Skip Vista and Migrate from XP to Windows 7 – an Onsite Opinion

May 20, 2009

Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans is excited about last week’s keynote speech by Bill Veghte, Microsoft’s senior vice president for Windows business, “If you’re just starting your testing of Vista, with the Release Candidate and the quality of that offering, I would switch over and do your testing on the Release Candidate, and use that going forward.”

Microsoft also announced finishing touches on Windows 7 should end in August, which would imply new PC and retail availability of Windows 7 may be as early as mid-October – roughly the same pace as the release of Windows XP.
The majority of Onsite corporate clients continue to run Windows XP on business PCs and almost all of our clients plan to skip the migration to Vista and leap-frog to Windows 7.

April 2014 is essentially the official demise of XP as Microsoft will cease support and publishing of XP security patches at that time.  Many allege most third-party software developers will probably end XP support long before the formal April 2014 death of XP.

Considering the proposition of a Windows 7 / Server 2008 RC upgrade, Onsite is advising our clients to consider the migration from XP / Server 2003 in early 2010.  Business upgrades from XP / Server 2003 to Windows 7 / Server 2008 RC are more involved and can face significant problems and delays than an upgrade of a single PC.  Onsite advises our clients to avoid procrastination as the migration to Windows 7 is an eventual certainty and Windows 7 contains many improvements to justify the immediate change from XP.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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