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There are only 4 months left to plan you upgrade (or better your migration) to Windows 7 or Windows 8 (or 8.1). As written in previous post, on April 8th 2014 Windows XP goes end of life (after a very long period)! Note that this will impact both Windows XP SP3 and also Office 2003. For a complete list of all Microsoft’s products lifecycle see this page.

And an Operating System without security patches is not suitable for an usage in an connected world. So the only solution is migrate to new OS versions (or other OSes).

XPombieIconHow migrate to a recent Microsoft Windows version has not a single possible solution: you can use VDI, but also other solutions like, for example, VMware Horizon Mirage, LiquidwareLabs ProfileUnity, Dell Quest Migration services, …

LiquidwareLabs has also build a specific website: XPocalypse2014. Or there is also somebody that has develop a new specific certification: Certified Migration Expert (CME).


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.