In continuation with my previous blog, After April 8, 2014, technical support for Windows XP and Windows XP Mode will no longer be available, including updates that help protect your PC. This means that if you continue to use Windows XP or use Windows XP Mode on a Windows 7 PC after support ends, your PC might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Therefore, to keep your Windows 7 PC secure after April 8, 2014.
Microsoft will end all support for Windows XP on 8 April 2014—please upgrade all Windows XP workstations to Windows 8 or Windows 7 prior to this date.
While Office 365/Other services will not block connections from fully patched Windows XP computers after 8 April 2014, connectivity to the service will be at risk. Windows XP workstations that have not deployed all service packs and automatic updates run an even higher risk of Office 365 connectivity issues after support for Windows XP ends.
Microsoft has officially released Internet Explorer 9. Not a beta, not a release candidate, but the real deal. You’ll recall that a Mozilla rep had already spoken out against it a few weeks ago, saying that it was not a “modern browser.” GPU acceleration and a fancy new user interface would suggest otherwise, but there’s no need to get into a browser fight. Use what you like, I say. One of the big features of Internet Explorer 9 is the lack of Windows XP support. It’s a bold move, considering how many people still run that ancient operating system. (If XP still works for you then by all means enjoy yourself, but do you really expect Microsoft to continue to support a 10-year-old OS? Also the browser’s platform preview requires Direct2D, an API available only with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. IE9 uses Direct2D to hardware-accelerate HTML5-based scrolling and 3D graphics, handing such processing to the machine’s GPU. Direct2D was introduced with Windows 7, and it was later rolled into Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server
According to the team, Windows XP users have a fast, safe, reliable and private browser in Internet Explorer 8,” company representatives said in an emailed statement. “As the Web has continued to change in everything from security to the future HTML5 applications developers are starting to build today, browsers should require the modern graphics and security infrastructure that has come along since 2001. Internet Explorer 9 requires the modern graphics and security underpinnings that have come since 2001, and is intended to be run on a modern operating system in order to build on the latest hardware and operating system innovations.”
Also for your information, read this too Windows XP End Of Support
Windows XP End of Support (EOS) in 2014. Microsoft has released a gadget for countdown.,click here to download it.
Microsoft support for the Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) 32-bit operating system will end July 13, 2010, and support for the Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) operating system will end April 13, 2010.
|Important Dates Product||End of Mainstream Support||End of Extended Support|
|Windows XP SP2||July 13, 2010|
|Windows Vista RTM||April 13, 2010|
|Windows 2000 Professional SP4||July 13, 2010|
|Windows 2000 Server SP4||July 13, 2010|
Users can upgrade their Windows XP SP2 to Windows XP SP3 and use the system till 2014… If you are still running Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2), you have until July 13 to upgrade. The venerable SP2 version reaches the end of its life on July 13, after which there will be no more updates…more info click here
Microsoft security essential released recently is a big help for all the PC world with their genuine operating system. Lot of people start using it..Thanks to microsoft for releasing it so that no hassle for looking Antivirus software and then upgrade it or renew it….use it wisely and nicely…its silent and backend is strong…more info read my blog https://premnair.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/why-security-essential-mse-released-by-microsoft-for-free/
A free anti-malware solution codenamed Morro by the end of 2009. Morro, of course, became known as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), and as promised it is absolutely free and available to all genuine, XP (32-bit only on XP) and 7 users, and will come in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants. MSE is small, fast, light, and effective, and since it’s built on the same security Platform of other security products you know you can trust it. I’ve been using it and believe me its a good start from Microsoft to protect the entire PC world from Spyware, Malware and Virus…a near perfect security solution.
Far too many PCs are unprotected with out-of-date anti-malware products. Microsoft tells that there are a number of reasons for this. First, because many new PCs come with only time-limited security solutions, some users believe they’re protected even though the initial subscription period may have ended. Some don’t activate the free bundled solution, some can’t or won’t pay for security suites, most of which need to be renewed every year. Meanwhile, the security landscape is evolving. The impact and severity of security threats is increasing and is becoming more professional, with many malware outbreaks aimed specifically at financial fraud. Security software vendors are constantly adapting their products to meet these evolving needs, but these products are often complex and increasingly address a number of non-security tasks.
So MSE comes into this world and is designed to address the needs of users who are often not protected, for one reason or another. From a broad perspective, MSE works side-by-side with Microsoft’s other security technologies, including those built into Windows and accessory products like the Malicious Software Removal Tool, but adding the crucial element of real time protection. It is based on the same trusted and well-regarded security engine that is used by Microsoft’s Forefront line of products. It is incredibly easy to install and use. Microsoft Security Essentials is built on the same award-winning anti-malware technology Microsoft uses in its other security products, including the Forefront family of solutions and Hotmail.
MSE supports several levels of updates. The product itself is updated when needed, periodically, and once installed, these updates are delivered through Microsoft Update. The core engine technology is updated monthly, also via Microsoft Update. Microsoft publishes new signature updates three times each day, but of course signatures can also be updated in real time when needed. The best part of all this is that none of it impacts the user at all. You just install it and forget it. MSE will take care of the rest…..i love this product… you should also download it..all you need is your operating system in your PC should be genuine and this product never expire or ask you to upgrade or never make your system slow down…more info read my previous blog of how to download it
The Microsoft Forefront comprehensive line of business security products provides greater protection and control through integration with your existing IT infrastructure and through simplified deployment, management, and analysis. Microsoft Forefront helps you confidently meet ever-changing threats and increased business demands with highly responsive information protection and access control solutions supported by Microsoft technical guidance…last year was a greater start for microsoft with the new line of Longhorn products..like Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, R2, Office 2010, Sharepoint 2010, GP10, CRM4, now Forefront…the security product…which seems to be very well working with client side and server side…cool one…To download the forefront products, click here
Also The Forefront products include:
Forefront Client Security – anti-virus for file-level protection
Forefront Security for Office Communications Server – Antivirus for Corporate Instant Messaging
Forefront Security for Exchange – Antivirus for Exchange databases and email traffic
Forefront Security for SharePoint – Antivirus that integrates into SharePoint sites