Gartner Research

Prepare Now for the End of Windows XP and Office 2003 Support in Less Than a Year

Published: 08 April 2013

ID: G00251895

Analyst(s): Michael Silver, Stephen Kleynhans


Microsoft will end support for Windows XP and Office 2003 in less than a year. IT leaders and endpoint computing managers must ensure that they will either be off these products, or that they have considered the risks of continuing to run them.

Table Of Contents


  • Understand the Risks Involved
  • Assess Your Position
  • Classify Applications and Users — Work on Critical Ones First
  • Understand the Problems and Solutions

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