Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on the 8th April 2014. Organizations that have not started a migration to Microsoft Windows 7 will need to do so quickly or lose support for one of the most important technologies in the enterprise desktop environment.
There are two options for customers after this date; either take the significant risk (see the whitepaper on Windows XP EoL: The risk of not
migrating) or pay for a custom support agreement.
This paper discusses the potential costs of End of Life (EoL) custom support agreements based on historical data in the public domain and options to rapidly avoid these costs.