Josh Condie –
Windows XP and Office 2003 End of Support
Windows XP and Office 2003 End of Support is just over 800 days away (April 8, 2014)! Great progress has been made to help raise the awareness of XP End of Support through field, partner and marketing efforts but there is still work to do. Customers who have not started their Windows 7 deployment are late and now is the time to drive urgency in accounts. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with great End of Support resources available below and visit www.microsoft.com/endofsupport for more information.
Guidance for SMB Customer:
Small to Medium Business — There are many options for small and medium businesses considering moving to a modern PC with the latest productivity and collaboration tools. Small to mid-size organizations should locate a Microsoft Certified Partner to understand the best options to meet your business needs. If your current PC meets the system requirements for Windows 7, you can buy Windows 7 Professional from local retailer or Microsoft Certified Partner. If your PC does not meet system requirements, consider purchasing a new business PC with Windows Professional. If you’re ready to upgrade your productivity software, consider Office Professional 2010.
To help you get started in deploying a modern PC today, download the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Download Free tool now.
If you want additional deployment guidance and resources to help streamline your deployment, please visit the Springboard Series on TechNet for additional technical guidance.
What You Can Do for your Customers:
Get current with Windows 7 and Office 2010. Most of us know that Office 365 is a great way to update Office on your client PCs (as well as gain access to some terrific cloud services for collaboration and communication). You can also bring you those customer who are still running Windows XP over to Windows 7 Enterprise with the included upgrade license (and Software Assurance (SA)) that comes with a Windows Intune subscription.
More Info: https://www.msintunepartnerhub.com/
Windows Intune brings together Windows cloud services and a Windows 7 Enterprise upgrade subscription to help you simplify your customers’ PC management and security. Windows Intune lets you focus on growing your business and revenues by offering proactive, managed services that support your customers’ flexible work styles and ensure end users are productive and better protected, with minimal strain on your resources.
The features and capabilities of Windows Intune enable you to:
- Help grow your revenues: Realize new economic opportunities with Microsoft cloud services and Windows.
- Help increase efficiency: Help reduce costs and overhead, maximize staff and streamline operations
- Help drive satisfaction. Delight your customers by providing the best Windows experience and delivering help when they need it.