Microsoft has laid down options for XP users. The Comany has warned users that Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2000 will reach their End of Life at the end of July'10. The RTM version of Vista has already passed its End of Life, back on 13 April. Enterprises with older Microsoft operating systems should be moving now to ensure that their software is as secure as possible.

  Microsoft operates a 10-year policy on operating systems before users have to move to Extended Support, it also offers three-year support on service packs.Besides the desktop operating systems, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003 will all move from Mainstream Support to Extended Support at the end of July.

  Users of the said operating systems would still able to use the software but they wouldn't be able to get the hot fixes and updates.