Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003.
Office 2003 and Windows XP that was released in 2003 has run time support.Based on that policy because microsoft for products that have been incurred had the support of 10 years. 5 years mainstream support and 5 years extended support.
After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, assisted support options or paid or free online technical content updates. Thus full support for windows xp office 2003 and officially ended the 8 April 2014. Microsoft also advised to immediately upgrade to the latest software before time runs out his support really.
What risk if you do not upgrade windows xp and office 2003 are:
Security & Compliance Risk:
Lack of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) & Hardware Manufacturer support:
A recent industry report from Gartner Research suggests “many independent software vendors (ISVs) are not likely to support the new version of the application on Windows XP in 2011, in 2012, it will be general. “And may withhold access to hardware innovation: Gartner Research further noted that in 2012, the majority of PC hardware manufacturers will stop supporting Windows XP on most of their new PC models.
Microsoft offers two options for an upgrade:
Microsoft offers large organizations a deep technical resources, tools, and expert guidance to ease the deployment and management of Windows, Office and Internet Explorer products and technologies. To learn more about the migration and deployment program, please contact your sales representative or Microsoft Certified Microsoft Partner. Learn how to pilot and deploy modern desktop itself, download free Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and start your deployment today.
Small to Medium Business:
There are plenty of options for small and medium businesses considering a move to a modern PC with the latest productivity and collaboration tools. Small to medium sized organizations must look for the Microsoft Certified Partner to understand the best options to meet their business needs. If your current PC meets the system requirements for Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can purchase Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Pro from a local retailer or a Microsoft Certified Partner. If your PC does not meet the system requirements, consider buying a new PC business with Windows 8 Pro.