Time to Retire XP and Microsoft Office 2003

Posted by Shelby Kruse on Apr 11, 2013 10:52:00 AM

xp rip 170As we mentioned in the October 2012 issue of our newsletter, the clock is ticking on Windows XP as a viable operating system. Microsoft ceased mainstream support for it back in 2009, and will drop extended support for it in April 2014. Microsoft also will terminate extended support for Word 2003 and other Office 2003 components next April.

You must replace your Windows XP computers and upgrade your versions of Word/Office before this date. When Microsoft terminates support for these programs in April 2014, for your protection and benefit Ortho2 will also disable them for use with both Edge and ViewPoint practice management systems.

This is more than a request. As soon as Windows terminates support, any computer running Windows XP or Word/Office 2003, and any network that includes such a computer, will be vulnerable to the next virus that someone releases. Furthermore, maintaining Windows XP and Office 2003 forces us to deprive all Ortho2 clients the benefits of new development techniques that they are too old to use. Please plan accordingly!

Topics: orthodontic practice management, technology

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