Microsoft will no longer be providing hot fixes, product updates and security patches for Windows XP and Office 2003
On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer be providing hot fixes, product updates and security patches for Windows XP and Office 2003. This could affect your internal network security and regulatory compliance and potentially expose customer, partner, employee and organizational information. That’s why we recommend that your business update its Windows platform as soon as possible.
While April 2014 may seem far away, changing infrastructure is a time-consuming activity, requiring extensive planning and preparation. I want to make sure that you have migrated from Windows XP and Office 2003 well before April 2014, and that you are using modern technologies like Windows 8 and Office 2013, which are proven to be safer (as well as also more economical to operate).
For more information, please visit: www.microsoft.com/endofsupport , which contains additional information on the options available to you, as well as pointers to a variety of helpful resources.
Any change is difficult and this one will be no exception. Please feel free to reach out and contact me with any questions you may have.