The new site - XPMigrations.com - is a place for small businesses to look for computer consultants to help them move off of WindowsXP. It's also a place where YOU can register as a consultant to connect with those businesses.
As you know, Microsoft announced that after April 8, 2014, it will no longer support Windows XP, Office 2003, Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003 (SBS). As a result, small businesses who ignore this deadline will be on their own come April 9, with no support and service for these now obsolete operating systems.
I've posted the press release below. Also see the news coverage from Redmond Magazine.
I happen to know something about the funding of this project (NDA for now). So let me assure you that this program has a lot of support from some very big players. Trust me: You want to be part of this!
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For Immediate Release
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that after April 8, 2014, it will no longer support Windows XP, Office 2003, Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003 (SBS). As a result, SMBs who ignore this deadline will therefore be on their own come April 9, with no support and service for these now obsolete operating systems. However, help is on the way, with XPMigrations.com, which is designed to assist SMBs with upgrading from Windows XP to the Windows 7/8/8.1 family.
XPMigrations.com is comprised of Certified Windows XP Migration Experts (CME) who come from the valued SMB Nation community, all of whom are trained professionals that are equipped to perform your upgrade away from Windows XP with minimal disruptions to your business life. The following seven steps below outline the steps involved to performing the Windows XP migration process:
XP Migrations is also holding a series of education events across the U.S .starting August 2013. Attendees will discover why migration away from Windows XP before April 8, 2014 is so important when it comes to operating their SMB. The events will feature expert trainers who are highly experienced thought leaders, all of whom have expertise and background within Microsoft and Windows Operating Systems. The event series will occur on the dates listed below in the corresponding cities:
- Auburn, WA: September 4, 2013
- Seattle, WA: September 5, 2013
- Bellevue, WA: September 6, 2013
- New York City: September 12, 2013
- Chicago, IL: September 13, 2013
- Houston, TX: September 17, 2013
- Austin/San Antonio, TX: September 18, 2013
- Los Angeles, CA: September 24, 2013
- Irvine, CA: September 25, 2013
- San Diego, CA: September 26, 2013
XPMigrations.com will also be hosting a series of online Web Seminars on the following dates and times below:
- August 14, 2013 at 10AM PDT
- August 28, 2013 at 8AM PDT
XPMigrations co-op members will also be excited to know they receive Xpoints for each dollar spent or earned. Xpoints can be redeemed for geek gadgets, merchandise and conference passes.
XPMigrations.com is a co-op community of talented expert certified Geeks dedicated to upgrading your Windows XP devices. We’re 40,000 strong and able to serve any region in the U.S. and Canada to help you get to a more modern technology environment that is more productive, more secure and more fun! As specialists, we know what to do and how to do it! For more information, visit www.XPMigrations.com.
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