Microsoft has announced that as of April, 2014, all support for the Windows XP operating system will be retired.
Consequently, and to prepare departments currently relying on these older computers, ITS advise it will no longer support Windows XP computers as of September 2013. Any Windows XP computers will have a DNR (do not resuscitate) status.
At the end of March, 2014, all computers with Microsoft XP will need to be removed from the university network.
Here’s why. When Microsoft announces retired support for an operating system, security updates will no longer be sent. That will pose an unacceptable security threat to our network.
In anticipation, ITS will begin the process of helping departments identify and transition from Windows XP in the coming months. This planning will include an identification of XP computers, options for replacement and leasing options.
Departments with a significant number of XP computers will be contacted by Client Services in the coming months, but if you would like more info or to start, please call Client Services at 494-3834, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.