[bksvol-discuss] Re: Fwd: [BlindTech] Microsoft to yank XP in two years

Hi Lori,

Keep me informed on how things go with your new computer. Feel free to ask
questions if you need to. I'll try to assist you in any way I can. Good
luck, enjoy!

Susan 

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Hi, Kim,

I am getting a new computer this Saturday with Windows 7 and Office 2010. 
I'm getting the office with Outlook as I have always used Outlook Express.
I've gotten as much training material as I can find and am also taking a 
training class at our local center for the blind.
www.blindtraining.com
has a free text training file for windows 7 with either Window Eyes or JAWS,

and they also sell textbooks (with numerous formats) for Word 2010 and 
Outlook 2010.  I purchased the one on Outlook and figured $75 was well worth

the cost.  Not sure if I will purchased the one on Word 2010 or not.
I probably will not be proofreading for about a month while I get 
comfortable with the changes.

Lori C.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kim Loftis" <kll2277@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:08 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Fwd: [BlindTech] Microsoft to yank XP in two 
years


> My fear is figuring out all of the ins and outs of a new MS Office suite, 
> more so than Windows 7.  LOL  I've used 2003 for so long!!  Oh well...
>
> Thanks for the informative piece, Roger!
>
> Kim
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Roger Loran Bailey" <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:02 PM
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Fwd: [BlindTech] Microsoft to yank XP in two 
> years
>
>> For those of you who have not switched you might start considering it. I 
>> really dreaded learning a new operating system myself. I had to learn XP 
>> on my own and it was an agonizing experience. I was expecting that having

>> to learn Windows 7 was going to be another exercise in self torture, but 
>> to my surprise it was not too bad at all. All that self torture in the 
>> past had paid off. Read this.
>>
>> [BlindTech] Microsoft to yank XP in two years
>> *Microsoft to Yank XP in 2 Years
>>
>> By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld    Apr 23, 2012 10:25 am
>>
>> Microsoft has kicked off what it calls a "two-year countdown" to the 
>> death of Windows XP and the Office 2003 productivity suite.
>>
>> Separately, Microsoft announced that Windows Vista, the problem-plagued 
>> operating system that never really took hold among customers, exited 
>> mainstream
>> support on April 10. In a product's extended support phase, Microsoft 
>> provides security patches to registered users but offers other fixes, 
>> including reliability
>> and stability updates, only to organizations that have support contracts 
>> with the company.
>>
>> Windows XP and Office 2003 will no longer be supported as of April 8, 
>> 2014, a company spokeswoman said in a recent blog post. On that date, 
>> Microsoft will
>> stop shipping security updates for both products.
>>
>> At that point, XP will have become Microsoft's longest-lived operating 
>> system. The company will have maintained the software for 12 years and 
>> five months
>> -- or about two and a half years longer than it usually supports an OS. 
>> It supported the previous record-holder, Windows NT, for 11 years and 
>> five months.
>>
>>
>> Both XP and Office 2003 have been hugely successful. XP went on sale in 
>> October 2001, and Office 2003 launched in October 2003. "Windows XP and 
>> Office
>> 2003 were great software releases, but the technology environment has 
>> shifted," said Stella Chernyak, a Microsoft marketing director.
>>
>> Some customers will continue to run XP even after it is retired. About 16

>> percent of organizations "say they will have more than 5 percent of their

>> users
>> still on XP even after support ends," according to Gartner analyst 
>> Michael Silver, citing a survey his firm conducted in October 2011.
>>
>> Not surprisingly, Microsoft wants users to upgrade to Windows 7 now. "If 
>> your organization has not started the migration to a modern PC, you are 
>> late,"
>> the company said, referring to data that indicates that enterprise OS 
>> migrations take 18 to 32 months.
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