Newsletter 2013.04


Welcome to the METHOD IT Newsletter for April 2013

Microsoft to End Windows XP Support in a Year

Did you know that Microsoft will end official support for Windows XP on April 7th 2014? This means no more updates like security patches and bug fixes beyond that date. According to reports around 40% of enterprise workers are still using the 12 year old Windows XP. If you’re in the same boat now is the perfect time to plan your move to Windows 7 or 8. We will help you every step of the way during the migration process and provide ongoing support afterwards. Just contact us for a quote using our simple online questionnaire.

Tips & Tricks

When Will Microsoft Stop Supporting my Software?

In light of the recent Windows XP news, ZDNet has put together a handy chart of Microsoft support timelines for most versions of Windows and Office currently in use.

News from the Web

PC Sales Take a Tumble

An IDC report revealed that PC sales fell by 14% worldwide in the first quarter of 2013, the biggest drop since records began in 1994. As many consumers plump for a portable touchscreen device over a laptop, shipments of tablets in the same period rose by 117% compared to last year, hitting an all-time high of 40.6 million units.

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