Originally published: February 19, 2014
Last Updated: March 19, 2015.
According to its Support Lifecycle policy, on April 8, 2014, Microsoft ceased providing technical assistance and automatic updates for Windows XP.
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If you continue using Windows XP after April 8, 2014, your computer will operate, but it will be vulnerable to security risks and viruses because new security updates will not be available. In addition, you could possibly experience negative effects with updating any software that you continue running on Windows XP, including your ACS, HeadMaster, or PDS software.
Windows XP is not capable of running a version of Internet Explorer higher than Internet Explorer 8. Continuing to use Internet Explorer 8 beyond the end-of-life date exposes you to additional security vulnerabilities that will no longer be corrected by Microsoft. However, you may be able to download and install the latest version of Google's Chrome™ browser or the Mozilla Firefox® browser.
ACS Technologies recommends that you upgrade to the latest version of our software products. Upgrading ensures that you take advantage of the latest functionality and security enhancements we offer, which positively affects the productivity of your organization. In order for us to dedicate resources to providing the best experience on modern operating systems, browsers, and computer equipment, ACS Technologies will shift development, testing, and support away from Windows XP and Internet Explorer 8 after April 8, 2014. Update 12/9/2014: Due to recent, global security threats, customers using outdated browsers will experience service interruptions as of 12/29/2014 when accessing our hosted solutions. View complete details, including a list of software and websites affected.
We don't want your organization to experience any negative security and compliance issues regarding Microsoft’s ending of support for Windows XP or Internet Explorer 8. Therefore, we recommend that you upgrade your Windows operating system.
If you are faced with upgrading network servers, this might be a good time to consider moving to online software. We'd love to talk with you and help you assess whether now is the right time for your organization to consider moving to OnDemand.
1 Lee, Dave, Shellshock: 'Deadly serious' new vulnerability found, BBC News Technology, 2014, December 8, 2014, <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29361794>.
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