Government agencies have started moving to the newer versions of Microsoft‘s operating systems before the software company ends security support of its legacy platform on April 8, Nextgov reported Monday.
Aliya Sternstein writes several agencies are purchasing Office 365 cloud software and replacing the Windows XP platform with newer versions of the OS.
“We are seeing significant momentum in agencies moving to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 across the federal space,” said Susie Adams, chief technology officer of Microsoft Federal, according to the report.
Microsoft is also offering incentives for customers to uninstall Windows XP, Nextgov reports.
Sternstein writes that Microsoft officials expect nearly 10 percent of the government’s millions of computers to remain running the XP operating system after next month’s deadline.