Reminder: Support ends soon for Windows XP and MS Office 2003

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As of April 2014, Microsoft will no longer support or offer security update patches for Windows XP and Office 2003 programs (Word 2003, Excel 2003, Access 2003, etc.).

Why this matters:

Continuing to use Microsoft Windows XP or Office 2003 programs (Word 2003, Excel 2003, Access 2003, etc.) after April 2014 will leave your computer and the entire University community exposed to viruses and other malicious software that can result in lost, corrupted or compromised data.

What you should do:

First, identify any computers running Windows XP or Office 2003 programs.
Second, identify any software, equipment, or business processes that rely on these soon-to-be unsupported Microsoft products.

Then, work with your supervisor and LTS Computing Consultant to identify alternative solutions.
More information is available on the LTS Help Desk website at
Please contact the LTS Help Desk (610-758-HELP) or your computing consultant with any questions or concerns you may have about this situation.