Kick the Windows XP Habit with These 10 Tips


Windows XP has been a reliable operating system for many businesses and people worldwide, but support for this 10 year old operating system is going to expire in a little less than 3 years; April 8, 2014 to be precise. Microsoft has done their best to help people make the switch from the old lackluster Windows XP to the new and advanced Windows 7. They are providing 10 tips and resources to help make the switch:

  1. Is Windows XP Good Enough? The Springboard Series Virtual Round Table covers a variety of common topics on switching off of Windows XP.
  2. See if your skills are good enough to deploy Windows 7 with the Learning Portal.
  3. Follow the Springboard Series Tour across many US cities to get helpful hints and deployment techniques.
  4. If you’re in Atlanta, or wish to visit there, check out some of the Windows Deployment Sessions at TechEd May 16-19, 2011.
  5. Become an Insider for the Springboard Series and receive monthly tips and tricks right in your inbox.
  6. Looking for a specific application to switch over or deploy? Check out one of the many Springboard Zone applications, which include Internet Explorer, Office and many others.
  7. Find a Springboard Technical Experts Program (STEP) member near you
  8. Follow the Springboard Twitter Feed for updates, tips, and tricks.
  9. Try Windows 7 on a 90-day trial to see if you’re ready for deployment.
  10. Download the Windows XP Desktop Gadget to watch the day’s countdown until you no longer have support for Windows XP.