Support for Windows XP 64 Bit

As most of you probably know by now, support for Windows XP SP2 ends on July 13, 2010. Well that’s for the 32 bit version of Windows XP, but what about Windows XP 64 bit, knowing that there isn’t an SP3 for that one? I found the answer within the End of Support FAQ where it states: Q: If I have 64-bit Windows XP, do I also need to apply Service Pack 3? A: No, Read More …

End of Support for Windows XP SP2 – Deploy XP SP3

On July 12, 2010 Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack will reach end of support, for most companies this shouldn’t come as a surprise as this has been widely communicated when Microsoft released Windows XP Service Pack 3. however it appears that some companies didn’t took these message too serious then, but now suddenly realize that July 12, 2010 is just a few months ahead of them. Many people have still in memory the challenges they Read More …

More about Microsoft product lifecycles

As I wrote the previous blog entry I started thinking about all the other products I come across in my daily professional life and started creating the table shown below. For those that are still running Windows 2000 Server systems, it’s about time to start migrating these because next year the extended support will end. More product lifecycle information can be found on the Microsoft Product Lifecycle site.    Products Released General Availability Date Mainstream Read More …