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XP updates still available for big customers - for $200/year
XP still a bit of a money spinner
graeme_p




msg:4666464
 8:25 am on Apr 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

I am sure this is old news for people who know MS licensing, but I had no idea.

If you are a big user you can get continued XP support for a price: $200 per install per year with a ceiling of $250,000:

[telegraph.co.uk ]

The British government (as always, the biggest suckers in IT purchasing) paid 5.5m just before MS announced the ceiling [telegraph.co.uk ]

 

bill




msg:4666465
 9:14 am on Apr 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

We mentioned about the UK Government paying for extended support [webmasterworld.com] for XP, and noted that Microsoft dramatically reduced the cost of extended support [webmasterworld.com] as well.

graeme_p




msg:4666686
 6:56 am on Apr 29, 2014 (gmt 0)

Oops, missed that. I did wonder why I had not seen any mention of it here - I did not check that forum because it is marked deprecated.

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