As a Windows Champions Ambassador, I’d like to thank Microsoft for providing me with a device to help me learn about Windows 8 and it’s features.
If you’ve still been hanging onto the hope that Windows 8 won’t be taking over the PC world, you’ll be sorely disappointed. April 8th marked the one-year countdown to the official end of support for Windows XP. Starting April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide support for Windows XP users. This means Microsoft will no longer be sending out OS security updates or be in the position to provide Microsoft tech support after that time. If you have a business that is running on operating systems supported by Windows XP, switching over to the new Windows 8 platform can take some time. It’s important that those businesses start migrating their data as soon as possible before the EOS date.
Microsoft knows this won’t be easy for everyone and announced a new offer for small and medium sized businesses currently running Windows XP Professional to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro and Office Standard 2013 at a 15% discount. This deal is available now, until June 30th as part of Microsoft’s Get2Modern offer.
You can find more info and helpful tips to integrate your systems on the Windows for your Business blog post.