Archive for January, 2011
One year after the release of Windows 7, the endgame of Windows XP finally seems to have started. In the end of 2010, Windows XP still powers 75% of the corporate desktops but this will change fast. Forced by factors like hardware refresh cycles, new end user and management functionality or compatibility issues, most IT managers will migrate to the new platform within the next three years2. Microsoft will help the decision making process by ending XP support in 2014. Most software vendors are expected to end support of XP before that date. Because of that, analysts advice their customers to be on Windows 7 before the end of 2012.