Upgrading Microsoft Windows: Start Planning Now for a Successful Migration

Upgrading Microsoft Windows: Start Planning Now for a Successful Migration

On April 2014, per Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle policy, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003. According to Microsoft, the average enterprise deployment can take from 18 to 36 months for full deployment. This means that businesses currently using Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 should start planning migration to a modern operation system now.

End of support means that there will be no new security updates, non-security hot fixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003. Running unsupported and unpatched environments after their end-of-support date may expose your business to potential risks.

Migrating to a more current version of Windows has more benefits that keeping your system secure and supported, updated versions of Microsoft operating systems provide more flexibility, productivity and operational efficiency. It also allows your business to take advantage of technologies like the cloud and virtualization.

As a Microsoft partner, ACE IT Solutions can help SMBs understand their options. If your current PC meets the system requirements for Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can purchase these operating systems from a Microsoft partner like ACE IT Solutions and we can help deploy the upgrade to ensure a successful migration.

If your current PCs do not meet the system requirements for upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8, ACE IT Solutions can help you procure new PCs or update devices for a mobile workforce.

Aging PCs can hamper business productivity. See this post for more information on the PC replacement Cycle: Is it time for a new Computer?

Contact ACE IT Solutions at 646-558-5575 and we will guide you through the upgrade to ensure a seamless migration process that keeps your business productive.