Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Server 2003 and Win XP – Begin Plans To Replace Them

Server 2003 is scheduled to begin its sunset cycle July 2010. After that time Microsoft will only release security patches. Microsoft is planning on doing security patches until April 2014.

Windows XP Pro began its sunset cycle on 4/14/09. At this time the only updates are security updates which will continue until April 2014. Vista will begin sunset in 2012

Office 2010 is being released mid of 2010.

Do you have your upgrade plan ready?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Timing for Windows 7 Service Pack 1

I have advised people to wait until Microsoft releases the first service pack (SP) before moving onto the new product.  So the question now becomes, when will SP1 be released for Windows 7?  Although not official this articles seems to say Q4 of 2010 looks like a good guess.

So what should you do now if you’re buying a new computer?  What if you have Vista and are not happy.  Watch for new posts and I’ll tackle each of those and any others that present themselves.