UK government has ended Windows XP support payments

May 26, 2015

Via: itCurated

THE UK GOVERNMENT has confirmed that it will not extend its Windows XP support agreement with Microsoft for a second year.

Windows XP reached end-of-life status in April 2014, but the government made a payment of £5.5m to Microsoft to provide bespoke support for the large number of government systems and machines that had not been updated in time.

It had been widely expected that a second, much larger, payment would become due this year after it transpired that many departments had done little or nothing to migrate away from the unsupported operating system.

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