8 Pro and the new Office (either Office 365 or Office Standard 2013) can help your customers’ business.
Making the switch is easy
Moving off of Windows XP and Office 2003 couldn't be easier. This offer provides a compelling value proposition for those customers looking for an on-premise solution for their modern businesses. Your customers’ switch to Windows 8 Pro and the new Office will be a snap.
Buy Windows 8 Pro and Office Standard 2013 together and save up to 15%.*
*Offer valid until June 20, 2013 on purchases of Windows 8 Pro and Office Standard 2013 together through the Open License program for up to 249 seats.