Windows XP & April 2014 - the end of the world as we know it?

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Chances are that you may have heard that April 2014 marks the retirement party of our long-toothed friend Windows XP. She has served us well over the years and for most organisations a 12 year return on investment on a software product is not something to be scoffed at. Love it or hate it, XP is still undeniably one the most successful desktop operating systems ever released - 400 million users in its heyday can't be wrong. So is your organisation taking an 'it 'ant broke, we're not fixing it' approach to updating your Windows XP fleet? Maybe, like that visit to the dentist, you are definitely going to get around to it...April 2014 is still ages away, right? Or does the thought of your entire user base complaining to you at once about losing their 'business essential' fish tank screensaver that only runs on XP give you the cold sweats? If any of these apply to you, or even if you are just interested in how Microsoft runs end to end desktop roll out projects, then this session is for you. Local Microsoft Architect, Terry Chapman and Peter Haigh will cover the big question of 'why migrate off XP' and facilitate an interactive discussion that answers the most common questions and challenges that we come across while talking to NZ organisations about moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8. If you are still on Windows XP or you are wanting to accelerate your existing desktop project, then this is the one session that you can't miss.




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