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

I sure do. 

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Thanks; do you have Office 2010 too?

Lori

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> 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
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lori Castner
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:20 PM
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> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Fwd: [BlindTech] Microsoft to yank XP in two
> years
>
> 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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