It’s official, “The End of XP is Here!”, On April 8th 2014, Microsoft officially ended all support for the Windows XP Operating System. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide automatic updates, vulnerability fixes or anti-malware updates for any machines running on the XP platform. In addition, the Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus software provided by Microsoft will no longer work on Windows XP.
Where do we stand?
If your organization is still heavily dependent on older computers running Windows XP you are not alone. Studies have shown that the majority of organizations still rely heavily on the world’s most popular OS. In fact, a report by Gartner predicts that 15% of businesses will still have XP running on 1 in 10 machines past the April 8 deadline: