On April 8th 2014, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP. That's not far away.
What does this mean for your school?
If your school is still running Windows XP by this date, you may be exposed to potential risks. Your school will no longer receive updates for Windows XP from Microsoft, including security updates that can help protect your school’s PCs from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support their products that are running on Windows XP. For example, the new Office leverages the modern Windows and will not run on Windows XP. When problems arise, online and phone-based technical support will no longer be available to assist you or your school IT partner.
We're here to support your school's full migration off XP and on to a modern learning environment. Every school that replaces Windows XP with Windows 8 or 8.1 on all school PCs by 8th April 2014 will be eligible to win a prize of up to $15,000 worth of Dell PCs, laptops and tablets!*
If your school is no longer running Windows XP and has migrated on to Windows 8 or 8.1, simply fill out the entry form here before the 8th April 2014. You can also click here to find an FAQ to assist you in your migration.
*Terms and conditions apply. Please visit www.microsoft.com/nz/education/xpeos for more information.