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When Microsoft abandons ship on Windows XP support on April 8, 2014, it will not be patching security holes, which means your Internet-connected computer will be a defenseless piece of hardware that is fair game for malicious software attacks.

While Microsoft has offered anti-malware signature support until July 14, 2015, that is not a commitment to extend security support for XP. Microsoft will continue to provide updates to its XP anti-malware software, including Microsoft Security Essentials, in order to detect some forms of malware. But working on an outdated OS means it will have limited effectiveness, the company concedes.

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Windows XP End-of-Life 4.08.2014

Windows XP has reached end-of-life, with end-of-support due April 8, 2014. To ensure against data loss, migrate your Windows XP applications now. Here are five tips:

Tip 1: Use Windows toolkits

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is a collection of tools to help you customize and deploy Windows 8 across more than one computer. I recommend moving to Windows 8 (more on that later) but there’s also a version for Windows 7 if that’s your choice. The tools assess your Windows XP installations, inventory applications, report any trouble spots (i.e. compatibility issues), and then create upgrade images.

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Microsoft Licensing Optimization (MLO) Concierge Services
All Microsoft investments require constant care and feeding, ensuring ongoing cost-efficiency and relevance to the evolving needs of today’s computing environments. Our software gurus got together, interviewed many customers in all industries and sizes, and determined that there are nine fundamental care and feeding activities that every Microsoft customer needs.

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What's Your Microsoft Licensing Strategy?

Make Sound Decisions with Microsoft Licensing Optimization

by Lane Shelton | 01.24.14

The Microsoft Licensing Optimization (MLO) overview gives you a high level look at the MLO process—what is it, how it works, how long it takes, how you will benefit. The MLO process and deliverables are unique.  They were designed 100% from the ground up by our team of licensing and technology gurus. What’s more, they’ve been battle-tested and refined in the field for years with customers large and small, in every industry and sector.

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The Microsoft Licensing Corner, #4

Your Rundown of the Latest Releases, Reviews, News, and More

by James Nagurney | 12.19.13

As you know, Microsoft generates a lot of talk in tech circles. You want to keep up on the latest news, but you don’t want to have to sift through every article and post to find the information most useful to you. That’s where I come in. As a person obsessed with Microsoft software licensing, I’ve hand-picked the best articles about the most relevant updates and product releases, from around the Web. Read on for information about Microsoft Server and Cloud Licensing, Windows 8.1 updates, and more.

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