Kudos to Eric Ligman, aka The Man, for coming through with a very proactively timed post on what this means that XP is at “End of Life”. It sounds scary but in reality you might see that there is still more breath to the XP & Windows 2003 OS, as well as, Office 2003. That’s a good thing since a lot of businesses are still using these products!
Microsoft SMB Community Blog:
How to know when support ends or changes for your Microsoft product
There was just a question floating around about when Mainstream and Extended support phases for Microsoft products ended, based on the fact that three of our products (Windows XP, Office 2003, and Exchange Server 2003) all make this shift from Mainstream to Extended support next week on the 14th, and how would you know. I thought I would share with everyone here in the Community so you all know.
First, let’s start with what the differences are between Mainstream support and Extended support phases. Here is a quick chart to show you what is and is not included inside each of these phases …more <link below to full article>